Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

November 8, 2014

Stupidity on parade

Filed under: comedy,Education,popular culture — louisproyect @ 3:54 pm

8 Comments »

  1. We are doomed.

    Comment by maxsawicky — November 8, 2014 @ 4:12 pm

  2. The kids are/is not THE stupidity on parade. The stupidity: corporatist capitalist public and higher education rote and regurgitation learning systems and worthless media screen culture immersion systems which CONSTRUCT the IDENTITIES of the persons depicted in the video and PRETEND that they are even high school-educated let alone competent to perform college level work.

    No reading, thinking, writing, contemplating going on’round here. But, then the Texas Tech president is a crafty ole loser of a Texas politician put out to a really green pasture although that still isn’t enough — he still likes to see his picture plastered everywhere.

    Another old, useless, worthless Texas pol is president of Texas A & M, and a military general is now president of UT-Austin. And I learned Just This Week — BREAKING! — that Kenneth Starr — you know THE Kenneth Starr who hounded Monica Lewinsky — well THAT Kenneth Starr is now president of Baylor University, the babtist institituion in Waco. How he slipped in without my detection is mysterious, but what a fascinating frisson of discourse would be heard by the proverbial ant-on-the-wall were these four WhiteGuyz to sit around a table together, drink some snapps and “like” and “share” and “comment” and “send” on some writing prompt provided by Louis Project lol.

    All in all, clear and convincing signs of the looming apocalypse coming soo to a theatre near you….

    Comment by thom prentice — November 8, 2014 @ 6:49 pm

  3. Love the comments. And I’m a UT Austin grad. I saw what they did to the former President to get this new guy in. It was sad and sick. The previous President advocated for UT at the Texas Legislature, as most past Presidents have always done, but in opposition to Governor Good Hair. Alas. And he also had a famously newsworhty falling out with the worst of the Texas University System regents aligned with right wing elements in Texas. Again, alas.

    Comment by Jenell Scherbel — November 8, 2014 @ 10:42 pm

  4. Love the comments. And I’m a UT Austin grad. I saw what they did to the former President to get this new guy in. It was sad and sick. The previous President advocated for UT at the Texas Legislature, as most past Presidents have always done, but in opposition to Governor Good Hair. Alas. And he also had a famously newsworthy falling out with the worst of the Texas University System regents aligned with right wing elements in Texas. Again, alas.

    Comment by Jenell Scherbel — November 8, 2014 @ 10:43 pm

  5. If people have no knowledge of the past they certainly do not know any stories of the past. With out stories of the past how can they have learned anything of past mistakes or be inspired by goof examples of the past. There is not even a need to rewrite the past when no one except a few wizards remember what the first version of the past was, is, will be.

    Comment by Curt Kastens — November 10, 2014 @ 10:46 am

  6. What happened to the self-improving workperson with a Haldeman-Julius Little Blue Book in the lunch pail? Can/should something like this happen again?

    My father worked during World War II and for a few years afterward as a core setter in a steel foundry (he was over the age for the draft). I remember that we had a few Haldeman-Julius Blue Books lying around, including Will and Ariel Durant’s Story of Philosophy and one entitled Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.

    Dad always loved books–maybe the other guys in the foundry didn’t read the Blue Books. Still, some people must have read them. Where did that tradition go?

    I wonder if something like it could be accomplished with little Adobe Captivate videos or equivalent–or comic books–not just Marxist and radical concepts, but actual basic Knowledge 101 in aid of critical thinking in general.

    Comment by Pete Glosser — November 10, 2014 @ 6:46 pm

  7. This video could very well have been edited to choose the people so that the result is what was desired. A structured poll would give a more legitimate result but then it would not have the entertainment impact.

    Comment by ken — November 12, 2014 @ 5:52 am

  8. Ken, no amount of editing could have made any difference. How does a college student not know who won the civil war?

    Comment by louisproyect — November 12, 2014 @ 1:37 pm


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