Let the Universities Die

Let the Universities Die, by Jim Goad. This trend is further advanced in the US, but it is well underway in Australia.

American colleges no longer teach people how to think; they command people what to think, with the constant looming Sword of Damocles hanging over the head of anyone foolish enough to express a dissident thought.

American colleges are no longer institutions of higher learning. It would be more apt to refer to them as state-sanctioned seminaries for the secular religion of Cultural Marxism. Instead of strolling out of college with nimbler minds, students now stumble out into the real world with their brains scrubbed clean of the ability to hatch a single independent thought.

And as they enter a hostile job market with their useless Master’s Degrees in Postmodern Gender Modalities Among Hamsters, your average hapless college grad is saddled with a life-crippling average debt of nearly $40K to banksters who finance all this brainwashing. Student debt in America is currently close to $1.5 trillion— nearly twice as much as all credit-card debt combined.

If you’re a white male who isn’t bothered about being a white male, the current college climate is intensely hostile. Women currently account for 56% of all enrollments nationwide, and that quotient is expected to rise. As a recent article in The Atlantic put it, “at most college campuses the attitude is that men are the problem.”

The larger problem is that modern higher education is so marinated in leftist propaganda, what passes for “education” is often mistaken for reality. A study from last year found that at Ivy League schools such as Columbia and Princeton, liberal professors outnumbered conservatives by a factor of 30 to 1. According to psychology professor Jonathan Haidt, social justice is now the new religious fundamentalism, and if one dare question the sanctity of the modern sacred cows, one risks ostracism at the very least…or possibly expulsion…or even, as has been amply demonstrated over the past year when anyone to the right of Trotsky attempts to speak on an American campus, you are likely to be shouted down or physically attacked. …

While piously posing as staunchly anti-racist—whatever the hell that means, because it can’t be quantified—students are instead encouraged to channel all of their latent racial hatred toward the very idea of white people. …

So let the colleges die. Let the teachers — almost to the last gender-fluid one of them an Armchair Marxist who fetishizes the “working class” from afar — learn what it’s really like to earn a living. …

For about a thousand bucks, you can buy a cheap laptop and an internet connection for a year. And if you’re remotely intelligent and inquisitive and motivated, you can find all the knowledge the world has to offer online. We need more autodidacts and fewer casualties of collegiate indoctrination.