Thursday, June 22, 2017

Is the HR Ditz FINALLY Extinct?

From my latest article at LinkedIn:

"I personally could not care less about the plight of these HR ditzes. They proved nothing more than a huge impediment to the labor force, the advancement of the economy, and the advancement of millions of people's careers. They were predominantly spoiled rotten brats from the suburbs, given undeserved and uncalled for power which they abused and went power-tripping with. And while I certainly know and appreciate some REAL HR professionals (benefits and compensation and employment law ARE real fields), the extinction of "Barbie the Know Nothing HR Ditz" and the idiot employers that used them will not be mourned."

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Another Case for Stay At Home Parents: The Elimination of Schools

Of the many statistics and calculations I ran for my latest essay, perhaps the most interesting one is that:

after going to college for 4-8 years
and working hard to get that coveted non-profit or government position
and after putting in 10 years of work to make your career a go

when you factor in

extra commuting costs
and especially daycare

the average woman's job brings home a big, huge, whopping extra....


Never mind your kids are ill-reared.
Never mind you never got time to spend with your kids anyway.
Never mind divorce is all but guaranteed.
And never mind the tragic irony that many women's careers are simply taking care of anybody else's kids but their own
Nor the doubly rich irony that your labor is now taxed on what was previously untaxable labor

Nope, that Masters is Social Work, pending divorce, broken family, wasted youth, and children that will grow to hate you was totally worth it because...well, dude...come on!  THAT'S $4,000!!!!

Now admittedly it's not always the woman working her pittance of a make-work government affirmative action job at the expense of her family.  Often times it is the woman who is obvious breadwinner and there's a stay at home dad.  Often times there are traditional families where one person stays at home to (GASP!) raise their children and the other works the 9-5.  But given there's such a small financial advantage to outsourcing the rearing of your children, even in today's "hectic career obsessed world," it doesn't pay (well, OK, $4,000) to have that second income.

Dedicate one parent to stay at home.
Dedicate one person to rear your children.
And the amount you'll save in Ritalin, Adderall, and psychologist visits alone will easily recoup those precious $4,000.

But then the ole Captain got thinking again.  Specifically, about the handful of women he knows that home-school their children.  They do an infinitely better job than the public schools do.  Some of their kids are already learning to program and code at age 12.  Another one knows how to inseminate, milk, and tend cows.  And all this from stay at home moms who "shockingly" don't have degrees, certifications, or licenses.  So if for the vast majority of families it doesn't pay to have a two income household, and kids are better educated when home-schooled, would there not be a case for eliminating schools altogether?

This is not only simple logic, nor wishful right-wing thinking.  It's simple economics.

In the olden days before time saving devices such as vacuums and washing machines, being a home-keeper (male or female) was indeed a full-time job.  There was cleaning and maintenance. Rearing the children.  And one that I like to highlight in particular (because it was just as important as how much the family made) was the budgeting and spending of the family finances.  Couponing, budgeting, making meals at home.  All of that was just as important as the (traditionally) male role of being the breadwinner.

But with the advent of washing machines and vacuums, hours were freed up for your typical house-keeper.  And with the push of 1960's feminism and the commensurate outsourcing your children to day care, the (traditionally) female role of house keeper was obsoleted.  Women were to enter the workforce just like men...even if the plurality of their jobs were to effectively be government-compensated mothers to other women's children...and now you'd be taxed on it.

But add to this rapidly evolving mix of sex roles and true game changer.

The internet.

The internet not only saves households even more time in terms of shopping, banking, and a nearly limitless number of other chores.  But it also makes entire industries obsolete.

Education for example.

There is no godly reason colleges and universities should even exist anymore.  College degrees in all reality are obsolete, it's just the rest of the outdated and lethargic economy hasn't realized it.  But while the real world slowly catches on that colleges and universities are going to go the way of the dinosaur, I contend we should also turn our focus to the public schools of K-12 because they too are obsolete.

Since it only pays an extra $4,000 to have a two income household, and there is so much time freed up for the home-keeper with appliances and the internet, what if every family had a stay at home parent that would not only maintain the home, rear the children, but educate them as well?  The internet has the ENTIRE world's knowledge a fingertip away.  There are tutorials and MOOC's online that could teach you and your children literally everything the K-12 can and more.  Even Tom Woods (though the home schooling site links here) on a dare created an entire home schooling curriculum.  This would not only result in much better educated children, but in eliminating the public schools, save Americans billions in unnecessary property taxes.

Of course, I know this is politically infeasible.  There are too many people vested in their make-work-government-careers and degrees to give it up and raise their own children.  I know Big Education has a trillion-dollar per year vested interest in fleecing the taxpayer to keep up their inferior and obsolete industry.  And the democrat party alone needs public schools and universities to continue to brainwash and make future democrat voters.  There are huge political, psychological, sociological, and just plain evil hurdles to bringing about happier families and better educations to children.  But just like the internet and e-mail technically made commuting an unnecessary chore in about 1999, it doesn't mean society is fast, sharp, or visionary enough to capitalize on it.  And if commuting or the higher education bubble is any indicator, it's going to be at least three decades before the American sheeple wake up and realize K-college education can all be done at home, with a loving father or mother at the helm.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Episode #203 of The Clarey Podcast

Why do country clubs exist???
Not having problems is a problem.
Ex Cons to sit on Oakland Police Board.
Ben and Jerry's gets attacked by leftists.
Minnesota's balless male republicans.


in THIS EPISODE of The Clarey Podcast!

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How Leftists Waste Their Lives

A more recent rabbit hole of political thought I've been going down has been how the majority of leftists waste their lives.  This is caused by the primary driving force in their life - the fear of work, labor, and toil.  And though nobody likes labor, toil, or work, avoiding it is simply avoiding a necessary evil of life.  It is also a way to guarantee you'll never achieve anything of value, worth, or greatness in life as genuine accomplishment requires labor and toil.

This then presents a leftist a very important existential question - if you're not going to work, then what are you going to do?

And the only answer I've been able to see in their behavior is

"Become REALLY REALLY REALLY good at avoiding work and REALLY REALLY REALLY good at coming up with excuses as to why you're entitled to the fruits of other people's labor."

Which in all honest means your life not only sucks, but is completely wasted.

For example, the same people who tried to ban Ronald McDonald A DECADE AGO (because he is the cause of childhood obesity) cite accomplishments that in all reality, aren't accomplishments, but sad, pathetic excuses for wasting time.

There's the local chapter of the Sierra Club that for 15 YEARS tried to stop a bridge from being built over the St. Crois River....which was inevitably built anyway.

The eulogy of a leftist whose life I pointed out was nothing more than a waste.

And more recently, a student protest that has been going on for 17 years in Mexico.

As a fellow human, I'd normally try to help out these leftists, explaining why they're wasting their one and finite life on this planet achieving literally NOTHING.  But they're leftists.  They not smart, they're not intellectually honest, they're lazy, and they'd yell at me for trying to help them.  They're also hate-filled and would not doubt accuse me of an ism and being a white male.  So I guess the worst thing to do to them would be to...

cheer them on.

When Leftists Try to Run Businesses

Though later today I'll be coming out with The Clarey Podcast, pour yourself a nice cup of coffee, charge up your cell phone, and listen to this excellent story about a leftist who wants to launch a grand opening party for his theater.  The story isn't great because of the leftist's delusional expectations, but the poor protagonist who has to deal with him.  It's truly shocking just how little leftists ever deal with money, let alone using their own to pay for things that they are so far removed from the true cost of things.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Your Parents Don't Know Jack Shit About College

Language warning in this video, that if there was any justice in this world, would go viral:

LinkedIn Starting to Resemble a Night Club, More than a Career Site

I like how 12% just completely lie.

How much you want to bet they get more than their fair share of job offers?

"Chief People Officer"

For the Patron Saint's Name of Frick.

In case you were wondering, young lieutenants, no, I will never be working for a company with a "Chief People Officer."

How to Lower Tuition by 88%

Allow me to take what has historically been a complicated economic concept, and make it simple - inflation.

Say you travel into outer space and come across a whole new, but inhabitable world.  "Clarey World."  And in "Clarey World" the only thing of any value produced is Rumpleminze.  There are no cars, paper, houses, shoes, video games, OR ANYTHING.  The ONLY thing that is produced on this utopian planet is Rumpleminze.  Period.

The inhabitants of Clarey World pay and exchange for Rumpleminze with "Clarey Bucks."  These Clarey Bucks are made with gold, no different than the coinage of the Earth 100 years ago.  So let's keep it very simple.

Clarey World produces Rumpleminze.
Clarey World uses gold "Clarey Bucks" to buy Rumpleminze.

That's it.  That's all this economy is.  Stop over thinking it.

So upon your intergalactic discovery of the Clarey World planet, you find that that year Clarey World produces 1 million gallons of Rumpleminze per year and the ENTIRE gold supply of the planet has been mined, resulting in precisely and only 1 million ounces of gold.

That's it. That's all there is.  Stop over thinking it.

So the exchange rate in any given year will be ONE Clarey Buck to ONE gallon of Rumpleminze.

So while visiting this planet, you volunteer to work at the Rumpleminze factory, earn some Clarey Bucks and buy some Rumpleminze because...well...there's literally nothing else to do in this lovely planet.  After a while you get bored and decide to fly back to Earth and spread the good word of Clarey World.  You also sing the praises of the galactic quality of Clarey World's Rumpleminze, and soon people also want to fly to Clarey World to sample its Rumpleminze.

But oh no.  There's a problem.  How are all of these new-comers going to buy Rumpleminze!?

"No problem," your ignorant space-exploring ass says.  "We'll just grab some gold here on Earth and use it to buy Rumpleminze on Clarey World."

So you and a fleet carrying 1 million people carrying 9 ounces of gold each, for a TOTAL of 9 million ounces of gold, fly to Clarey World with dreams of imbibing on the universe-famous Rumpleminze.

You guys get there, start spending your gold to buy Rumpleminze, and the economic question I ask of you is:


Some of you intuitively know "well the price has to go up" but in this incredibly controlled environment where there is NOTHING but gold and Rumpleminze, you should be able to figure out, TO THE PENNY, what will happen to the price of Rumpleminze on Clarey World.

It will go from 1 Clarey Buck (or ounce of gold) to 10.

The reason is simple division and IS THE VITAL CONCEPT OF INFLATION I (and many other Austrian economists) are trying to convey upon the masses.  The total supply of gold went from 1 million ounces to 10 million ounces over night, but the supply of Rumpleminze remained at 1 million ounces, thus a ratio of 10:1.

Forget, "velocity" forget "who spends the money first."  Just harken back to your "probability" math class back in the 7th grade where you put various colored balls into a bucket and calculated the "ratios" "probability" etc, of "pulling a green ball from a red bucket."  "Clarey World" is no different than a bucket where you have two colored balls.  Rumpleminze-colored and gold/Clarey Bucks-colored.  Before the discovery of Clarey World, the ratio of gold to Rumpleminze was 1 to 1.  One ounce of gold to one gallon of Rumpleminze.  And just like the math problem you had in the 7th grade:

"When you add 9 more "gold" colored balls to the bucket what is the ratio the price of gold to Rumpleminze?"

And BOOM!  10.  You have 1,000% inflation.  It is merely the change in supply of dollars/currency/Clarey Bucks to the amount of goods and economy or market can produce.

Of course, Clarey World is a very simple economy.  It only produces Rumpleminze and it's economic infrastructure is only currently capable of producing 1 million gallons per year.  But how is this any different than the US higher education system?

At any given year there are only so many parasites professors, so many vampires deans, and so many lampreys adjuncts that can provide only so many degrees and educations to X amount of students.  And just like Clarey World, when you flood this particular market with money, the result is not an increase in the number of degrees being conferred, but merely a price increase.  So in an ironic sense, if you want more affordable tuition, the key is NOT to flood the market with EVEN MORE GOVERNMENT/TAXPAYER MONEY, but.... (try really hard boys and girls)


This is perhaps the biggest misunderstanding about why tuition keeps going up, not to mention the primary cause of why it continues to do so.  People, completely ignorant about economics, think flooding the higher education market with more money, more student loans, etc. etc., will help "solve the problem," but this is EXACTLY the same thing as giving an alcoholic more booze to stop his drinking problem.  IT IS THE PROBLEM.  And when you consider all the sources of financing a college education and how students today pay for college, you find out that tuition is overpriced by 88%, almost identical to the famous "Rumpleminze Bubble" occurring on Clarey World today.

This chart shouldn't be viewed as "How to Students Pay for College."  It should read, to the decimal point, "Causes of Tuition Inflation."  And while here at Cappy Cap we all love to blame the government for everything, the truth is the government is actually NOT the primary culprit in this one.  It's ironically




If parents and various scholarship-offering entities simply refused to pay for their children's tuition, that alone would lower tuition OVER NIGHT by nearly 2/3rds.  I've argued for this before, where idiotic calls to "Boycott Big Oil for a Day" won't work for Big Oil, but SURE AS HELL WOULD WORK on colleges and universities!  However, convincing SUV-driving-soccer-moms and Dude-Bro-turned-MBA-wage-slave-simp parents of basic economics is impossible.  Also convincing crusaderist, non-profit do-gooders to end their enabling of children to pursue worthless degrees is also impossible.  So we can continue to expect the higher education market to be flooded with these ignorant-billions of dollars every year and tuition costs to skyrocket.

But what I found particularly interesting (and shameful of most students) was just how little they actually contributed to their own education.  12%.  They're either borrowing money that isn't theirs, taking from the taxpayer, or completely hammocking off of their parents and charities.  It's no wonder students today think they're entitled to a free education, because they're practically getting one! But the 12% number is much more important from an academic and economic perspective.  It's the what the price of tuition should be.  If left to pay cash for their own education and not rely on the hyper-inflation-causing outside sources of financing, the REAL price of a college education would only be 12% of what it is today.  It's what an uninterrupted, untainted market would be without the intervention of well-intended, but ignorant monies from various external sources.

Of course, for this "real price" of tuition to be realized, we'd actually have to end the scourge of "progressive credentialism" where we demand everybody has a bachelors degree (though "Masters Preferred") to work an entry level job.  Employers would also have to become more merocratic, allowing people to self-study, self-certify, and self-train for free on the internet, and apply for jobs without wasting 4-8 years in college.  And it would also require some ballsy moves on an entire generation to say, "No, screw you Big Education, we're boycotting you for a full year and going to work in the meantime for a gap year instead."  THAT right there would land a powerful one right in the groin of Big Education.  But, alas, the world is filled with sheeple and such independent thought and maneuvering is beyond them.  Nothings too good for American parents' "precious little children" and they'll do whatever they can so daddy's little princess or mommy's little prince can go to college and get "the college experience."

Just don't complain when Rumpleminze on Clarey World costs 400 Clarey Bucks per gallon.
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Interview with Dr. David Perrodin

Was on Dr. David Perrodin's podcast where we talked about conducting reconnaissance for middle aged men, growing up as kids in the 80's in Wisconsin, forging Robin Yount's signature on your glove, and a little bit about Poor Richard's Retirement and how putting humans first in your life makes your finances infinitely easier.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

The "Steve Jobs is Dead" Principle

Work is your enemy.  Not your friend.
Your boss is your arch-nemesis.  Not your colleague.
Your career is your slavemaster.  Not your life.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lies are Free. The Truth Is Gonna Cost You

A friendly reminder that if you are having troubles, or know somebody that needs a swift kick in the ass (but of course, you don't dare delivering it to them), visit the Ole Captain at Asshole Consulting!

Why You Never Invest in St. Paul or Minneapolis Reason #5,833

"we want you to be able to rent out your property, absolutely. But...."

The Left Will Gladly Eat It's Own

Like professors getting the shit kicked out of them at Middlebury, now those "cool, hip, leftist capitalists" are getting a taste of their own medicine.

Don't worry Ben and Jerry.  There's still enough hard working, rich, SWPL, suburban, ignorant republicans to keep buying your ice cream.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Why Worthless Degrees Will Never Go Away

I got an interesting comment in the comments section today:

You are going to have to find a new gig dude. Your signature topic, worthless degress, is going mainstream. Once that happens the camp of continuing the crusade disappears.

So what is plan B?

Great question young, aspiring economist!  And the Ole Captain will explain to you what his Plan B is.


Absolutely nothing.

Because while more and more people are starting to recognize the utter worthlessness of some college degrees, you misunderstand the market for them.  For worthless college degrees are not investments, or capital goods that will help increase one's earnings in the future, but rather egregiously expensive consumer items that are purely for the dopamine releasing effects on par with a wedding.  And it is because of this nature of worthless college degrees that the Ole Captain will be here to stay.

I've delved into this in detail before, but the short version is that real world and smart money has moved on from college and is rapidly divesting itself of this old and obsolete model.  Companies are bringing back training and "node education," allowing employees to advance and educate themselves within the company.  The IT and computer industry has long abandoned college degrees preferring certifications and testing for their ever-evolving and very-specifically needed skill set.  And even the smart high school students are waking up, taking classes online, opting to join the military, go to community college first, attending a trade school, or anything and everything to avoid worthless liberal arts degrees. All of this under the umbrella of rapidly evolving online education technology where classes and certifications that lead to better job prospects are being offered online for pennies on a traditional liberal arts college dollar.

But the key phrase here is "smart money."

And if my latest philosophical meanderings into the world of evil is any proof, there is ALWAYS stupid sheeple willing to be lied to and taken advantage of, which means a market for liberal arts degrees will always exist.

Certainly, a genuine and real epiphany could be being realized amongst American youth.  They may identify the baby boomer and Gen X professorial and teacher class for the generational vampires they are.  But this is only the smart youth, and they are outnumbered by the

participation trophy
"my teacher is my BFF"
trench coat wearing
"I'm a high school vegan"

slop that is being mass-produced by today's teachers and parents.  Worse, as I've said before, these sheep are completely sold college as not only a Utopian Nirvana, a place where they "finally" can graduate to and find their place in life, but a birthright, and entitlement that their then-17 year old lives have nothing else to live for.  With such a large and established infrastructure brainwashing these kids, with such a tasty and addictive lie, it doesn't matter how many smarter students are red-pilled on the fringes via the alternative media, nuclear families, present fathers, or even my book,

there is ALWAYS going to be sheep, willingly lining themselves up to be slaughtered at the altar of Big Education.

This is, of course, good news for me and my business.  I capitalize off of misled students and youth who, when dumped into the real world after Big Education has raped them of all the money they could borrow, are disillusioned, can't find a job, and have no clue why the world did not turn out the way their ne'er-had-a-real-job-in-the-real-world professors said it would.  It's certainly good money for me and it's certainly a booming industry to be in.  But, much as I want to capitalize off of evil, I hate the leftist teacher/professor establishment more as they not only have ruined my country, but ruined my youth and to a large extent my life with the exact same lies they're telling kids today.  It's why I set up Worthless Degree Awareness Month and why I constantly plug it.  And I conservatively estimate I've cost Big Education millions of dollars, preventing thousands of students from getting worthless degrees.

The problem (or "benefit" to my business model), however, with worthless degrees is two fold.  One, it's damn well near a decade later that ALTERNATIVE media and MAYBE some traditional media is SLOWLY starting to toll the warning bells about worthless degrees.  I tried my best to get the conservative and libertarian establishments to spread "Worthless" far and wide as the vaccination against worthless degrees AND the perfectly placed torpedo to destroy the left's future democrat voter factory - academia.  It was, and still is, the silver bullet that can end socialism in the west.  Of course, as you know, the Dennis-Pragery, Koch Brothery, Republican party conservative establishments are dumber and slower than hell, not to mention don't have the spine to take off the gloves and aggressively attack the left where it hurts.  Alas, we're making molasses-like-progress stopping an evil that should have been stopped a decade ago.  Two, low quality, low caliber, low intelligence students will always be duped into the liberal arts, no matter how apparent it is that worthless degrees are poison.  This has resulted in a stagnation, not a crash, of worthless degrees and worthless colleges.  Therefore, my market isn't going anywhere.  I confidently predict that I will continue to make money on worthless degrees well into my retirement because the right is incompetent and the amount of stupid being bred in K-12 is limitless.

Sadly though, yes, I would have liked to see every kid in high school read "Worthless."  I would have liked to see every parent force their kid to read it. And yes, I would have loved to hear about clandestine conservative teachers passing it around to their students in a hush-hush contraband like style.  It sure would've been nice to see the Socialist Titanic go down due to my one well-placed "Pen is Mightier Than the Sword" torpedo.  Instead it looks like we're in for decades more of debt-crippled Millennials, lost Gen Z'ers from broken homes, single mommy households, anti-free speech protests on college campuses, assassination attempts on congressmen, and a continued deteriorating of the west.

And I intend to profit off of it.  All of it.  Down to the last stinking penny.
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Academic Composition is Always Hiring

If you're looking for a summer gig and want to be able to work from home, consider our good pal, Alex at Academic Composition. He's always hiring and I cannot emphasize enough how this type of job, though sucky, is ideal for any student who can't find a gig and needs a little side income, especially if you have the gift to write Marxist BS to satiate inferior professors' minds.  Anyway, read below and see if working for Academic Composition isn't for you.

Thank you all who replied to our advertisement last time, you've helped us a great deal and we are well on our way to forming a new marketing team for the summer.

The summer semester is short, but intense, so the students who are enrolled in classes are more likely to need help on a regular basis. That is precisely why now is the ideal time for you to join our team.

The plan is simple: we will provide you with ads to post and you will earn five dollars for each lead you will have generated. Additionally, there will be a base pay. To be sure all of you will generate multiple leads each week, especially in light of the fact that the summer semester peaks in July, which is just two weeks away.

To get started, all you need to do is contact us at, and then follow these simple instructions.

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  3. Use that new gmail account to set up a craigslist account
Next, we will send you the ads to post and at the end of each week, we'll compensate you through PayPal. 

Looking forward to working with you,

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Academic Composition
Owner & Principal Writer
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Diversity Over Excellence, the London High Rise Fire and KTCMO

You see, people's safety is not as important as diversity.

But what did you expect from a country hell bent on committing suicide?

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Will Politics Ruin the "Black Panther" Movie?

Do not confuse the movie "Black Panther" with the political group, "The Black Panthers."  I know if a movie called "The KKK" came out, it might raise some eye brows, but the movie is based off of a Marvel comic book superhero who had a prominent role in the latest Avengers movie - Black Panther - not the political group.  But with the origins of Black Panther out of the way, I'm afraid the movie faces more hurdles than merely its name.  Namely, and not surprisingly, political ones.  And it's all up to Marvel and Hollywood to ensure it jumps them.

Understand Hollywood and Marvel Studios (owned by Disney), not to mention corporate America at large, has capitalized on the "PC, political, going-green, environmentalism, diversity virtue signaling" political infrastructure/religion that has been laid down on Millennials and Gen Xer's.  Since "Captain Planet" the public schools, colleges, and media has built an entire religion that the majority of young people subscribe to, derive value from, and sadly, often put as the sole point and purpose of their life.  We can argue the merits or drawbacks of this later, but the point is that if you put in a politically correct message about diversity, going green, you-go-girlism, etc., you immediately tap into and avail yourself of this political infrastructure and psyche the majority of the US population has...all at no cost.  Alas, why all corporations are bragging about their "carbon foot print," offering gender neutral bathrooms, and Chipolte can't just make a f@cking burrito without bragging about how organic they are.  It's so bad (and blatant) even the leftist GUARDIAN acknowledges corporations are paying lip service to get naive leftist millennials to part with their money.

The only problem is that after having this political sermon shoved down their throats in school, college, home, the church, television, and the movies for 30 years, Americans are starting to burn out on all the "wholesome goodie two shoes leftist liberal" virtue signaling.  Worse, for studios stupid enough to keep shoving rah rah she-rah feminist propaganda down America's throat, their shareholders lose money as they famously did in the painful "Feminist Ghostbusters."

Surprise, surprise, after having lefty politics infused in nearly every aspect of their lives, Americans just want to sit back and

oh, I don't know,

watch a f#cking movie.

This is why "Wonder Woman" was such a pleasant surprise.  There was not one, NOT ONE, ounce of feminism, rah-rah-you-go-girlism BS in the entire movie.  The director still couldn't help but get knives in for the "white man" taking away Indian lands or a Moroccan who couldn't act in France because he wasn't white, but it still was a welcomed HERCULEAN accomplishment not to go for the politically-mandated-low-hanging-fruit and make Wonder Woman a sermon on feminism.  It wasn't a great movie, but it was fun ENTERTAINMENT.

This gives me hope for Black Panther.  Marvel can learn from DC Comics and realize that people, black or white, are kind of getting sick and tired of politics being put in everything, including their entertainment.  They also have the huge opportunity that, like Wonder Woman, they can introduce a truly first original black superhero and NOT merely co-opt a white one, turning him black, which Marvel has a horrific track record of doing.  Not only is co-opting insulting to comic book readers, fans of the original heroes, and their originators, but it should also be insulting to blacks (and other minorities) that Marvel (until Black Panther) didn't deem it appropriate to create a truly ORIGINAL black superhero.  The issue is, is Marvel/Disney going to make a GOOD AND ENTERTAINING MOVIE, or are they going to sermon and lecture the audience about being evil racist people?

It's too early to tell since the movie doesn't come out until February 2018.  The trailer introduces a hidden El Dorado civilization as the backdrop for Black Panther, begetting predictable accusations of "We-Waz-Kaaaangggzzzz!-ism," and resulting in a premature (and all too tiring) discussion about race (besides which, Black Panther NEEDS an origin and I think this fits wells).  And the truth is the world's first original black super hero was going to have pointless racial discussions about it anyway.  However, I wish for nothing more than Marvel to rise above this and just make a damn good movie, void of politics, for the entertainment of all.  I, however, am not going to hold my breath and will wait until others see it first to ensure I don't pay to be lectured or sermoned at. Terribly sorry, I got enough of that in college.
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Big Education Continues to Bleed Out

Awwww, you can see the end of the line off in the distance for Big Education.  What, ever, will those deans, assistant directors, diversity counselors and other worthless parasites do for real work in the real world with their worthless degrees?


Wednesday, June 14, 2017