This is very damning. Northwestern, with one of the most prestigious so-called “journalism” schools in the world (I am not sure what they even teach in “journalism” anymore if it isn’t Marxism 101) has taken $340mm from the Qatar Foundation since 2012. Qatar is a well-known sponsor of Islamic terrorism. At a time when US colleges are coming under extreme scrutiny for taking money from foreign governments (China) and often not reporting it, this is a very bad look for one of America’s “prestigious” universities. Higher education in the US is really in trouble.
Two of them involve “higher education”, what a big surprise. An Asian researcher at Michigan State was fired for simply advancing “inconvenient” facts about police shootings. He should sue the crap out of MSU. Next, a young lady was threatened with having her admission to Marquette (a fake Catholic University) revoked for simply posting a pro-Trump video. Fortunately she fought it and has gotten a lot of support so Marquette appears to be backing down. Universities that do this should lose ALL federal funding. I would be just as outraged over this if a student was removed for communist beliefs as long as they were not violent. Free speech needs to be an absolute on college campuses.
One quick way to put an end to this is if alums stop making donations.
And finally, leftists are outraged that the CEO of Goya Foods met with the President. He basically told the leftists to pound sand. Finally a CEO with guts. A lot of the Fortune 500 companies should take notice.
Cancel Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Brown, and Rice. Cancel FDR, Woodrow Wilson. For crying out loud, cancel the Democrat Party!
As anyone who knows me will tell you I am not a believer in conspiracies. No, I don’t think Covid is a Chinese bio-weapon intentionally released on the world. But in the spirit of “never let a crisis go to waste” many in government on both sides of the aisle, both elected and appointed, are letting their inner authoritarian shine through. Just look at all that has happened in a few short weeks:
Airlines probably shutdown. Restaurants and bars closed, as well as schools. Banning public gatherings of more than 50. Some countries have curfews. What’s next, martial law? Rate cuts to zero, massive liquidity injections, Feds basically guaranteeing all kinds of debt, massive benefit extensions, now they are talking about massive spending programs, giving people cash, etc. They are talking about mortgage guarantees. Supporting everything EXCEPT stocks which will likely continue to crater. I have seen this crash as a historically good buying opportunity and by every measure it should be. Not so sure now. Most indices are off 30-40% and the average stock is down 50%. The bottom could well be another 20-30% down though there were a few positive signs the past three days. At least volatility is falling from historical levels. People will soon demand their retirement money be guaranteed. The leftists and statist Feds have always wanted to get hands on 401k and IRA money.
I do not think this was planned, but the statists and globalists are grabbing as much control as quickly as they can. The response is totally disproportionate to the problem right now. Scare everyone shitless and then we will save you. It’s insane. Projections of millions of deaths if we don’t ‘”do everything” are based on models, not reality. The same type of garbage models told us the Earth would be uninhabitable by now some 20-25 years ago. Junk science. What if we instead end up with tens of thousands of deaths, less than the seasonal flu? We are looking at fundamentally changing our country possibly forever in ways a leftist/Commie like Bernie Sanders could only dream of. Constitution be damned!
Now, there will likely be some positive long-term changes brought about, so it might not all be bad. Globalism is dead. Nationalism is on the rise. Trump was right and the world government globalists like Obama, the Clintons, Soros and the minions of the EU have been discredited. Borders matter and an open border is not just crazy, it is potentially suicide. Illegal immigration may end. Key manufacturing will no longer be outsourced but will be moved back to the US. What will incentivize this to happen is lower taxes and regulatory roll-back, something that Trump has been able to implement. There will be a battle between this and the potential need to pay for more trillions in new welfare programs and heightened concern about public safety, so that bears watching.
Phony leftist vanity projects like “climate change” will go nowhere. The “Green New Deal” is dead. Catastrophic climate change is a massive con anyway. Fossil fuels are now the cheapest in over a decade and have just made “alternatives” uneconomical. A recession/depression is going to cause emissions to plummet. Nobody will worry about climate change except for the hard-core leftists: hard to be concerned about phantom warming when you fear a pandemic, never mind there is evidence that warm weather wipes out the Covid. Other leftist vanity projects like LGBTQ indoctrination will likely take a back seat as well.
Remote learning will take off. This will hurt the educational industrial complex hard, mostly a good thing. Public schools in the US, most of which are failing in their mission, will either reform or die. The public teacher’s union may be hurt badly. Higher education, already reeling from declining enrollment, skyrocketing tuition, providing a poor product and the elite’s admission scandal will see their market hit hard. This is a good thing: higher education, mostly run by leftist elites who are unemployable elsewhere are damaging this country immeasurably with their phony degrees, safe spaces, trigger warning and microaggressions. It is time the entire business needs a great big cleansing.
Far-left media may collapse. The credibility and favorability of this business is already at an all-time low, but media has particularly disgraced itself with its panic-inducing hyperventilating and outright cheerleading for an epidemic, as it might be the one thing that will take down the Bad Orange Man. It isn’t working, other than the panic part. People will grow sick of these swine, and quickly.
This is not news with the left-wing indoctrination, the soaring costs, the pay-to-play scams. I have written about it many times before. College is too expensive, often does not educate, and does a poor job matching students with what employers need. It is propped up by a corrupt government-run loan system which only achieves in inflating costs. College in general is a shadow of what it was 20-30 years ago.
The only hard thing about so-called “elite” universities is getting in. Once there many students are coddled, not worked and given inflated grades. After all, who wants to flunk out paying customers? “Social justice warriors run-amok on many campuses.
A distinguished professor has taken this on in a new book:
Education in America is in crisis. For years the public primary education system has been failing it’s customers, the children, badly. But the US could always hold up its universities and colleges as the best in the world. Not any more. Besides many being leftist-run indoctrination tanks where students learn little and the only hard thing about them is getting in, we learned this week that rich elites and their intermediaries fraudulently get their precious progeny in through fraud.
Here is the straight dope: going to college and getting an education are not the same things. The truth is, many “elite” schools are that in name only. Yes, they attract many of the best and brightest, but they also attract a lot of rich lip-strumming morons who could not screw in a light bulb with instructions. Full disclosure: I went to an “elite” midwestern private school years ago. I received a fine education but the same one I could have gotten at many other schools. The most valuable thing about attending an “elite” school is the reputation and contacts…always has been. Now, that is increasingly the only benefit as in some cases the education being received is inferior.
Having spent years in business, some of the laziest, least ethical and frankly dumbest people I have ever encountered went to Ivy League schools, while some of the most accomplished went to garden-variety state schools. But state schools are not exempt from criticism either. Many have become bastions of PC SJW leftism while shirking their primary responsibility: educating the residents of their state. Many preference out of state and foreign students in the name of “diversity” so they can rake in higher tuition fees. The whole system has become horribly corrupt.
If you want your kids to get a top education, not simply a sheepskin from an elite university, I strongly suggest looking at small private colleges, Christian colleges, or the exceptional research institutions like MIT, Cal Tech, Rice, ect. These schools still seem to provide an excellent classical education and have not gotten caught up in all the campus leftism.
You are wasting your money if you are sending your kids to these institutions of “higher” learning. Unsettling Whiteness? Eco/queer/feminist art practices? What is “unsettling whiteness”? One of the courses listed here is at my alma mater. I’m so proud.
American education swirling the drain. How about this: “Muslim, transgender, black, illegal immigrant women in American society”? That should check all of their “intersectionality” boxes.
This is an outrage. And the parents have no idea. Leftist universities are now openly encouraging “transition”. This is mental illness on an individual and institutional scale. These schools need to be sued out of existence. The left is engaging in open warfare against American culture.
As exposed by some liberal academics who submitted fake “grievance studies” papers. Hilarious!
I don’t know what these lunatics want. They say they want women to be strong and empowered (and they should be) but then they infantize women like Christine Ford. She is too weak in their eyes to withstand even gentle questioning. In the “metoo” era woman have once again become helpless damsels. They say they don’t want women to be viewed as sex objects, but then they cheer the hyper-sexualization of everything and revel in their consequence-free “sexual liberation”. They want women to have a voice but then they shut down any woman who disagrees with their far-left world view. They say they are concerned about “women’s health” but then ignore the vast amounts of data that show abortion is harmful to a woman’s mental AND physical health.
The bottom line is, leftist feminism is not really what it purports to be, and has done great harm to women. It is nothing more than leftism wrapped in a cozy, dishonest, harmful blanket that is antithetical to most women’s needs.