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America’s Universities are About to Reveal Their Essential Uselessness

Harvard: America’s most expensive University of Phoenix clone.Harvard announced on Monday that it will hold no face-to-face undergraduate classes  this fall – all “learning” the students accomplish will be done on-line. This plan could also extend through the spring semester of 2021.

Oh, but guess what? That $49,000 tuition per semester won’t be commensurately reduced. Oh, no – perish that thought.

Think about what Harvard and other universities who take this same politically-motivated approach are about to see happen to them over the next year: Millions of parents who have been either footing the bills or watching their kids go into heinous debt so they can attend classes in the “hallowed halls” of extremely overrated brainwashing factories that are largely responsible for producing the mindset behind all of the Marxist-led social unrest we are seeing this summer are going to realize just how unnecessary those “hallowed halls” happen to be.

It’s inevitable. We are going to see the exact same dynamic take place in the commercial real estate market as employers are figuring out that most of their employees are actually more productive working from home and don’t need to commute to and from costly office space every day.

If all “learning” can be achieved equally well from a distance, if every university can become just another University of Phoenix, then why in the hell have America’s parents been paying for the building of all of these stupidly-costly palaces filled with tenured professors who haven’t really taught a damn thing in decades? Surely, an institution of higher learning like Harvard would not implement a 100% distance-learning agenda unless it could ensure its students continued to learn at the same pace, right?

Well, right???

Here’s the other thing that is inevitably about to happen: Many parents of students learning from home are likely to take advantage of that fact to witness first-hand the kind of Marxist/anarchist crap these universities are indoctrinating their children with. And those parents are going to be horrified, and they will talk with other parents of other students who they know.

Trust me, that will not be a positive sequence of events for America’s universities.

One of the dirty little secrets about the Antifa/BLM domestic terror complex is that the vast majority of those chubby, pasty-white Millennials you invariably see leading those riots and making up most of their participants were indoctrinated with Marxist/anarchist ideology while in college. These aren’t teenagers – the basic age group appears to be in the 25-35 year old range. They didn’t just think up all of this anti-America nonsense on their own or stumble into some organic riot planning meeting – they were steeped in this radical ideology by university professors.

About a month ago, some football players at The University of Texas famously sent out a long list of demands about renaming buildings, removing statues from the campus and declaring the school song – The Eyes of Texas – to be “racist.” (It isn’t.)

Guess who wrote that list of demands? If you think it was those football players, you might be naive about the thinking and writing abilities of 20 year-old wide receivers. The list was written by a radical professor at UT. That professor’s name will inevitably be made public soon enough.

The point here is that these kids don’t just come up with this stuff on their own. Left to their own devices, these kids are going to drink some beer, smoke some pot, listen to a whole lot of really bad music, study a little bit and end up getting a 4-year degree in 5 or 6 years. But at our nation’s universities, these professors and other campus radicals aren’t going to leave them to their own devices. And that’s how you end up with a dozen U.S. cities being looted and burned by domestic terrorist groups over a month of one summer.

Thus, one of the great benefits of a year of distance learning is that these students will have far less exposure to their professors and thus, much less indoctrination time.

There is no more fundamentally archaic, financially draining and wasteful institution in America today than the nation’s university system. By pretending for political reasons that they can’t risk letting 18 to 23 year-olds who are virtually impervious to COVID-19 go back to school this fall, these universities are about to reveal their essential uselessness to the world.

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*UPDATED* Saturday News Roundup: The Eyes of Texas, the Lies of Seattle and Trump Moves His Rally

Today’s Campaign Update (Because the Campaign Never Ends)

Fun fact appropriate for this moment in our nation’s history. –  In addition to creating the Ku Klux Klan in the wake of the Civil War and Antifa in the wake of the 2016 election of Donald Trump, the Democrat Party is also responsible for conducting the longest filibuster in our nation’s history. It lasted 75 full days as the nation – especially African Americans – cried out for real, meaningful social change.

The subject of that 75 day long Democrat filibuster? The Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Oh.

Here is one way the current fight for change in local policing is being trivialized. – Some football players at The University of Texas are circulating a petition to make several changes on the UT campus, including changing the names of some buildings that frankly should have been changed a long time ago and removing some statues from the campus that some find offensive.

Here’s the list of demands in the petition:

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One building on campus, for example, is named for Theophilus Painter, a former UT president. In 1946, Painter denied admission to Heman Sweatt to the UT school of law, where he would have become the law school’s first black student. Mr. Sweatt was fully qualified but for the fact that he was African American. Sweatt, represented by Thurgood Marshall, filed suit in a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where UT lost. The case later became the basis for the 1954 Brown v. the Board of Education decision that led to the desegregation of America’s schools. Marshall, of course, later became the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

So, changing the name of Painter Hall seems like a really fine idea.

But it’s the last element of a pretty long petition that is getting most of the attention. That demand would ban the singing of the traditional school song “The Eyes of Texas,” a song that has no racial connotations whatsoever. The reason the football players and others want to ban the song? It was once sung by students in black face participating in an on-campus minstrel show in 1903.

“The Eyes of Texas” is a song that has been sung by every UT fan, player, student and teacher in attendance at every athletic event for more than a century now. If the leaders at UT accede to this particular wish, they might as well abolish the athletics program.

Some demands are appropriate; some are not. Placing this particular item in the petition – which of course was drafted for the players by radical activists – is done simply to inflame emotions and only ends up trivializing the entire thing and demonstrates clearly that this is not a sincere demand for justice but an effort by leftists to inflame and divide. But we already knew that, didn’t we?

Ok, fine. Time to bring out the water cannons, then. – I kid you not, a federal judge in Washington state ruled yesterday that Seattle police cannot use tear gas or other similar means of crowd control when they finally, at long last move to clear the armed insurrection taking place in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) occupied by Antifa. Judge Jones is an appointee not of Barack Obama, as one would expect, but of George W. Bush. So, the Bush family strikes again.

Blame the voters. – If you want to know why Seattle was the first city hit with this kind of action from Antifa, I give you City Council member Kshama Sawant, a Democrat who describes herself on her Twitter profile as “Seattle City Councilmember ~ Socialist ~ Member of Socialist Alternative and AFT 1789.”

Ok, then. City councils in big cities all over the country are chock-full of Soros-funded radicals just like Ms. Sawant.

Councilwoman Sawant is the person who actually gave Antifa the keys to Seattle’s City Hall, which is part of the CHAZ. This anti-American lunatic was elected by the majority of of voters in her council precinct.  So hey, the people of Seattle are getting what they asked for, whether they knew they were asking for it or not. If they’re too stupid to take this as an object lesson and elect someone else next time, then they deserve no support from the rest of the country.

This won’t mollify the media, but it’s a smart move. – Late last night, President Trump issued the following set of tweets:

It’s really kind of amazing to me that someone in the Trump Campaign thought scheduling this kickoff rally on Juneteenth was a smart idea in the first place, given the current national situation. It’s very likely that no one made the connection, which is an indication that the President has a big hole in his operation and needs to fill it with someone who understands the Black community.

I find it interesting that the President refers to Juneteenth as the “Juneteenth Holiday” in that first tweet. It would be a stroke of absolute political genius for the President to issue an executive order this weekend proclaiming Juneteenth, which celebrates the day that Union general Gordon Granger read orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free, to be a national holiday, and which challenges congress to memorialize the proclamation into federal law.

I can’t help wondering if that is what he has in mind. We’ll see.

*UPDATE* – Here is why Juneteenth, an event that took place in Texas, has always had national significance in the Black culture.

Because Texas was a far western outpost for the confederacy and little fighting took place here, there was virtually no union army presence in the state until the war was over to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln issued in 1863. So, although the practice of keeping slaves was much more rare in Texas than in the other Southern states, Texas was basically the final holdout of slave owners who refused to set their slaves free. The significance of Granger’s statement is that he read it as he landed in Galveston with a garrison of Union soldiers whose job it was to ensure all slaves in the state were in fact freed.

Thus, the national significance of Juneteenth.

 

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