Friday, November 06, 2009

Australia National University

I almost attended ANU, regardless, from a reader;

A friend of mine had sent me an audio link to a seminar of yours where you are saying that no leftist has ever been able to come up with an arguement to "Why would you be a doctor if a janitor and a doctor got paid the same amount?"...I am in Australia and in my first year of University and I have just finished a course that looks at the world from a Marxist perspective. Evey moment of it was hell for me, but nontheless i survived. In this though I asked the lecturer why on earth I would study to be a laywer if a Laywer and a receptionist got paid the same amount and the answer he gave me was "for societies recognition". I had no idea so i questioned him further and he firmly believes that if we were more ethical people who had not been brainwashed by a capitalists society we would want to work harder to help the world and take on the harder jobs for the same pay. I think it is a load of rubbish as it will never happen and there is no way that is how it works, but i just thought i would share that answer with you. Teaching ethics in schools will make the chance of socialism actually working higher.

What I get a kick out of is that this academian idiot who teaches this class is more than willing to change how a $35 trillion global economy works based on his HUNCH that people will just altruistically work harder for "social recognition."

He is an f*cking idiot in the truest sense. He also offers nothing of value to this country (or rather, Australia) and therefore the only place that will employ him is a public university, not the real world or private sector. The only reason he advocates socialism is because he is too damn lazy to study something real like engineering or accounting and instead wants to parasite off the rest of society as a freaking ethics professor as those who did major in something worthwhile work up the wealth to pay the taxes for this lamprey's salary.

Truly ironic he teaches "ethics."


daniel_ream said...

I keep thinking of that quote from Ghostbusters, more than twenty years ago:

"Personally, I liked the University. They gave us money and facilities, we didn't have to produce anything. You've never been out of college! You don't know what it's like out there. I've worked in the private sector. They expect results."

Anonymous said...

Even from a socialist point of view, a lawyer or a doctor should, at least, earn so much more that it compensates them for the time that they had to invest into studying, when the janitor was already earning money. Otherwise, they would even be working for less, effectively, which is what happened under communism in Eastern Europe.

Ryan Fuller said...

So it's ok for people who do difficult and demanding jobs to get more "social recognition" than someone with an easy job, but it's wrong for them to actually get paid more.


CBMTTek said...


While I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment, it is possible you are overreacting to the professor's point of view.

The student states that he is taking a course that looks at the world from a Marxist perspective. It is quite possible that the professor's response was not one they actually believe in, or support, but instead one that a true Marxist would give.

He may very well be a f-ing idiot incapable of actually contributing to society. Or, he could have provided valuable insight into the mindset of a Marxist. (I am personally more inclined to go with the former, but you never know.)

optimus2861 said...

The student should have asked the "professor" if he would practice what he preaches, and perform his job for the same pay as the janitor.

I bet the "professor" would have gotten a little indignant at that question and found some high-horsed way to explain that it wouldn't apply to him.

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