This Is A Great Opportunity To Destroy
Kurt Schlichter, July 9, 2020
Never let a good crisis go to waste,
which in the current crisis means we must use the fact that our universities
have shown themselves to be petri dishes swimming with anti-American ideologies,
combined with pre-existing trends, to lance this particular cultural boil.
Let’s be clear: Academia today is a pack
of rabid reds, and we need to put it down like Old Yeller. And academia itself
has loaded up the 12 gauge.
They will say that we oppose academia because
we are stupid Neanderthals, just like Trump is (That’s Lie
#2 in my new book!).
No. We would be stupid to let this undead institution on. This entire wokeness
idiocy is the result of hack academics peddling half-baked theories that justify
the consolidation of elite power at the expense of those of us who don’t live on
the diploma dole. The bizarre language – “We must struggle to decolonialize the
cisnormative paradigm to purge the structural racism caused by the male gaze and
amplify whiny, entitled voices” – and the performance art aspects of the
media-friendly insurrection – notice how they only get frisky in jurisdictions
where they can count on the pinko mayor to hold back the constables and on the
local DA to merely slap their wrists? – is all a direct result of indoctrination
in the colleges that we normal people support.
Why should we do that? We have no moral
obligation to subsidize a generation of brats.
Now, the only thing really keeping
academia attached to the body politic like the institutional deer tick that it
is was the widespread and baseless belief that our universities are somehow our
culture’s crucial repositories of knowledge and learning. But it’s kind of hard
to argue that when it belches forth graduates who decide to show that black
lives matter by toppling statues of Abe Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
If these bozos are considered “educated,”
I’ll stick with the allegedly ignorant. At least someone without an Ivy League
degree can give me a hand changing my oil or, you know, defending the
Constitution with a rifle.
On the plus side, I like my chances in a
revolution sparked by a generation that thinks words can be violence. And since
none of them ever heard of Ft. Sumter, because that’s actual history instead of
grievance tallying, none of them are hip to the fact that Democrats are already
0-1 on starting fights over their bizarre and repellant racist dogmas.
This decision to use academia’s
institutional credibility as a cultural chamber pot comes at just the wrong
time. Video and computer technology was already making the old giant lecture
hall model obsolete even before the bat soup flu. You get the same level of
loving personal attention staring at a iPad in your house as you do staring at
the TA 100 yards away from you in a behemoth lecture hall, and you don’t have to
breath in either the viruses or the scent of old Pabst wafting off of the
unwashed bodies of your fellow students.
And adding insult to insult is the idea
that you have to pay upwards of $50,000 or more a year for the “college
experience.” The Porsche experience is nice, but most people still choose the
Chevy experience. You get there either way – just the latter way you aren’t
impoverished for the rest of your life.
Of course, because it’s the Ivy League –
that same institution that brought us the Wall Street collapse, Iraq, and a
society where the nonsense scribbled down in White Fragility is not immediately
laughed out of polite company – we have now Harvard demanding full tuition for
the 2020-2021 academic year conducted completely by video learning. It’s
basically a public confession that the whole point of the place is getting
admitted – as long as at the end of a few years you get a diploma reading
“HARVARD,” who cares what goes on during them?
Over-priced, inefficient, and not merely
useless but actively detrimental to society – yeah, I’m sold on academia as
currently constituted. So, let’s take this opportunity to burst this societal
First, defund the universities. All the
kids love the defunding, right? Let the schools compete in the market. Sure,
some marquee schools will flourish – there are always going to be rich daddies
willing to pay the premium to send Kaden or Ashleigh to a four-year party on
some leafy campus. But it’s going to force the other schools to provide value or
die. Good riddance.
Second, tax the endowments. The Ivy
League is really a bunch of hedge funds pretending to be schools anyway. Now, it
would be tempting to redistribute the endowments to schools that have less money
and watch these people scamper away from the socialism they pretend to love like
roaches from a kitchen light – shouldn’t they pay their fair share? The problem
is that it would be a lifeline to the colleges that will fail, and we want them
to die. The taxed money can go to buy weapons to sink ChiCom subs.
Third, student loans need to come from
the school and to be dischargeable in bankruptcy. A school is going to be a lot
less eager to say, “Sure, go ahead and major in Norwegian Feminist Dance Theory”
if they are on the hook when their ardent young scholar can’t get a gig that can
pay back the sticker price.
Fourth, enforce not merely free speech on
campus but ideological diversity. Diversity is good, right? Okay, in a country
where half of it thinks Trump rocks and more than half dig Jesus, having a
faculty and administration where literally no one publicly confesses to doing
either is UNSAT.
And fifth, we need to stop falling for
the notion that our colleges occupy some sort of intellectual, and even moral,
high ground. They don’t. They are populated by greedy, malevolent, and stupid
people who have done incalculable damage to their students morally,
intellectually, and financially, and we should hold them in contempt.
Somehow, along the way, we were sold the
impression that college was the gateway to a special caste to which we should
aspire. We need to reject that condescending and pretentious notion, and tell
academia to kiss our aspirations.
Instead, we must push the Mike Rowe
vision of a society where you don’t need a bachelors degree to shift paper from
Box A to Box B in a cubicle. The fact is that our lame public teacher unions
have done such a crappy job that employers are forced to look for a college
diploma to get some shaky assurance that the prospective candidate possesses the
basic skills that a high school diploma should attest to. We need to make high
school great again. For many, many people, college is a waste of valuable time
and money. Every kid should not go to college.
This is our chance to undo one of
America’s biggest mistakes in the last century, allowing academia to metastasize
into the societal tumor that it has become. Technology and economics were
already gut-punching this flabby punk before both the double-strike combo of the
pangolin pandemic panic and the woke insurrection revealed that not only did the
emperor have no clothes but he wasn’t packing much to speak of besides.
It’s going to fight for its life, and its
play will be – surprise – more blood money from us to keep it going. But it has
been revealed as yet another undead leftist institution, staggering on long
after it should have rested in pieces. Let’s take this opportunity to drive a
stake through the heart of academia as we know it.
Joe Biden Says
Police Have 'Become the Enemy,' 'Absolutely' Should Defund Them
Pavlich, July 9, 2020
It's clear Joe Biden's far left advisers are starting to change his stance on
policing in America.
During an interview Wednesday with
leftist publication This Now, Biden said the police are over militarized, have
"become the enemy" and said funding should "absolutely" be reallocated
elsewhere. In other words, he's advocating for the defunding of law enforcement
as crime across the country continues to skyrocket.
It was just three weeks ago when Biden claimed
he did not support defunding the police. In fact, he proposed an increase in
funding for policing programs.
"Don't defund police, support reforms," Biden
wrote in an op-ed for USA
"I’ve long been a firm believer in the power of community policing — getting
cops out of their cruisers and building relationships with the people and the
communities they are there to serve and protect. That’s why I’m proposing an
additional $300 million to reinvigorate community policing in our country. Every
single police department should have the money it needs to institute real
reforms like adopting a national use of force standard, buying body cameras and
recruiting more diverse police officers."
Top Biden advisor and Congresswoman
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called for complete defunding of police departments
across the country. Significant cuts aren't enough.
So who's really in charge?