The Dilemma of the Dense
Here is an absolutely hilarious post from some brainless twat who is torn between the realization that one needs to be an educated, broad-minded individual to make any money today and the terror of education and broad-mindedness:
Your daughter loves literature, and wants to study it at the college level. You know that if she goes to an elite school, they’re going to turn her into a poststructuralist ideologue, and either rob her of her passion for truth and beauty, or corrupt it through ideological re-education. But you also know that if she goes to a “marginal” school, there will be a significant opportunity cost in terms of career advancement and status.
This fellow is a spiritual brother of Scott Walker whose impotent attempts to castrate higher education have made so many people laugh recently. Even the most dense folks realize that you can’t remain parochial, terrified of the world and stupid if you want to be financially successful. But the need to let go of parochialism and stupidity makes them wriggle in pain.