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Returning sanity to academia
When academic freedom became a thing, nobody even considered
academia could be subverted and become the front line of attack against our
society. How could it? After all, the smartest people worked in Universities,
making discoveries, researching and improving life for everybody around them.
How wrong were we?
In truth, universities aren’t only a select hermitage for
the best and brightest. They are also good shelter for all sorts of social
debris, and the most of the time unjustified arrogance of the academia makes
them feel they are not just above the world outside but also entitled to change
said world to fit their own views.
It is in this fertile environment the envoys of Comintern
found the best welcome in the 50s and 60s. The USSR spent quite a lot of money
to ensure the people who were already left inclined would be even moreso- with
scholarships, trips etc.
This has been done in the open- but the West didn’t notice.
And the last person to bat an eye at it was McCarthy, who
turns out to have been right after all.
All the lunatics that should’ve been locked in padded rooms
were given tenure, and were allowed free reign over your children.
The same children their parents neglected, who were left
alone or with strangers to look after them because mom and dad were at work.
Because of course, having your elders look after your kids
just wasn’t cool anymore. No, the elders
were to be pushed away under lock and key, condemned to loneliness and cold for
the fault of being old and grey. The Boomers, because it always comes back to
the boomers, thus rewarded their parents for moving the world over to ensure
their precious babies had everything they needed and more.
Academic freedom was the cover they used to create more and
more bizarre social sciences whose purpose was to indoctrinate your children,
to alter the very fabric of society and to normalize depravity.
The actual sciences and all useful courses were pushed to
the back so that the feminist dance theory teachers were just as important as
Nobel Prize winners whose discoveries improved life on Earth.
And here we are. Universities are no longer places of
education but places of indoctrination.
And there isn’t much we can do about it unless we really
want to start taking serious measures against this not so subtle form of attack
On the other hand, if we had learned anything from the Greek
disaster of 2015, it’s the fact that university professors really don’t know
shit about their field, or real life.
When Alexis Tsipras nominated controversial economics
professor Yannis Varoufakis as his minister of Economy in the very troubled
first Greek Syriza Government, the result was that Greece lost its frail gains
and added 60 billion Euro to its debt in six months. Banks closed down.
Because guess what? The ideas and theories lefty economists
and ideologues spout in their well to do bubbles do not work in real world and
People who praise Keynes forget the fact that his measures
delayed US recovery by a decade- while the European countries who didn’t adopt
the Keynesian models were prospering after the great depression, the US ailed
This is what the increase in college fees pays for- unhinged
academics spewing out idiotic ideas and being protected by the consequences of
Of course, this couldn’t have happened without a serious
relaxation in academic standards. And maybe
that is where we should start. Not all insane ideas are good and should be
taught. Intellectual and scientific rigor need to return to universities.
But how do we do that? It’s not going to be an easy process…
so here are some ideas.
Most students have to take out loans to study. In
most countries, the Government heavily subsidizes these loans from the public
purse. In many cases those who graduate with degrees in “social sciences” are
looking at a lifetime of un and under
So maybe, just maybe, if public money are
being used to fund education, then the public should get a say in what we’re
A good way to dismantle these vipers’ nests
would be to just restrict public funding to specialties that will provide
employment prospects. You want to study lesbian dance theory? You do it on your
own money not on the public’s taxes.
While academic freedom is very important,
inciting young kids to commit crimes is a crime. Teachers who do so should be
A return to serious standards in degrees and
papers. Universities who don’t adhere to evidence based standards lose funding.
Restrict political indoctrination on campus.
If the above is impossible, legally mandate it
that political diversity should be taught with equal time dedicated to all
sides of the debate.
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