And this is a diagram of how racist white patriarchy works
(Going to university) just means you start life three years behind the other fellow.
Rex Mottram, from Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited
We have come for your children.
I wonder if any of my regular readers have children who are thinking of going to university. If they are going to study STEM subjects, all well and good, although I believe we have too many scientists, but that is neither here nor there, like neutrinos. But if they are thinking of studying in the Humanities, may I have your ear.
If you have ever admired a single sentence I have written, if you have ever brooded over an idea I may have chanced across or even come up with, if you have ever thought for a moment that I may be mildly intelligent, then read these words and, I implore you, consider them deeply.
Try every means at your disposal to dissuade them from going.
There is a myth that employers will not consider an applicant without a degree. It is a myth, and a pernicious one started by the wily and wicked Blair government.
The free market has been severely criticised in recent years, and this is because the globalists don’t like it. Any freedom is anathema to the globalist, who wishes to retain complete control over all states of affairs at all times, like a sort of hyper-engineer walking some cosmic factory full of robot arms, levers, cogs, mechatronic wonders.
But the market, if allowed to exert its invisible hand – as Adam Smith famously referred to it – will soon right the wrongs the Progressives have deliberately introduced.
Any decent employer, that is, any employer who wants his business to succeed without leaning on the crippled dowager’s arm that is the state, will employ the best and the brightest. If you allow your child to go to a Western university and study any Humanities course, they will not be at the front of the queue.
Oh, the state will impose quotas, of course. More blacks. More Muslims. More women. More wimmin. More transgender, mentally ill folk, more people in wheelchairs to stack the top shelves in department stores using lifts that legislation will be introduced to force these stores to fit. They will make it as difficult as possible for employers to employ the best and the brightest but, if the market triumphs, their deliberate mismanagement will fail.
For that is what modern management is. I know this from personal experience. Managers will do anything to show their own paymasters that they are necessary, even if they are superfluous. And that includes hobbling intelligent and naturally gifted employees. If anyone from Vogan’s Mill is reading this, by the way, I hope you are still getting ripped off. It is nice to see Saffron on the board, as she is the only one who has a real job. Management consultancy is not a real job. It is a deliberate impediment to real jobs. Carey is, according to my sources, now going through what I went through in terms of meaningless paperwork. But I digress.
Home-schooling is always to be desired, but you may wish to see the countries in which it is not just discouraged but actually illegal. You can see them here
Note that home-schooling is illegal in Germany and Sweden, the two most Islamised countries in Europe, with the possible exception of France, where it is legal with certain provisos. But imagine, in those countries, telling children they cannot go to mosque to be taught. Home-schooling, with added jihad. You can bet the farm that Muslims home-school. Incidentally, the rules for Romanian home-schooling almost made me cry.
In the UK, it is technically legal, but just you try it. Christian? UKIP supporter? Ever Tweeted anything in favour of Tommy Robinson? Good luck with your application.
Teach your child at home, whenever you can. At school, they will be indoctrinated into Leftist propaganda. Have them read the classics. Introduce them to art early, real art, not Leftist crap. Play music, and try to encourage them to play something. But, STEM aside, under no circumstances allow them near a university. They will become less intelligent, rack up unpayable debt, and waste their time and your money.
And, one day, they will hate you for it.