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Monday, March 25, 2019

You failed parenting

I don't even know where to begin with this:
In her practice, Dr. Levine said, she regularly sees college freshmen who “have had to come home from Emory or Brown because they don’t have the minimal kinds of adult skills that one needs to be in college.”

One came home because there was a rat in the dorm room. Some didn’t like their roommates. Others said it was too much work, and they had never learned independent study skills. One didn’t like to eat food with sauce. Her whole life, her parents had helped her avoid sauce, calling friends before going to their houses for dinner. At college, she didn’t know how to cope with the cafeteria options — covered in sauce.
That's one benefit of having been raised in a family with a Marine Corps tradition. From childhood, one is informed that there is always and only one answer to every obstacle: improvise, adapt, and overcome!

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Blogger JC March 25, 2019 6:02 AM  

The elite are weak...

I smell blood!

Blogger Wuzzums Fuzzums March 25, 2019 6:03 AM  

"One didn’t like to eat food with sauce. Her whole life, her parents had helped her avoid sauce, calling friends before going to their houses for dinner. At college, she didn’t know how to cope with the cafeteria options — covered in sauce."

This sounds like the premise for the greatest reality show of all time... hosted by Gordon Ramsay.

Blogger Meanoldbasterd March 25, 2019 6:03 AM  

Sadly, this is the case. I am the old guy in college (I'm 42) and I see examples of this constantly.
This semester in a cultural geography course, (i.e. communism for kiddos) the professor asked if there was such a thing as "American culture" and not only was I the only person to argue that there WAS such a thing, several students were visibly upset that I would dare to MAKE such an argument...

Blogger tublecane March 25, 2019 6:04 AM  

They probably don't belong in college anyway. It's really not that hard to feed, clothe and wash yourself, and the deep end of life will teach them.

Blogger Emmett Fitz-Hume March 25, 2019 6:09 AM  

"Improvise, adapt, and overcome!"

Yeah, but...It's sauce man. How are they supposed to overcome sauce?!? Sauce and sauce covered food are covered in the Geneva Convention aren't they?

Blogger JC March 25, 2019 6:10 AM  

Though I'd want to hope it is Jew/Elite families doing this; judging from the last few paragraphs, I'd say this is mostly an Asian thing. There was another story a little while ago that Roosh talked about where a Chinese mother was in trouble for trying to set up a date for her son. Having spent plenty of time with Asians and Asian parents, they tend to be like this. It seems especially bad with Vietnamese and Chinese.

Blogger SciVo March 25, 2019 6:11 AM  

Hard times create strong men...

Blogger Meanoldbasterd March 25, 2019 6:12 AM  

I like how it's not tomato sauce or taco sauce or Alfredo sauce but ALL SAUCE!!! Down with Sauce!!

Blogger The Cooler March 25, 2019 6:13 AM  

Unchecked motherly love is as detrimental to a child's development as never having had a present mother.

Blogger Peter Gent March 25, 2019 6:20 AM  

God, the Father, who is the archetype of parenting, is described by Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:13 this way: “God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength but with your testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.” Any of those 'children' who came from Christian families have failed parents who should have followed the pattern their heavenly Father laid down for them so their children would have been prepared to meet the "world, the flesh, and the devil" and any other difficulty by being properly prepared.

Blogger Amy March 25, 2019 6:31 AM  

Last night my 8yo said she had a hard knock life because I was making her and siblings dry and put away dishes after dinner. Just wait until I serve them sauce on their veggies tonight...they haven’t seen hard knocks yet.

Blogger Longtime Lurker March 25, 2019 6:33 AM  

Oorah!

Blogger Longtime Lurker March 25, 2019 6:38 AM  

@9: Truth. There's a reason why they put mother in the word smother.

Blogger Felix Bellator March 25, 2019 6:44 AM  

Growth is found outside the comfort zone. "Americans love the sting of battle." Yes, we should. Especially the difficult battle against self.

Parenting fail all right, but you can't expect pot metal to sharpen steel. Sauce mom is weaker than her child. Sounds like someone who is not meeting their writing deadlines nor earning their pay.

Blogger The Lab Manager March 25, 2019 6:45 AM  

If I were not informed of the source, I would have assumed this was something from The Onion. But even the real news out does The Onion and others like it everyday.

I also realize how lucky I am to grow up the way I did in a lot of ways.

Blogger Dave Dave March 25, 2019 6:50 AM  

Should we laugh at the fact that someone couldn't deal with sauce?

Blogger Silent Draco March 25, 2019 6:51 AM  

We removed one of them from our facility over the bbn last summer, because he was a total mess. The student tried to play the 'condition' victim card. No, go figure it out, then come back after you proved how to live without creating a health risk. We did not expect to be ambushed by Snowplow Mom immediately after the meeting. OTY OH, she did not expect to encounter Men, tough as tree stumps. Haven't heard from either in almost a year.

Adding to tubalcaine's list, they also need to clean up their own mess. Many act like they never had to wash dishes ornpots in their life, clean and dry a floor, or take the trash out to a can or dumpster. Yet these 'adults' are eligible to vote. Appalling and embarrassing

Blogger Silent Draco March 25, 2019 6:59 AM  

Question: where is Dad, with all these snowflakes?

Read the article, and while it's full of (((females))), only one man is cited. None of the overgrown toddlers had their fathers included, just Momma Munchausen. Dad should have them learning why and how to do the messy things.

Not enough coffee yet for writing, or that would've been one post.

Blogger McChuck March 25, 2019 7:02 AM  

They said it best in Secondhand Lions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAPt7iTmYXc

Blogger Matrick March 25, 2019 7:09 AM  

When I see the state of young people today, I can't help but feel a sense of satisfaction that my own son (currently age two) is going to have very limited competition when he meets the job market. With that said, I'm all in favour of making the necessary changes to improve our people.

Blogger Deranged March 25, 2019 7:10 AM  

I'm having similar experiences in the last year of my undergraduate degree here in London. However I took 3 years off to work before entering university, I think one of the problems of this may be due to the fact you can enter university straight after you finish your a-levels (16-18yr old in UK).

I think forcing kids to go to work before university may alleviate some of these problems.

Blogger The Cooler March 25, 2019 7:20 AM  

lmao I tried to imagine calling my father from college to bitch about sauce... Well, the old man's still with me because this induced a minor anxiety attack. He would have reached through the phone and ripped my endocrine system from my body.

I'm not sure what more evidence we need that most kids don't belong in college. I was sold upon realizing that, inside if about 100 years, we've gone from teaching Latin and calculus in high school to diagramming sentences and pre-algebra in college.

Blogger JC March 25, 2019 7:20 AM  

I was reading (and just finished), 'The Lost Princess' by George MacDonald.

That would make good reading for these mothers (and fathers where they exist).

Blogger basementhomebrewer March 25, 2019 7:21 AM  

This is going to make for a very interesting collapse. These kids are going to adapt to it in unpredictable ways. Sure, most are going to cower in the corner till they starve to death or are killed by someone. The rest are going to be what makes it interesting. Many will end up being virtual slaves to anyone that gives them a whiff of being a semi competent authority figure. Clear some of the easy obstacles out of the way for them and they will likely do the emotionally hard stuff for you, like killing people.

Blogger Robin March 25, 2019 7:22 AM  

Safe spaces begin at home

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 25, 2019 7:24 AM  

That part of the Democratic party's voting base will be eaten by the vibrant part of the D party's voting base.

And no I will not let you white knighting conservative yuck yucks save them.

Blogger rumpole5 March 25, 2019 7:26 AM  

Was there something in the water when we concieved these individuals? All of our friends and acquaintances who are parents of millennials complain about their eccentric offspring who seem to lack normal adaptive skills.

Blogger Cataline Sergius March 25, 2019 7:33 AM  

She can't eat food with sauce on it.

She can't eat food with...

She can't eat...


Still processing that one.

Blogger Rhys March 25, 2019 7:36 AM  

College is just a way to prolong highschool for a lot of these people.

Blogger VD March 25, 2019 7:45 AM  

All of our friends and acquaintances who are parents of millennials complain about their eccentric offspring who seem to lack normal adaptive skills.

It's probably their fault for parking them in front of television and other devices instead of actually raising them.

Blogger Duke Norfolk March 25, 2019 7:46 AM  

The coddling and over-protectiveness has been steadily ramping up over the decades. Participation trophies, and all that, too.

It's no wonder so many of these delicate flowers are a bloody mess these days. Their amygdalae are fragile, dysfunctional and undeveloped as can be.

Blogger Cataline Sergius March 25, 2019 7:50 AM  

I don't know what the current statistics are but twenty years ago there was a 40% dropout rate for an average typical freshman class in the US across the mean.

This was sad but understandable. The dream of your kid being the first one in your family to get a degree was still alive. High schools pushing kids into college instead of giving them real life job skills was in full play.

But at least the reasons for dropping out were comprehensible to me.

One, they were too dumb to college. ASVAB GT of 31 and plans college, was a standing joke with military recruiters from all the services. A GT of 31 is one standard IQ deviation below the mean. This kid could barely join the Marine Corps as an ooh-rah grunt and couldn't get into the Air Force at all...but he was going to college.

Two, they'd show up and college and party their face off until Dad got a letter telling him that his genius son/daughter was pulling a 1.1 GPA and was facing expulsion. That was usually when the plug got pulled on that dream.

Three; Various reasons. From boyfriend to just not being able to get to class because they couldn't self-start.

But none of them involved being such a helpless Eloi that they couldn't adapt to world where there was sauce on food.

Blogger Duke Norfolk March 25, 2019 7:51 AM  

VD wrote:All of our friends and acquaintances who are parents of millennials complain about their eccentric offspring who seem to lack normal adaptive skills.

It's probably their fault for parking them in front of television and other devices instead of actually raising them.


Yeah, it's such a mystery. "Whatever could have happened to our children? And why don't they respect us at all?"

Says Mrs/Mr "Call me Susie/Bill; my mother/father is Mrs/Mr Smith"

F'ing Boomers.

Blogger Deranged March 25, 2019 7:53 AM  

>It's probably their fault for parking them in front of television and other devices instead of actually raising them.

True, my boomer parents gave me computer games in my childhood and didnt give much interest in me. They just want to know how much progression I've done in my life so they can boast about it to their peers

Blogger Careless Whisper March 25, 2019 8:04 AM  

I worked with a kid who had a mother like this. Very enthusiastic about working, at first, but he arrived with practically no life skills whatsoever. It became apparent over time that he'd probably taken the job to spite his mother, such was their relationship. His family was a strange group.

Mom, an upper middle class divorcee, seemed to run all three of her boys' lives such to simultaneously insulate them from building character and belittle them for having no character. They all acted out to spite her, in strange ways. Two out of three are gay, all of them prone to senseless fits of self destruction. It hurts her greatly, and I think that's the idea.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan March 25, 2019 8:06 AM  

"Brown" a total clam snacking school full of snowflake princesses, whose parents have the "Equal" sticker plastered to their cars, not surprised to read that name.

Blogger camcleat March 25, 2019 8:07 AM  

@29

"College is just a way to prolong highschool for a lot of these people."

You speak the truth.

A few years ago, there was a survey done of college students that asked the question "Why are you in college?"

By my feeble recollection, something north of 80% responded "To put off working and responsibility for an additional four years."

My guess is that that number now is probably well north of 90%.

The idea that "kids" are in college to better themselves or even to "change the world" is a myth.

Blogger Arthur Isaac March 25, 2019 8:20 AM  

Parents are afraid that ANY difficulty encountered by their offspring will potentially scar and emotionally paralyze them are too cowardly to realize that NO difficulties will do far worse.

Teach children to do things that are difficult with failure as an inevitable possibility and success difficult to attain and watch them learn to appreciate being challenged, and learn to be dissatisfied with easy victory. I like youth hockey for that. Lots of tears and blisters and bruises and an occasional broken bone in there. The rewards take longer than 30 minutes with a controller in hand or a quick temper tantrum to an enabling parent.

Blogger urthshu March 25, 2019 8:27 AM  

There's a stupid expectation that both parents need to agree on all aspects of how the child is to be raised and taught, such that nothing is agreed to and the child is effectively ignored by default.
I'm beginning to teach my young son boxing. It's private, it's a manful thing my wife can have no input on, and it's needful. She is objecting because I didn't consult with her. And?

Blogger Dominik K. March 25, 2019 8:35 AM  

It's a race to the bottom. My direct family said, that they don't worry about their offsprings education because the little that they do is enough to beat the other children as lost cases in school by more than a headlong. I guess it ends in something like the movie idiocracy.

Blogger Damelon Brinn March 25, 2019 8:37 AM  

Should we laugh at the fact that someone couldn't deal with sauce?

Yes. We should also be sad that our society has come to this, but ridicule has its place. It's not like our generations didn't have fears and things we were squeamish about when we were growing up. We gutted through them and ate the sauce, so to speak, largely because we didn't want the other kids to laugh at us. These kids not only don't get laughed at for their weird traits -- because you could get expelled for that kind of thing -- they get to trade on them for special treatment. They need to be laughed at.

Blogger Ransom Smith March 25, 2019 8:41 AM  

In the future, the strongest won't just be those of sound mind and body.
But those that can eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on wheat bread.

Blogger AvocadoBob March 25, 2019 8:43 AM  

Student: Well, I made this dish, but decided to put my own spin—

Gordon: (throws meat cleaver) WHERE is the LAMB SAUCE?!?!

Student: (nervously eyeing massive knife quivering in wall next to her head) Well, I don’t really like sauce, so I—

-6 days later-

News report

Reporter: -police have not yet finished recovering the bodies from the wreckage.

Talking head: Catherine, can you possibly tell us what the authorities believe happened?

Reporter: Well, the exact circumstances remain unclear, but the police have put forth the theory, based upon recovered camera footage, that Chef Gordon Ramsey’s head literally exploded, with absolutely devastating results. Reports of his recent, rather dubious, honoring by the Guinness Book of Records for “History's Highest Blood Pressure”, may play a further factor in pending investigation.

Talking Head: Thank you, Catherine Bodine, reporting love from the former Hell’s Kitchen, where an absolutely horrific incident has taken place, with 74 dead and countless others wounded.

In other news, Orange Man Bad Nazi Racist Homophobe Muslim-hater Open Borders White Nationalism...

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey March 25, 2019 8:47 AM  

Dropped out of college because she couldn't handle sauces in the cafeteria? Wow. That's a new one. This universe is stranger than we CAN imagine!

Blogger Gianna March 25, 2019 9:15 AM  

@39
"I don't know what the current statistics are but twenty years ago there was a 40% dropout rate for an average typical freshman class in the US across the mean. "

This.

They were able to make mistakes because college tuition was so much lower back then. I personally know of many boys who dropped out for a year or two, got their act together and went on to earn very good graduate level degrees. Who in their right mind would allow someone to screw up a 50-75k/year education?

In typical NYT's fashion the article refuses to mention how rigged and unfair the system is because of mass immigration and social engineering. And everyone knows it. Especially the students and parents who pay for it. They also know part of that tuition pays for scholarships for students that have the ethnic identity the school wants.
"Privileged" parents actually pay for their children's education - after taxes. Underprivileged kids don't pay and are given preferential treatment in the admissions process and that includes loads of kids who are not that smart. Again everyone knows this. It is the elephant in the room...
At my son's school, only one person was admitted to John's Hopkin's this year. She had a lower GPA and ACT score (the smart kids take the SAT here) than everyone who had applied but she is hispanic and raised by a single mother.
20 or so Gen Zs who applied are very pissed off.

Blogger Felix Bellator March 25, 2019 9:16 AM  

Changing the focus to the children over my lifetime didn't help either. When I was young I was addressed as, "you're X's son." When I had children of my own I was addressed as "you're Y's father." "No, she's my daughter."

Blogger S1AL March 25, 2019 9:18 AM  

"Go play outside" needs to be said far more often than it is, for a whole host of reasons.

Blogger camcleat March 25, 2019 9:19 AM  

@32

"Two, they'd show up and college and party their face off until Dad got a letter telling him that his genius son/daughter was pulling a 1.1 GPA and was facing expulsion. That was usually when the plug got pulled on that dream."

Knew a dude that told me when he was "in college," he'd register for a bunch of classes, Daddy would pay the tuition bill, then right before the Withdraw-with-refund deadline, he'd drop all but about one class.

The school, in their infinite wisdom, would give HIM the tuition refund rather than sending it to the person that paid it. The reason he stayed in one class was to stay on the books as an "active" student.

Then he'd use the refund money to party and impress his friends with. From his perspective, it was a good gig he had going. Lasted about two years before his Dad found out.

History will remember "Everyone goes to college" and "Parents, send your kids to college! You MUST DO IT!" as one of the biggest and most destructive cultural fads Western Civ has ever known.

Blogger Gianna March 25, 2019 9:21 AM  

The sauce story is really funny but I am too cynical not to think they are just shifting the blame for weakening a once great American university system.

Blogger Alphaeus March 25, 2019 9:28 AM  

I sympathize for the girl who wouldn't eat sauce. Without such sensitivities, "cuisine" might never have been invented. I found this bit in Infogalactic, the planetary knowledge core, under
"Chinese Cuisine."

"By the time of Confucius in the late Zhou, gastronomy was becoming a high art. He was recorded discussing one such picky eater: "For him, the rice could never be white enough. When it was not cooked right, he would not eat. When it was out of season, he would not eat. When the meat was not cut properly, he would not eat. When the food was not prepared with the right sauce, he would not eat."[citation needed] "

Blogger Fargoth March 25, 2019 9:46 AM  

I've heard "Sauce Aversion Disorder", or "SAD" is diagnosable in the new DSM VI

Blogger The Cooler March 25, 2019 9:48 AM  

There are starving kids in Africa that would love to have the sauce

^ You'd think this would work better now.

Blogger Longtime Lurker March 25, 2019 10:02 AM  

@39: "I'm beginning to teach my young son boxing."

If all young men had a respectable knuckle game, society would be much more respectful.

Good on ya!

Blogger Jack Ward March 25, 2019 10:02 AM  

I suppose that, as these 'precious snowflakes, get older the girls can prove useful as camp whores for the warriors who defend the land, and the boys can work in the labor battalions.

Blogger Garuna March 25, 2019 10:16 AM  

How the hell did it get this bad this quickly? I'm a 90s born millennial. And it was nowhere near this bad when I was in college a few years ago. And that was in a solid blue city too.

I could feel my liberal friends become more radical left around 2012. But it was never this ridiculous maladjustment.

The sheer magnitude of recent faggotization is just shocking.

Blogger xevious2030 March 25, 2019 10:19 AM  

I’ll peacock. When I was active duty in the Corps, we lived by the principle of adapt and overcome. No wallowing around in defeatist attitude. We made do with what we had, most of it hand me down junk, and we got the f-ing job done. Course, our cooks, took grade F meat, “fit for animal and military consumption only,” and made some pretty good meals from it. In a miserable situation, gallows humor to cheer things up a bit. No excuses. We were taken from being a nasty civilian, bad parenting, and were made into something better than we were before. There is hope. And that hope is changed into reality through action. Not by waiting for the government or others to do everything for you, but by bringing it into reality yourself.

With that said, #18 has been the biggest change (aside from religion) since I was a kid, when most people, Marines or not, had the same attitude as above. And when the home with a man was not run like Everybody Loves Raymond. The family has gone from one of complimentary roles to competitive roles, which is a recipe for a grade F family that tasted like a grade F family.

Blogger liberranter March 25, 2019 10:20 AM  

Three generations worth of parenting fail chickens coming home to roost. Something tells me that we haven't even begun to see the worst of it yet.

Blogger liberranter March 25, 2019 10:30 AM  

@20

When I see the state of young people today, I can't help but feel a sense of satisfaction that my own son (currently age two) is going to have very limited competition when he meets the job market.

What makes you think that the hiring process will be based on merit and competence? We're already far down the road of jobs being awarded based on SJW criteria and this will only metastasize in the future. Odds are that your son, if you continue to properly parent him and he grows up to be a well adapted adult, will be branded a "socially undesirable element" by the ruling idiocracy.

Blogger Jack Amok March 25, 2019 10:51 AM  

"By the time of Confucius in the late Zhou, gastronomy was becoming a high art..."

In general, the country with the fanciest cuisine loses the war.

Blogger Unknown March 25, 2019 11:08 AM  

One came home because there was a rat in the dorm room. Some didn’t like their roommates. Others said it was too much work, and they had never learned independent study skills. One didn’t like to eat food with sauce. Her whole life, her parents had helped her avoid sauce, calling friends before going to their houses for dinner. At college, she didn’t know how to cope with the cafeteria options — covered in sauce.

Is this for real? If so, how widespread is this crap?

Blogger Daniele Grech Pereira March 25, 2019 11:16 AM  

This reminds me of how I always wore swim trunks in the "prison showers" while in the army. It's not that I wasn't man enough to shower naked with other men, I just wasn't a homo. Also, it was the Canadian army so there's lurking sodomites.

Blogger haus frau March 25, 2019 11:17 AM  

These parents handicapped their children. There's no excuse for this. I can't imagine living with such self-absorbed, lazy whiners until they reach college age. My husband and i spend a lot of effort hammering into our kids the need for emotional restraint and perspective. The fact is that no one outside of the most immediate family ever really cares about a person's problems, and then that care has limits. People who refuse to solve their own problems do not warrant sympathy.

Blogger Johnny March 25, 2019 11:23 AM  

Like so many things in our social infrastructure, higher education is mostly a money grubbing scam enriching the people who run it. Add to that much smaller families so there are lots of parents and grand parents per kid, thus indulgence.

Don't know if it is heredity or environment, but this guy I know had indulgent parents, and right up to middle age. Currently living a minimal accomplishment indulgent life. In attitude regards any criticism directed to his person as inappropriate, and thus is immune to it. Never taken lumps and never had to.

Perhaps part of the solution is unsupervised play. Children don't indulge other children and so they take their lumps.

Blogger spinoza March 25, 2019 11:39 AM  

This was published by the NYT to waste your time and further degrade American culture, no, it’s not for real.

They compare the unfit mother to machinery and the life of a child to that of a road frequently.

The conclusion of the article has nothing to do with the main topic but addresses the circumstance events that brought these writers to attempt to present an understanding of this topic to their editor.

Claire Cain Miller writes about gender, families and the future of work for The Upshot. She joined The Times in 2008 and was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for public service for reporting on workplace sexual harassment issues. @clairecm • Facebook

Jonah Bromwich is based in New York. He writes for the Style section. @jonesieman

Blogger Tars Tarkusz March 25, 2019 11:42 AM  

Every leftist program implemented in society causes a whole bunch of unforeseen consequences.

When I was about 5 we had a pee-wee baseball where we hit the ball off of a tee. At the end, everyone got a trophy. But this was in 74 or so and that was the one and only time where everyone got a trophy. Hell, not getting cut from the team was in itself a trophy.
Promiscuity and the pill means women are slutting it up before having a kid and having fewer of them. My parents had 4 kids to look after and that was pretty average. My parents' siblings also had 4 or 5 children each.
Affirmative action puts unfair competition against your kids.
In the late 70s and early 80s, the daycare centers were exploding and were telling their clients that "preschool" as they begun calling it, would give their kids an edge. Worse, they started hiring "specialist" in early childhood education. These kids ended up being robbed of their childhood and gave the exact opposite. They never even learned how to get along with other kids because an adult 'expert' was always there to smooth over their interactions with each other. Of course, these 'experts' begun pushing leftist propaganda to these kids. Then leftism completely took over the education industry along with social workers who confused true abuse and neglect with leaving a kid to his own devices for a few hours and an occasional spanking as child abuse.

This problem is much more ingrained in this society than the article can admit.

Blogger David Ray Milton March 25, 2019 11:43 AM  

I learned that motto in debate class in high school. I had no idea it had a Marine Corps origin!

As for the students... wow. It seems similar to when I ask my new (younger) employees to do something and they reply that they can’t, because it would “give them anxiety.” However, if you persist, they always pull through and realize the world isn’t ending, which is something their parents should have done with then around age 2.

Blogger Hammerli280 March 25, 2019 11:46 AM  

I'm reminded of the fact that a significant amount of military basic training is Adulting 101. A crash course in the subject, quite deliberately designed to cut the apron strings and fire-hose teenagers with the skills they will need. And keep them too busy and too tired to be homesick.

Blogger Don't Call Me Len March 25, 2019 11:54 AM  

they are just shifting the blame for weakening a once great American university system.

That's the equally funny but sad bit that goes unmentioned: most of the faculty can't hack the real world either. Just look how most of them spiral out of control at the merest hint of an opposing viewpoint.

Blogger Iron Spartan March 25, 2019 12:10 PM  

Communists and subversives started hiding behind academic freedom and tenure in the arts and humanities in the collegiate system in the 60's. From there they spread to nearly every administrative position in every school.

Arts and Humanities produce nothing, have no objective standards, so they have been exactly the vehicle for globalists and other (((scum))) to bilk people into massive debt. Double whammy because on top of the massive debt, they have no marketable skills.

The good news is that times are changing. The commies are going to ride the collegiate system right into the ground. The number of colleges that can be expected to go bankrupt in the next ten years keeps climbing. Useless eater programs are already being cut, and the parasites are screaming. Look for the magic work "science" to be added to all sorts of majors that clearly are not.

If we can get someone to bring Griggs vs. Duke Energy back to court so companies can test their own employees again, watch the enrollment in useless eater programs dwindle to nothing.

Blogger James Chinery March 25, 2019 12:18 PM  

"Go play outside" needs to be said far more often than it is, for a whole host of reasons.

Or my father's favorite, "Go outside and blow the stink off."

Blogger rumpole5 March 25, 2019 12:30 PM  

"parking them in front of television" - That's certainly not re: our offspring. No TV except for videos. He had exactly 2 Apple video games: Apple Bugdom and Dinosaurs. He was raised by a stay at home mom, and I spent every Saturday with him as a kid, we usually went roller skating. He had plenty of activities, music camps, soccer team in school, student orchestra, camping trips. Got great grades in high school and college and has earned two post graduate degrees. Maybe he spent too much time with OTHER Mils? By the way I spent more time in front of a TV than my kid ever did. That is why HE didn't.

Blogger Argus Bacchus March 25, 2019 12:32 PM  

@29

"College is just a way to prolong highschool for a lot of these people."


For some parents, middle school is just a way to prolong elementary school too.

Blogger Ivar March 25, 2019 1:17 PM  

Yet these are the sort of kids who can expect to hold the reins of the New World Order and put the hammer down on the unwashed of Flyover Country. Perhaps there is hope.

Blogger justaguy March 25, 2019 1:35 PM  

All this means is that there are more opening in the elite for non-elite. Lewt the pansies go home crying. From what I can tell, most of the elite have very smart and hard-working children who take their advantages and use them. Very few are those who just coast along. They or their kids tend to fall into the great middle. If 1/2 of the Fortune 500 CEOs didn't come from Ivy leagues, there is always a group who through effort join the elite mor at least the very very rich.

With the tech craze, there were a bunch of youngsters who created companies and became members of the elite. Gates wasn't until MS, Sburg wasn't until Facebook, Musk until his start-ups etc. What is still good about the US is that we have fresh blood earning their way into the elites every generation. Even Bill Clinton was just a poor boy who had brains that the elite took an interest in. Now his family defines the elite.

Blogger maniacprovost March 25, 2019 1:39 PM  

Picky eating is due to the disgust reflex triggering. Used to, kids would learn to overcome this. They eat the vegetables a few dozen times and get used to it. At least, so I have heard from old TV shows or whatever. It also works with "super tasters" who can actually taste how disgusting bitter foods are.

Conclusion: Sauce Girl is a natural Conservative.

Blogger maniacprovost March 25, 2019 1:51 PM  

All this means is that there are more opening in the elite for non-elite. ... What is still good about the US is that we have fresh blood earning their way into the elites every generation.

Each generation, there is a greater concerted effort to close off access to the elite, for the security of elite mediocrities. Eventually, when there are more elites outside than inside, there will be revolution.

Tech is much more restricted now, although a few Millenials have become billionaires since then (mostly by selling companies to Facebook). Cryptocurrency might be the space with the most opportunity for outsiders. But that's it. Anything that would disrupt an existing industry is essentially illegal.

Blogger sammibandit March 25, 2019 2:06 PM  

For universities that end up putting students on academic probation I'll ask what business they have admitting these people in the first place. Tax dollars? It's cruel to set people up for failure and I think universities do just that.

I used to see a lot of students crying in the hallways during finals week. I've known a handful of people on academic probation for failing badly. To summarize I think a lot of people admitted aren't cut out for the work.

Blogger Servant March 25, 2019 2:27 PM  

@ransom smith

With the crust on

Blogger Brenda March 25, 2019 2:55 PM  

@16 "Should we laugh at the fact that someone couldn't deal with sauce?"

I was in hysterics laughing. SCRAPING OFF SAUCE IS HARD!!!
I used to hate sauce. Now I like it and I'm plumper because of it!

I worked in a dental office for years and eventually because a hygienist in the office. We hired a young girl to be an assistant to everyone. One day I told her to take out the trash and she said, "I don't take out the trash". I was LIVID! I told her I had worked there 15 years and I still take out the trash. We get paid to WORK! I made her take out the trash and I walked her through the ((very)) difficult procedure. She didn't last long.

My youngest daughter (8 years old at the time) was given the responsibility of feeding our two dogs every day. She fed them the first night, no problem. The second night I told her to feed the dogs and she said, "But I fed them yesterday." I told her, "Guess what? They are hungry again and you don't get to eat anything until you feed those dogs!" Problem solved.

Grandma of 7.

Blogger LZ March 25, 2019 3:23 PM  

The sheer magnitude of recent faggotization is just shocking.

My dividing line is Barney the purple dinosaur. Everything after that is Pure Faggotry.

I want to know
What you're eating
There are some things you can't hide
I want to know
What you're eating
Tell me if it's got sauce

*pure faggotry*

Here i am in silence
looking round without a clue
I find myself with sauce again
starving to death with you...
I can see behind the sauce
there's some food I want to eat
but how to get around the sauce
must I again admit defeat?

Blogger SirHamster March 25, 2019 3:27 PM  

Jack Amok wrote:"By the time of Confucius in the late Zhou, gastronomy was becoming a high art..."

In general, the country with the fanciest cuisine loses the war.


"Late" means right about when that Chinese dynasty was replaced with the next one, usually after a hearty civil war.

Blogger Doug Cranmer March 25, 2019 3:46 PM  

@ Grandma of 7.

I work in technology R&D and we often take on coop undergrad students for a few months.

It's common to have them do some coding scut work for a project we're working on while they're here. They can't materially contribute to the research because they have no where near the background but their support work is very helpful.

On two different occasions the student demanded to be included as an author in the publication to come out of the work. I was flabbergasted. Never could I imagine doing such a thing.

The impertinence and ungratefulness. We had intended to include them in the acknowledgments nicely and give them a good reference because they did well at their task. Not after that.

That would NEVER have happened in the past.

Blogger Blastman March 25, 2019 4:27 PM  

What the heck is that woman doing fretting about avoiding sauce.

Surely if one can choose your own gender among 57 choices, they can turn sauce into not-sauce.

Blogger LAZ March 25, 2019 4:37 PM  

@justaguy I don't know about Musk but Gates and Clinton are part of the Peerage (AKA: the cabal, Illuminate) and Zuckerberg is of the tribe. None of them were poor boys who happened to make it into the elites

Blogger Silent Draco March 25, 2019 4:51 PM  

Oh, THANKS, Servant. I just snorted iced tea. OK, could have been worse; could have been whole milk.

Blogger Michael Maier March 25, 2019 8:40 PM  

I attended university 20 years ago. The instructor had a policy: One grade letter deducted for every day a paper was late. An "adult" student wanted to know what to do since she was turning in a paper a week late.

A few years ago, attending university again. A "male" was asking the class how does he fix his car telling him that his tire was under-inflated. The entire class tried explaining the concepts of a "tire gauge" and a "air pump" to him, to no avail. Someone finally yelled out "Just go to Tire Barn and beg for help." He told us the next class that they "fixed it for him".

Blogger Rough Carrigan March 25, 2019 10:12 PM  

#64, you shouldn't doubt the veracity of these tales of insane weakness.

I remember dating a girl who said that either her roommate or a girl in the next room had had a nervous breakdown and had to leave college because she couldn't handle that many of the other kids had more money than she did. I didn't believe her and interrogated her about it. Come on. What was the real issue? But she absolutely stuck to her guns that this other girl, at some point in, I guess the early to mid 90's, couldn't deal with the fact that other people had more money than her.

Blogger Meng Greenleaf March 25, 2019 11:14 PM  

I was recently speaking to a colleague about a student who had graduated. I asked how she was going with her work in the hospital. Apparently she had collapsed and had a nervous breakdown.

Reason?

Work

Yup, putting in a 40 hour work week. It was too much for her. The relentlessness of getting up and going to work in the hospital day, after day, after day. This is now, not uncommon.

Isn't that insane???

Anyway, luckily for her she is attractive, and quickly met a boy at work, is now working part-time and engaged to be married.

LOL

And, to be fair she's a very kind individual, came from a somewhat sheltered family (Chinese) and will probably make someone a good wife and I am sure will be a good mother.

I once read: Men make the things. Women make the men. Maybe that's okay?

Blogger Rhys March 26, 2019 12:27 AM  

The Cooler wrote:There are starving kids in Africa that would love to have the sauce

Talk about non-functional parenting boomerisms. No kid in human history has ever cared about the starving kids in Africa.

Blogger Cluttermonkey March 26, 2019 2:45 AM  

This is what happens when women run your society. This is also what happens if you micromanage and helicopter your children. I bet these shining examples had no or very few siblings.

Blogger Da Man March 26, 2019 4:40 AM  

hmmmm........and you are still wondering why they are replacing your soft pasty white asses?

Blogger Damaris Tighe March 26, 2019 9:12 PM  

Could it be Dr Levine is mainly seeing the unfit, as biologists might put it?

I know and meet a lot of people of that age and they are not pitiable like this.

Blogger Damaris Tighe March 26, 2019 9:18 PM  

JC wrote:Though I'd want to hope it is Jew/Elite families doing this; judging from the last few paragraphs, I'd say this is mostly an Asian thing. There was another story a little while ago that Roosh talked about where a Chinese mother was in trouble for trying to set up a date for her son. Having spent plenty of time with Asians and Asian parents, they tend to be like this. It seems especially bad with Vietnamese and Chinese.

Might the Asian parents be - very sensibly - getting the young people together?

I know a young guy who said said he was very conscious of how hard it was to meet the right girl and praised the role of friends and family introducing him to some appropriate partners, one of whom he married.

Hail the match-makers!

Blogger Avalanche March 28, 2019 8:03 AM  

@24 "Clear some of the easy obstacles out of the way for them and they will likely do the emotionally hard stuff for you, like killing people."

Hence China's Cultural Revolution, where the college-aged children went violently insane!

Blogger Avalanche March 28, 2019 8:20 AM  

@71 "I spent more time in front of a TV than my kid ever did."

My dad used to say 'daytime TV turns your brain to mush that come pouring out yer ears!' We grew up: No TV before the 5pm news -- except golf on Sunday. "Yeah-right-bye-dad! We're goin' outside!" S'pose that means it worked...

Nephew had his own TV and gaming system from about age 6, in his bedroom! But worse, my idiot-lib sister and her husband finally 'negotiated' -- with the kid! -- that he would give up his BOTTLE on his FIFTH birthday!

Blogger Avalanche March 28, 2019 8:33 AM  

@89 "There are starving kids in Africa that would love to have the sauce
Talk about non-functional parenting boomerisms. No kid in human history has ever cared about the starving kids in Africa. "

On the other hand: the crusts are the best part of the bread... {wink}

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