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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Why I don't give to my alma mater

In a single picture. This was not my elementary school, but the university from which I graduated. Bucknell University, to be specific. What a pathetic laughingstock it has turned out to be since it started embracing "diversity" in my sophomore year, which at the time confused everyone there, especially the nominally diverse. I wonder, do they offer degrees in collages, coloring books, and eating paste yet?

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79 Comments:

Blogger horsewithnonick December 10, 2016 7:10 PM  

I'm - sorry for your loss.

Blogger frigger611 December 10, 2016 7:11 PM  

Christ have mercy....

Blogger DemonicProfessorEl December 10, 2016 7:13 PM  

Oh Lord...Well, I guess they confuse college with "collage," spelling being racist and all.

Anonymous Anonymous December 10, 2016 7:16 PM  

I recently visited the student union at my alma matter (University of Wisconsin). All bathrooms were converted to unisex, and the one men's bathroom in the place had no urinals.

No more donations coming from me.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan December 10, 2016 7:19 PM  

But,but all those fierce fiery conservatives where O' where will they place their tribal allegiance if the Uni racket is discredited?

Anonymous trev006 December 10, 2016 7:20 PM  

Rather hire an accredited paste eater than a gender studies major.

Blogger seeingsights December 10, 2016 7:20 PM  

Well, I have friends and acquaintances who are alumni of DePaul University. Yep, the school that banned Milo.

Anonymous Eduardo December 10, 2016 7:26 PM  

I find very funny, because I basically follow those rules because I realllly don't want to fight angry people in a class room for no reason, actually I don't like to debate in University anything that will cause braindeath to other people... That being said, I take falsehood as a trigger to say anything against someone's argument.

You know what, thanks to you people, I guess I would never take any scholarship in an American university... seems like the most oppressive place on the Universe right after a black hole

Anonymous elzilcho December 10, 2016 7:27 PM  

Last time I visited the student union at my alma matter (U of Wisconsin), all bathrooms had been converted to unisex. The only men's room I could find had no urinals.

I won't be giving any more money to them.

Anonymous Eduardo December 10, 2016 7:28 PM  

Man Milo deserves to be Banned... those mere mortals can't cope with the fabulousnessity

Anonymous Sheiko29 December 10, 2016 7:34 PM  

I wonder if any legit colleges have avoided or at least slowed this blight. Looking at USNews top 20 or so (LACs and Universities)the only I places that *might* be better than most are UChicago, Notre Dame, Claremont McKenna,and the service academies.

Blogger Cail Corishev December 10, 2016 7:35 PM  

They're beyond parody. If you made this as a parody, you'd think, "Nah, no one will get it, because they'll just think it's a grade school."

Blogger Cash December 10, 2016 7:36 PM  

It's the same thing they say at all the Rotary meetings, at least in my town.

Saves me $500 a year.

Blogger Cail Corishev December 10, 2016 7:39 PM  

@10, Notre Dame has been gone for a while. I heard an alumnus talking about how far it's fallen more than a decade ago. They invited Obama to speak there -- arresting an 80-year-old pro-life priest to save Obama the embarrassment of having him protesting there at the same time -- and now they're thinking about refusing Trump the same honor.

Anonymous Eduardo December 10, 2016 7:41 PM  

@13

Actually I think the point is that, even if it is true, you have to refrain from saying it in an offensive way... You know, do it like a gentle ass-hole, you hit them hard, but you spray Gelol right away.

Blogger Robert What? December 10, 2016 7:41 PM  

@Citizen of the Silent

"The ironic thing is, if something is True, it may very well violate each and everyone of the following concepts."

Very astute observation.

Blogger Citizen of the Silent Planet December 10, 2016 7:42 PM  

The ironic thing is, if something is True, it may very well violate each and every one of the following concepts.

Blogger ace December 10, 2016 7:43 PM  

That can't possibly be in a college. I know they say 'hob-nailed boots ascending and silk slippers descending', but it sure seems like we put the silk slippers on and just jumped out of the second story window.

Dude where's my elegant decline?

Anonymous Icicle December 10, 2016 7:45 PM  

Christ have mercy....

God is not here today, priest.

it has turned out to be since it started embracing "diversity" in my sophomore year,

Dude... do you remember rotary telephones?

I wonder, do they offer degrees in collages, coloring books, and eating paste yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nkzbr-JaJU

I swear it is beginning to remind me of this from the early nineties. It was supposed to be a joke.

Anonymous Mark Auld December 10, 2016 7:47 PM  

Relax folks,over the next 4 years,all sjw teachers will burst into flame in the dawn of Trumpmerica morning.

Blogger wreckage December 10, 2016 7:48 PM  

Funny, most SJWs ditch that principle at "true".

Blogger Bard December 10, 2016 7:48 PM  

All I Really Need to know I learned in Kindergarten now being taught in college. And they go into debt for that information.

Blogger tz December 10, 2016 7:49 PM  

To give is better than to receive.

Pity you can't get Molotov cocktails on Amazon. Or Tannerite.

I do not know why they call it the "Dark Triad". My only King and Lord, Jesus was the example, par excellence of masculinity.

I'm glad I moved, else I think I would push black-knighting to a high art.

I'd ask if the 5 inputs are supposed to be ANDed or ORed, but the STEMinists heads would explode, unfortunately not while standing next to the board.

True? That should be the exclusive criterion.
Helpful? toward what end? Helpful in harm or the destruction of civilization?
Inspiring? Something Inspired Mein Kampf.
Necessary? Nothing is necessary other than Christ. The rest is the severely condemned idle speech or evil tongues mentioned in scripture.
Kind? Isn't it kind to prevent people from burning eternally in Gehenna?

I had to respond to Against Crony Capitalism after they said "We're all for gay marriage" to ask them why they never virtue signal to the right.

But to think, one requires a functioning brain.

Blogger Ian Miguel Martin December 10, 2016 7:57 PM  

Why I don't give to my alma mater, reason #4952:
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/11/29/osu-diversity-officer-urges-compassion-for-somali-terrorist-who-attacked-students/

Anonymous Difster December 10, 2016 7:57 PM  

That reminds me of the Free to Be You and Me crap with Marlo Thomas from the 70's. Even then, I despised it though I didn't know why. The best way I can describe it is smarmy.

Anonymous Spinrads Agent December 10, 2016 8:05 PM  

THINK

Trump

Harambe

Islamification

Nationalism

Kek

Anonymous Marvin Boggs December 10, 2016 8:07 PM  

@22: um, if you know what a Molotov cocktail is, you should have no trouble rolling your own.

Blogger Pseudotsuga December 10, 2016 8:17 PM  

My own Alma Mater doesn't need my money for similar reasons: its Humanities Dept (from which I received a degree) puts out a slick newsletter/magazine every 6 months or so.
In the most recent one, the Dean of the English department stated what their current focus is. He stated (and I paraphrase) since global warming is such a big problem, they are studying how people are dealing with this in their fiction.
The convergence was slow at this university, but the infection spreads.

Anonymous Eduardo December 10, 2016 8:17 PM  

I remember rotary phones! Loved when I didn't have to repeat the whole phone all the time, when the new phones arrived. which reminds of those retro phones, that are digital rotaries

Missed turning that wheel though, Love the clicking noises of the mechanism resettingm talking of Rotaries I am watching Maxwell Smart talking to his shoe-phone... and I am 27... OH My! I have the soul of an old man!!!

If only I could culturally apropriate a Rotary RX-7 FC/FD from those Japs!!!

If I go to Bucknell dressed as Michael Jackson dressed as an Indian riding a unicycle with Milo's face on the wheel and wearing a Vox Day shirt, painted with my white as snow ass in show... Do I still get the Minority pass???

Blogger Johnny December 10, 2016 8:45 PM  

Just a good piece of advice
Keep this in mind the next time you are about to repeat a rumour or spread gossip.


In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom.

One day an acquaintance ran up to him excitedly and said, "socrates, do you know what I just heard about Diogenes?"

"Wait a moment," socrates replied, "Before you tell me I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."

'Triple filter?" asked the acquaintance.

"That's right," socrates continued, "Before you talk to me about Diogenes let's take a moment to filter what you're going to say. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"

"No," the man said, "Actually I just heard about it."

"All right," said socrates, "So you don't really know if it's true or not.
Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about Diogenes something good?"

"No, on the contrary..."

"So," socrates continued, "You want to tell me something about Diogenes that may be bad, even though you're not certain it's true?"

The man shrugged, a little embarrassed.

socrates continued, "You may still pass the test though, because there is a third filter, the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about Diogenes going to be useful to me?"

"No, not really."

"Well," concluded socrates, "If what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even useful, why tell it to me or anyone at all?"

The man was bewildered and ashamed. This is an example of why socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.

It also explains why socrates never found out that Diogenes was shagging his wife.


Blogger James Dixon December 10, 2016 8:46 PM  

> My own Alma Mater doesn't need my money for similar reasons:

Yeah, WVU seems to be following the same pattern. They did allow Milo to speak there though, so it's not complete yet.

Fortunately, having seen the way they mishandle money, I never planned on giving any to them.

Blogger kurt9 December 10, 2016 8:51 PM  

This makes me wonder how screwed up my alma mater is. I haven't check, but I'm sure its screwed up to the same extent as that of our host.

This brings up a related matter. College endowment funds ought to see a steady decline in the coming years. I have noticed my college stopped sending "endowment" mail several years ago. I suspect this is becoming a common occurrence as more and more alumni are turned off by all of the PC microagression/safespaces crapola.

Blogger James Dixon December 10, 2016 8:54 PM  

> I have noticed my college stopped sending "endowment" mail several years ago.

More likely they're simply targeting it to people above a certain income level.

Blogger MATT December 10, 2016 9:20 PM  

Sorry, Vox but you aren't smart. Bucknell isn't a good school. Admit you're a fraud and FakeSmart. That's how this works.

That's how all of this works.

Blogger MATT December 10, 2016 9:20 PM  

Sorry, Vox but you aren't smart. Bucknell isn't a good school. Admit you're a fraud and FakeSmart. That's how this works.

That's how all of this works.

Anonymous Jordi December 10, 2016 9:34 PM  

Regarding unisex bathroom, there is a funny option of passive-agressive resistance

* put the toilet seat down
* make sure you soak it with piss

I am sure this will make people more sensitive to the value of urinals and a men's bathroom

Blogger Lazarus December 10, 2016 9:36 PM  

MATT wrote:That's how all of this works.

Well, that was feeble. What university did you attend? Or, is this a clever attempt to prove MPAI? If so, well done!

Blogger Lazarus December 10, 2016 9:38 PM  

Icicle wrote:Dude... do you remember rotary telephones?



I remember the telephones that had a crank.

Deal with that.

Anonymous SciVo de Plorable December 10, 2016 9:40 PM  

I'm so sorry, man. You have my deepest sympathies.

Blogger Thucydides December 10, 2016 9:43 PM  

WTF?

Are you sure this isn't some sort of a put on? When my kids went to a Montessori school they were already getting considerably more advanced instruction (little things like literacy and numeracy....) than this alleged house of higher learning.

Anonymous Genera December 10, 2016 9:50 PM  



"That reminds me of the Free to Be You and Me crap with Marlo Thomas from the 70's. Even then, I despised it though I didn't know why."

I hated it too, and I also didn't really know why. Even as a young kid I think it was too much touch-freely crap for me.

Blogger weka December 10, 2016 9:51 PM  

@34. Genetic Fallacy.

On Topic, no one should be supporting the convergence of the universities. Research institutions, yes. The University that cripples research with overheads so high you cannot get grants? No.

Anonymous SciVo de Plorable December 10, 2016 9:54 PM  

Icicle wrote:Dude... do you remember rotary telephones?

Dude, I'm so old I remember AT&T rotary phones, putting the handset in the cradle of the 300 bps modem, and phones where you could push a switch to make the keypad send out those clicks instead of digital beeps (in case a BBS needed the former). I'm like, over 40 and isht.

Blogger Mountain Man December 10, 2016 10:09 PM  

Im so old I remember when our rural rotary phone was on the "party line" system. If you were real stealthy you could listen in on your neighbors phone conversations.

Blogger Andy Texan December 10, 2016 10:29 PM  

Your alma mater don't need no stinking donations from your kind: the are selling admissions to Chinese and Saudi business men. Maybe we should encourage them to admit some Islamic bomber types.

Blogger SQT December 10, 2016 10:38 PM  

Holy shit that's embarrassing- for them. My kid's elementary school isn't that bad- and I live in California.

Anonymous VFM #6306 December 10, 2016 10:39 PM  

True?
Helpful?
Inspiring?
Necessary?
Kind?

I THINK in 1986, Bucknell touched the poop.

Anonymous SciVo de Plorable December 10, 2016 10:42 PM  

Im so old I remember when our rural rotary phone was on the "party line" system.

Ha! Yes, I was a little kid, but I remember that too.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein December 10, 2016 10:46 PM  

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Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein December 10, 2016 10:47 PM  

@42
I'm so old I remember party lines and operator assisted calls and EXPENSIVE long distance. I'm like over 50 and sheet...

If my Alma Mater's football team stomps Ohio State, like they always have, and proceeds to make Nate cry in his Bourbon...I might send them a few $$$ ...

December 10, 2016 10:46 PM

Blogger frigger611 December 10, 2016 11:06 PM  

I don't think Socrates and Diogenes were contemporaries.

Blogger Aeoli Pera December 10, 2016 11:53 PM  

I used to think I was the crazy one. Maybe I am crazy. But what I know for certain is that I'm surrounded by crazy people.

Blogger Cecil Henry December 10, 2016 11:53 PM  

Indeed, when my medical school takes in 50% non Canadians and won't give the opportunities for their own citizens to be educated and given priority in the nation they built---there is no way in hell I will help out the alma mater.

Asking is an insult, and I told them so.

Blogger Cail Corishev December 10, 2016 11:56 PM  

When my kids went to a Montessori school

Presumably they didn't have illiterate, incontent classmates who were there to fulfill various quotas.

Thirty years ago, colleges had race-based preferences and scholarships, but it was pretty straightforward. They wanted more blacks, for instance, but they still tried to get the best black students (or athletes).

Today's "diversity" is a lot more....interesting than having a multi-colored array of the best students and athletes. Check out some college brochures, or pick up a book on writing a good college application essay, and you'll see what it means. It's important that your kid's essay show what's different about him or her, because the mission of the college now is to surround your normal 18-year-old progeny with as many people unlike you as possible in as many different ways as possible. That means not just people of other races, but other backgrounds, including the kind of rough, criminal upbringings you spent 18 years keeping them away from. It means homosexuals, transsexuals, pansexuals, and whatever other freaks they can pile into that dorm. It's a sort of boot camp for the personality, intended to shock normal students out of whatever square beliefs and preferences they arrived with, so they can absorb all new ones from this new crowd they're stuck with.

Assembling this kaleidoscope of diversity means that, yes, they do end up with college students who are at the big-felt-letters-on-a-chalkboard level of cognition. Even at the "good" colleges -- especially there, since those are more dedicated to this reshaping-the-personality process than the schools that are mainly degree factories.

Blogger Aeoli Pera December 10, 2016 11:58 PM  

It's a very comforting thing to know, in a very peculiar way. Once you understand that all these people claiming to be sane are conflating sanity with agreement, everything begins to make sense. It makes sense why they'd make this mistake too, because psychosis is literally defined by experience of unshared perceptions of reality.

Anonymous Icicle December 11, 2016 12:16 AM  

Folie à plusieurs.

Blogger SteelPalm December 11, 2016 12:25 AM  

Eh, the rot is everywhere. My own alma mater, often ranked in the world top 10, has been infected.

MIT, Harvard, Stanford, and Princeton are no better, as I know from friends.

Even the elite schools are absolutely useless for anything except STEM fields, and even that might no longer be worth it with the amount of lectures, textbooks, and resources available online versus the SJW bullshit one has to deal with there. (To say nothing of tuition)

Blogger Noah B The MacroAggressor December 11, 2016 1:12 AM  

Speechless

Anonymous Post Alley Crackpot December 11, 2016 4:28 AM  

We need six cases of Crayola for that classroom, STAT!

Anonymous RabidRatel December 11, 2016 4:44 AM  

Lazarus wrote:I remember the telephones that had a crank.

We had those on the farm with a shared communal line. You could actually speak to the neighbours without going through the exchange. Much has been lost.

Blogger JDC December 11, 2016 6:11 AM  

It actually fits today's college mindset quite well. Let them color, take them to the potty, give them gram crackers and milk, hug them when they're sad and then put them down for a nap.

Blogger Lazarus December 11, 2016 6:33 AM  

JDC wrote:It actually fits today's college mindset quite well. Let them color, take them to the potty, give them gram crackers and milk, hug them when they're sad and then put them down for a nap.

Maybe forget the nap, just put them down. As with pets, it is the merciful thing to do.

Anonymous ATMEGA December 11, 2016 6:45 AM  

The pic is a good example of Women Out of Control.

Blogger JDC December 11, 2016 7:10 AM  

Maybe forget the nap, just put them down. As with pets, it is the merciful thing to do.

I suppose we could be civil with this. Not Kratman's crucifixions...guillotines and firing squads should suffice.

Blogger Front toward enemy December 11, 2016 7:21 AM  

I hang my head in shame, my alma mater is university of Massachusetts. But I was a business major, does that help to purge the taint? No donations from this kekky guy.

Blogger Daniel December 11, 2016 7:44 AM  

Did you just asume the race of the hole?

Blogger Daniel December 11, 2016 7:52 AM  

Genious

Blogger Daniel December 11, 2016 7:53 AM  

How about 3rd world style dick drawings in the doors?

Blogger Agrijon December 11, 2016 8:59 AM  

I don’t know what the big deal is this is perfectly appropriate for a kindergarden class.

Blogger dc.sunsets December 11, 2016 11:04 AM  

Never did, never will give $ to either of my alma maters. They both got too much from me while I attended, and I paid no tuition or fees to my grad school.

Blogger dc.sunsets December 11, 2016 11:09 AM  

I just received an alumnus magazine yesterday from DePauw U. They're adding a major in Global Public Health that includes a course titled something like "International Social Justice." (Can't look it up, the rag is in the garbage can.)

That people send their proto-adults to such a place at $50k/yr is a testament to the widespread self-destruction embedded in the USA.

Anonymous Leland December 11, 2016 11:13 AM  

Stanford is Fully Converged. The student newspaper is a self-parodying festival of whining asian minority types, emoting incontinently over the latest lefty talking points. I read it for laughs during lunch.

Anonymous Ain December 11, 2016 11:23 AM  

"I wonder, do they offer degrees in collages, coloring books, and eating paste yet?"

Coloring books, play-doh, and cry-ins at Cornell. Sad.

Blogger Bard December 11, 2016 11:52 AM  

Masters from the University of Nebraska, but thanks to the Army, I have never even seen the place.

Blogger Bard December 11, 2016 11:53 AM  

Rotary phones and shared lines. I remember both clearly from my grandmother's house. Funny.

Anonymous Beau December 11, 2016 2:28 PM  

While I greatly appreciate the work of FIRE on campus, I think the bulk of their work is defensive in nature, leaving the initiative in the hands of the Left.

Why not start a 1st Amendment movement to abolish campus speech codes? Aim at persuading lawmakers to strip federal funding for colleges that suppress free speech. Do any lawmakers come to mind who might sponsor this?

Anonymous Beau December 11, 2016 2:38 PM  

Imagine universities forced to defend their stance against the 1st Amendment. Imagine university apparatchiks squealing against free speech.

Blogger pdwalker December 11, 2016 10:05 PM  

Recently, Jerry Pournelle republished the "California Sixth Grade Reader" to show the kinds of literature kids used to be taught in the American school system.

In it was this little gem:

Three Gates of Gold
If you are tempted to reveal
A tale some one to you has told
About another, make it pass,
Before you speak, three gates of gold;
These narrow gates:
First, "Is it true?"
Then: "Is it needful?" In your mind
Give truthful answer, and the next
Is last and closest, "Is it kind?"
And, if to reach your lips at last,
It passes through these gateways three,
Then you may tell the tale, nor fear
What the result of speech may be.
—Author Unknown

so it's nice to know that universities today have reached the 6th grade level of a century ago.

that's real progress!

Blogger Jack Morrow December 16, 2016 2:59 AM  

If it were the University of Alberta's Faculty of Education, they would have misspelled "THINK."

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