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September 07, 2021

The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition


The academy was one of the first targets of the Long March, and nowhere else has it been so wildly successful. It embraces every crackpot pseudo-scientific nonsense if there is a possibility that its acceptance will further fracture the country into pressure groups and angry minorities and all of the divisions that will hasten the destruction of our glorious experiment: American Exceptionalism.

That most of the academy are unaware of the real goals of that Long March and are simply useful idiots to be used and discarded is secondary. They dutifully divide and destroy.

A Generation of American Men Give Up on College: 'I Just Feel Lost'

At the close of the 2020-21 academic year, women made up 59.5% of college students, an all-time high, and men 40.5%, according to enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit research group. U.S. colleges and universities had 1.5 million fewer students compared with five years ago, and men accounted for 71% of the decline.

This education gap, which holds at both two- and four-year colleges, has been slowly widening for 40 years. The divergence increases at graduation: After six years of college, 65% of women in the U.S. who started a four-year university in 2012 received diplomas by 2018 compared with 59% of men during the same period, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

In the next few years, two women will earn a college degree for every man, if the trend continues, said Douglas Shapiro, executive director of the research center at the National Student Clearinghouse.

Well! Maybe American men have had enough. Whether this is a real trend or a temporary shift remains to be seen, but it is abundantly clear to all but the most obtuse among us that men are a primary target of the shrieking harpies on campuses across America. They are White; they like guns, they have sex with women, and they tend to be more conservative than women. Sounds awful, and certainly that kind of behavior doesn't belong on college campuses, where those attributes are mocked and deconstructed and attacked both in the classroom and on the streets.

So why go to college? Sure, Griggs vs. Duke Power Co. made actual intelligence and skill something to be measured only indirectly...with a college degree. But in a post-modern America, there are fewer and fewer people who know how to change a tire or build a house or fix cars or pave roads, and the dilution of a college degree by the explosion of nonsense classes and departments and majors has made them much less valuable.

If I had a high school senior in my home, I would make sure he thought long and hard about exactly what he thinks he will get out of college besides the non-trivial chance of being accused of rape, being a nazi, a white supremacist or whatever the evil flavor of the month may be.

The interesting question is: where are all of these women going to work? Sure HR always needs drones, and teaching is a fallback, but how many Starbucks are there in America that doesn't already have a glut of earnest women appropriately tattooed and pierced, just waiting for their big break to make that cappuccino foam just perfect!

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posted by CBD at 11:00 AM

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