Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Higher Learning?

I had an interesting confrontation the other day with a young man, who apparently was led to some misinformation regarding history. Despite my best efforts to lead him to the truth, the gentleman chose to become angry and irrational, closing his mind to the truth because it countered what he had been taught. This is the result of indoctrination, our children are being exposed to propaganda rather than the truth, and it's coming from our own learning institutions.

Not only is this a sad state of affairs, but it's not the only problem. Colleges have raised the cost of indoctrination over the last four years twenty percent for private institutions, and twenty five percent for state run universities. Not only are our young adults being misled, they are being fleeced financially! Here's the best part...What they've been told to protest about is the potential increase in financial aid interest rates from 3.8% to 6.8%, not the 20% to 25% in enrollment costs. This is the financial wisdom of the higher learning institution attendee.

The Universities indiscriminately raise their rates, then point the finger at the lenders. If you point this out to the college student, they will revert you to the argument about financial aid cost, as if tuition has no bearing on what they are responsible to pay back. I can't help but worry that these are the next generation of leaders, those who will be operating this great nation in my senior years.

What's being taught in colleges is that debt is okay as long as the interest is palatable. It's sad that our youth are being indoctrinated on what to think, without regard of how to think. Where is the inquisitive, inquiring mind that questions information? When does common sense come into play? Then those same intellectuals have the gaul to dispute what is obviously true because it doesn't fit inside the box the university erected inside their brain. There is no thinking, only repetition of memorization.

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

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