Since when did people start going to college to get stupid?

By Patricia McCarthy

Good question.  Amazingly, it was a line in a new network television program, Chicago Justice, another in the long list of Dick Wolf-produced crime-legal shows.  Carl Weathers of Rocky fame speaks the line; he plays the district attorney of Chicago.  It was shocking to hear the question uttered in a prime-time drama.  Of course there was a murder in this television episode, and the murderer turned out to be a young girl besotted with her radical leftist, anti-gun professor.  Her victim?  A pro-gun conservative on their campus.

Real life these days is stranger than fiction.  Even Orwell could not have imagined how far we have surpassed all he imagined in 1984 – especially on college campuses.  Higher education in America has been utterly destroyed by the left since the tenured radicals of the 1960s took control of it.  Now our campuses are virtually totalitarian in nature.  Stanford just admitted an applicant who is not black but who wrote “Black Lives Matter” a hundred times on his application.  Forget all the serious students who took the application question – “What matters to you and why?” – seriously.  They are toast, cast upon the funeral pyre of diversity and freedom of thought in favor of the anti-merit (racist), pro-ethnic diversity but anti-diversity of thought mindset of college admissions officials.

Wellesley has demeaned itself by printing a fascist screed by a student who writes poorly and has not a clue about what our Constitution says or means.  She is opposed to freedom of speech.

Too many of these young people think no one should be able to utter a word they find unacceptable.  Not a word.

Like those who think persons who do not take human-caused climate change seriously should be jailed, our universities have become Orwellian factories that churn out properly indoctrinated robots who dare not deviate from the party line.  The professors are indeed making their students stupid.  There is no education going on at most universities these days – only the ever escalating indoctrination to blinkered dogma by professors who are products of their own college pseudo-educations.  They have been intellectually incapacitated and then are turned loose, hired by prestigious universities, to incapacitate their unwitting students, who have been similarly indoctrinated by their high school teachers to swallow whole whatever nonsense college throws at them.  Conservative students, an actual minority, are shunned, berated, and downgraded by fellow students and professors.  They either submit to their professors’ singular ideology or are damned.

There are glimmers of sanity on the horizon.  College Fix, Chronicle of Higher Education, Campus Reform, FrontPage, and Minding the Campus are sites that fight back against the rushing totalitarian tide of university indoctrination.  David Horowitz does tireless and often thankless work on campuses to fight the anti-Semitism that has become de rigueur.  He is usually shouted down, as have been Charles Murray, Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter, Ben Shapiro, etc.

Our young people have been taught to hate, to revile, to shut down any speech with which they disagree.  This happens at the most prestigious colleges in the country, colleges that cost fifty and sixty thousand dollars a year to attend.  Parents who are paying for this are dupes.  They are, as Dennis Prager often says, guaranteeing that their children will not graduate with the values with which they were raised.  That is the plan of the left.  Their professors will teach that the nuclear family is the most destructive institution in the West.  They will teach that gender is a social construct.  Students will not be taught that capitalism has lifted more people out of poverty than any other -ism in history.  They, our vaunted professoriate, will teach that a toddler’s rubber duck is a symbol of the horrors of capitalism, racism, and the destruction of the environment.  They will disparage great English and American literature as racist and invalid.  Shakespeare has been nullified on most university campuses, his image defiled along with the other dead white males of our literate, intellectual past.

The bottom line? There is a cancer spreading on our university campuses.  Anyone who has had sons or daughters in college over the past eight years knows how catastrophically universities have lurched to the radical left.

Do not let your kids go to college unless it is Hillsdale or a reasonable facsimile thereof.  Keep them home; give them great books to read; let them work at any job that comes their way and watch Prager University videos.  They will be more informed, better citizens, better people, and better parents for skipping college at this moment in time.

Perhaps, if Carl Weathers can ask the question “since when did people start going to college to get stupid?” on a prime-time television program, the leftist grip on higher education and all things cultural will soon begin to loosen.

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5 thoughts on “Since when did people start going to college to get stupid?”

  1. 1984 should be required reading. Or not. Perhaps today’s youth believe “Big Brother” was the good guy. College students became stupid when their parents abdicated responsibility for raising kids and handed it over to the education system. My son was given a “greenie” leaflet asking what would the miner be doing if he was not destroying the environment. Printed on paper produced by the greenies would see shut down. My son was 6 at the time. That was 20 years ago. Pro homo lobbies, anti-establishment, anti everything decent, honest and upright “educators” are destroying our kids and no one seems to care.

  2. Governments encourage a dumbed-down population because their motto is always: “There’s No Money In Solutions!”

    And people only send their children to college to compete in the marketplace; getting accredited is an expensive requirement for success, so they know in advance that all they’re really doing is paying other people who say they are smart, to say their kids are smart, too!

    Worse, the “Publish or Die” mentality means that ‘researchers’ and ‘intellectuals’ have to LIE all the time, in order to continue extorting money from the suckers who fund their institutions of higher learning! That’s their “Progress!”

    They have to lie by making up new, false words and false definitions to describe the very same, ages old things.

    And unfortunately, just like with all other false-idol human ‘institutions,’ there’s only so many symptoms of “Do Not Attack First!” cause-and-effect scientific truths and logical facts one can address with “laws” of physics, and philosophy, only so many right answers, before one must veer off into exploiting the almost infinite number of sorta almost right,(but really wrong) answers, in order to keep up the pretense that the educators are actually doing something responsible to earn their pay and to continue to enjoy the right to govern others – the very same point in which, after whence reached, all human social organizations decline into criminality and their empires fall into ruin.

    At best, educators are exactly like their delusively clueless students – in fact, in many if not most cases, they ARE still really only perpetual students: those who were too timid to try (or tried once and gave up after failing) to make it in the “outside” world of competitive business and free markets, so they decided to return to the nest (if they ever left) and from paid teaching assistants simply promoted them selves to full, tenured professorships and remained glued thereafter to their safely lucrative academic chairs.

    Remember the old adage? “Those who can’t do, teach” (others endless excuses to re-name their failures, too)!

    😉

  3. “WHY ARE OUR UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE CAMPUSES SO SCREWED UP!?” (you might ask?)

    Here’s how the so-called “soft” sciences aka “humanities” (anthropology, psychology, sociology, and even criminology) really work: They all started off by examining the various symptoms and EFFECTS of human behavior, thinking, group-thinking behavior, and of criminal free-will CHOICES, respectively, but then self-invalidated by looking for hidden mysterious predestined and predetermined inevitable force “CAUSES” of it all, which degraded them all into only one criminal, excuse-making alibi topic: “VICTIMOLOGY!”

    So we get these two, permanently opposed philosophical poles:

    Law-abiding Conservatives: “Criminal behavior is an effect of free-will choice!”

    Criminal libertines: “But what CAUSED that choice? There’s always a cause!”

    Their implication is that there are no crimes nor criminals because we’re all “victims.”

    In this way, they proudly enslave themselves to the crime-excusing ‘inevitable force’ alibi!

    EXACTLY AS THE MUSLIMS DO WITH THEIR IDOL CALLED “ALLAH!”

    Further, there is no cause-and-effect morality: Since predation CAN happen, “Therefore” it WILL always happen; “So” we MUST form ever-larger gangs to pre-emptively, defensively extort & deter enemies in order to safely accuse and punish them for their potential crimes BEFORE they can commit them!

    Finally, as all criminals inevitably do, they assert that, while they feel perfectly free to claim that we are all ruled by the iron hand of predetermined, predestined, inevitable forces, these forces are also all hidden, mysterious, and beyond not only our control but also our comprehension! We are all (they claim) equally dangerous fallible beings if not outright mistakes which must be controlled in advance for both our own good and for the safety of all others.

    So the only real crime is to accuse another victim of being a “criminal” simply because they seemed to choose to commit their “crimes” against other helpless victims!

    (Ignoring that, by accusing criminals with the evidence of their crimes, by their own rules we just couldn’t help ourselves, either LOL)!

    *THE ONLY “CAUSE” OF HUMAN-INITIATED EVENTS THEY PRE-EMPTIVELY DEEM INVALID, IS FREE-WILL CHOICE ITSELF!*

    Their “pre-emptively defensive” slanderously victim-blaming victimology habits (with which they, by claiming to be perpetual victims, slander all others as permanent oppressors, by implication) let them insist that we must always all “GO ALONG” (with criminal lies) “TO GET ALONG” (with lying criminals)! – that submissive suicidal masochism is the highest holy virtue, while offending others (criminals) and hurting their feelings with the often-painful truth, is the worst offense anyone can commit – ignoring of course that offense can rarely be given, it can only be taken by the one choosing to take offense!

    They claim that, since life is too complex for anyone to ever really understand cause-and-effect, all so-called facts are really only opinions anyway, such that the libertine criminals’ entirely fact-free subjective opinions are to be held IN LAW as the diversely opposite equals to those silly law-abiding conservatives’ objective facts!

    That’s what’s behind their immoral relativism! “Remember, kids, there’s no wrong answers! Everyone gets a prize for losing! Whee!”

    Like all criminals, libertine “liberals” always want ever-more rights (like, to own our stuff) with ever-less responsibilities (as in, having to work for or to otherwise earn it)! And the best way for criminals to convince their victims not to counter-attack them, is to pretend that they were always really ever only victims anyway, and also that their criminal attackers are and always were really ever only equally innocent victims, too!

    This, they call “Progress!”

    Such defeatists don’t believe in winning, so they will only work to make sure everyone else is as much if not more of a loser than they themselves are; (adopting a static stance of hostile aggression, asserting that they are permanently “Better than you!” in stead of “I can and will still improve my self!”) – as proudly pessimistic fatalistic and cynical masochists, (which cowardice they call ‘shrewd’ and ‘realistic’) they always seek to control their own fears, BY causing those very same, worst-case scenario problems which cause the pains they fear the most (like, in sadistically antagonizing innocent others by slandering them as equally criminal) which gives them their favorite backwards victim-blaming alibi to excuse their own crimes:

    “It’s not a crime since we (i.e: you) all do it, too!”

    But as Dracula proved, the real cause of criminal choices was the calculation that they could get away with it!

    His 15th Century Wallachia was the only place on earth ever to enjoy a ZERO crime-rate!

    Closer to home, there’s daily evidence that even modern leftopaths are quite capable of observing and obeying cause and effect rationality logic and facts: They are able and willing to stop at four-way intersection stop signs, and then wait patiently for their turn to go – simply because their lives depend on it!

    Which proves criminals, no matter how libertine, can resist their criminal urges and aren’t forced into it!

    There’s nothing beyond their own free-will choices CAUSING them to commit their crimes (or not)!

    😉

    Finally, victimology is slanderous extortion, (because perpetual victimhood implies perpetual oppressors) and perpetual extortion is called SLAVERY.

    And naturally, such anti-social, slanderously paranoid personalities will “succeed” and even consistently “fail upwards” in such environments, because after all their motto is: “There’s No Money In Solutions, so Please Give Generously – AGAIN!”

  4. BOTTOM LINE? To reiterate:

    ALL of the so-called “soft” sciences are VICTIMOLOGIES – sociology, psychology, and even criminology – because they all
    begin by looking at symptoms of human behaviour, but quickly “progress” to the false premise that they must look for CAUSES of those behaviours – and said causes must always be inevitable, predetermined predestined mysterious magical forces beyond anyone’s control! (The implication being that we are all really ever only helpless victims – of “society” / mere products of our environments, or as Marx put it, of “Historical Predeterminism” and as Muhammad put it, as proudly Submissive “slaves of allah”)!

    Simple human free-will choice is never an answer they accept!

    AND WHY? Because ALL HYPOCRITES ARE CRIMINALS, AND ALL CRIMINALS ARE HYPOCRITES!

    SO: What is “hate-speech” and why should it be considered a crime if it’s NOT already: a) a threat; and b) slander (fraud)?

    If it’s not either PHYSICALLY threatening speech – or emotionally threatening BECAUSE it could physically impact one’s life, like how fraudulent slander causes other people to react to one as if one were a criminal in need of hating and beating – then it’s THE TRUTH: and so it SHOULD cause one the emotional distress of ‘hurt feelings!’ So it isn’t objectively “offensive,” but is, in fact, socially beneficial in that it helps defend society from criminals, whether or not said predictably victim-blaming criminal is subjectively “offended” by their victims being notified about THEIR offenses!

    Having no facts to justify their aggressive hypocrisy, all criminals will resort to using emotive ‘arguments’ to justify their crimes by playing the victims. So they (liberals, muslims) can be relied on to try to criminalize hurt feelings and to make offending people, (i.e: the criminals, by accusing them of their crimes,) illegal, too!

  5. SO: What is “hate-speech” and why should it be considered a crime if it’s NOT already: a) a threat; and b) slander (fraud)?

    If it’s not either PHYSICALLY threatening speech – or emotionally threatening BECAUSE it could physically impact one’s life, like how fraudulent slander causes other people to react to one as if one were a criminal in need of hating and beating – then it’s THE TRUTH: and so it SHOULD cause one the emotional distress of ‘hurt feelings!’ So it isn’t objectively “offensive,” but is, in fact, socially beneficial in that it helps defend society from criminals, whether or not said predictably victim-blaming criminal is subjectively “offended” by their victims being notified about THEIR offenses!

    Having no facts to justify their aggressive hypocrisy, all criminals will resort to using emotive ‘arguments’ to justify their crimes by playing the victims. So they (liberals, muslims) can be relied on to try to criminalize hurt feelings and to make offending people, (i.e: the criminals, by accusing them of their crimes) illegal, too!

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