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Another Woodpile Report was published Tuesday.
As usual, it is a good one… always worth reading top-to-bottom.

I don’t know how to share his view of the crumbling university edifice other than reprint that whole section here.

Increasingly, the best and brightest are shunning the vaunted college education that for nearly a century was purported to be “The Way To Get Ahead”.

The only certainties in “secondary education” are huge expenditures of time and money – and in most cases a debt that holds the graduate in a very real modern slavery.

While the upper tier jobs in parasitic bureaucratic organizations will require dumbed-down degrees, the real world of productivity and creativity will be looking elsewhere for talent.

I will let Ol’ Remus take over from here.



Math is racist, Campus Reform – A math education professor at Brooklyn College contends in a recent academic article that “meritocracy” in math classes is a “tool of whiteness. because it “ignores systemic barriers and institutional structures that prevent opportunity and success. Teachers who claim color-blindness—that is, they claim to not notice the race of their students—are, in effect, refusing to acknowledge the impact of enduring racial stratification on students and their families.” Even social justice-minded professors may inadvertently hold the “belief that effort is always rewarded, which corresponds to various tools of whiteness, like the myths of meritocracy and colorblindness,” Rubel writes.

art-remus-ident-04.jpg So, whites are the reason blacks can’t do math. Mm-kay. Let me mansplain something, professor. Without an engine the train don’t move. You sit there and get as mad as you want. Still ain’t gonna move.

I wrote of the progressive’s long-term goal long ago, and have since. They’re working toward the day when a hard sciences degree from an American university is as worthless as their “studies” and liberal arts degrees are now. Look for more of this:

Campus Reform – Scholars claim that statistics ‘serve white racial interests’ … suggest ways of “disrupting racism in research.” ,,, Members are encouraged to “expose and delegitimize the racist (and sexist, classist, hetero-normative, and ableist) assumptions, policies, and practices that are currently supported by the uncritical use of quantitative data.”

Front Page – Donna Riley, a professor at Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education, published an article in the most recent issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Engineering Education, positing that academic rigor is a “dirty deed” that upholds “white male heterosexual privilege.” Riley added that “scientific knowledge itself is gendered, raced, and colonizing.”


Frats, City Journal – Harvard University’s planned crackdown on “unrecognized single-gender fraternities and sororities” was finalized last month, 33 years after the clubs agreed to sever all ties with the university. Students who join these unaffiliated groups will be banned from holding leadership positions on athletic teams, be denied required endorsement letters for Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships and other prestigious post-graduate fellowships. And if these measures don’t bring the single-sex organizations to heel, Harvard president Drew Faust warned, the next step could be an outright ban on membership, under threat of expulsion.

art-remus-ident-04.jpg Hey hey. Ho ho. Free association has got to go.


U-Turn, Straight Line Logic – Revolutions dawn when an appreciable number of the ruled realize their rulers are intellectual and moral inferiors. The mainstream media is filled with vituperative, patronizing, and insulting explanations of what’s “behind” the Trump phenomenon. It all boils down to revulsion with the self-anointed, incompetent, pretentious, hypocritical, corrupt, prevaricating elite that presumes to rule this country. It is, in a word, inferior to the populace on the other side of the yawning chasm, the ones they have patronized and insulted for decades, and the other side knows it.