Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Tucker Carlson: "Colleges Barely Teach"

Dear E,

The price of everything goes up. That's a given. 

It is specious to pretend that the self-evident truth of inflation is Tucker Carlson's intent.

At bedrock Carlson intends to say what he says in his opening line: "Colleges barely teach."

But colleges do teach - and most of them teach very well.

Lamentably (tragically?), America's "right wing" is heavily invested in disparaging "college education," in large part to double down on the credal belief that unsubstantiated "opinion" is just as valid as corrobable truth. Once they accomplish this goal, "alternative facts," conspiracy theories and Devious Donald's dimwitted assertions and routine self-contradition become The Norm.

"There Are Two Ways Of Lying..." Denis De Rougemont And Donald Trump
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Furthermore, Trump has taken it upon himself to impugn epistemology itself by pretending that real discoveries and revelations made by intellectuals-and-academics are nothing more than "fake news."

How convenient! 

Those who disagree with the findings of intellectual rigor and the scientific method, simply discard it, often with bogus reference to conspiratorial thinking, unsubstantiated rumor and ideologically-driven innuendo.

The Guardian: "John Oliver's Viral Video Is The Best Global Warming Debate You'll Ever See"

Devious Donald recalls Pilate's cynicism: 

Jesus said: "The reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” 
“What is truth?” retorted Pilate... then washed his hands, turning Jesus over to the mob.

There is no "one size fits all" panacea to life's problems - if only because life is intrinsically problematic.

But generally speaking, college-educated people contribute more to The General Welfare and The Common Good (which conservatives increasingly construe as "socialism") than "the uneducated" who often fall prostrate at the feet of plutocrats like Trump because they don't know any better. They don't know enough history to realize what nascent fascism looks like. Trump's followers never mastered enough intellectual rigor to know they have been conditioned to applaud their own oppression and that The Big Lie sound bites that coaxed them onto perdition's path are frequently the same sound bites they absorbed in Middle School. 

Cut taxes (even though tax cuts haven't had the desired effect in decades and just cratered in deep red Kansas).

Spend more on defense even though we already spend more than the next 8 countries combined.

Made complacent their by unquestioning belief in Il Duce's assertions (despite his opinions caroming all over the place, sometimes doing 180s in the same sentence) der volk have embraced The Deplorable One's foundational greed and anti-democratic, truth-corrosive tactics for "making America white again."

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On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 3:45 PM, EK wrote:

It is not true that the cost of college is increasing with every year?

From: Alan Archibaldo <>
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018 2:37 PM
To: Microsoft Office User
Subject: Re: Thought for the Day: College

This is not true.


On Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 2:31 PM, EK wrote:

"Colleges barely teach, yet every year they increase their fees. Try
that in a private business, you might get indicted for fraud. Do it at
an American university and you get billions in taxpayer subsidies." 
— Tucker Carlson (… Is this not true?)

Have a Great Day and a Wonderful Weekend. :)


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