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To be honest, I don't need to explain "how."
The average person of average intelligence can immediately deduce why a "certificate" in what is a hobby or enjoyable activity is worthless.
The average person of average intelligence should be FUMING that an "accredited institution" like the U of Colorado system would dare waste the taxpayers money and the students' tuition on such a joke of a class.
And the slightly smarter than average person would realize this is actually racist as it will disproportionately attract black students who - having already come from a disadvantaged background - will waste precious time and money on a "certificate" that will not only fail to land them a job, but make they look like complete idiots to the rest of the world (a la - "hey, look at this kid. This idiot actually put "Hip Hop Certificate" on his resume!")
I have long ago given up on getting younger people, let alone their unfathomably student parents, to wake the fuck up and stop blowing $500 a credit on degrees and classes that are completely worthless. But if you are so inclined to either save yourself from a worthless degree or save your child from the same, please consider buying the book below:
With the expansion of bandwidth pulling me into the world of podcasting and now video/streaming, much like a journalist of old who started in the papers and got pulled into radio and television, my "career" has largely been the same. And while I try to bang out some really good posts, there just isn't the time in the day, and so I try to do one a week. Emphasis on try.
However, and additionally, sometimes important topics just don't need a full, eloquent, and thorough post. Sometimes they just need some bullet points and a chart, and I can rely on the intelligence of my readers to get the point or fill in the finer points, thus "deaths from despair" by age cohort.
But American's stupidity aside, this leaves a foreboding trend for Millennials and their on-deck generation, Gen Z. For while Boomers and X'ers did vote for Reagan, or at least weren't looking to get people fired for having a different opinion on the internet, the Millennials have doubled down, in spades, with all that and a bag of chips on socialism. And though Trump is president, in their personal lives and the parts of their lives that matter most - love - younger generations have made their socialist politics ALL they have in their lives. Young women do not put men at the center of their lives, because that would not be being a proper women or feminist. Men have retreated from their traditional duty to provide and support their theoretical wives/families because...well...why would they? That's the government's job. And they're all more focused on being good environmentalists, supporting the right causes, eating only farm to table, and recycling than they are being the best person they can be to the best person they can find in their lives. All the Millennials have is their politics, not love, not even comradery, which is kind of like not only take a fish out of water, but chucking it into outer space.
Thus, with some confidence, I predict this trend will continue, if it hasn't already. In the book "How Not to Become a MIllennial" an entire chapter is dedicated to the horrific and rapidly decaying mental health of the Millennial generation. And corroborating those statistics are additional statistics that show record use of psychotherapeutic drugs to treat anxiety, depression, bi-polar, etc. etc. And with youth rapidly leaving the now-approaching 40something Millennials, whatever idealism and hope this youth afforded them will leave, leaving them highly susceptible to despair and the premature death it causes.
I am now becoming an old man who has dedicated the majority of his life to economics. But economics is ensconced with the largely study of philosophy. And for the life of me, I cannot understand why people the past 4 generations have chosen a life of socialism, taxes, commutes, slavery, identity politics, virtue signaling, careers, and plain ole politics over love.
You think life is about going vegan?
You think life is about getting masters degrees and slaving away for 50 years?
You think your political posts on facebook are more important than spending time with your kids or going to the gym for your spouse?
Good, you all deserve despair and you all deserve to die. Because to be honest, death would be preferable to the miserable lives you're going to live with such warped priorities.
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And if you don't want to live
the life of a miserable Millennial,
maybe read this book instead
of watching television or some
other low-IQ, dumb-ass slop
your masters told you to watch?
This is like reality TV show producers saying they'll stop producing their shit because bad things happen in society. By all means, don't play. Americans don't need to get any dumber.
Sad news, but we're still doing it online.
Unfortunately, still at $1,000 a pop:
To this day it still angers me the totality of lies we tell young men and women about the sexes. Feminism has ruined the best thing in men's and women's lives (each other) for one another. Feminism is in practice the hatred and discrimination against men. Feminism has caused immeasurable psychological frustration amongst men and women. And on simple principle, it grinds my gears when a group of people use a trait they were born with (not earned) to extrapolate special treatment at the expense of society. Thus, like all lies, feminism is a disease, it is a cancer, it is a scourge upon society, and it has cost generations of the most important thing in life - love.
But bad as they are, scourges are a benefit to some, and not just the individuals propagating the scourge.
For example, crime.
Unfortunate and costly as crime is, it is a fact of human nature. Some humans (much like feminists) are going to want to advance themselves at the expense of innocent others. But in crime being a scourge upon society, society reacts to it with the formation of a legal system, a judicial system, and police. And though these people/systems are not contributing anything new or good to society, they are preventing bad things from happening to society And though we'd like to live in a world without crime, a consolation prize to the fact we can't is millions of people are therefore employed as a consequence of crime.
The same thing can be said of disease.
Nobody likes cancer. Nobody likes the common cold. And certainly nobody likes COVID. But without these poxes upon society, we would have no doctors, no nurses, no surgeons, nor medical researchers. And since we have no choice in whether or not we live in a world without disease, we thankfully have medical professionals there to fight disease. And as a benefit to them, they find gainful and productive employment.
And this is why I desperately need feminism.
Because for all of its drawbacks, for all of the pain its inflicted upon society, for all of the generations of women it's duped into wasting their lives on careers, commutes, and taxes, instead of love, children, and spouses, like cancer, it's an undeniable fact feminism is here. It is a reality. It is a pox currently scourging society. And while originally I did want to become an economist, helping society advance itself to incredible standards of living, eliminating poverty, and extending life expectancies, life had different plans for me. And thus instead of pouring over spreadsheets and doing mathematical calculations while programming boring computer models, I get to...
yell at the internet.
Instead of commuting to an office, paying for parking, and working in a cubicble, I get to....work from home in my pajamas after I wake up at 10AM and have my morning coffee.
Instead of sitting in meetings getting yelled at because the numbers didn't come in the way my corrupt boomer boss needed them to come in at so he could collect a commission...men send me thank you letters for preventing them from majoring in a worthless degree.
And instead of having to sit through CPE classes, MBA courses, buck for promotion, and tolerate mandatory "diversity/sexual harassment training," I get to...grab a cigar, sit at a bar, and outline my next book warning men and women about the future lies feminism is guaranteed to be telling them in the future.
Yes. Society is going to hell in a hand basket.
Yes. Feminism is ruining the lives of millions of people, women especially.
Yes. I don't produce any new, advancing, or of progress to society. My career is simply preventing bad shit from happening to society.
But if it weren't for feminism, I wouldn't have the great job I got now.
Thankfully (or if you have ethics "unfortunately"), it looks like I got life-long employment. Feminism is as strong as it ever was and young people today swallow it whole. Gen Z men are looking just as "soy-y" as their Millennial siblings. And Gen Z women just as tatted up, purple haired-feminist as their Millennial sisters. Younger generations are majoring in stupid subjects at the same 80% rate as previous generations. And all young Americans are being brainwashed to value themselves based on traits, politics, and not accomplishments. As in generations past, teachers, parents, guidance counselors are doing the same shitty job they've always done raising the young boys and girls today who will become the future tomorrow. And it is a guarantee today's mothers will be divorcing today's fathers at rates on par with boomers, destroying today's young children in the process. And through all these lies, chaos, feminism, broken homes, student debt, impoverishment, divorce, and just plain evil, will come a consistent stream of horribly pained and confused clients. And they will be so pained and confused, they will become desperate enough to question everything they were told by feminists, socialists, parents, and teachers, they will search some key questions on the internet, and walk into my digital office more than happy to pay my fee to make the pain go away.
I want to thank the feminists.
I want to thank the boomers.
I want to thank the single mothers and deadbeat dads.
I want to thank the marxist teachers.
I want to thank the usurious professors who charged their students $600/credit for worthless degrees.
I want to thank the socialists.
I want to thank all of you. Because without you, but especially the feminists, I'd have to work a real job.
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Some rare good news that I'm shocked.
This is interesting. It shouldn't be able to happen in theory. Does anybody know HOW this happened? not that I'm for terrorists, but I sure am fuck against the government being able to crack and confiscate crypto.
Good News Everyone!
After two months of taking notes, outlining, rehearsing, recording, and finally, programming, my seminar on minimalism is now available for sale.
There are just two minor problems.
One, if you've followed me for a while you won't have much use for this class because you likely already know what's in the class. Yes, there are some other new insights and epiphanies, but if you're already a minimalist, you spend less than you make, and you're adequately contributing to your IRA, it's not going to be of any benefit to you.
Two, the price tag is $599 and yes, that is very, very expensive.
I priced it at that level because I am greedy and like any other economic agent I want to maximize profits. However, I also priced it that way because if you are not a minimalist then paying $599 to:
stop spending more than you make,
get out of debt,
better manage your time,
end your commute,
improve your mental health,
have a fully funded retirement,
just plain ole tell your boss to fuck off
is a steal. And a paltry $599 to get your financial act together, in the grand scheme of things, is a bargain. Besides, if there's anything I've learned in life it's that people don't pay attention or make changes in their lives unless there is pain involved. And $600 is a lot of pain. Almost enough to make people pay attention and actually TAKE ACTION IN THEIR LIVES AND DO SOMETHING.
Therefore, this class is really for three different groups of people:
One, those of you who are new to my blog/podcast/youtube channel and don't have the time or inclination to comb through all my works to compile my overall philosophy on minimalism.
Two, people who are here but still need a swift kick in the ass to get their financial (and time management) life together (and trust me, the seminar does do PRECISELY that).
And, three, people outside the Ole "Capposphere" which is my main target as I'm trying to expand my reach (so if you know somebody who could benefit from this, please refer them).
Regardless, my apologies for the lack of content creation these past two weeks as I was working on this project. And my further apologies if this class is likely of no additional value to veteran Cappycappites. But if you kindly would recommend this class to people you think might benefit from it, or if you yourself could perhaps do with spending less than you make, consider taking the class yourself.
This is an important one for the boys out there who are sick and tired of seeing nothing but fat chicks to date, not to mention get furious over being called 'sexist' for not finding fat chicks hot. You need to realize the "fat movement" is a drug that NONE of these girls are ever going to sober up from. The drug is too powerful, too intoxicating, and going off of it would result in them waking up to (and therefore living in) a life they simply can't handle. And so no matter how true the fact "big is not beautiful" is, it doesn't matter in their minds. Merely agree, pat them on their heads, and move on. Spare yourself the frustration trying to argue with their heroin addicts.
This is a guest essay from our friend Alex at Academic Composition. Consider hiring his services or consider working for him.
Controversial Essay Topics: How Not To Offend Your Professor
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it” Aristotle
At Academic Composition, we offer a variety of academic services and it is our mission to support your throughout all of your classes, regardless of how basic or sophisticated your courses may be. Whether you are majoring in engineering or communications, you will have to take a healthy dose of “general education” classes. Typically, you will need to complete a number of English courses, a few on cultural studies, some on history and your university will probably require you to complete a number of seemingly bizarre classes that probably do not belong in a university. Do not be surprised if the professor seems to be pushing a political agenda instead of teaching you how to think critically, indeed, it is not unheard of for an English instructor to lecture students on Maoism instead of teaching them how to analyzing literary themes. In this day and age, many professors of literature believe that most of the classical authors such as Shakespeare, John Milton, William Butler Yeats and other giants of English literature were sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic and so on.
Recently, a number of Berkeley (https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/24/berkeley-protesters-form-human-chain-stop-white-st/) students staged a protest asserting that a “White man’s Canon” will never do justice to the oppressed people of color and LGBTQ. These students demanded for the classical texts to be replaced with books written by transgender authors. For example, they demanded for Shakespeare’s Hamlet to be removed from the curriculum and replaced with “Transgender Warriors: Making History, from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman”. In his timeless poem, the
“Invictus”, William Ernest Henley famously wrote “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul” and self-determination is an inalienable human right. There is much to be said for a person who aspires to be true to themselves, irrespective of their gender, race, ethnicity or socio-economic class.
The desire to control one’s destiny is a noteworthy human drive, perhaps even the most commendable of them all: this is the desire that liberated Europe from the dark ages and ushered in the Enlightenment era. Indeed, a person can only be praised for their desire to live their life in their own way, as long as they do not infringe on the freedom of others to do likewise. Tolerance is a lofty social value and deserves to be guarded with the utmost ferocity, as it is the cornerstone of a civilized society. Societies that are truly free can survive only if an open debate and an uncensored exchange of ideas can take place, and it is our civic duty to refrain from silencing others who wish to express a view that we disagree with. However, tolerance has its limits and one modern Italian writer put it well, “Tolerance reaches the limit of mutual respect, then it is surpassed!”
Indeed, most Americans are tolerant and the overwhelming majority of college students are willing to engage in a respectful conversation with a person whose views they do not share. While they may respect the freedom of choice of a transgender person, they can also appreciate the point of view of a religious person who disapproves of such freedom, but tolerates it, nonetheless. Indeed, the meaning of tolerance is to get along with a person whose views we do not share, regardless of how strongly we may disapprove of them. This appears to be a little more than common-sense and you may be wondering why on earth we are lecturing you on tolerance. If everybody understands what it means to get along with people whose views we do not share, what is the point of discussing tolerance in the first place?
Be that as it may, not everyone shares the majority view of Americans who may self-identify as moderates who are either right-leaning or left-leaning. The American citizenry is famous for its centrist tendencies, but the elites of academia do not approve of this position. In most departments of social sciences across America, liberals outnumber conservatives by a staggering ratio of 30 to 1 (https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/03/21/the_most_politically_intolerant_americans_139810.html).
In some universities, that ratio is as high as 60 to 1 and the more elite the university is, the higher that ratio becomes. Furthermore, professors of elite universities are more likely to self-identity as the “far-left” and over 25% of them consider themselves Marxists.
Surveys have repeatedly shown that professors are unlikely to support the tenure of a conservative colleague, irrespective of their skill-level or value to the organization. The modern social psychologist, Jonathan Haidt has extensively researched the rise of intolerance in American university campuses and devoted much of his career to promoting the diversity of viewpoint on campus (https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/blog/jonathan-haidt-6-ways-universities-can-fight-intellectual-intolerance/). His conclusion is unequivocal: there is very little tolerance across college campuses for even the centrist viewpoints that are at odds with the politically correct ideological orthodoxy.
In light of these troubling developments, empirical evidence has repeatedly shown that even the brightest of people often tend to succumb to the fallacy of the strawman. In other words, we tend to routinely misrepresent the nuances of a point of view that we disagree with. We then engage in the cognitive mechanism of “substitution” and respond to a simplified version of our opponent’s point of view (https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0374533555/ref=sr_1_2?crid=304FPL9I5EAXK&dchild=1&keywords=daniel+kahneman&qid=1596652779&sprefix=Daniel+Kah%2Caps%2C246&sr=8-2). In “Thinking: Fast and Slow”, Daniel Kahneman addressed the substitution problem in detail and evidence has conclusively shown that the exceptionally bright people are sophisticated when it comes to finding good arguments for their position, but they struggle as much as everyone else when it comes to finding support for views they disagree with.
To be absolutely certain, the “my side bias” is pervasive in academia and while professors love to pay lip service to tolerance and at the same time strive to avoid offending the most sensitive person in the class, this is an incredibly difficult balancing act to pull off. At the end of the day, they will err on the side of political correctness rather than tolerance because their career depends on it. Countless professors have lost their jobs for making seemingly innocuous remarks that no reasonable person can be offended by (https://nypost.com/2016/10/30/nyu-professor-who-opposed-pc-culture-gets-booted-from-classroom/). The recent termination of the NYU professor Michael Rectenwald is the case in point, who cynically summarized his predicament as “Academic freedom is great, as long as you don’t use it!”
While it may seem tempting to chastise the intolerant professors, one must understand that their job is not at all similar to what one may face in a corporate environment. In a real job, you may leave and find another one and no-one will blame you if you do so after a year or even just six months. It also goes without saying that most of the co-workers who surround you now may not be there a year from now, so your whole livelihood does not depend on how well you get along with them. Yet, imagine if you were stuck around those same people for 20 to 30 years? You would be a nervous wreck: you would be on constant vigil for what you say, what you do in your spare time, who you are seen with, and most importantly, whose papers you cite
in a sanctimonious act of solemn worship. That is exactly what happens in academia: when a scholar of the humanities accepts a position as an “assistant professor”, he will be up for tenure within six years. At that point, he or she either gets the job for life or they are fired. If they choose to quit at any point, their prospects of finding work at another university will be extremely scarce: academia is a conformist and a tightly knit community where gossip carries even more weight than it does in small town of rural Alabama.
It is worth noting that the power structure of academia has been modeled on the medieval guild of the Catholic Church. Even the Catholic Church itself has been modernized and numerous members of that community enjoy certain freedoms of expression, no such reform has been possible at the university. Despite the progressive veneer of the academic milieu and the perfunctory tribute to tolerance academics like to pay, the university is one of the most archaic, reactionary and intellectually repressive of institutions known to man. You would be very well-advised to take that into consideration and to toe the party line. To do that, you will need to understand the unspoken rules of academic discourse and heed to them under all circumstances.
1. Always write from a left-leaning point of view: As a reasonable person with an open-mind, you may lean to the left, but you may not always agree with every progressive viewpoint out there. Save yourself the aggravation of having your work picked apart for the smallest of errors. If you simply write from a left-wing perspective, your work will be held to a much lower standard and you will get a free pass on all sorts of minor mistakes that would never have gone unnoticed, had you written your paper from a centrist or let alone a right-leaning point of view.
2. Brush up on your gender pronouns: Familiarize yourself with the work of Leslie Feinberg. Figure out how many genders your professor accepts and try to memorize
as many as you can. The transgender ideology is the holy grail of the civil religion of the academic left, do not blaspheme against it. If you name-drop Leslie Feinberg or reference any other scholars of similar ideological persuasion, you will score points with your PC professor.
3. Pay homage to Radical Feminism: Do not criticize a feminist point of view and never mention a feminist thinker even in a slightly negative light, that is a big “no-no” in academia. Do not praise the traditional feminine virtues such as compassion, politeness, nice social manners and so on. Never say that women value these things or that they should do so, such talk is completely out of place in a radical feminist environment and will never be tolerated. Feminists categorically deny the existence of gender differences and see them as “social constructs” that are a result of “oppressive patriarchy”. While some of them may engage in a behavior that may come across as “female chauvinism”, it is unclear how they can simultaneously assert female superiority while denying the existence of gender differences. While that may seem like an apparent contradiction, it is far too lofty and erudite of a matter for small minds like ours to ponder.
4. Genuflect at the altar of diversity and multiculturalism: Never criticize any culture at all. “Culturism” will not fly here. Do not make any remarks underscoring the differences between people of varying nationalities, culture, language or ethnicity. If you dare to make the slightest of comments on how this or that culture may be flawed, you run the risk of being accused of perpetrating ‘hate speech’, which could carry grave consequences. Some universities may expel you for that and even if you try to praise another culture, you will be accused of cultural appropriation, which is as
grave of a sin as demeaning another culture. That is why Yale students recently chastised their peers for wearing Halloween costumes. Avoid praising or criticizing any culture for any reason, no matter how well-intentioned your comment may be, it will most likely be taken out of context and misunderstood with the implication that you are “racist”. In light of the fact that culture itself is a taboo topic in academia, one may understand how the unholy alliance between radical feminists and radical Islamists has emerged. Again, this is another complex matter that is far too lofty for small minds like ours to ponder.
5. Pay close attention to the prescribed parlance of the politically correct faction that your professor may subscribe to. That is an evolving matter and the pantheon of the oppressed is home to many gods, that is why it is never clear which of them need to be worshipped at any given time. You can never be truly sure who has the upper-hand: the transgender elites, the gay rights activists, the radical feminists, the supporters of the otherkin or somebody else altogether. Pay close attention to the PC movement that your professor may identify with. If you are not sure where their sympathies lie, avoid commenting on controversial altogether: go to great length to avoid saying anything that could even remotely be misconstrued as a “micro-aggression” against a certain group. For example, the term “flip-chart” may appear to be completely innocuous, yet numerous scholars in the humanities deem it to be extremely pejorative because it appears to contain a “micro-aggression” against Filipinos. Although it is next to impossible to find a single Filipino person who takes umbrage to the term “flip-chart”, it is important to keep in mind that while the PC view represents the position of 3-5% of the population, it is enormously popular
among the elites of academia who see themselves as superior to us, the benighted heathens like ourselves. We will never reach the front porch of the heavenly gates that stand before the Ivory Tower, that is a place of solemn worship and we will never be worthy of being on par with the dogs who are to be starved at the gate (that privilege is to be reserved for the adjunct professors, many of whom earn less than the fast food workers and a sizable portion of them are either on welfare or homeless). In short, you are not among the “elect”, so do not question their judgment. Just as God reveals Himself in mysterious ways, the wisdom of the academic clerics is inscrutable to the mortal sinners and should never be challenged.
If you follow these five rules, you will stand a much better chance of doing well on your assignment. Of course, being on the “right side of history”, as Karl Marx used to say, will give you considerable advantages over those who were left reprobate and will suffer eternal perdition, you still have minimal standards of academic rigor to fulfill. Grade inflation is a crude reality of life in modern academia and standards continue to fall quite precipitously. However, you still have basic scholarly responsibilities to fulfill such as writing in a grammatically correct manner, avoiding logical fallacies, finding reliable sources and maintaining a flowing narrative. We will cover than in our subsequent discussions, but being on the right side of history is 50% of the battle. Once you off on the right foot with your professor, the rest is a matter of elementary academi