Commencement Graduation And Employment Prospects

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Is it worth going to college to secure viable employment? Once, the future looked bright, for students earning a university degree and selecting from various offers from employers. Today the mere notion that such a question can and should be asked illustrates that the American economy has greatly transitioned into a very insecure and tenuous career opportunity society. When the lack of employment realities drives job seekers to leave the search for rewarding positions that offer a chance for a path to attaining middle class aspirations, the entire labor equation needs to be rethought.

Putting forth the optimistic viewpoint that Job chances are up for Class of 2015, spins prospects are improving.

“According to the available numbers, hiring is projected to increase somewhere between 8 and 16 percent for the class of 2015. Graduates in California and across the country are benefiting from good timing. The economy is rebounding, baby boomers are retiring and companies that put off hiring are short-staffed.

But new graduates are competing with a backlog of recent grads who also are looking for work and may have more experience. Despite the recovery, the unemployment rate for young college graduates is still north of 7 percent. The underemployment rate – which also counts part-time workers who want full-time jobs and discouraged workers who have stopped looking – is nearly 15 percent.

Both those rates are still higher than in 2007, before the Great Recession, the Economic Policy Institute points out.”

However, is this true and what about the permanent unemployed and the underemployed? Entry level positions no longer offer training programs as a gateway to senior management. The crux of corporatism is that labor is expendable and a work force becomes interchangeable.

The corporate world operates by a set of standards that workers are readily available at low rates of remuneration and can be replaced without harming the organization.

Small business does not view their employees with such a cavalier attitude. Buying into the myth that a college degree is necessary to achieve employment novena is breaking down. The obvious reality that Mounting Student Debt Shapes Rough Job Outlook For Young College Graduates, is a factor that must be confronted when entering into the higher education cocoon.

“This year’s pack of departing college seniors claims a dubious distinction: The class of 2015 is now the most indebted graduating class in history — though, if past years are any indication, the honor won’t last long. Next spring — barring any unexpected generosity from Washington or college administrations — the class of 2016 will take over the title.

Graduates this year owe an average of about $35,000 in student loan debt, according to an analysis of government data by Mark Kantrowitz, publisher at, which covers planning and paying for college. That’s up from about $10,000 more than 20 years ago.”

This excessive financial burden might be rationalized if real marketable skills were taught by the institutions of higher learning. However, the painful result of attending most colleges or universities is that the student will discover that advancing their practical education skills is absent from most curriculums.

A commencement graduation has traditionally been an affirmation of the future. Is it not a sad state of affairs when an actor pulls back the curtain of the absurd condition that faces graduates?

“You made it,” actor Robert De Niro told New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts graduates on Friday. “And you’re f***ed.”

Take away an even more important message. Workers in general are becoming marginalized in a robotic and artificial intelligence age. Expectations of consistently maintaining meaningful employment over a lifetime is lessened and having a degree is certainly no guarantee of advancing employment worth.

Add into this backdrop the financial risks of a worldwide financial meltdown. The “so called” hiring prospects will tank with a repeat of a much more severe global depression. Just how will all those student loans get serviced under this circumstance?

Review the Negotium essay, College Education Economics for additional details on the student debt bubble.

Nevertheless, whatever the educational obligations incurred, if a graduate receives a juicy job offer, the money should be available to retire the debt. All this changed with the 2008 economic collapse.

CareerBuilder’s survey is cited in a report, Job Prospects Have Improved For 2015 College Graduates.

“What jobs do they most want to fill? Not surprising, 30 percent of hiring managers have IT jobs and 28 percent want to fill customer-service positions. Accounting and finance, sales, and business development jobs are also among the top positions available.

The biggest concern recruiters and hiring managers have when it comes to hiring grads is that they feel colleges put too much emphasis on “book learning instead of real world learning,” a sentiment expressed by 46 percent.”

Stop the presses! Deconstruct this last statement. “Real World Learning” translates into job experience. Since working at a job requires the ability to provide productive functions to run and administer a business venture, why attend a non functional academic environment that is often hostile to discovering actual business skills?

The operative word is practical. Surviving in an economy on the verge of total collapse requires an internal honesty to face up to the false promises pushed in a culture of deception and deceit.

For those who developed an authentic love and respect for tangible learning throughout their college experience, be grateful. However, for those who matriculated through an education curriculum that avoided the veracity of actual commerce, De Niro is correct.

Finding a job with corporatist conglomerates requires a Faustian Choice, which is no choice at all. Celebrate the merchant economy and stake out a lifetime journey in the real marketplace. Learn well. Earning a living has become even more difficult. Your best developed and self-achieved accomplishment is the understanding that economic survival is built upon independence, perseverance and hard work.

This essentially is the value of higher learning. A degree in economic reality is found in real life.


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Harvard’s Fake Guide to Fake News Sites

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Is this what parents pay $63,000 annually for tuition, room, board and fees – so their children can be ill-served and ill-taught?

Following the 2014 Obama administration Kiev coup, replacing democracy with fascist dictatorship, Harvard expressed concern about nonexistent “Russian aggression.” Some faculty members called for US military intervention.

Not a word about US-supported putschists seizing power. Nothing about the most brazen European coup since Mussolini’s 1922 march on Rome.

No explanation about a scheme orchestrated in Washington. Silence about a major crisis in Europe’s heartland still ongoing. Trump inherited Obama’s mess, so far not indicating clearly where he stands on Ukraine.

Harvard is at it again. It’s University Library published a fake guide to “fake news, misinformation, and propaganda.”

It recommends using, Politifact,, Washington Post Fact Checker, and other self-styled fact-checkers, biased against truth-telling on all major issues, acting as censors, trashing reliable alternative sources of news, information and analysis.

It endorses sanitized content acceptable to America’s deep state, abandoning support for speech, media and academic freedoms.

It recommended “tips for analyzing news sources.” Ignore them. Common sense is the best guide, along with distrusting and avoiding media scoundrels. They’re paid to lie, deceive and feature fake news – what powerful interests want people to know, what’s most important suppressed.

Harvard published a list of hundreds of sites it calls “bias(ed),” “conspira(torial),” “unreliable,” “fake,” and otherwise mislabeled.

Some I’m familiar with are reliable sources, (polar opposite media scoundrels paid to lie), including:

21st Century Wire

Activist Post

Before Its

Black Agenda Report

Boiling Frogs Post

Common Dreams

Consortium News

Corbett Report



David Stockman Contracorner

Fort Russ

Freedoms Phoenix

Global Research

The Greanville Post

Information Clearing House


Intrepid Report

Lew Rockwell

Market Oracle

Mint Press News

Moon of Alabama

Naked Capitalism

Natural News

Nomi Prins


Paul Craig Roberts



Ron Paul Institute

Ruptly TV


Sgt Report


Shift Frequency – my alma mater recommends avoiding my writing; new articles posted daily; featuring truth-telling on major issues


South Front

Sputnik News


The Anti-Media

The Duran

The Intercept

The People’s Voice

The Saker

The Sleuth Journal

Third World Traveler


What Really Happened

Who What Why


Zero Hedge

These and other sites Harvard’s Library urges avoiding are ones readers should rely on – avoiding The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and other fake news proliferators.

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Phony or Legit? Milo Yiannopoulos Quits Breitbart (VIDEO)

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Liberals finally find a ‘pervert’ they don’t like! Libertarian icon Milo Yiannopoulous quits BREITBART over controversial podcast comments — but WHY did Milo quit, and HOW did he rise so quickly in the public eye?

After arriving in the USA from England, Milo Yiannopoulous became an overnight sensation among gay and libertarian youth on the college speaking circuit. After Berkeley riots covered by Fakestream Media and an epic appearance on Bill Maher, Milo became a household name as a so-called ‘Conservative’ leader.

Such prominence for a ‘conservative’ gay triggered a red alert at Soros headquarters. A few days after Milo appeared on Bill Maher, the Soros Uniparty attacked, savaging Yiannopoulous as a pervert who made controversial remarks on a podcast a year prior. The Uniparty isn’t bothered by rampant DC perversion or spirit cooking parties — but nothing panics the Deep State like a renegade homosexual promoting free speech.

CPAC canceled Milo’s keynote speech, then Milo quit Breitbart.

But the question remains: Is ‘Milo’ the real thing (as advertised), or is he another Uniparty puppet promoted by the Deep State to stampede young libertarian voters in the preferred direction?

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Who Are These Protesters? Let Them Tell You… (VIDEO)


“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children. “ –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This past week, young protesters were surrounding police cars in an attempt to free rioters who were being arrested for breaking the law.  I know the media backed (bought and paid for) rioting taking place is in many cases the voice of the unheard, yet that is not what we are dealing with in this country. We are dealing with those who are illegal, unruly and unworthy to even be a part of this country.

Many of these little communists simply want to rule the roost by being the law, when they do not know the law (1 Timothy 1:7). They simply want to be a law unto themselves (Acts 23:3).

Furthermore, I have warned that the likes of Barack Hussein Obama, who is continuously adding gas to the fires that he has incited, emulating the tyrant and dictator, Mao Tse-Tung. Mao, in his state of rebellion, overthrew the Republic of China by reaching into the younger generations, and teaching them that they were a democracy, only to take from the have’s and give to the have-nots.

These protesters are the young people who have been given to a federal government to illegally indoctrinate them through No Child Left Behind, Common Core, and international baccalaureate. Seven hundred thousand of these students can’t even read their own diplomas.

The school system from which these protesters have graduated is corrupt from the top to the bottom. The National Education Association has made the young an open prey by subjecting them to everything and protecting them from nothing. Students are given over to caucus to sodomites, as well as a transgender caucus. Furthermore, they are being taught false history and science.

These are the protesters that have been taught that it is acceptable for government to sanction the murder of the innocent (Proverbs 6:17) by calling it choice, instead of murder.

Since Roe vs Wade in 1973, 58, 586, 256 babies have been murdered in their mother’s womb. That number is equivalent to 18 states in our union.

Once they are done with public school, they can choose a college of their choice to be indoctrinated, and indebted, by a bunch of burnt communists, who are still high on PCP, high enough to call themselves professors (Romans 1:22), while the dumbed down are taught to believe it.

Former Education Secretary under Ronald Regan said, In America today, the longer you stay in school, the dumber you get…” –William Bennett

This is all happening because 86% of the American people that call themselves Christians, patriots or conservatives are dropping them off at the front door of a public school that should not exist in the first place (Proverbs 22:6).

All the while, cowardly professors in the church stood down (Psalm 78) because they did not want to judge what God commanded (Isaiah 59:14). They continually strain at the gnat and swallow the big, big camel by removing the Law (Romans 3:20; Galatians 3:24) and teaching a false grace (Galatians 5:13), which ends with hate rather than love (Psalm 109:4, and hell rather than heaven (Psalm 9:16-17); namely, Thou shalt not kill (Deuteronomy 5:17).

Out of their own mouths:

The following article was in the editorial section of the Dallas Morning News on Sunday, May 2, 1999.

Generation NEXT has some Questions I am a member of the upcoming generation–the one after Generation X that has yet to be given a name. So far, it appears that most people are rallying behind the idea of calling us Generation Next. I believe I know why. The older generations are hoping we will mindlessly assume our place as the “next” in line. That way, they won’t have to explain why my generation has had to experience so much pain and heartache. “What heartache?” you say. “Don’t you know you have grown up in a time of great prosperity?” Yeah, we know that. Believe me, it has been drilled into our heads since birth. Unfortunately, the pain and hurt I speak of can’t be reconciled with money. You have tried for years to buy us happiness, but it is only temporary. Money isn’t the answer, and it is time for people to begin admitting their guilt for failing my generation. I will admit that I wasn’t planning to write this. I was going to tuck it away in some corner of my mind and fall victim to your whole “next” mentality.

But after the Massacre in Littleton, CO, I realize that as a member of this generation that kills without remorse, I had a duty to challenge all of my elders to explain why they have allowed things to become so bad. Let me tell you this: These questions don’t represent only me but a Whole generation that is struggling to grow up and make sense of this world. We all have questions; we all want explanations. People may label us Generation Next, but we are more appropriately Generation “Why?”

“Why did most of you lie when you made the vow of ’til death do us part’?” “Why do you fool yourselves into believing that divorce really is better for the kids in the long run?” “Why do so many of you divorced parents spend more time with your new boyfriend or girlfriend than with your own children?”  “Why did you ever fall victim to the notion that kids are just as well off being raised by a complete stranger at a day care center than by their own mother or father?” “Why do you look down on parents who decide to quit work and stay home to raise their children?”  “Why does the television do the most talking at family meals?” “Why is work more important than your own family?” “Why is money regarded as more important than relationships?”  “Why is ‘quality time’ generally no longer than a five-to-10-minute conversation each day?”  “Why do you try to make up for the lack of time you spend with us by giving us more and more material objects that we really don’t need?”  “Why does your work (in the form of a cell Phone, laptop computer, etc.), always come with us on vacations?” “Why have you neglected to teach us values and morals?”  “Why haven’t you lived moral lives that we could model our own after?” “Why isn’t religion one of the most important words in our household?”  “Why do you play God when it comes to abortion?”  “Why don’t you have enough faith in us to teach us abstinence rather than safe sex?” “Why do you allow us to watch violent movies but expect us to maintain some type of childlike innocence?”  “Why do you allow us to spend unlimited amounts of time on the Internet, but still are shocked about our knowledge of how to build bombs?” “Why are you so afraid to tell us ‘no’ sometimes?”  “Why is it so hard for you to realize that school shootings, and other violent juvenile behavior, result from a lack of your attention more than anything else?” Call us Generation Next if you want to, but I think you will be surprised at how we will fail to fit into your neat little category. These questions should, and will, be asked of the generations that have failed us. Written by Marcy Musgrave, a junior at Texas A&M University.

As a forewarning, you might want to bless this generation while you have time to do so. If you don’t, they will be there to curse you.

“The philosophy taught in the class room in one generation will be the taught in government in the next.”

This explains what we are dealing with today. I tried to tell you.

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When Blogging Makes You A Terrorist


James Tracy interviews Colorado-based filmmaker, educator and activist Danny Ledonne, a former media arts professor at Adams State University in Alamosa Colorado whose online exposés of his university’s managerial practices put him in the crosshairs of the school’s top administrators.

ledonne-photo3After the accomplished filmmaker was glossed over for a tenure-track position in the university’s communications department and subsequently terminated from his adjunct instructor position he made public records requests suggesting the school’s corrupt and non-transparent administrative practices. Ledonne began a blog to publish these,, and encouraged other faculty to leak information that might prompt Adams State toward enacting reforms.

In October 2015 the university publicly claimed Ledonne was on a state watch list, posed a grave threat to campus safety and served him with a no-trespass order. The action prevented Ledonne from setting foot on campus grounds and filming artistic events he had contracts for through his personal videography business.

In February 2016 with the aid of the American Civil Liberties Union Ledonne’s brought a federal civil rights lawsuit against Adams State University and its president and police chief. In July 2016 an out-of-court settlement reinstated Ledonne’s right to access the Adams State campus and granted him monetary recompense.

Danny Ledonne is a graduate of Emerson College’s BA Visual Media Arts program in Boston and the MFA Film/Electronic Media program at American University in Washington, DC. He has been exploring the power of the moving image since 1998. Danny’s interest in wildlife filmmaking first fostered the production of “Wild Animals, Domesticated Humans,” a short documentary exploring the purposes and challenges of zoological parks. This film was distributed by the National Film Network.

Danny has served in camera and grip/electric departments on dozens of short films and music videos as well as several independent features. He has worked as director of photography on several award-winning short films, editor for several feature-length documentaries, and produced films in the wilderness of east Africa, Alaska, and the Galapagos Islands. He is a lifelong resident of Alamosa Colorado.

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Canada’s B’nai Brith Celebrates Sacking Of York U Lab Technician

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‘Anti-Semitic’ social media posts cited

Next Target: Lethbridge U Prof. Anthony Hall

Powerful anti-free speech forces struck a major blow against Canadian academe and civil society this week with the firing of a veteran York University laboratory technician from his position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Canada’s branch of B’nai Brith pointed to controversial social media posts the group deemed anti-Semetic to request York administrators take “real action” against the employee.

Ilana Shneider of CIJ News reports:

In a letter from the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Science at York University which was obtained by CIJnews, Nikolaos Balaskas was terminated for cause effective September 14, 2016 because of “continued conduct, actions and behaviours” which are “unacceptable and inconsistent with your obligations and responsibilities as an employee of York University”.

York University lab technician Nikolaos Balaskas. Photo: York University (All traces of Balaskas have been scrubbed from York’s website.)

York University lab technician Nikolaos Balaskas. Photo: York University (All traces of Balaskas have been scrubbed from York’s website.)

“This is a very positive step, coming from a university where there have been ongoing, and very public, issues of antisemitism. It is incredibly heartening to see that the administration, in this case, not only took the allegations seriously but took real action to correct the problem,” said Amanda Hohmann, National Director, of The League For Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada.

Balaskas’ social media posts, some of which were merely “shared” on Facebook, argue that American-Israeli citizens harbor distinct loyalties, and further contend that Zionist elements were behind the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on  the United States.

The militant B’nai Brith Canada, “a leading Jewish advocacy group which combats anti-Semitism and racism,” filed a complaint with York President Mamdouh Shoukri’s office concerning the posts published between 2014 to 2016. Shoukri’s office initiated an inquiry via York’s Human Resources Department, according to B’nai Brith.

On August 31, 2016 Balaskas was put on paid suspension.

In a meeting with York administrators in early September, Balaskas asserted that although he regretted if any of the social media activity impacted York staff or students and noted some of the posts he shared or attempted to share had been deemed “disturbing.” At the same time he maintained that “persons are not forced to read these posts”.

A portion of the posts, Balaskas observes, were blocked by Facebook, yet he attempted to re-post them because he doesn’t “believe in censorship”.

After the September meeting York officials effectively issued Balaskas no trespass and gag orders, stating that he was to no longer frequent university facilities or discuss the matter with any party other than York and union representatives.

The University “investigation” found that Balaskas understood “that his Facebook posts were not restricted and available to the public, and that he knowingly did not limit these posts, which were visible to York students, staff and faculty members,” according to CIJ News.

With Balaskas’ termination B’nai Brith leaders announced the next Canadian academic on their list: Lethbridge University’s Anthony Hall, a professor of political economy and global studies well-known for his public commentary. Hall also co-hosts an online current events program with Islamic Studies scholar Kevin Barrett.

“Unfortunately not every administration is prepared to act with such decisiveness, as the ongoing saga surrounding Prof. Anthony Hall at Lethbridge University shows,” B’nai Brith’s Hohmann said.

“I hope that the administration in Lethbridge can use the excellent example set by York University on this matter, and take appropriate steps to ensure that their students are not similarly subjected to hatred and antisemitism on campus.”

Earlier this year aligned forces forces prompted an investigation of Oberlin assistant professor Joy Karega for remarks made on social media deemed anti-Semitic. In December 2015 the Jewish Forward was instrumental in mobilizing the Jewish community to advocate for James Tracy’s termination from his tenured post at Florida Atlantic University.

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Academic Brainwashing: Students Urged To Have Only Half A Baby And Save The World


Dumb quote of the day.

“Maybe we should protect our kids by not having them.”

Climate change is now apparently severe enough that we should take illogical and dramatic actions to “protect” babies who don’t exist. According to an academic brainwashing class at the world-renowned Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins, one professor says that having babies is immoral. (What is most interesting to me is how his ethical proclamation closely mirrors the whole Agenda 21 plan.)

Travis Rieder, a philosopher, has pin-pointed 2036 as the year that we will face the tipping point where average global temperatures will have risen by at least 2 degrees Celsius. He points out that by that time more than a billion extra people will have been added to the world population and each of them will have a carbon footprint thus increasing the amount of emissions going into the atmosphere. He feels that the current fertility rate is too high and that is should be trimmed down to a mere half-child per woman across the globe. He’s even written a book about the “morality of procreation.”

It’s our responsibility to only have half-babies because we have to be fair to third world countries.

“Americans and other rich nations produce the most carbon emissions per capita, he says. Yet people in the world’s poorest nations are most likely to suffer severe climate impacts, “and that seems unfair,” he says.

There’s also a moral duty to future generations that will live amid the climate devastation being created now.”

Academic brainwashing works to promote agendas.

Concerned college students have formed groups based on Rieder’s theory that “the climate crisis is a reproductive crisis.” is a non-profit organization that sounds like the cheering squad for Agenda 21, with a homepage loaded with heart-rending testimonials about why they won’t have babies and why you shouldn’t either. Although with elementary schools teaching kids as young as kindergarten age about how there’s no such thing as boys and girls anymore, we may not need to worry about the birthrate.

Hmmm…United Nations Agenda 21, anybody? Maybe I am imagining things, but this statement also reminds me what was inscribed on the mysterious, creepy Georgia Guidestones.

There has been an alarming increase in the number of academics voicing their concerns about climate change. If you recall, it used to be called global warming but suddenly, they quickly rebranded to “climate change” almost overnight.

Huh. Could it be that the establishment became concerned for their pet theory when warming slowed right down and then stopped? Could it be that a growing number of scientists were starting to say that the warming and cooling were a natural cycle?

How this could get ugly.

It doesn’t occur to these students using words like “terrifying” and “apocalyptic” that what is truly terrifying is the possibility of a global implementation of the one-child policy that was, until recently, a way of life in China. For decades women suffered forced abortions and less preferred girl children were left to die so that parents could have another child in the hope that a boy would be forthcoming next time.

And that’s not all. Other studies are showing that the US fertility levels have reached dangerous lows – that’s right – dangerous lows. And demographers say that is the real pending disaster.

“The rapid slowdown is worrisome in large part due to the growing gap between the working-age population and the elderly. The working-age fund the social programs that the elderly rely on, so if the rate continues to drop, those programs will no longer be available to the 78 million Baby Boomers who will eventually retire.

The rates of births and retirees are headed off in vastly different directions: while the retirees continue to grow, babies are not born as frequently. Demographer Dowell Myers, director of the Population Dynamics Research Group at the University of Southern California says, “We will be increasingly dependent economically and socially on a smaller number of children.”

And though having a child for the sole purpose of funding our social and economical programs is not a viable option for many, what else is there to do to aid the issue?

Myers predicts that, “If fertility rates continue at their current pace,” we can look forward to,”a dropoff in taxpayers, more people selling homes, fewer people buying homes.”

So what will happen when the Baby Boomers retire? “At the end of the decade, when Baby Boomer retirement hits us really hard, at that point we’ll be begging for workers,” Myers warns. He also adds that, “one of the most important strategies is invest in the younger generation, the human capital.”

Japan has a low birth rate. Nothing to do with enforcement but the government are encouraging people to have larger families as a way of keeping the country afloat. The population in Japan is aging, their reproduction rate is low enough that it will affect factory output and care of elderly citizens. The population needs to grow to keep the economy running. Falling birth rates are not always a good thing.

The real issue here is manipulation.

The fact that our education system is being used to push an agenda that only benefits the wealthy and powerful while making the self-sacrificing students feel like they are acting for the good of the entire planet, is more than disturbing. The “climate change” philosophies are being crammed down our throats so hard that skepticism about it has been deemed a mental illness. Even a well-written argument about the history of the planet’s cyclical climate changes is deemed as “an idiot’s guide – and I do mean idiot” by those who are so entrenched in the philosophy that they refuse to even consider arguments to the contrary.

According to Psychology Today, “you might not be recognizing the gravity” of your own mental illness.

It is easy to scoff at climate change “deniers”—people who refuse to believe the scientific consensus that fossil fuel emissions are causing global warming and its catastrophic consequences, including intensified drought, flooding and severe weather. We might feel smug knowing we respect science, unlike those ridiculous deniers.

Not so fast. Is it possible to acknowledge that climate change is real while still being in denial about the gravity of the situation?

The article goes on to ask three questions:

1)    You think climate change is bad, but not that bad.

2) You don’t have an emotional reaction to climate change.

3)    You aren’t getting political.

So, even if you drive a hybrid and recycle your cans, if you aren’t sobbing, staying up at night, and marching in protest in front of your friendly neighborhood coal mines, you, too, are in Climate Change Denial.  According to amateur psychologist and Hollywood star, Alec Baldwin, you’re straight out nuts. As he told the United Nations this past spring:

“And so much of what’s coming on now is something that we have to treat as some kind of mental illness. I believe the climate change denial is a form of mental illness.”

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Brave New University (AUDIO)

On this week’s edition of Real Politik public intellectual and academic iconoclast Darrell Hamamoto joins James to address an array of issues including the foundation-funded identity politics movement characterizing US college campuses in 2016. Hamamoto’s incisive socio-political research and commentary revealing the machinations of the modern power elite and knowledge machine have made him a significant force for meaningful awareness and change. Such efforts have been met with major resistance by his university employer and the larger forces governing today’s philanthropic and federally-dependent academic institutions.

Darrell Hamamoto is ranking professor Asian American Studies at University of California Davis. He holds degrees in political science, popular culture, and sociology, and is a graduate of University of California at Irvine’s Comparative Cultures doctoral program. A Fullbright Scholar (Japan) Hamamoto is presently the senior ranking professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at UC Davis. Throughout his 30 year academic career he has become a major figure in the study of media, race, and popular culture. Professor Hamamoto’s latest book is Servitors of Empire: Studies in the Dark Side of Asian America (TrineDay 2014). He is also the author of Monitored Peril: Asian Americans and the Politics of TV Representation and Nervous Laughter: Television Situation Comedy and Liberal Democratic Ideology.

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Campus Book Burning Nazis

Campus Book Burning Nazis

Academia has reached a new low. The fabric of scholarship has been attacked from within and defenders of Free Speech are nowhere to be found from the University hierarchy. Has anything been learned since the heady days of 1960’s campus confrontations? It seems that the only learning process that has survived is that the caliber of intellectual acumen has sunk into the thrones of totalitarian hysteria. A refresher course is needed for all those too young to recall the Origin of Free Speech Movement at Berkeley celebrated 50 years later.

“After Berkeley students took part in civil rights protests against Bay Area businesses and at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco, the dean of students notified student organizations that the walkway was university property and could not be used “to support or advocate off-campus political or social action.”

Students defiantly set up tables on the walkway and within the campus. The civil disobedience came to a head on Oct. 1, when police tried to arrest a former student staffing a table for the Congress on Racial Equality. Hundreds of students surrounded the police car to keep it from carrying him away.”

Compare this civil disobedience action to the latest exercise of student power as cited by Bill Barlow at The Harvard Law Record, Fascism at Yale.

“Yale has recently endured a firestorm of protest after a lecturer that presides over one of the undergraduate colleges questioned whether concerns about the offensiveness of Halloween costumes had gone too far in impinging on free speech.

In response, hundreds of protesters gathered on the quad, calling for Nicholas and Erika Christakis to be removed from their roles. Nicholas voluntarily came to discuss the matter with them, and soon, a crowd of students enveloped him.

One student is heard saying, “Walk away. He doesn’t deserve to be listened to.” When Nicholas started to explain himself, a student yells, “Be quiet!” and then proceeds to lecture him. When Nicholas calmly and politely says “I disagree,” the protestor explodes, screaming, “Why the fuck did you accept the position?! Who the fuck hired you?! You should step down!” Then, finally, “You’re disgusting!”

The problem here isn’t that people disagree with what Nicholas said. The problem is that they are calling for reprisals against Nicholas and Erika simply for saying it. This recent movement of university students to use administrative procedures to punish speech with which they disagree should be called by its rightful name: proto-fascism.”

Who holds the authority to stifle expression of thought on campus? The answer has no heroes. College administrators and faculty has been AWOL for decades from lifting the pursuit of serious and meaningful dialogue. As for students, even using that term, does an injustice to the Socratic Method of inquiry. The cruel harsh reality is that the overwhelming majority of matriculated enrollees have never mastered the skills, discipline and aptitude to qualify as an apprentice for higher education.

The fact of the matter is that government schools have been entirely successful in producing the systemic destruction of brain cells from the earliest indoctrination to the egalitarian society. The net result is a population of dense and stupid parasites that see life as a free ride right of entitlement that must be fulfilled by government and paid for by someone else. The Mizzou Concerned Student 1950 list of demands has little to do with academic excellence or racial integration.

After the seven long years of the Obama linguistic rule that has distorted sensible thinking for cultural repression, it comes as no shock that mentally defective losers obstruct and extinguish any voices of reason and balance that contradict their version of “social justice”.

The book burners on campus never were qualified for admission to institutes of learning the art of critical thinking and application of social responsibility.

It is beyond dispute that esteemed higher education citadels are a total failure in teaching genuine American history and the principles upon which this nation was founded. Today their mission is really all about the transformation of recent and current generations into buffoons of liberalized rhetoric without the aptitude to even understand the nature of the blabber they parrot.

The collectivist mantra, which is a formula for national destruction, is totally beyond any redemptive qualities. Understanding this fact is well beyond the abilities of the damaged goods that pass as college graduates.

It is high time to abandon the illusion that a college education is a noble goal for most government schooled chumps. At the center of creating this preposterous mythos that it is necessary to go into debt to pay for a degree to get a job, is the obscene university structure of endowment promulgation.

College Education Economics has become the opium of the people, to put it in an updated Marxist version of state mandated redistribution. Churning out gangs of commissars looking for forgiveness of student loans proves that the corporatists and their elite allies have been successful in herding their flock of deadbeats onto the collectivist welfare dole.

An amusing twist from the last GOP debates was, “Welders make more money than philosophers,” Mr. Rubio said. “We need more welders and less philosophers.” The NYT cites,

“It’s certainly valuable to get a vocational degree, but I think there is sort of a misperception of the value of getting a philosophy degree or a humanities degree in general,” said Cheshire Calhoun, a philosophy professor at Arizona State University and chairwoman of the American Philosophical Association.

Ms. Calhoun notes that philosophy is not about toga-wearing thinkers who stroke big beards these days. Rather, she says, the degree denotes skills in critical thinking and writing that are valuable in a variety of fields that can pay extremely well.”

Cheshire Calhoun makes the correct assessment that “skills in critical thinking and writing that are valuable”, but does not have to defend the need that gainful employment is the ultimate goal. The essential element that is absent in virtually even corner of society is the ability to THINK.

Campus authoritarians are the exact embodiment of all the abuses that the original Free Speech movement railed about. So much for progress! In the era of the post “Great Society”, the central government empire expansion has created a population that automatically demands more assistance to compensate for their own inadequacy.

The plantation overseer has become the mob.

Activists in the 1960’s based their dissent on challenging the system with the tactic of civil disobedience. In today’s “PC” culture, the objective is to force collectivism upon society, using bullying as an obnoxious conduct to intimidate, that which cannot be created by civil means.

Advocating brute muscle, as Melissa Click shouted deserves push back. Investigative journalism is targeted for extinction by the book burners, who are imposing their own variant of censorship, have more in common with Joseph Goebbels than Martin Luther King.

Marco Rubio’s support for the blue collar trades will certainly fall on deaf ears with the current sect of sharecroppers taking worthless courses on useless campuses. Working for a living never gets included into the compulsory curriculums.

The globalist plan for relying on the intentional reduction of human labor for economic activity relegates student patsies to a life of bitterness and marginal existence.

If the forces of banning open discussions and sincere dialogue are left to dictate the academic experience, just what is worth protecting in the ivory towers of intolerance and conformity? The ivy panorama architecture of august monuments to erudite heritage is no substitute to the open air assembly held on the agora field in Athens.

Plato or Aristotle need not apply for a professorial position, much less expect to be given tenure.

The more money that government awards to the state university systems, the worse the outcome becomes. In the fifty plus years since the Berkeley Free Speech Movement ignited the student protest encounter, the moral underpinning of reasoned dissent has disappeared.

Race relations dwell in a rap culture of despair. Imperialism is fostered by perpetual war. Improved economics have been swept from expectations. Hope and optimism are “Gone with the Wind” as the future for the populace falls under the competing factions of totalitarian despotism that is preached as a center piece in the “PC” syllabus.

Western civilization from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment developed a respect for tolerance. While such respect for differing viewpoints has never been equally applied, the trend grew to defend the right of individuals to express and argue positions freely.

Departure from this standard has always produced foreboding consequences. The street gang mentality demonstrated on campuses today is a direct reflection of the abandonment of the traditions and heritage that educated generations of God fearing citizens, founded upon Judeo-Christian principles.

From Yale to Mizzou, the damage cuts across all class, race and economic backgrounds. Next, expect the book burning to be applied to the internet. The throngs of autocrats are not always the elites. The term, Sophomore is often described as an educated fool. In this case, very little knowledge has filtered into the brain cells of fanatical fascists.

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