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Monday, April 18, 2016

The cost of convergence

Some people doubted the veracity of my claim that the purpose of the SJW list is to help SJWs find employment at SJW-converged companies. What they fail to understand is that there is no better way to legally ensure the segregation of those individuals from the sane elements of society as well as ensuring that the converged companies more quickly experience the full consequences of their embrace of social justice:
The University of Missouri will be shaggier and dirtier and faculty will be responsible for taking their own trash to dumpsters under the plan for cutting 50 jobs in campus operations detailed in an email memo sent Friday by Vice Chancellor Gary Ward.

Landscaping operations will be cut back so sidewalk edges are trimmed no more than twice a year and only in the most visible locations, Ward wrote. After Saturday football games, the debris left by tailgaters will not be picked up until Monday, he wrote.

Custodial staff no longer will clean or remove trash or recyclables from offices, Ward wrote. “This frees up custodians to assist with recycling, which, previously, has been a volunteer effort,” Ward wrote.

The plan to save $5.47 million in the MU Operations division that employs 842 people exempts the MU Police Department and MU Environmental Health and Safety. Ward warned it likely means slower response time for maintenance issues, less overtime and slower snow removal.

In the email, Ward warned that “we will be unable to sustain the level of service for which you have become accustomed. I do not anticipate that changes beginning July 1, 2016, will inhibit the academic mission at Mizzou, nor is it my intention for that to ever happen.”

Ward’s email is his response to a March 9 directive for a 5 percent cut to general fund budgets from interim Chancellor Hank Foley. The directive imposed a hiring freeze and warned there would be no salary increases.

The Columbia campus is trying to cover $22 million of an expected $32.5 million shortfall because of declining enrollment and new commitments such as the new Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, spokesman Christian Basi said. The cuts do not take into account possible state budget reductions or increases.
Notice that this $32.5 million shortfall is not only the result of their target market's negative reaction to SJW activity at the university, but also due to the fact that the SJWs running the institution would rather pay for the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity than pay custodians to prevent them from living in filth.

Many people make the mistake of thinking that common sense aversion to negative consequences will suffice to prevent SJWs from pursuing total societal convergence. The decisions of the SJWs at the University of Missouri should suffice to disabuse them of that notion. It won't, but it should.

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113 Comments:

Blogger exfarmkid April 18, 2016 7:06 AM  

"the SJWs running the institution would rather pay for the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity than pay custodians to prevent them from living in filth."

Well said.

Blogger Subversive Saint April 18, 2016 7:10 AM  

Perhaps the new levels of filth reflect their own perception of themselves.

Blogger Lobo Util April 18, 2016 7:16 AM  

The totalitarian left is making sure to keep their non-teaching SJW groups intact. Can't cut the budget of teachers or SJW's (same thing).

Blogger Salt April 18, 2016 7:18 AM  

Making tailgating great again.

OpenID basementhomebrewer April 18, 2016 7:18 AM  

The funny part is expecting a clean campus will soon be called white privileged. If someone today says that non-whites don't mind a dirty environment they would be called raccciisss. Once the full effects of this policy are on display the same statement will be used to bludgeon whites who complain.

Blogger James Dixon April 18, 2016 7:20 AM  

> Many people make the mistake of thinking that common sense aversion to negative consequences will suffice to prevent SJWs from pursuing total societal convergence.

Nah. Have you ever met an SJW who will admit that they negative consequences they experience have anything to do with their actions?

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 18, 2016 7:24 AM  

Compare this to OSU, where the leadership simply refused the list of demands and threatened to expel lawbreakers.

Should have threatened to send them to Mizzou, though.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother April 18, 2016 7:28 AM  

Or Detroit.

Blogger Dexter April 18, 2016 7:30 AM  

Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot would rather pay tens of millions of lives than pay small farmers to grow food...

Anonymous Emmanuel April 18, 2016 7:43 AM  

Since people tend to have fewer respect of trashy locations, we can soon expect them to start throwing waste on the (already dirty) premises of the campus.

Missouri will be the first urban blight campus, but at least it will be diverse and inclusive.

Anonymous Quartermaster April 18, 2016 7:45 AM  

Yes, they desperately need a "Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity" more than they need anything else. I have several friends who are alumni and they aren't pleased with Mizzou at the moment.

Blogger Nate April 18, 2016 7:53 AM  

"Many people make the mistake of thinking that common sense aversion to negative consequences will suffice to prevent SJWs from pursuing total societal convergence. "

To the contrary. They will likely see it as martyrdom for their beloved Cause.

Blogger CM April 18, 2016 8:03 AM  

I think they will have more trouble covering their budget next year...

Blogger Salt April 18, 2016 8:05 AM  

One small plane, a load of garbage, and a low pass over Mizzou.

Blogger The Kurgan April 18, 2016 8:05 AM  

This has improved my day. By my reckoning anything that can inflict immediate and painful consequences of a severe nature on SJWs is only a good, hopeful and civilising thing. With any luck that campus will become a crater soon

Anonymous Elipe April 18, 2016 8:08 AM  

How could anyone possibly think SJWList is anything but a whitelist for SJW companies is beyond me...

I mean, for crying out loud, Vox is Indian. Feather, not dot. That makes him diverse. He just wants to help certain companies to get their own share of diversity...

Truly, how could these privileged white SJWs ever dare to criticize Vox or this list? Such cis-scummery!

Blogger Starbuck April 18, 2016 8:17 AM  

Typical... Doesn't seem to matter if it is a buisness, corporations, governments, or even schools. The administration always protects itself over everyone else. If you see management getting axed because of budget cuts, that means the business is about to fail completely. Otherwise it is get rid of the little people first so that we can still have our pie.

I would like to see more big entities like that truly get axed. See management feel the cuts instead.

But as you know, these uneducated getting the cuts are just that. Uneducated.

See how I see that a diploma really does give you so much more? You have all sorts of people helping you to keep your management position.

Blogger dc.sunsets April 18, 2016 8:20 AM  

The impulsive mind is driven by emotions and expresses herding behavior. It does not learn. It is like hard coded memory, nothing much is added from experience.

The David Ruenzel's of the world cling to their false narrative even in the face of mortal threat.

What's a little trash, the stench of rotting food & beer or a few large rats when the march to full equality is happening?

Blogger dc.sunsets April 18, 2016 8:25 AM  

Missou is in all likelihood now in a flat spin on the way to a hard landing. Look for "turn-around specialist, higher ed administrator" to become a "thing" as more and more universities visibly succumb to their modern perversities and rapidly collapsing value proposition.

Blogger Weouro April 18, 2016 8:27 AM  

Is this a university or an Ayn Rand novel?

Anonymous rienzi April 18, 2016 8:30 AM  

Vicious cuts to the landscaping budget! Why does the U of MO hate Mexicans? Racisss!!!

Blogger dc.sunsets April 18, 2016 8:31 AM  

Your alumni friends have about as much pull on campus as do individual shareholders on modern corporate boards.

All of this is the same. All institutions in the USA have progressed to the late stage where their reason for existence is entirely internal, for the exclusive benefit of the executives running them.

Blogger Subversive Saint April 18, 2016 8:36 AM  

The microagressions overwhelm me

Anonymous Bagger Vance April 18, 2016 8:40 AM  

I bet I have a pretty good idea what color all the janitors that just got laid off are. Well maybe they can be diversity consultants now?

@Weouro--good one, "University of Starnesville" indeed. That's what I used to call Berkeley when I would visit.

Anonymous Lawyer April 18, 2016 8:42 AM  

These economies are everywhere and the clueless are not noticing.

My company, at its world headquarters, went from restaurant cutlery to cheap stamped mess-kit implements, and now plastic forks with crooked tines. Employees have to empty their own trash. The cafeteria started serving cold Chick-fil-a sandwiches.

Not quite a death-spiral, but indicative of the times.

Anonymous kfg April 18, 2016 8:46 AM  

@7: "Should have threatened to send them to Mizzou, though."
@8: "Or Detroit."

No! No, not Detroit! No! No, please! Anything but that! No! No!

Blogger tz April 18, 2016 8:47 AM  

The U isn't a custodial institution?

Anonymous Cheddarman April 18, 2016 8:48 AM  

This is just a mild tremor compared to the coming cultural mega quakes that will eventually tear apart the usa. Anyone who thinks the US will survive the decline of its majority founder population and replacement with low iq blacks and Hispanics is deluded.

Blogger tz April 18, 2016 8:49 AM  

If you don't remove the human trash...

Anonymous The Prof April 18, 2016 8:51 AM  

An interesting take on the conflict between "efficiency" and moral "legitimacy" in institutions:

http://www.ribbonfarm.com/2016/04/07/business-as-magic/

"I have worked in corporations, nonprofit entities, and government agencies. They have always been extremely mysterious to me.

I could never quite figure out what the institutions were up to—their goals, workings, and desired behaviors were never clear to me. Mission statements read at meetings seemed to have little connection to the day-to-day activities we performed. What did they want? What were they doing?

I will share here a sociological theory of institutionalized organizations that helped clear up my confusion. In this model, institutions have two competing interests. On the one hand, they need to be efficient at producing their product or service. On the other hand, they need to be legitimate and to fit into myth-driven regulatory and structural frameworks. In response, institutions decouple their mythical and practical activities. They not only pay lip service to myth, but structure their operations and activities toward signaling conformity with it. Backstage, their members accomplish the necessary tasks using methods often at odds with their institutional myths.


UM is spending tons of money on "legitimacy" (diversity deans, etc.) and shorting their "efficiency"(teachers).

Anonymous kfg April 18, 2016 8:52 AM  

@22: "All institutions in the USA have progressed to the late stage where their reason for existence is entirely internal, for the exclusive benefit of the executives running them."

Creating lots of opportunities for small "cockroach" outfits to skitter around their baseboards, stealing their lunch.

Anonymous Spinrad's Agent April 18, 2016 9:03 AM  

No clean space is a safe space.

Anonymous Cheddarman April 18, 2016 9:05 AM  

It will be fun to watch the universities tear themselves apart as the "conventional" liberals such as department chairs, boomer and gen-x moderate liberals, engineering and agriculture departments and bean counters are besieged by the radical cultural marxist sjws. As the sjws increasingly get their way, they will hasten the decline of the university system into irrelevance.

Blogger dc.sunsets April 18, 2016 9:07 AM  

Not quite a death-spiral, but indicative of the times.

Those >50 may recall how on a nice day 40 years ago the sky would be full of Cessnas and other small private planes.

Another sign of the times is that what currently constitutes the upper middle class is no longer wealthy enough to own and operate private planes. The skies today are almost free of them.

We are becoming visibly poorer than our parents; the signs are everywhere but the iGadget craze keeps people's eyes glued at hand level while wealth-consuming friction ("industry" that employs people and soaks up money but produces little, no or negative useful output) rises everywhere.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan April 18, 2016 9:11 AM  

Zou has I believe a large enough black student population to now begin the Detroitization process.

Stick a fork in it

Blogger mushroom April 18, 2016 9:17 AM  

I have several friends who are alumni and they aren't pleased with Mizzou at the moment.

You can add me to the list of angry alums. MU has been on a downhill track for a long time. It was a pretty cow college forty years ago.

Blogger mushroom April 18, 2016 9:18 AM  

I have several friends who are alumni and they aren't pleased with Mizzou at the moment.

You can add me to the list of angry alums. MU has been on a downhill track for a long time. It was a pretty cow college forty years ago.

Blogger dc.sunsets April 18, 2016 9:19 AM  

@31 Creating lots of opportunities for small "cockroach" outfits to skitter around their baseboards, stealing their lunch.

Are you positing a metaphor of the (standard theory) replacement of dinosaurs by mammals?

Quite plausible. The number of bills-paying jobs is in decline due to both the # of jobs and the cost of the bills (in my youth a man could own a 3-br house on a 1/4 acre and raise a family on what a barber took home.)

I suggest that many (most?) bills-paying jobs today are partially or entirely friction-producing (they consume wealth, pay well but ultimately the result is waste heat.) This includes almost everything paid for in part or full by the US Treasury, from NGO and social service jobs to the VA, Medicare/Medicaid, Big Pharma, Medical "Insurance," K-Ph.D. schooling, etc. Some of these provide a small dollop of utility buried in waste and ditch-digging/refilling make-work.

Institutional waste rises because everyone is in on the con. We live in a metaphorical circle, each man picking the pocket of the guy in front of him. This system has immense inertia and continues to grow like a metastatic cancer, long past the point where the host can survive intact. Each man behaves like a single cancer cell, oblivious to the larger path and long-term outcome.

Someday the denouement will arrive and these dinosaurs will visibly sicken (MU?) and die. It remains to be seen when will the inflection point be visible.

Anonymous kfg April 18, 2016 9:20 AM  

"Those >50 may recall how on a nice day 40 years ago the sky would be full of Cessnas and other small private planes."

On a nice day, circa 40 years ago, I heard a strange engine note. I looked up to find the source, which turned out to be an Airco DH.2.

Got to watch it for some time too, as it was moving so slowly that it appeared to almost hang in the sky.

Blogger Alexander April 18, 2016 9:20 AM  

Missouri and South Africa:

When they're a German outpost governed by Englishmen, you get one thing.

When they're handed over to the Africans, you get a different thing.

No amount of dat magic dirt can change that.

Anonymous Daedalus Mugged April 18, 2016 9:25 AM  

Does Mizzou still have enough applicants that they can send rejection notices? How can an institution that rejects applicants even plausibly have Division of Inclusion? Is their first objective the elimination of rejection letters?

I guess they are heading there, but they are going the long way around.

Anonymous Jill April 18, 2016 9:25 AM  

Sometimes your posts just leave me speechless. Like, really, what is there to say? The symbolism they're employing says it all.

Blogger David of One April 18, 2016 9:26 AM  

It would appear that a great many folk do not adhere to the SJW narrative ... otherwise this poor victimized institution of mal-education wouldn't be suffering so. Maybe it is a matter of more folk realizing the same will spread to other "schools" of mal-education.

Alias, it would appear to be too late to hope for as much as the liberal marxists aim to make such institutions of mal-education free.

Anonymous kfg April 18, 2016 9:26 AM  

@38: "Are you positing a metaphor of the (standard theory) replacement of dinosaurs by mammals?"

Actually, it was a metaphor of living in a slum tenement, which is becoming less and less of a metaphor by the day, but that one would do as well.

Anonymous roo_ster April 18, 2016 9:27 AM  

dc.sunsets wrote:Not quite a death-spiral, but indicative of the times.

Those >50 may recall how on a nice day 40 years ago the sky would be full of Cessnas and other small private planes.

Another sign of the times is that what currently constitutes the upper middle class is no longer wealthy enough to own and operate private planes. The skies today are almost free of them.

We are becoming visibly poorer than our parents; the signs are everywhere but the iGadget craze keeps people's eyes glued at hand level while wealth-consuming friction ("industry" that employs people and soaks up money but produces little, no or negative useful output) rises everywhere.


UPPER middle class? Heck, my grandpa owned a Piper Cub in the 1960s. He had a high school education, was a veteran of WWII, but had no college. He managed to get a job in warehousing/logistics. At best he was MIDDLE middle class and could afford to buy and operate a plane.

I am UMC, but I can not afford such.

Blogger Nick S April 18, 2016 9:30 AM  

A top down approach seldom occurs to administrators of large organizations as the place to start cutting costs. Or maybe it does.

Blogger dc.sunsets April 18, 2016 9:35 AM  

@45 I am UMC, but I can not afford such.


Me, too, and feel compelled to husband my resources far too much to indulge that expensive a hobby. Heck, for every two years of gun club dues I could buy another gun.

One never knows for sure how long is the plank as you're forced to walk out on it.

Anonymous That Would Be Telling April 18, 2016 9:36 AM  

@34 dc.sunsets:

Those >50 may recall how on a nice day 40 years ago the sky would be full of Cessnas and other small private planes.

Another sign of the times is that what currently constitutes the upper middle class is no longer wealthy enough to own and operate private planes. The skies today are almost free of them.


I do recall this. Although the story would seem to be a bit more complicated. Knowing about how product liability costs are blamed for literally shutting down Cessna's general aviation piston production in 1986, prior to a partial save from Congress, I found this interesting essay which points out some other factors:

Cost from liability would seem to be the crushing one, but the change in alternatives is also very big: 40 years ago airlines were completely regulated and much more expensive to fly on, and the brand new national speed limit officially kept us all at maximum of 55 mph on highways with a general minimum design speed of 70 mph. Within a decade both these issues got fixed, and all these factors helped create a vicious spiral of fewer available planes which further increased costs.

Blogger Nate April 18, 2016 10:03 AM  

" Heck, my grandpa owned a Piper Cub in the 1960s. "

This should grant some perspective on just how rich america was after WWII.. and how far we have fallen.

Blogger CarpeOro April 18, 2016 10:06 AM  

New school recruiting slogan:
Attend the University of Misery, because misery loves company.

Blogger Rabbi B April 18, 2016 10:10 AM  

Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity,
and the rod they wield in fury will be broken. (cf. Proverbs 22)

The more things change the more they stay the same.

Blogger dc.sunsets April 18, 2016 10:15 AM  

@48 Perhaps a USA with a million lawyers, some of whom dominate the places where laws are made and regulations are promulgated, has something to do with the high cost of private aviation. As I said, our standard of living drops because pay is shrinking and costs are rising...and the latter is mostly due to the rise in economic friction.

One quibble: flying a small plane is fun but cross-country travel in one is quite an adventure, as opposed to commercial air travel. I know a guy with a Beach Bonanza who flies for fun locally several times a week, but if he has to go anywhere beyond a couple hours by his plane he flies commercial; it's still way more convenient even with the nudi-scan/gropefest TSA.

@49 Nate. You said it. The comparison between now and the early 1960's would nauseate young adults if they so much as had a clue.

Even when I went to college (35 years ago) it was very possible to work part-time 9mo, full-time 3mo and cover TR&B entirely.

Like I said. Friction.

Blogger Joe Doakes April 18, 2016 10:27 AM  

Want some real fun? Make students pick up the trash and trim the grass - require it as part of learning about White Privilege. Might expand it to include taking out the garbage, sweeping the sidewalks, strewing rose petals where Diversity Administrators will walk . . .

Anonymous kfg April 18, 2016 10:32 AM  

Used to know a guy who lived about 20 miles out into the country and commuted to his job in the city in his Cessna 140 - from his lawn.

He was lower management. If he was middle middle class, it was just barely.

Blogger Arthur Isaac April 18, 2016 10:33 AM  

Just look at Venezuela.

Anonymous kfg April 18, 2016 10:33 AM  

"Make students pick up the trash and trim the grass - require it as part of learning about White Privilege."

They might just do that; it's straight up Maoist.

Blogger Joe Doakes April 18, 2016 10:37 AM  

Cessna and Piper sold well because ordinary people could fly them. But in 1958, the feds imposed a written test on regulation minutia, aeronautical physics, meteorology plus a medical exam. Like many older men, I passed the written and soloed but can no longer pass the medical exam: seniors who could afford to fly are grounded "for our own good" and their airplanes sit idle.

Blogger Josh April 18, 2016 10:42 AM  

This should grant some perspective on just how rich america was after WWII.. and how far we have fallen.

Along the same lines, the standard of living portrayed in Mad Men.

Blogger Arthur Isaac April 18, 2016 10:44 AM  

@20 & 24 "The 20th Century Teaching Company" or "Cortlandt U.".

Anonymous BGKB April 18, 2016 10:50 AM  

Forget being a black knight by going into women's restrooms while dressed as a leftist Bern in Hell supporter after eating lots of beans, clog the toilets at that college at 3pm on a Friday, and it will stay that way till Monday. Or dare I say emulate govt hallways of the EPA? http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/25/epa-environmental-protection-agency-poop-defecation/11361899/

Is this a university or an Ayn Rand novel?

Her villains are all 2d, but the trash piles will be 3-d.

Anyone who thinks the US will survive the decline of its majority founder population and replacement with low iq blacks and Hispanics is

Anyone who thinks low IQ blacks and Hispanics will survive the food stamp card ending is deluded.

constitutes the upper middle class is no longer wealthy enough to own and operate private planes. The skies today are almost free of them

It has gotten so bad that doctors don't want to take their boats out to fishing trips for all who would come, due to fuel costs.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 18, 2016 10:56 AM  

"the SJWs running the institution would rather pay for the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity than pay custodians to prevent them from living in filth."

Also cf. the entire country of Venezuela.

Blogger Reallynewguy April 18, 2016 10:56 AM  

That's because they are filth

Blogger Reallynewguy April 18, 2016 10:57 AM  

Just like angry children. And they expect the other guy to pay for it.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 18, 2016 10:59 AM  

This should grant some perspective on just how rich america was after WWII.. and how far we have fallen.

@49 Nate
The history of our space program provides proof enough. In the 1960s we were walking on the moon. Now we have to rely on the Russians to get humans into low-Earth orbit. It's masked by our sending fancy probes to Pluto, but it doesn't change the underlying reality.

Anonymous Jack Amok April 18, 2016 11:02 AM  

One particular political cartoon from the 80's always stuck with me. I don't remember who the artist was, likely a lefty of course, but it featured a series of panels with men in suits sitting behind desks.

The first was the Chairman of the Board saying "We need to cut the fat!" Then came the CEO repeating the message, and then the Senior VP (Recycling), then the Junior VP (Pop-top cans division), a General Manager, a Manager - all saying "We need to cut the fat!". Then in the final panel, a Supervisor looks up at a janitor holding a broom and dustpan and says "You're fired."

If the artist is still alive, maybe he can re-do it with Deans and Provosts and what not.

Anonymous BGKB April 18, 2016 11:10 AM  

The history of our space program provides proof enough. In the 1960s we were walking on the moon. Now we have to rely on the Russians

That's because NASA didn't get an affirmative action office until the year we stopped going to the moon in 1972. The entire world had less computing power than a smart phone has today, but there was no LOW IQ dead weight at NASA.

Anonymous kfg April 18, 2016 11:13 AM  

In Mad Men days the rule was that janitors were set for life and it was middle management that got sacked.

If you were low or high, you had a certain amount of security. In the middle - squished like grape.

Anonymous George of the Jungle April 18, 2016 11:24 AM  

You conquer a people by changing the way they look at themselves.
(wow, so profound /sarc)

Anonymous Jack Amok April 18, 2016 11:27 AM  

Knowing about how product liability costs are blamed for literally shutting down Cessna's general aviation piston production in 1986, prior to a partial save from Congress, I found this interesting essay which points out some other factors:

Interesting there's no mention of fewer small airstrips. I live a half-mile away from what used to be an airstrip and is now a cul-de-sack subdivision. Not much point in flying when the car trip to and from the airstrips are nearly as far as the trip itself.

Anonymous kfg April 18, 2016 11:35 AM  

"Interesting there's no mention of fewer small airstrips."

That's why I mentioned the guy who commuted from his lawn, as the degenerate version of that.

Anonymous That Would Be Telling April 18, 2016 11:40 AM  

@57 Joe Doakes:

Cessna and Piper sold well because ordinary people could fly them. But in 1958, the feds imposed a written test on regulation minutia, aeronautical physics, meteorology plus a medical exam. Like many older men, I passed the written and soloed but can no longer pass the medical exam: seniors who could afford to fly are grounded "for our own good" and their airplanes sit idle.

Unintended Consequences, a story about a man and his friends who are inadvertently forced into starting a small scale but high intensity war against the ATF, has a real "oh shit" moment for the Feds when a FAA bureaucrat is assassinated because of some apparently infamous in these circles abuse of that agency's medical regulation of a particular pilot's licence. They realize that their initial opponents' actions and the resulting publicity is giving other people ideas....

Blogger JaimeInTexas April 18, 2016 11:44 AM  

Mizzou will contract with yet another northeastern consultant to figure out how to reverse falling enrollment. They will promptly advice Mizzou change their mascot becaue raciss.

Blogger JaimeInTexas April 18, 2016 11:47 AM  

A 4 hour general aviation flight still beat comnercial groping.

Blogger slarrow April 18, 2016 11:47 AM  

I mourn for my alma mater.

Mizzou has been a large part of my life. I attended a gifted academy there which helped me get through the rest of high school. I thoroughly enjoyed my studies there, appreciating the Humanities Sequence (a four-semester course on the classics) so much that I returned for lectures even after finishing the courses. I got degrees in computer science and philosophy there at a time when rigor was still required. I even asked my wife out on one of the Columns almost twenty years ago.

And yet even then there were signs. I "met" my first angry black people in the pages of the student newspaper which, then as now, it appeared they largely brought their racial angst with them. The vaunted journalism program seemed to turn out people who were no great shakes whenever I encountered them in other classes. In English, particular, the appeal to fuzzy-headed perspective and emotion over talent and worth drove me nuts as I was consistently going against the grain with all the others.

And now it is clear it has been infected. But the hope is that the central image of Mizzou is that of the Columns. They are remnants of the old academic building that burned back in the 1890s. So I do indeed hope that there is something solid that can outlast the flames. But first it must burn.

Anonymous kfg April 18, 2016 11:48 AM  

@72:

That's so 2015. It will be because speciesist.

Anonymous That Would Be Telling April 18, 2016 11:48 AM  

@BGKB:

The history of our space program provides proof enough. In the 1960s we were walking on the moon. Now we have to rely on the Russians

That's because NASA didn't get an affirmative action office until the year we stopped going to the moon in 1972. The entire world had less computing power than a smart phone has today, but there was no LOW IQ dead weight at NASA.


Well, a white South African is fixing that, and in a company that's reported to have the worst work/life balance of pretty much any civilian workplace I've ever heard of. Since NASA is their customer, it's taking a long time, and according to that Wikipedia article mid-2017 is the current target, but I'm pretty sure they could fly "today" in a pinch.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd April 18, 2016 11:49 AM  

@60 "Anyone who thinks low IQ blacks and Hispanics will survive the food stamp card ending is deluded."

And yet, in their home countries, they survive without EBT cards. Once the cards dry up, most of them will settle into a new, much lower, equilibrium.

Blogger Unknown April 18, 2016 11:53 AM  

I found it interesting that, like Government, when it came time to cut, they cut people who did actual useful work first. The university did not get rid of any Vice President of %Bullshit, or any other members of the huge administrative bloat, they went right to janitorial staff.
Places where people actually have measurable impact on physical property should be the last to be cut. But, alas, it is always the low end of the totem pole that gets fired first.
The University will find their budget just as constrained next year, and the year after that, and they year after that, ad infinitum. They better think long term, or they will enter a death spiral and they will _all_ be out of a job soon enough.

Anonymous That Would Be Telling April 18, 2016 12:05 PM  

@77 Unknown:

I found it interesting that, like Government, when it came time to cut, they cut people who did actual useful work first. The university did not get rid of any Vice President of %Bullshit, or any other members of the huge administrative bloat, they went right to janitorial staff.
Places where people actually have measurable impact on physical property should be the last to be cut. But, alas, it is always the low end of the totem pole that gets fired first.


I suspect it's exactly because they keep the place clean that they've been targeted. When these places get called on their %Bullshit, as the legislature is increasingly going to be called upon to do, especially in a year where they've seen fit to continue to increase the state budget by 1 billion/4% for no good reason, they like to cut the most visible things to show everyone what the cost of these terrible fiscal stringencies "really" is, see for example the ever more vicious National Park Service.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 18, 2016 12:19 PM  

One of the big reasons they are declining in enrollment is all the catering to angry SJW groups. Look up Melissa Click on the SJWlist for more details. And that's just one of the things happening recently at that college.

I remember thinking the degrees from this place have to be devalued immensely after all the BLM and Click crap going on there.

Oh, and for fun :

https://i.imgflip.com/vnmwc.jpg


Blogger Were-Puppy April 18, 2016 12:23 PM  

If they want to bring Mizzou back, maybe all SJWs should enroll there. They cater to you. You don't have to clean up after yourself. Diversity and inclusivenes FTW

Blogger Were-Puppy April 18, 2016 12:31 PM  

I imagine at Mizzou in the future, this is what it will be like to graduate:
https://youtu.be/dyLaI8-Qmjg?t=1m40s

A certificate indicating you are sane :P

Anonymous Anonymous April 18, 2016 12:35 PM  

The purpose, like that of everything you do, is to maybe! finally! get some fame and relevance. As usual, you'll have to settle for fleeting negative attention.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 18, 2016 12:40 PM  

@50 CarpeOro

New school recruiting slogan:
Attend the University of Misery, because misery loves company.
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Bonus: Southern Rock Classic
https://youtu.be/EbjuzW_9iv0

Blogger Were-Puppy April 18, 2016 12:45 PM  

@64 VFM #7634
The history of our space program provides proof enough. In the 1960s we were walking on the moon. Now we have to rely on the Russians to get humans into low-Earth orbit. It's masked by our sending fancy probes to Pluto, but it doesn't change the underlying reality.
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and don't forget the "outreach to muslims" mission

Anonymous gxg April 18, 2016 1:01 PM  

When enrollment first fell, the spin was that people were passing on Mizzou because it was a mean, racist place where minorities were oppressed, and NOT because thugs and SJWs were running the Asylum.

Parents: "We're not sending our kids to an explosive environment, where they'll be abused and marginalized for being white."

Media: "Parents skip Mizzou in solidarity with blacks and SJWs."

Me: "Ha ha ha.."

Blogger ray April 18, 2016 1:19 PM  

"Many people make the mistake of thinking that common sense aversion to negative consequences will suffice to prevent SJWs from pursuing total societal convergence."


Correct. Even modern corporations are OK taking losses if it furthers the Feminine Imperative or Identitarianism.

Any consequence short of physical restraint will not stop the feminists and SJWs. They will gladly bankrupt both public and private entities rather than admit ONE shred of error regarding their precious religion. Because God isn't in them, all they have is the drive to advance their ideology and satanic populist cults of Me. And that requires LOTS of propaganda. They'd far prefer that the whole world die rather than question the religion that constitutes their self-regard.

Largely, this is because all American institutions are female-centric or generally female-ruled; females who don't Get Their Own Way would rather see the world destroyed than admit error and/or change. That's a hard lesson for men to learn, and one they hate learning, even if it's true.

You have two choices, restraint or continued incremental annihilation.

Blogger James Dixon April 18, 2016 1:27 PM  

The convergence attempt are spreading: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/04/15/citadel-considers-exception-to-allow-muslim-headscarf.html

Anonymous BGKB April 18, 2016 1:38 PM  

A 4 hour general aviation flight still beat comnercial groping.

Ask for a better looking groper.

they like to cut the most visible things to show everyone what the cost of these terrible fiscal stringencies "really" is, see for example the ever more vicious National Park Service.

During the govt shutdown they actually spent more money to block veterans open air memorials than they would have spent to let them open.

Anonymous LurkingPuppy April 18, 2016 2:40 PM  

Jack Amok wrote:Interesting there's no mention of fewer small airstrips.

The small airstrips would have gone out of business anyway if use of general aviation had declined first, so I'm not sure which was the cause.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 18, 2016 2:56 PM  

Well, a white South African is fixing that, and in a company that's reported to have the worst work/life balance of pretty much any civilian workplace I've ever heard of.

That's nice. But Mr. Musk needs to get educated on the SJW problem rather than take their side. Otherwise SpaceX will become as useless as NASA.

and don't forget the "outreach to muslims" mission

In a sane society, we'd be amping up our spaceflight efforts to get away from muslims and Africans.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 18, 2016 2:58 PM  

Any consequence short of physical restraint will not stop the feminists and SJWs. They will gladly bankrupt both public and private entities rather than admit ONE shred of error regarding their precious religion. Because God isn't in them, all they have is the drive to advance their ideology and satanic populist cults of Me. And that requires LOTS of propaganda. They'd far prefer that the whole world die rather than question the religion that constitutes their self-regard.

SJWism was predicted in the Bible -- see 2 Thessalonians 2:11.

Anonymous Fran April 18, 2016 3:45 PM  

I wonder much money Saturday Night Live has lost network with their progressive/liberal "comedy".
That show should have been canceled decades ago!

Blogger Don Nicholls April 18, 2016 4:10 PM  

The FAA has been trying to put an end to general aviation for decades and it now seems that they have effectively suceded.

Blogger ray April 18, 2016 4:31 PM  

"During the govt shutdown they actually spent more money to block veterans open air memorials than they would have spent to let them open."


America's Open Air Memorial for vets is called 'the streets'.

Anyway, you're ignoring the real progress made by MammyState. The National Parks are now 'Smoke Free'! Yes, that is their latest gambit. You are welcome.

Is it ok if I blink my eyes, mommy? How about now? OK well maybe I will ask again later.

Do you know the type of White Trash scum that tosses cigs out their car windows, and trashes campgrounds? Well I do. But Ms. America thinks she will stop them with Yet Another Law.

Just astonishing. Heck it'd be entertaining if so many lives weren't destroyed.

Blogger Blastman April 18, 2016 5:51 PM  

"... but also due to the fact that the SJWs running the institution would rather pay for the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity than pay custodians to prevent them from living in filth.

Bingo.

California Universities were crying about budget woes and making cuts, while at the same time expanding the diversity machine ...

The University of California is cutting back on many things, but not useless diversity programs.

"California’s budget crisis has reduced the University of California to near-penury, claim its spokesmen. “Our campuses and the UC Office of the President already have cut to the bone,” the university system’s vice president for budget and capital resources warned earlier this month, ... ... Even as UC campuses jettison entire degree programs and lose faculty to competing universities, one fiefdom has remained virtually sacrosanct: the diversity machine.

Not only have diversity sinecures been protected from budget cuts, their numbers are actually growing. The University of California at San Diego, for example, is creating a new full-time “vice chancellor for equity, diversity, and inclusion.” This position would augment UC San Diego’s already massive diversity apparatus ... ... "



To summarize in bullet form ...

-Chancellor’s Diversity Office
-Associate vice chancellor for faculty equity
-Assistant vice chancellor for diversity
-Faculty equity advisors
-Graduate diversity coordinators
-Staff diversity liaison
-Undergraduate student diversity liaison
-Graduate student diversity liaison
-Chief diversity officer
-Director of development for diversity initiatives
-Office of Academic Diversity and Equal Opportunity
-Committee on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues
-Committee on the Status of Women
-Campus Council on Climate, Culture and Inclusion
-Diversity Council
-Directors of the Cross-Cultural Center
-Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center
-Women’s Center.

These universities are like termite infested houses.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents April 18, 2016 7:09 PM  

At some point any SJW converged organization will become unable to deliver on the actual mission. All available resources will be devoted to various forms of virtue-signalling.

At that point, the organization will be like a rotten tree, ready to fall at the touch of the slightest breeze. That will be a point of great danger, because we'll all be called upon to save the rotten tree, when the right thing to do is get out of the way, let it fall and rot. Survivors will be able to create something new - and SJW's must be excluded at all costs. It's like tearing down a termite-infested house and rebuilding on the site, part of the process must include utter destruction of all termite colonies, not to mention burning all the wood.

Blogger Kona Commuter April 18, 2016 8:08 PM  

When faced with cuts government and government sponsored organisations cut front line staff first so that service delivery suffers and the public demand it get sorted. The bosses reply they don't have enough money.

Blogger Tom K. April 18, 2016 8:26 PM  

It is my willingness to wallow in filth in persuit of my dream of a world where everyone feels valuable and loved though they make no contribution to the betterment of others is what makes me better than you.

Anonymous Eric the Red April 18, 2016 8:49 PM  

Blacks live in a foreign country called Western Civilization.

They appropriate the goodies, but they refuse to learn the language or the culture, then they turn around and blame the locals for their own failures.

If they can't or won't accept it, then blacks should damn well just leave.

Anonymous Eric the Red April 18, 2016 8:55 PM  

@98 Tom K...
Yes, leftists are eager to sacrifice everyone on the altar of their pristine dreams.

Anonymous Mr. Rational April 18, 2016 9:08 PM  

VFM #7634 wrote:Now we have to rely on the Russians to get humans into low-Earth orbit. It's masked by our sending fancy probes to Pluto
A serious Pluto probe would have been an orbiter, not a fly-by.  We've had the technology to do it since Deep Space 1, but money spent on diversity outreach can't go for the necessary RTGs.

Were-Puppy wrote:don't forget the "outreach to muslims" mission
New Horizons launched in '06 and was planned in the Clinton administration.  Today's "outreach" NASA couldn't even get that far.

A great many small airstrips and drive-in theaters were owned by developers.  They were operations to pay property taxes on land purchased cheap and held until it was ready; they are worth far more as apartments, industrial parks and shopping centers.

Anonymous Sagramore April 18, 2016 9:34 PM  

@16 Oh jeez Vox, you have to come to Canada since "equal indianhood" passed. The status quo are pissed, since it will mean everyone will get less gibs overall.

As for civil aviation, remember the butthurt over GM execs going to Congress for a bailout on the corporate jet? (Nearly bought a drone today for $150, but I need more important things than a toy).

Manual automobiles will be the civil aviation of the future.

Anonymous Hoss April 18, 2016 9:47 PM  

Mizzou: schadenfreude.

Anonymous Sagramore April 18, 2016 9:47 PM  


The comparison between now and the early 1960's would nauseate young adults if they so much as had a clue.


It's my father's 82nd birthday. If he was younger, frankly, I would have probably given up by now. He'said seen better and assured me I will too.

Anonymous Sagramore April 18, 2016 10:04 PM  

@94 Even among health nuts, the nannystaters really had their mask slip when they called for banning vaping. Fart rape (as proposed by the GSU pub at University of Toronto) is next.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 18, 2016 10:17 PM  

We've had the technology to do it since Deep Space 1, but money spent on diversity outreach can't go for the necessary RTGs.

Mr. Rational
Which brings up yet another point: we can't make any more RTGs because we're out of plutonium-238.

Anonymous Mr. Rational April 18, 2016 10:59 PM  

VFM #7634 wrote:we can't make any more RTGs because we're out of plutonium-238.
A-yup.  That requires a specific Congressional appropriation, to irradiate recovered Np-237 (which is the product of 2 non-fission neutron captures in U-235 followed by beta decay) to make it with sufficient purity.

You'd think someone might take a tip from the Russians and build RTGs using Sr-90, but taking "nuclear waste" and sending it into deep space is too much like a solution to the problem to let it get any public attention.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 18, 2016 11:05 PM  

@99 Eric the Red

If they can't or won't accept it, then blacks should damn well just leave.
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Where are they suppose to go?

Blogger Were-Puppy April 18, 2016 11:11 PM  

@105 Sagramore

Fart rape (as proposed by the GSU pub at University of Toronto) is next.
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http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/03/31/police-investigate-man-revenge-fart/

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/04/15/taxi-driver-broke-passengers-nose-farted-car/

Blogger CJ April 18, 2016 11:42 PM  

[Kona Commuter]
When faced with cuts government and government sponsored organisations cut front line staff first so that service delivery suffers and the public demand it get sorted. The bosses reply they don't have enough money.

I once worked at a community college where that strategy was employed. When the budget got tight, first they'd reduce the library hours drastically. It occurs to me that such a maneuver might not work today given the semi-obsolescence of libraries.

Anonymous Discard April 19, 2016 6:22 AM  

88. BGKB,
97. Kona Commuter,
110. CJ: It's called "Firemen first". The least expendable tasks are dropped first in order to blackmail the public into giving more money. I have long voted against all state and local bond issues, on the grounds that bonds are only used to pay for the proper functions of government that ought be funded with ordinary taxes. Nobody ever gives me the opportunity to vote on replacing the carpet in the mayor's office or hiring eight more diversity managers.

Anonymous jdgalt April 21, 2016 4:35 PM  

How about adding a list of converged companies and institutions to SJWList (now that the GamerGate wiki is kaput)?

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