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Let’s Help Academia Destroy Itself

Jake270 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 1:38 PM
You write beautifully, sir! After we finish with Academia, let's move on to Hollywood. Why must we pay $12.50 for a theater ticket to sit for 2 hours in front of a mind-numbingly boring, liberal-propaganda film when we can download whatever we want off the Internet?
Carl469 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:34 PM
I enjoy movies and that's why I see them. In 2012: "Lincoln," "Argo, "Zero Dark Thirty, "The Hunger Games," "Flight," "Les Miserables," "Jack Reacher," and "Anna Karenina" are not exactly mind-numbing. Maybe you were thinking of the dreck that passed for film back in your "golden" age.
Delta Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 4:37 PM
Must? Simply don't patronize that b.s. Last decent flicks I paid to watch in a movie theater were the Lord of the Rings Trilogy - and even those were on television a few months later. I don't need to pay those prices to see bare butts or boobs - or listen to the incessant advertising (at least ten or more minutes of it) before the movie can be shown.
Bill1895 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 1:48 PM
I like the idea of Hollwood going bankrupt. However, Hollywood is not subsized by billions of tax payer like state colleges are.
Carl469 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:35 PM
I like the idea of Rush Limbaugh going bankrupt. An utter mediocrity.
JustMC Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 1:45 PM
Jake, you have answered your own question. If you think you "must" pay $12.50 for that, you have missed the point and the economics. The nice thing about Hollywood is we largely DON'T have to consume what it produces and MOST CRITICALLY, we don't have to pay for it. We can ignore Hollywood and pay it nothing if we don't like what it sells at the prices it asks. Not so with colleges, Even so-called 'private' colleges suck up tons of taxpayer money, collected by threat of violence from the unwilling.

Conservatives should welcome the decline of academia as we know it. I, for one, will celebrate its death by engaging in the same activity that characterized my four years at what some call its pinnacle– drinking a lot of Coors Light.

There is still nostalgia among conservatives, especially older ones who have forgotten what college is really like, for the idea of higher education as a rigorous venue for intellectual growth, an environment of exciting and vibrant ideas shared by wise, caring educators dedicated to the pursuit of truth.

Today, it is nothing of the sort.

For the vast majority...