If you want to know why our nation is in such terrible shape just read one of the newsletters that these expensive colleges send out four times a year. They show how detached the educated elite is from reality.
I have a Summer 2012 copy from one school – which shall remain unnamed – and it is just amazing. It is 98% absurdist liberal. It had one conservative story about an hispanic student dressed nicely in a suit and tie who was running for state office as a Republican.
Otherwise here are just some examples of the liberal overkill:
*Page 7: Two students working to get political support for the DREAM act, which is essentially amnesty for illegal aliens.
*Page 8: Students working on “health care” like Female Student X who “shadowed a physician in a part of rural Costa Rica that is home to the Nogobe-Bugle people”. Gee, why couldn’t she stay here in the US to help out after ObamaCare is going to drive tens of thousands of doctors away from medicine? You know, the ObamaCare that these intellectuals support 100%.
*Page 10: Under World Changing Projects, Female Student Y was involved in a project “drilling a well at the Green Lake Clinic” in Ethiopia. Wow. A whole water well… That’s sure going to change everything. I hope she didn’t use any of our modern drilling techniques developed by companies like Evil Halliburton.
Female Student Z will start a “bike library” for ‘low-income and marginalized women in Quito, Ecuador’. Oh, this will alter the course of history for the better, guaranteed. Just imagine some destitute woman in Ecuador being lectured by a feminist from Wisconsin about bicycles… “And then, seniorita, you put the bike in the rack, just like returning a book to the library!!” (“Dis lady loco!!”)
*Page 11: Fulbright Award (very prestigious) granted to Female Student A to “map disability communities in Jordan to determine how the government and schools might better use these existing networks to improve communications and resource dissemination with families, aid disability advocates and lessen social stigma.” Cool. You want fries with that?
*A whole section about Food’s Future that was so full of wacky speculation and liberal sermonizing and doublespeak that you just felt like going to McDonald’s and getting a double cheeseburger.
*Page 18: A story about a student who goes into decaying urban neighborhoods and plants vegetable gardens on empty lots. This is happening in cities all over the nation; every year thousands of people try it, usually getting “grant money” to do it (of course). The gardens usually last one season until the do-gooders realize that the poor people won’t work on the gardens because they’re getting welfare and watching MTV on their taxpayer-funded cable TV. And they don’t eat vegetables anyway. And boy, it’s hot out there! Phew… Nice and cool inside, with the taxpayer-funded air conditioning.
*Page 20: Yet another article about two young graduates who are starting an “organic farm”. This type of nonsense appears in every liberal publication in America over and over. Yes, farming is making a comeback among young people! they all claim. These are the “farmers” who cultivate one acre of land and then sell $7 tomatoes to rich Democrats. And then go out of business after two seasons.
*Page 22: A story about a graduate with a business that plants “raised-bed vegetable gardens” in Los Angeles residents’ yards. In other words you now can pay some genius $3,000 to plant a garden that you could plant yourself for nothing except he puts wood around it.
*Page 29-31: An article called Beyond the Auto about graduates working in “urban planning” to think up ways to get rid of the automobile. Two overpaid “urban planners” (i.e., people who make $120K a year of taxpayer money to do nothing but write pointless utopian proposals) are shown posing with bicycles. The female “planner” looks like she and her bicycle came out of a J Crew ad (high heels and a bicycle… Oh, sure…)
The story says that ‘Car- and bike-sharing services are gathering steam in many cities. They open up opportunities for people who want to take public transit, but don’t want to be tied to it if something comes up. A worker who takes a bus downtown to work, for example, might grab a shared bike to meet a friend for lunch six blocks away, or reserve a shared car for a meeting across town.’
Indeed. Brilliant. And if instituted in every city in America these programs will cut one one-trillionth of our energy consumption every eight years and will employ 1.36 million government bureaucrats to run them. Like these two.
*Page 32-33: An unbelievable story about a guy who started a micro-brewery. As if we need another micro-brewery in America to add to the 100,000 micro-breweries already in existence. The newsletter reports about this 1992 graduate that ‘Even with an economics degree, So-and-So didn’t exactly excel at running the family business, a small industrial abrasives manufacturer. “After I took over in 2002, I kind of ran it into the ground,” he says.’
Yes, after all, who needs a business associated with our icky manufacturing sector when you could build (another) micro-brewery…
Imagine how this guy’s parents felt. They probably had devoted their lives to this abrasives business and this dunce comes along and ruins it within just a few years. Then he married a doctor (of course, because he’s a gold digger and a weakling) and starts a micro-brewery that could go out of business next week. This is what the Democrats call “success”.
*Pages 34-35: A story about a writer who just graduated in 2010 who has had her first novel published. Oh for joy… another novelist (sigh…) writing another forgettable book published by Podunk Press. Now every girl at the college wishes she could be a famous novelist and 98% of them are switching to an English major with a focus on Novel-Writing with a minor in Fame.
Page 36: A photo of two lesbo-looking women on a trip to Peru. Wow. World travelers. Aren’t they fascinating. Way down there in Peru. Now I want to go to Peru so I can get my picture in the college newsletter.
Page 42: You look for a glimmer of hope when there’s a picture of a 1976 graduate in a suit and tie. But no. This guy was executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from 2008 to 2011. This is the incompetent, corrrupt agency that has taken more than 10 years to replace the World Trade Center (the Empire State Building was constructed during the depression of the 1930s in one year.)
Page 43: A review about a feminist lawyer who “champions the rights of homeowners as Minnesota families face the aftermath of predatory lending schemes.” Yeah, right… Hey honey, the government is the biggest predatory lender of all. It forced banks to loan trillions to poor people who couldn’t pay the money back.
Page 44: The Most Amazing Story in the Whole Newsletter: ‘Alumni of Color Reunion’ shows a black graduate and his plan for another Alumni of Color Reunion, which is supposed to be part of the college’s “multicultural” curriculum.
Hey, whitey, get the hell outa here! This reunion for black folks! Go start your own damn racist cracker reunion! At’s what multicultural really means! You got honky culture and I got mine!
Page 47: One short essay about the only genuine hero from this school, Second Lt. Clovis T. Ray, Class of 1999, who died from injuries he suffered fighting in Afghanistan. God bless Lt. Ray. Here was a real man who was giving everything for his country rather than looking for a grant or scholarship to do something easy and meaningless like most of these students and faculty.
And oh, yes, not a single syllable in the whole newsletter about how to make our economy stronger… Not one. Because these schools truly are the ivory tower.
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