Tag Archives: College

A generation of men have given up on higher ed


Men are abandoning higher education in such numbers that they now trail female college students by record levels… In the next few years, two women will earn a college degree for every man, if the trend continues…”

Men are the second-class citizens now, the undesirables. From manspreading to toxic masculinity, everything male is verboten. Is it any wonder that men would rather do something else than be lectured to and demonized every damn day?

I wrote about this on my other blog yesterday. I understand. I am one of them. I have given up on that dream, too.

Once I thought about getting a PhD and teaching history. I never got close to achieving it. That seems like a few lifetimes ago.


“They sold us all a dream/A life full of debt and misery”

I ain’t into rap and hip-hop, but a quick browse of a story in The Stranger introduced me to some lyrics that I immediately identified with. It’s titled Blame College.

They sold us all a dream
A life full of debt and misery

Higher ed is racket. It’s nice to see others calling them out. More and more folks need to wake up to the reality.


In Support of Radical Austerity

American universities must embark on a program of radical austerity, stripping themselves of luxuries and booting three-quarters of their parasitic administrators out the door. Every precious dollar must be devoted to the central mission of teaching and learning.”

This is from a liberal, a radical, a leftist!

Camille Paglia clearly understands what’s happening out there. The higher education bureaucracy is rabidly out of control.


Long Live Stalin

Across a resurgent Russia, Stalin lives again, at least in the minds and hearts of some.”

That’s a sentence from a story in the Los Angeles Times. It’s a good, compelling read.

I had a teacher in college, who ironically or not was supposed to be teaching us about American government, yet proudly declared her love of Karl Marx during the first day of class. Her heroes, she said, were Charles Darwin, Karl Marx & Sigmund Freud. Three gentlemen whose influence on society I question.

Oh, Molly Doneka. Or Molly Donecka. However you spell her name. What a crazy lady.

A few weeks later, after I had challenged some of her claims in class a few times, she asked me to step out into the hallway, where she very forcefully asked me to drop her class. Of course, she wasn’t really asking me. It was a command. She was intimidating. She would have been a great Stalinist comrade in Mother Russia.