Thursday, March 4, 2010

In Response: Part I

W. B. Picklesworth asks:
Well, you live in California. Berkley is in California. And student rioters are in Berkley. What gives with them? Are they French youths? The Upper Midwest demands an answer!

We got strange birds inhabiting the campuses of the University of California system. Supposedly, the best and brightest, the future of the state, attend these schools. But somethings are woefully lacking from the entrance exam: mathematics and economics.
That right. Basic math aptitude is not a requirement for admission. They figure that 12yrs of counting up grievances should suffice.

So, when you add mathematical ineptitude with economic ignorance, protests are bound to result.
And why in recent weeks we have seen protests over student fee hikes, cuts in funding, and demands for 'affordable' student housing (in one of the tightest housing markets, Orange County, of all places) along with demands for higher wages and benefits for university janitors. (this is not a joke)

I think it's called 'higher education' based upon what the student body must be smoking.

But the best protests, at least my favorite locally, result when Jews and Arabs think we haven't yet heard enough about the Zionist's ethnic cleansing in Palestine, or the newest Holocaust waged on Jewish women and children in Israel.


my name is Amanda said...

Lack of math and science is causal to propensity to protest, eh?

Gino said...

not science. economics.

Mr. D said...

That's because economics is known as the dismal science and who has time to be dismal anyway, especially when there are so many opportunities for self-actualization on a modern college campus.

Night Writer said...

It's all about the Demand, with no interest/understanding of Supply. They don't appear to know where anything comes from, they just sense that if they don't have it then someone, somewhere must be holding out on them.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

So they're not dumb, but they're pretty ignorant. I can't help but laugh at the whole thing. That is, assuming nobody gets hurt.