I love watching ads. No, really — TV these days is straight-up poz, but the ads, though also straight-up poz, tell us a lot about where our culture is going. TV’s passive; it does all its work through osmosis. Ads, though, are active. They have to engage you, give you something to aspire to…
You even see it in spam. Since I write a lot about college, declining standards, the Asian invasion, and the possible relationships between these, all my posts get bombarded with comment spam for paper writing services. That tells us a lot, doesn’t it?
One thing I keep banging on about is: How fast big historical changes happen. Most of us, when we hear “history,” think of change taking place over epochs, somewhere deep in the distant past. It somehow never occurs to us that History never stops, and that we, too, are a part of it — assuming we don’t nuke ourselves back to the Stone Age before then, the historians of 2140 are going to have a field day with us. All the evidence of looming disaster was right there; how could those fools not see it?
The collapse, when it comes, will take just about everyone by surprise. I’d be keeping an eye on Harvard if I were you. You may not know this, but they’ve got a big lawsuit on their hands, and it’s about to go to trial, and it’s not going to go well for them. Of course Harvard discriminates against Asians. Everyone knows this, just like everyone at Harvard knows Elizabeth Warren ain’t no kinda Indian. So long as they’re not stupid enough to put it in the public record, everyone’s fine. But the discovery process, like DNA tests, can be killer….
It’s like this, y’all. Colleges have three objectives:
- Collect Diversity Pokemon;
- Maintain administrators’ and professors’ fat sinecures;
- Maintain academic standards.
As funny as 3 sounds now coming from me, it’s true… so long as you understand what “standards” mean, and, most importantly, why they define them that way.
“Standards” means things like “average SAT score,” “graduation rate,” and any other number that can be put on the marketing materials sent to the parents of kids who don’t qualify for scholarships, especially out-of-state. One could actually escape college debt free without scholarships, even now, if one stayed in-state and commuted…. which is why colleges don’t bother with education anymore, and instead focus on “The [college name] Experience.” You’re missing out if you don’t stay in the dorms all five years, at an aggregate cost far greater than even out-of-state tuition!
I’m only exaggerating a little, if at all, when I say that the entire university ecosystem depends on this — dumb parents paying full out-of-state tuition, room, and board.
Yes, Harvard too, which is why they’re so eager to get Asians… but only actual from-Asia Asians, the kind that go back home and take up their rightful places as second-deputy-undersecretary of indoctrination at People’s Heavy Tractor Manufactory #202 somewhere in Xinjiang Province. It doesn’t matter that Asians-from-Asia don’t speak English, refuse to do the work, and turn the dorms into a Workers’ Paradise — their bought-straight-from the-Internet SAT scores still count for marketing purposes, and grade inflation takes care of the rest.** So long as they pay the freight, they get counted as “Diversity” — win / win / win.
What they absolutely don’t want, on the other hand, are Asian-Americans, which both real Asians and college administrators* call “bananas” — yellow on the outside, white on the inside. Those kids stick around, and become legacies, and marry the daughters and sons of legacies, and, in short, royally screw things up for the dumb-but-clubbable Slade Jackington van Pelts and their dumber-but-still-clubbable kids.***
I trust y’all see where this is going. So long as everyone knows — BUT NOBODY SAYS — that Asians-from-Asia count for Diversity purposes but Asian-Americans don’t, it’s all good. And nobody’s going to say anything, so long as you don’t constantly shove victimology down undergraduates’ throats….
As schadenfreudily delicious as it is to watch the SJW monsters they themselves created tearing the Ivy League apart, consider that Harvard is “elite” only in name. Seriously: Every other big school in America does the exact same thing, and most of the little ones do too. Remember the “college paper writing service” spams that started this post? They don’t advertise those at Harvard, because they don’t need to — Harvard gets the best cheaters the cheating-est political system of the most dishonest culture on Earth ever produced. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if the profs wrote these kids’ papers themselves at places like Harvard.
At Big State, though, it’s still necessary to pretend that the Asians-from-Asia can, and actually do, do the work. If Harvard is forced to play it straight with their admissions, so to will every other university in America…. and unlike Harvard, they don’t have a zillion-dollar endowment, so have to at least pretend that their degrees’ value are in the learning, not in the brand. Without constant subsidies from the PRC, they’ll be forced to fall back on their own resources…
… and pop goes the higher ed bubble. Before you start cheering, recall that Americans now have more student loan debt than credit card debt. What do you think happens if people learn just how much of that trillion or so dollars — yes, with a T — is a big fraud?
Wars have started over much, much less. It’s not going to end well.