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April 06, 2019

Slow Learners (Open Thread) [KT]


The perfect graduate of today's biased colleges

Happy Saturday, friends. Today I am revisiting some links picked up by other COBs that just drive me nuts, and adding a couple of other pieces on our insane educational system.

First, the main action item, from Kurt Schlichter, which OregonMuse posted in the side bar: Academia as we know it must be destroyed.

It's about the admissions scandal, but it touches on other aspects of the destructiveness of today's system of higher education, too.

This week, I accidentally got into a mostly-civil argument on Facebook with the friend of a relative, over our educational system. I linked this piece that ran in The Hill last year, by a professor calling for the nation's universities to be shut down because the leftist takeover has made them too close-minded. My correspondent, who is not a full-blown leftist, was horrified and claimed that the author of the piece was afraid to engage leftists via the Socratic method. He said that conservatives wanted to turn America into a land where people were unprepared for informed debate. I responded with the cowbell incident from Portland State University - the Left's idea of informed debate. Didn't seem like the Socratic method to me.

The original topic of discussion was AOC, who graduated fourth in her class at a university that costs more than Princeton, yet is innumerate.

So, why do we continue to fund these universities? Are we slow learners?

J.J. Sefton has been linking pieces on the increasing incidence of anti-semitism in our universities, too. Along with attempts to make the founding of America about Islam. Even if you have to sacrifice the facts. I seem to remember a similar effort years ago with black history.

Speaking of sacrifice, did you catch the piece where Louis Farakkhan said that Jesus died to bring about then end of Jewish civilization? Yipes. Seen any challenges to this from politicians who have shared a stage with him?

On the other hand, there's the new argument that cultural Marxism is an anti-semitic conspiracy theory. Sigh. Don't let them get away with this. Nice little overview of some cultural Marxists through the years.

Finally, a feature brought to you by cultural Marxism. namely Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn discussing feminist theories about climate change. Via the News Junkie at Maggie's Farm.

Have a great weekend.

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