Tuesday, December 12, 2017

"We can't have intense debate here, this is a university!"

No, I'm not kidding.
Antonia Okafor is speaking about “Female empowerment and the Second Amendment” at Mount Holyoke College Thursday night, but Wednesday night she was supposed to address Hampshire College on the same subject.
She didn’t get to, because the administration canceled her speech hours before.
An administration spokesperson told The College Fix that her sponsor left off some important information from the venue application – namely that Okafor’s speech might provoke “intense debate.”
And the snowflakes can't handle that.

These people get out into the real world, and they're in for some BIG surprises.

Speaking of,
For example, the REALITY of the labor market is that people demand things they want.  And if you were to make a list of everybody's Christmas wishlist it is going to be populated with electronic gadgets, cell phones, computers, laptops, vehicles, clothes, games, drones, and a panoply of other goodies.  Consider more boring "necessities" your old man wants and you add tools, gas, insurance, home repairs, auto repairs, lawnmowers, and a whole bunch of other stuff.  But if you were to list the trades, professions, and skills that go into making and providing these things to the market, you will find NONE of them require people with "Women's Studies Skills."  Or "Critical Thinking Skills."  Or "Literature and Poetry" skills.  Or "Communications Skills."  They need engineers, accountants, actuaries, tradesmen, metal smithers, and a whole host of other people who actually provide VALUE to the rest of society.
But this harsh reality of having to work for a living, providing value to others, working a job you don't necessarily like, never dawns on the majority of American high school graduates.  It also is antithetical to leftist thought.  And so what do 67% of them do?

They major in the liberal arts.
They follow their heart because the money will follow.
They're going to major in something (because at the wise wise age of 18) they're going to "change the world."

Now i don't have to explain to you what happens a short 4-8 years (depending on if they're dumb enough to get advanced degrees in these fields).

Title of the piece: The Left Punishes Itself...Mercilessly and Horribly


Anonymous said...

I first saw the issues with young people in 1999. I interviewed for an entry drafting job, everyone who got an interview either had a 1 or 2 year diploma or 4 years of work experience.

Some canidates were late for the interview, one showed up drunk and smelling like he slept in a ditch and had pissed himself.

Many had a very unrealistic idea about salaries. We were offering $15 per hour ( minwage was $5.25 at the time) and they wanted over 100k per year, they assumed they would instantly make enough money to have the house and car.

One canidate brought his mom with him and she kept answering interview questions for him.

It was a disaster and in the end I picked a lady with 3 school age kids, who only wanted to work reduced hours. She wanted to start at 8:30 and finish at 3pm to work around her kids school schedule. She was a little rusty but I have no doubt she was a far better choice than any of the others.


taminator013 said...

I worked at a few jobs over the years that I hated. That's life. You do what you need to do. Finally got a job at a chemical company and went to night school for a chemistry degree after work. Wow, a college degree in a useful skill that advanced my career! Whodathunk? Now I'm happily retired with a nice income. It's hard to imagine how something like that could happen. Get a degree in a field that pays well and has jobs available and you're set for life. You may not love your job, but that's why it's called work.........