As I have previously stated here, there and everywhere, I am QUITE unimpressed with the great majority of people who are 'graduates' of institutes of higher learning. Except for people who have jobs where their schooling is actually necessary for their profession, I'm never impressed. I get that doctors, engineers, DENTISTS [a simple nod to BOW] needing their college degrees, and more to do the jobs.
But there is ZERO reason for most people to have a degree to do the jobs they do. Beyond my loathing of the average college grad / pompous boobs for their own lives. I can never quite figure out just who it is, that is supposed to build the buildings, that will house those corner offices, that every boy and girl in America, has been told that they 'deserve', BY their parents IN the American pompous boobery?
I can't quite come to grips with a country where the majority of people LOOK DOWN on the jobs that dad, grand dad and all the males in their families once did! WhoTF are these people to ever think that dad's welding / mechanic /. plumber / carpenter job is somehow, beneath them? I know some of these ass hats from my own life, and TRUST me when I say, they had NOOOOOO problem taking the money from those 'menial, little people' jobs when they were begging for $$$ to go on a date, or for their first car or to go to the colleges that elevated them into the lofty, nose in the air, boobery status.
I'm ranting along here, so I can post a story on The Blaze this AM, about Mike Rowe, of 'Dirty Jobs' fame. He is a proponent of working with your hands, as we've seen on DJ, he's done some crazy, dirty work, while showing real people, doing real jobs.
Much like we've talked about in here and via e-mail, Rowe is driven crazy by the whole sense of entitlement on one hand, balanced by 6 figure student loans and NO jobs for the students who spent that money. Then again, there are welding and mechanics jobs in MT, ND, SD in the oil / gas fields which pay close to $80K per year.
But there's no corner office for those types of jobs...so, waaaah Little Johnny nor Janey want them....wah!
Go read the article, it makes a great deal of sense. I can tell you that although I'm not clairvoyant, but I did see this coming. Plenty of us at the 'grunt' level did. There were too few young faces in the ranks to carry on the hard, hand done work, to keep the country going. And that system brings us to where we are today. Too many English, Medieval French Poetry and Art History majors, not enough welders, plumbers and blasters.
But if you really want to know who I personally blame for this fiasco, go read JUST the title of Tom Wolfe's book about the 7 Original Mercury Astronauts, and find the guy who pushed that ideal. He's the ignorant maroon who started us down this road. He's the one who is the most at blame, in my opinion. And before you go, I'm betting, that even if you don't know 'who', you can pick his party affiliation.