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Commie Colleges Want Your Kids

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I had a conversation with two acquaintances yesterday. By conversation, I mean talking face-to-face without masks. We talked for 30 minutes or so about the events of the day. It was very enjoyable. The couple are definitely kindred spirits. I hope we can become better friends.

One topic that came up was college. The couple mentioned how they had sent their children to college, and their kids came back “brainwashed” liberals. I have heard this over and over and over. I have read about the same thing on the internet. I have heard talk radio hosts talk to hundreds of parents who tell the same story.

Colleges and universities are communist indoctrination camps. I repeat, the professors and teachers at 99% of colleges and universities want to turn your kids into liberals, at best, and communists, at worst. What is it going to take for parents to open their eyes?

I’m in my mid-40s, a late GenXer. One benefit of my age, is that I grew up in the middle of the switch from analog to digital technology. I played cassette tapes. I bought CDs. I remember dial-up internet and the AOL welcome screen. Oftentimes, it seems that I’m more familiar with technology than Boomers and Millennials – neither group seems to know how to use a computer. Anyway, my point is, I had children a little later in life, and none of them are college age.

If I have any say in it, and God willing I will, my kids will not being going to college. This is not a joke or an exaggeration. I don’t mean that I won’t send them to a commie college. What I mean is, “I’m not sending my kids to college.”

Okay, to be fair, there may be a couple exceptions to that rule. If one of my boys wants to be an engineer, we’ll look at college. Or, if one wants to be veterinarian or dentist, I’ll consider it. But that’s about it. My children won’t be going to college “for the experience” or to “grow and learn” or to “decide what they want to do in life.”

No, that’s a bunch of bullshit. I went to college for those reasons when I was young, and the debt wasn’t worth the experience. I didn’t learn much of anything relevant to what I do today. The only benefit for me at the time was having a Bachelor’s degree. The returns on that have diminished, while the cost has skyrocketed. I’ve learned more about life and economics and history and politics since graduating and working in the real world than I ever did in “college.”

Mike Rowe has been talking about trades verses college for a long time.

Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe on the High Cost of College Full Interview with ReasonTV, 2013

My plan is to raise my children up in the way they should go. I’m going to keep an eye on my kids, pay attention to their strengths and weaknesses. I’ll point them in directions where they can succeed. The trades are where it’s at these days, anyway. I want them to enjoy their work, make good money, and be independent. I want my boys to be able to support a stay-at-home wife and their kids. I want my girls to want to stay-at-home and raise Christian Americans.

I don’t want to send them to college where they’ll learn to hate America, hate me, and hate Jesus.

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22

American son of the Appalachian mountains. Happily married father of several and devoted man of God. Hold fast.

9 Comments

  1. Same. Me and my wife had been putting money into an “education” fund since the kids were born. Both funds now have more than enough for trades training. We’ve decided to hold there. If they want “degree money” they will have to be doing something paying well enough for them to figure out the rest themselves. Hoping that, and raising them right, helps them make the right choices.

    • Amen. A few years ago, I was talking with a coworker. He was at least 10-15 years older than me. Anyway, he was talking about how he borrowed from his retirement to send his kid, kids?, to college. I thought, well, that doesn’t seem very smart.

  2. I have two nephews, one who graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and the other is graduating in May with a BS in Computer Science. They both put up with the commies (students and profs) in the college general education classes. Once they both were in their major courses of studies, most of the commies crapola died down. It was still there, but not as prevalent as they told me. Of course both will be employed, whereas the useless degree grads won’t be able to get a job at Starbucks with the minimum wage being increased and replaced by a kiosk.

    As for my kids, who in high school, are actually listening to me, and are looking at the STEM area for college. I have also encouraged the trades route too. Will always need the trades, even in a collapsed western civilization. None want anything to do with the military today. One of the kid’s was interested in the military, but, now with the tranny ban lifted, no way. I can’t wait until the re-enlistment numbers are posted in the coming months. Can you say hollowed out…. Could’ve been stopped if the worthless FOGOs and others took their oaths seriously about defending from all enemies both Foreign and DOMESTIC.

    • I agree with this, and it is also a reminder that the draft is coming back. You can bank on it. American boys don’t want to go die in stupid, useless, foreign wars for the Establishment. So they are gonna force it.

      • Well, at least the draft will make the situation clear. The only way to get a military to actually work is to fill it with normal men. Unfortunately for those boys, it’ll probably also take a few very bad losses before the diversity hires lose their unearned positions of command over them.

  3. I know that many on this site are fundamentally opposed to trade unions but hear me out.

    If they are thinking electrical, get an IBEW union apprenticeship as a full or general construction electrician. Any hall in North America will recognize their ticket. That means with a traveler’s card from their home local they can take an open call in another local.

    Get as much NEC, high voltage, controls, fire alarm and industrial experience. Keep up on the Continuing Ed courses. That way they won’t get pigeonholed doing tray or cable pulling etc

    It is simply one more option in their pocket. If you’re not a union member you can only work non union. But as a union member you can work both. There is no substitute for a competent professional tradesman.

  4. Going to school online is the best thing you can do for your kids. The teachers are all having withdrawals at not being able to sink their politics into your kids. They know that you’re in the background and you can interject at anytime, this is stressful for a leftist. They like to lecture un-interrupted and unchallenged, questions are the weapons of the enemy. This is why they are so adamant about getting kids BACK TO SCHOOL despite online being a perfectly acceptable form of learning. I’m a teacher and have been for nearly 20 years, I can count on one finger the number of teachers I’ve met who have held ANY job beyond the classroom. Most of the teachers graduated from studies that have little application beyond boring dinner conversation. As for skills, they can write an essay and not much else. Their personal lives are usually unhappy at best, complete dumpster fires at worst and they’ll embrace any ideology so long as it isn’t conservative.

    Do you really want someone like that teaching your children? Keep it online.

    • It is a good option. Make sure it is a truly online class, and not just one that does zoom classes live, if possible. Makes it even harder for the leftie to indocrinate.

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