Left-Wing Professors have been fomenting turmoil and outright anarchy at colleges across the nation. Parents are responding to their extremist behavior by voting with their wallets.
For example, the Progressive riot that occurred at the University Of Missouri in 2015 has had a profound impact on the college's ability to recruit students. Enrollment has declined by over 23%.
To reduce costs, Mizzou closed dormitories. Ironically, dorms named "Respect", "Excellence" and "Responsibility" were among the shuttered.
Commenter JuliaTheMechanic at PJMedia.com details why she thinks our institutions of higher learning are in such big trouble.
Read JuliaTheMechanic's interesting comments below.Read more
Since Progressives can't convince the American people to accept their Politically Correct Looniness, they've decided to attack the problem in a different way and 'grow' a new permanent-majority of Democrats.
With the promise of generous hand-outs, our government has been luring poor immigrants here from Central America for years. How could poor people resist?
In some places, whole towns have reportedly picked-up and migrated here recently.
Blogger Hardright49 left a comment on Breitbart.com that compares our country's immigration problems with what transpired in his backyard when he tried to do something nice and feed the birds. You should read it...Read more
To a degree, but it depends on how far it's gone. The UK went hard socialist after WWII, for a while. During this time, they nationalized a number of their industries. Once Churchill was re-elected to Prime Minister, he threw out what he could of it and privatized a number of industries that his predecessors had taken over.
Part of our problem is that I don't think we have politicians who are willing to steer us away from the socialist cliff. Most people alive today have never known the freedom that the US Founders had intended. Since not long after the Civil War, the progressives (they've gone by many names) have infiltrated all major institutions of our country.Read more
Not my fault! I'm a helpless product of my environment! You can't blame me for the horrible family and cruel society I was born into!
My parents encouraged me to read, for crying out loud! They insisted on teaching me common sense! They dragged me to wild uncivilized places where there were trees and deer and no WiFi! They stuffed me into the conformist uniforms of those hierarchical fascist pseudo-military organizations CSA and BSA!
They thrust me into museums, exposed me to natural and man-made wonders, gave me science kits for my birthday (omg!) and openly offered cash bribes for good grades.Read more
I think that young men in the United States after the turn of the century studying for what ultimately proved a most useful degree - Engineering - had made the decision to abandon the Humanities side of academia because, in part, it betrayed them.
The humanities have seemingly devolved into an echo chamber for reverberating, un-evolving Leftist ideas - including what some have called a "war on boys". An upheaval of the first order of old notions of family and patriarchy--a transformation that happened all the more easily, it must be noted, in booming economic cities that began to have little time and even less patience for the old religiosity of their grandparents.Read more
The majority of black Americans are living perfectly fine lives, mixed in amongst the rest of Americans.
There is a stubborn component of black America that has remained behind in the ghetto after integration and that is where the problem lies, with a subculture, a negative subculture that has much less to do with the legacy of slavery or racism but with a poverty of the soul.
Since integration, virtually every black person who could afford to leave the ghetto for a better neighborhood in the city or for the suburbs has left.Read more
Why spend $350 billion over ten years "'to make public colleges debt-free for students...'" when it can be done overnight with no cost at all?
Simply prohibit public colleges from accepting government loan money. Pay as you go. Bring back work/study campus jobs. Bring back academic merit scholarships. Accept loan money only if it's a private loan that the student (and/or his family) has legitimately qualified for. No government loans = no government loan debt = no problem.Read more
Hanson writes, "And in their wrath, online commentators ironically end up confirming stereotypes that many whites are getting angry to the point of becoming racists."
This is an acute observation . . . one whose veracity I can vouch for from personal experience. Part of what drives this, I suspect, is the fact that the "critical race theory" establishment that holds sway in academic circles tells whites--ALL whites, even those who claim to seek mutual understanding with blacks--that they are inherently and, perhaps, irredeemably "racist."...Read more
The primary success of America in the 19th and early 20th century wasn't because it was an industrialized nation, but rather because it was an innovative nation.
It's incredible really when you think about it, but virtually all of modernity was invented in America--electricity, the light bulb, the telegraph, the telephone, radio, television, the typewriter, the washer-dryer, air conditioning, the airplane, the helicopter, the computer, the satellite, space flight, the personal computer, the internet, the cell phone, the list just goes on and on, not to mention all the advances in farming and medicine, vaccines and pharmaceuticals...
Go back 200 years and think of a world without modernity. Then name one country that could have invented it all. You can't.Read more
This did not happen during the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries because America was an industrialized nation then. An industrial economy creates a very strong middle class and is equal opportunity - you work based on what you can do and your value as a skilled worker and craftsman.
You can't do that in a 'services' economy, as your worth depends on education, and not all education is equal - from the university down to the grade school level.Read more