S’true! A large part of what wrong with America’s “higher education” system can be laid at the feet of the universities, but not all of it. A lot of it has to blamed upon the students and their clownish attempts at decision making and responsibility.
OK, to start with, Harvard didn’t pay Elizabeth Warren $400K for teaching one class. They paid her, their sole “Native American” faculty member about $94K to teach that one class. Still though, paying someone that much for teaching a single course seems ridiculous and correcting that sort of excess would be start towards fixing the supposedly ludicrously high cost of a college education.
If nothing else, it’d be both a step in the right direction and a step away from the Democrats’, Socialists’, Liberals’, and Progressives’ attempt to just have all of us pay for whatever education the next generation wants.
Periodically – normally either while they’re losing an election or immediately after having lost one – our domestic enemies will bemoan the “education gap” between them and Americans, who vote for Republicans. The rest of the time they tend to be patronizing and sarcastic about it and those “ignorant bumpkins” in rural America.
Yet, what is truer is that there is a widening Indoctrination Gap between the Leftists and the American people. A couple of generations of ever-increasing left-wing indoctrination being added to- or disguised as “higher education” has both guaranteed that college graduates would at least lean Left and that Americans would more and more reject the institutions that did this and which continue to escalate their doing of it.
And, to cement things and increase both the divide and the Leftists’ indoctrination of the college educated, the graduates’ incurred debt, declining ROI on their education, and the need or implanted desire to move to higher cost of living urban centers, all conspire to both separate the two groups further and to make Americans think poorly of college as path to take in life.
But hey! What do I know? I’m just a deplorable, knuckle-dragging ignoramus…
Our Educated Enemies
The womyn over at HuffPo are gushing over the continuance of the trend for Latina college graduates to decorate themselves and the caps with Hispanic-centric ornaments and messages. This is not surprising since the sorts that run HuffPo almost always side with America’s enemies, both foreign and domestic, and probably prefer America to have educated enemies – educated at our colleges and universities, often on our dime – within our borders where they can do us the most harm.
That being said, don’t make the mistake of believing that I am utterly against the trend of #latinxgradcaps or think of the Latinas engaging in this behavior as being monolithic. Many, as can be seen from the photos on HuffPo, are innocuous and objectively non-offensive. Some, however, are quite anti-American and HuffPo not only makes no distinction, they showcase them.
Imagine, if you will, what the response would have been to a Non-Hispanic White draping themselves in the American flag at a graduation ceremony. It’s beyond doubtful that they’d be allowed to participate in the ceremony. Yet, not only are these Latinas allowed to do so while draped in the colors of foreign nations, they’re celebrated for doing so.
Be sure of this: These Latinas are our nations enemies, They’re within our borders and proudly proclaiming their loyalties to foreign powers. And they’re now educated enemies with the added advantage of Affirmative Action and a plethora of non-profit lawfare organizations, e.g., the ACLU, to aid them in their endeavors against us.
Motivation can matter as much as action in the longer run. Hence, a good act can be a great evil.
Now is my way clear, now is the meaning plain: Temptation shall not come in this kind again.
The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.
— T.S. Eliot
Murder in the Cathedral
Never in my experience has this moral and societal fact been more poignantly exemplified than by the recently reported actions of a 10 year-old girl from Thornton, CO, Tatum Gonzales. She did a deed that was ever so right, but did so for reasons that were so very wrong.
Tatum Gonzales called the whole family together on her 10th birthday but not for the reason you might think.
“Make a change to the world,” she said as she stood in her mom’s Thornton kitchen, making a turkey and cheese sandwich.
Tatum’s only wish on her 10th birthday was to help feed the homeless.
“I don’t think it’s right that all of us get to eat and they don’t,” she said. “They might be starving so I just thought of this idea for my birthday.”
Family and friends filled the kitchen, put on plastic gloves and pitched in to make 100 sack lunches. They even decorated each of the bags.
I cannot see young Ms. Gonzales act as anything other than a beautiful act of kindness and charity. There’s no doubt in my mind that she did the right thing. And yet, her own words, “I don’t think it’s right that all of us get to eat and they don’t,” show that she did it for the wrong – indeed, one of the worst – reasons imaginable.
Her belief that is not right that her and her family have their basic needs met – by her parents’ efforts and labors in all likelihood – so long as others do not enjoy these things is horrific to me – as it should be horrific to, not just every American, but every freeborn man or woman on this world. This, the belief of child that they don’t deserves and have no right to what their parents have earned, is the epitome of evils that Liberals, Progressives, and SJWs commit each and every day.
Charity, largess, munificence, beneficence – call it what you will – are great things, laudable in nigh on every case, even those which are poorly thought out and/or mis-aimed. To see it in a young child should be a thing of joy; a thing that restores some measure of hope for Man. And that is what is so evil and so horrifying about this. This is the ultimate corruption of the virtue of generosity. This is the greatest treason.
Not, of course, is this to say that this is her treason. No, she is one who has been betrayed. She has been tempted beyond her means as a young child by others, most likely the (mis)education system and the media. She is one of far too many victims of the Liberals’ and Progressives systematic abuse and corruption of our nation’s children.
Yes, of all the temptations that the devils of Socialism – these hellborn demons of “Social Justice” – try our resolve with is the greatest treason of doing what we think is right for the wrong, evil reasons.