Definitely a big part of the problem

23 Mar

16 responses to “Definitely a big part of the problem

  1. feeriker

    March 23, 2023 at 3:53 am

    “The image in the bottom-left panel offers a clue.”

    Yup. That is indeed a major cause of the disaster we find ourselves in today.

    • Will S.

      March 23, 2023 at 9:12 am


    • electricangel

      March 23, 2023 at 11:15 am

      No, it’s not. It was the takeover of the colleges by the State that did it. You always had ridiculous places like antioch college. But when nobody took Federal dollars, you had true diversity.

      Now EVERY college obeys the Federal masters. It has become a disaster. Except for places like Grove City College, where tuition is relatively low and academic quality relatively high. They don’t allow a single dollar of Federal Money and so no need for Title IX, DIE, and all the rest.

      Not surprisingly, they spend less on administration and more on professors. Professors are politically liberal but it’s unaccountable admins who drive the DIE craze to make work for themselves.

      • bluebird of bitterness

        March 23, 2023 at 1:27 pm

        I understand that Hillsdale College operates in much the same way.

  2. fuzziewuzziebear

    March 23, 2023 at 4:19 am

    I don’t think that college was ever cheap, but it has inflated faster than core inflation for decades now.

    • Will S.

      March 23, 2023 at 9:12 am


    • electricangel

      March 23, 2023 at 11:17 am

      It WAS cheap, Fuzzie. You could get an education at City College of New York and go on to invent the Salk Polio Vaccine (not that that was unambiguously positiove) and pay NOTHING for it. It was a public utility, like roads, bridges, etc. Then the Progs got control and since the 70s it’s been downhill.

  3. awildgoose

    March 23, 2023 at 6:36 am

  4. freemattpodcast

    March 23, 2023 at 6:42 am

    When folks could get a job after graduating and people my grandfather’s age weren’t outsourcing/contracting out all the jobs?

  5. feeriker

    March 23, 2023 at 10:30 am

    The worst part of it has been the flooding of colleges with young WOMEN, most of whom pursue degrees in useless majors, the majority of whom then go on to become useless burdens on society while foresaking their traditional roles as women. This has been a dysgenic disaster for our society, one from which we won’t soon recover, if ever.

    • Will S.

      March 23, 2023 at 10:37 am


    • electricangel

      March 23, 2023 at 11:26 am

      Yeah. Women benefit from a college education, but maybe make it free for those 30 and over if they’ve had 4 kids first.

      College educated women are less likely to divorce but have fewer children. As you note, dysgenic disaster.

      The “feminist” answer to this is to criticize college as something designed around the lifecycle of young MEN. The controllers sexistly assumed that the lifecycle of young women was the same as young men and forced them into an institution that was not designed for them. So the years of peak fertility, 18-24, are spent not using that fertility but in sterile pursuit of cube farmery. For about 20% of women this is a good thing. For 80% it’s not good, and for the 80% who wanted a family but couldn’t have one because they started too late, a disaster.

      The Orthodox Jews are good at splitting the difference. College for 18-21, then marriage at 22 and first baby at 23. Asians and Caucasians are not so good.

      • bluebird of bitterness

        March 23, 2023 at 1:36 pm

        Even young women who don’t want a career outside the home — even those from ostensibly Christian/conservative families — are under intense pressure to have one anyway, and made to feel like failures and deadbeats if they don’t. I experienced that pressure fifty years ago when I went to college, and I can only imagine how much worse it is today. Although I never became a career woman myself (because I got married shortly after graduation to a man who was able and willing to support me and however many kids we ended up having), I can understand why a lot of young women just take the path of least resistance.

      • electricangel

        March 23, 2023 at 1:46 pm

        Yeah, that’s the thing. You don’t have to forbid women from going to school like the Taliban do. You do have to make it easy for them to choose the choice that will lead to best happiness. For MOST women that was husband, hearth, home, kith and kin. For the women who weren’t so made up, that was torture. So instead of fixing things for them while keeping what worked for the 80%, we wrecked what worked for the majority and I don’t think it’s made things better for the minority.

        You see the extreme example of this in the trans nonsense. For the vanishingly small percentage of people who are truly mentally ill enough to be trans we have overturned all of society.


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