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2022-09-17 07:00 by Karl Denninger
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University Delenda Est, Part 2
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Another fish -- and its a big-un with plenty of teeth -- comes over the transom courtesy of Ishmael....


There are a lot of strong feelings about the Brandon administration's recent student loan forgiveness announcement. I'm not going to get into it now, other than disgust that somebody who never went to college, as well as those who paid their loans off, are now paying for someone else’s puppet mastery degree. If money came out of University endowments, I would have cheered this on wholeheartedly. The sheer ire universities received might have snapped them out of their spending sprees.

Every state in America has universities, typically public land-grant, whose primary goal is research. Or should be.  We live in clown world, so their current focus is sports ball and DIEversity. And paying a whole bunch of non teaching, non research, paper pushing administrative positions. 

But where do they get the money?  There are several federal government agencies who give cash to universities via grants. 

Grants, student loans, and now student loan forgiveness.  There is a running theme here, but I can’t put my finger on it.  I really should have graduated from that state school instead of dropping out after a few semesters, perhaps I could recognize the pattern…

Here is a dirty little secret nobody will admit: research funding has become increasingly politicized in the past few years.  A prime example is the subject of today’s guest Ticker.

A University of Much Research partnered with a College of Mucher Research and produced a study that TPTB will love if they ever read it.  In typical fashion, the study attempts to apply SCIENCE! to something so fundamental a baby knows the answer:  Do masks affect social interaction?

Of course, the answer is masks do absolutely nothing to impede social interaction.  Because fuck your experience, it’s SCIENCE!

The basic design of this study involved dividing a college psychology class into two groups.  One group wore masks, hats, and sunglasses.  The other group did not.  Each group was instructed to find another person similar to them on the other side of the room and have a conversation based on a few prescribed topics.  Masks with masks, free breathers with free breathers. Demographic information, including political attitudes, was collected before the study.  Test subjects' impressions were surveyed after the experiment.

We’ve already seen what they were paid to discover, let’s look under the kimono and see how they did it. (All formatting from study quotes was added.)

From the study: “One of the 14 tests was significant; posture and movement were indicated as a reason to choose a partner more for conservatives in the No Mask condition, and this reverses in the Mask condition, F(1,202) = 7.45, p < .01. We are not sure how to interpret this individual coefficient.”  

Since these are PhD’s, I’ll use small words they can understand.  It’s body language, dumbasses.  Conservatives tend to be more reality based than liberals (although both are relative among college students).  The point was to pick a similar partner, and to do that someone has to be both honest with themselves and realistic about the world.  They size people up as they are, not fanciful projections. It is impossible to read facial expressions with a mask, sunglasses, and a hat!

Speaking of honesty, I have no idea how this dangerous research passed the Institutional Review Board. Afterall, according to SCIENCE! sex, race, and (made up words like) gender are all social constructs, not biological facts.  Surely being confronted with honest facts would be dangerous to some snowflake participants.

More study quotes:  “The liberal-conservative dimension played almost no role in response to wearing masks and interacting with masked others in 2012. But in 2020, mask-wearing was the most common difficulty for Republicans during the COVID-19 pandemic (van Kessel & Quinn, 2020). Democrats listed it ninth, and even then, a typical complaint was that others refused to wear them. This suggests that there is nothing inherent in wearing a mask that might concern conservatives—it is more likely the political meaning of mask-wearing that is being objected to (Martinelli et al., 2020).”  

There are plenty of problems with masks which have been discussed at length.  But the worst part is not ignorance of the statement, it’s the arrogance.  This is blatant gaslighting.

They defined one group’s reaction as NORMAL and judged others based on it. Who are these ass clowns to dictate what the proper attitude towards a mask is and further explain away the reasons for disagreeing as political?  This study was designed and executed by psychologists.  They know exactly what gaslighting is. Fuck them and their universities.

Let’s try that again from the reality perspective (where men and women are biological, not social constructs).

Liberals are too busy minding other people’s business to function in society.  This suggests wearing masks is not about safety, but control (Ishmael, 2022).  There’s some SCIENCE! for you.  It’s got a made up citation and everything.

But that wasn’t the worst conclusion.  This is:

“Meeting a stranger and having a short, low-stakes conversation is a common task, particularly for college students, but the task is not unusual in urban or industrial societies in general. We can tell, without directly asking, if a stranger shares our attitudes; and these shared attitudes can help form the basis of friendship, romance, allyship, and cooperation (Bahns et al., 2017). For a common task of this sort, regardless of location on the political spectrum, wearing a mask, a hat, and sunglasses does not impede this fundamental skill.

And there is the money quote. Human relationships are not formed on banal interactions. They are formed by meaningful, deep conversations. And that is the crux of the problem. These people drew conclusions that demonstrate they think banality and depth are the same. Can you imagine trying to raise a child talking about the weather? What about talking to a loved one and not being able to read their expression?

The media can quote this study to gaslight all of us. This pile of bullshit “proves” dehumanizing a person doesn’t impede relationships.

What was the real goal of this, besides a university handout? The more atomized and alone we are, the easier it is to mold us into true believers and create a mass formation. 

This study justifies gaslighting people until they believe masks are normal, their objections are a personal failing, and they must do the Current Thing to be accepted.  These tortured souls will do anything to belong.

And your tax dollars paid for it.  University Delenda Est!

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Patrick58 232 posts, incept 2019-08-08
2022-09-17 09:23:42

I won't talk to "maskholes". Yeah, I funded this bullshit, but so did you, the alternative was to live in a cage for not paying my "voluntary taxes". Since that time, my tax footprint (1099 & W2 wage slave) is 20% of what it was when I still worked like a crazed chimp. Vax mandates and pecuniary penalties were what did me in. I am looking forward to the slow death by starvation when the maskholes, vaxholes, retards, and commie fucktards are asking "where's my free money?" Hard times ahead "maskholes"! Karens & Kens, out on the street "panhandling". Go get that "high speed booster", fuck it get a few more, I heard that the more the merrier asshole.
Ocdawg 350 posts, incept 2019-03-14
2022-09-17 10:12:24

I believe the solution to ALL this CRAP ("higher" education,
Gubbermint, etc. etc. etc.) lies somewhere in the following image:

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didnt exist. -Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects
Pharmadude 220 posts, incept 2020-03-26
2022-09-17 10:12:28

Junk science, just like junk bonds - so consumer beware! Not worth the paper they're printed on.

The participants in the "studies" were already biased and vexxed psychology students that are programmed to behave as part of the hive collective. Those that participate and follow the "science" of these types of psych studies certainly have their eyes wide shut.

Society is doomed in the end, because of this continued refusal to accept simple self-evident truths.
Workerbee23 138 posts, incept 2021-09-15
2022-09-17 10:12:34

Fear of being ostracized.
Fear of not being "taken" care of.
Fear of getting sick and dying.
Fear of doing without.
Fear of having to make it on your own.
Fear of disappointment.
Fear of being on the "wrong" side.

Fear of reality because all of those things listed will happen to you at some point in your life and it would seem a large majority of people don't have to skills to overcome their fears and LIVE.

A fulfilling and satisfying life is accomplished when you realize YOU have the power and the fortitude to overcome the things life throws at you.

There is no better feeling than being able to look around you and seeing what you've been able to accomplish despite the obstacles in your way.

Want to know where humans are heading? Just read the first chapter of Philip K. Dicks "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep."

Prof_dilligaf 401 posts, incept 2021-09-02
2022-09-17 10:12:56

"their current focus is sports ball and DIEversity."

Are we finally going to get around to admitting that it's the idiotic obsession with bein' gooder at sportsball that has been a prime mover in the ruination of American higher education?

Once you agree, tacitly or otherwise, that it's okay to torpedo academic standards in order to admit a bunch of braindeads who are really ace at dribbling or tackling but can't read or write, what leg do you have to stand on when it comes to opposing admitting people based solely on box-checking, irrespective of their actual mental abilities?
Lobo 1k posts, incept 2013-12-25
2022-09-17 10:13:11

University Delenda Est!

The sooner, the better.

Village Idiot
Njca 217 posts, incept 2018-10-16
2022-09-17 10:46:03

Just about every publication pointing out COVID19 gene therapy harms takes a page out of the It's a Good Life Twilgiht Zone episode by concluding "But it's good you're making it snow. A real good thing. And tomorrow... tomorrow's gonna be a... real good day!"
Cmoledor 1k posts, incept 2021-04-13
2022-09-17 11:15:43

They ruined a bunch of children over these masks. Created a bunch of psychos how I see it.

The whole world is one big fucking scam
Why are you giving a vulgarity warning here? Our genial host is an advocate of both skullfucking and sodomy via rusty chainsaw. Credit to Rollformer
Disgusted 418 posts, incept 2021-07-20
2022-09-17 12:02:58

You know what else is different between Libtards and Conservatives? Libtards are twice as likely to not be able to get and maintain an erection. Along with the fact that they've poisoned themselves with the fake toxic vax, it gives you hope that we can out breed the losers watch them die off and win the long war. Could be some of the reasons they're trying to import so many illegals I guess.

Ingar 386 posts, incept 2017-02-14
2022-09-17 15:49:46

Anyone who has ever smiled at a baby or made facial expressions for their attention realizes that they learn so much by watching the faces of those around them. The masking was absolutely criminal in retarding the social development of children.

Universities should be pared back to bare bones operations with low tuitions for students in science, engineering, and medicine and tuition that costs several times more for sociology, business, and liberal arts studies that are havens for marxists.

How many of our universities are simply training grounds for the NFL or NBA? The highest salaries at state universities isn't for deans of medical schools or the heads of the physics departments, it is for football coaches. What a sad state of affairs.
Margbp 58 posts, incept 2021-12-02
2022-09-17 15:49:58

Schools from preschool to college are for warehousing children. And those institutions maximize the amount of money they can grift off the fantasy that they are in the business of educating. And the parents go along with it.

The average American parent isn't going to give that up no matter how much they claim they love their children. They need their kids institutionalized.

They prove they love their children by bowing down before the education gods (the schools & teachers) and doing what they're told. They do not actually prove they care by educating their own kids. Parents really don't believe it's their responsibility to educate their kids about anything. Their responsibility is to get their kid a piece of paper that says the kid got educated and thus the parent did his job.

Metalqueen 165 posts, incept 2021-09-10
2022-09-17 17:21:31


All college sports teams should be club teams. That is, if there is interest in forming a team for a sport the cost should be borne by the participants (through either dues, fundraising or sponsorship) and the games paid for by those who wish to attend. This would of course mean that no one who is not academically qualified for a particular university would be admitted just because they can run fast or shoot baskets. It also would eliminate any controversy as to something like Title IX as male and female athletes would have the same right to form teams of their choosing as long as they can figure out a way to pay for it.

That does not mean universities should not have general athletic facilities such as pools, gyms, courts and tracks. They should and these facilities should be available to ALL students for use.

I say this as someone who actually likes football but is sick of the bullshit excuses why colleges should provide the NFL and NBA minor leagues. smiley
Dingleberry 500 posts, incept 2011-11-06
2022-09-17 17:22:18

@ Margbp,

100% correct, skoolz are simply child and teen daycare. College is an extension of that. Just a delay (at taxpayer or daddy's expense) to avoid adulting, engage in hook up culture, smoke dope, etc.

What happened to actual parents? I know suburban "mothers" who send their "beloved" childrens to skool to eat that shit they call food, instead of actually spending some time making healthy lunches, which would take minutes. But no......let's offload that too. And dinner is microwaved.

Lazy, self-centered pieces of shit.

If this describes anyone reading with it.

And we wonder why kids are so fucked up, fat, depressed, and angry. Obese and on drugs. AS CHILDREN. The army cannot find anywhere close the number of even ELIGIBLE recruits due to the "it takes a village" breeding that we have now. The village is chock full of idiots.

They kids weren't born that way. They were made. By breeders. And teecherz made it worse.

Teecherz are lazy beyond belief. Look how hard they fought to go back to "work" running those de facto daycares. On top of being woke, leftist deviants.

Many if not most of the young women I know who have gone to college in the last decade have come back completely different. And for the worse. Radicalized, leftist, entitled, insufferable, kool-aid-haired, tatted sluts. All of you have seen this.

And the young men are not much better, but I notice many of them are avoiding college altogether. For good reasons.
Takewhatyoucan64 27 posts, incept 2022-08-30
2022-09-17 18:26:31

These young girls today havent had good they tattoo up and get their hair colored up and get their hateful feelings up.

They have no direction. so they end up gay as their upbringing didnt show them a healthy male/female relationship.

Same for these soy alpha males. Just egghead so called parents that are angry. Why would they want these little fat purple headed gals?

Look at all the protests etc..........just nasty gals. All lacking real parents
Tonythetiger 690 posts, incept 2019-01-27
2022-09-17 18:26:52

Workerbee23 wrote..
There is no better feeling than being able to look around you and seeing what you've been able to accomplish despite the obstacles in your way.

This is what enables an improving society. Overcoming hardship and accomplishing things anyway.

It is also the quality that skoolz are doing their best to eradicate and replace with participation trophies.

The FEAR of any size failure teaches people to never try. Better to escape into the world of first-person shoot-'em ups rather than build a tree house out of scrap lumber scrounged up anywhere you can find it. The world's crappiest tree house is infinitely better than the most expensive and coolest new game console, IMHO, because building it out of nothing took perseverance and resourcefulness.

The one good thing sportsball can do is to teach participants how to deal with losing, but that's being lost too because egos have become too fragile to shake hands and tell the other team they played a great game, then go back to practice and try harder. I've played on a team that had a single, hard fought win at the end of the season over the team with the best record in the league. I can tell you personally that one win was worth all the effort and losing that it took to get there. Winning is the culmination of overcoming losses. I pity anyone who is denied such an experience. Working through disappointment is what builds lasting character in a person.

Skoolz are not breeding winners, they are breeding people who are afraid to try for fear of losing. This too will not end well.

"War is when the Government tells you who the bad guy is. Revolution is when you decide that for yourself." - Benjamin Franklin
Takewhatyoucan64 27 posts, incept 2022-08-30
2022-09-17 20:07:03

Oh what are you doing........there is the father???? I guess
Takewhatyoucan64 27 posts, incept 2022-08-30
2022-09-17 20:13:00

Treehouse..........Im 58 years old and in Rockwall TX on the beginnings of the Interurban trail is still a few of our old boards up a 200 year old bois d arc tree........I still remember that spring break like it was yesterday.

Margbp 58 posts, incept 2021-12-02
2022-09-17 20:13:15

Our family was involved in kids' team sports for decades. As we neared the end of that I saw teams falling apart for lack of participants because the parents would pull them and take them to another team that was WINNING. Some of the kids who left were strong athletes but many weren't. They didn't work at it. But funny thing they'd get on these "better" teams and have to do all these required extra curricular practices and workouts like they were professionals. And they got better. Imagine that.

These teams were all recreational though some traveled. Instead of doing your best on YOUR team and enjoying it these parents treated it like their kid was the star athlete who would someday be featured in SI and thus deserved to be on the best team.

Most men don't know how to be fathers any more--- even in intact middle class families. Unfortunately,I've heard some of these same guys go on and on about the culture today and how their own kids are rejecting their upbringing. They seem to have no clue it started with themselves. They gave their kids everything! .....But what they really needed. An unselfish adult who had time for them.

Dwva68 15 posts, incept 2022-03-27
2022-09-17 20:54:39

My wife and I are homeschooling our kids. They're 12. We've been doing it full time for a little over 2 years, but were heavily and directly involved before that. We've always viewed their education as our responsibility, even when we put them in (private) school. Schools were already getting bad when we pulled our kids out (we were in England at the time, so a little better than the US but headed in the same direction) - political indoctrination, sexualization/perversion, corruption of history, not to mention ongoing dumbing down. It's rather shocking compared to the education I got. If it wasn't financed through taxes, surely no one would purchase this product. Well, maybe they would ... they're stupid enough to pay for worthless college degrees.

In any case, we both love homeschooling, and so do the kids. I can't imagine not being around my kids all day. So, if anyone's considering it, I encourage you to go for it. It's a genuine joy (assuming you love your kids :-)). They'll progress at a much faster rate than in school, and if academics are not their thing you can spend time figuring out what interests them and getting them ready to have a running start in the world, rather than the delayed start that kids get from the college route.
Msheff 58 posts, incept 2018-05-03
2022-09-17 21:16:12

Examples of great achievement exist. They used to be extolled and students would have to read and learn about them. That can happen again. Great speeches are not just works to be analyzed by bean-counting philistines (youre reading poetry, gentlemen, not laying pipe!) but can inspire readers and listeners to attempt great things themselves. My schoolmate, not my history teachers, taught me to admire Admiral Nelson and proudly showed me the 2-foot model of Nelsons flagship he and his brother built at the age of 10.

Rappoport just put up a rousing podcast on this subject. Inspiring stuff. Yes we can is just not in the same league.
Mannfm11 8k posts, incept 2009-02-28
2022-09-18 08:35:52

The conclusion is lefties are a group of delusional NAZI idiots. I hope they mask and jab themselves to death. NAZI Joe is going to put out more bullshit to kill humanity with his most recent EO. Hitler has been reborn. Note that Joe and Joan still run around in masks. Terror campaign.

Unbelievably, a sizable number of fools are still wearing them here. People love to swallow bullshit whole. If they would ever chew a little, they would spit it out.

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.---John Kenneth Galbraith
Radiosity 1k posts, incept 2009-03-05
2022-09-18 09:42:31

@Ingar "How many of our universities are simply training grounds for the NFL or NBA?"

And BLM. And Antifa.
Houstonfalcon 24 posts, incept 2010-05-30
2022-09-18 10:27:29

@Ingar "How many of our universities are simply training grounds for the NFL or NBA?"

Simple - if the athletic department has coaches that make about the same as their NBA/NFL counterparts, that is a sign. Also, if the football coach makes more money than the president of the university, that too is a sign.
Hapie 258 posts, incept 2020-07-25
2022-09-19 08:48:54

There is an easily discernable pattern of abuse of power, as revealed by the mandates related to the Covid-19 scam; greater the power, greater was the abuse.

The universities have great power over the students. So, the mandates were pushed really hard.

And as per some good definitions given below of Fact, Emotion, Ignorance and Stupidity, the ignorance and stupidity of the universities was on full display.

Even worse, they were active participants in the Covid scam.

They are no longer worthy of any respect or honor; they brainwash instead of imparting education, and it is just waste of time and money to go there.

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