The idiocy of which you speak was written about in a 1922 essay by H. L. Mencken called Vox Populi.
I posted an edited verson of this in a 2016 piece: H. L. Mencken Predicted Donald Trump, the Enlightened Rabble-Rouser
Did you see the recent story that Trump is working on a bill that will get colleges and universities to document how much money their graduates make?
That will take a sizeable bit out of gender studies and other worthless humanities programs.
That will take a size able bit out of gender studies and other worthless humanities programs.
Thanks for the link on Mencken. I really don’t know him and the little bit I read gives the impression that he had strong opinions for his times — in some ways I keep bumping into his time, or at least see the times from which he speaks more clearly than what he wants to say. Maybe it’s his style, as well. I know he influenced a lot of people and many appreciate him for his wry humor and wit.
I know the humanities in the university doesn’t prepare you for anything anymore — and graduates can’t even think or write well. Just look at the courses. You can take courses on “Tree Climbing” or “The Etymological meaning of the word s-h-i-t” and write essays like “The Transgender Perspective on Urban Lesbian Poetry” which qualifies you for a whole lot of discontent when you leave the hallowed halls of academia. You ‘d be lucky to get a job in a comic book store. So Trump has the right idea to find out what people make.