College protesters = Idiots?
Per Megan McArdle
Student protests are now stupid.
So yesterday I was walking by CUNY – Hunter College, a place known for decent and relatively inexpensive education. I guess I walked by this. Kind of strange considering the place is a lot cheaper than surrounding private institutions.
If some students aren’t allowed to study at a school just because they are black. Well, yes I can see you throwing stuff and being generally angry at the school. But bitching over the fact that state schools (frankly, most schools) are tightening their belts as a result of a recession demands what solution? The students are right, their education sucks, a simple class in economics can teach them more funding needs to come from somewhere. Joking aside though perhaps they think miserly college presidents are all sitting on hidden piles of gold in their offices? One will never know…
Berkeley is the leader of such idiocy. (My buddy and I were once excoriated by a hippie for talking on a phone and being fools of corporatism. Outside. On a humongous campus. Apparently the his clothes were all handmade and judging by the smell unwashed as well.) Sort of like Robin Williams, that guy who always plays the guitar and the girl who dresses up to “study” at the library (she’s damn cute though eh?), it just seems like Berkeley is trying way too hard to impress as “the protest campus”.
The mechanics now seem more important than the actual result. we do everything we can except make the real sacrifices in our own personal lives to actually bring about, you know, CHANGE.
Want to really improve your education? Go to class and study instead of protesting like a jackass. If you’re that committed to your education why don’t you use the massively subsidized source of edification called your library and do some independent research. Most of the kids I saw judging by the smiles were more concerned with making a scene and getting out of class than any sort of intellectual stimulation. We really just need Eric Cartman to do some massive cleanup work.