The Scam That Is 140K For College Degree
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “I was talking about this, was reading this piece and just tying this back to last week’s discussion about the utter uselessness of most of what passes for higher education today, and about how the government is trying to take it over, is probably going to succeed — they already have succeeded partially in taking it over and in directing it so that the university system, if you will, the education system will crank out the autobots that they wish to have cranked out.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest….
Begin Mike Church Show Transcript
Mike: I was talking about this, was reading this piece and just tying this back to last week’s discussion about the utter uselessness of most of what passes for higher education today, and about how the government is trying to take it over, is probably going to succeed — they already have succeeded partially in taking it over and in directing it so that the university system, if you will, the education system will crank out the autobots that they wish to have cranked out. This is all part of the plan. This is not a conspiracy. This only makes good sense, especially if you’re one of those that is part of that august group of individuals that benefits from this.
The moral problem of the four-year drunken debauch is not the only concern out there. [Mike: Then he went through the whole thing about getting your degree.] With all those credentials, he will be in a position to make a real dent in the world of academia . . . Serious students often fail to recognize that the intellect is capable of its own peculiar debaucheries, of which high-end political correctness is but one lurid example. [Mike: Then I gave you some other lurid examples.]
Members Only Access The Founders Pass
You are missing out on crucial commentary video, audio and exclusive downloads!
See What You Are Missing Take The Tour!
OR Join Now
pursued as we identify vocations and you would see that the market would dictate or markets would dictate how the training was to be done, how you would measure whether or not it was a success, what particular field, what length of time. This would all be determined — government would have no role in this. The only role the government would have would be in ensuring that there was no theft, there was no fraud committed, just like it would have the same role in ensuring the same practices in grocery stores.
What Wilson does here, though, is to make a distinction, and it’s a good distinction. There are some things that are distinct from what they are viewed to have as a monetary value. Most things today are viewed by most Westerners as whether or not they meet some ill-defined criteria of what their material or monetary value is. That’s how things are judged. That’s how men are judged. That’s how people are judged. It just becomes necessary then, and that’s how college is judged. That’s the criteria. You go in. What kind of a job can you get when you get out? It’s not how much you’ve learned? Not whether or not you picked up a little philosophy and some actual liberal arts training along the way, none of that. That matters to almost no one. All that matters is that I got the diploma that might open some doors. That’s what his point is here. That’s the point we were making last week when we talked about this. We’ll continue, while we’re in August here and there’s lots of talk about school, will just continue along the same lines.
The university should not be a place where you train for “a job.” A university education was designed to help us understand life, not how to make a living. [Mike: This should really hit home.] But having said that, the status quo of higher education can be broken down into two categories, and in this comparison vocational training actually comes out ahead. Vo-tech training—fine in itself, but not what college really should be—is closer to the kingdom than the depths to which education in the humanities has descended. Publicans and harlots go into the kingdom before the chief priests and elders.
There are majors where most of what you learn is true, and other majors where most of what you learn is false. A student who majors in mechanical engineering will learn mostly what is true. A student who majors in English lit will learn mostly what is false. This is not why we cannot have nice things. It is why we have mountains of nice things that nobody understands.
End Mike Church Show Transcript