In olde timey
mandarins were the bureaucrat class of government. In essence, they were scholar-civil servants. You had to pass tests to prove how smart you were, and then it was assumed because you weren’t a stupid dung splattered rice farmer you were worthy of helping the divine ruling class impose its will. If you were smart, you were part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Our social superiors have this same kind of attitude today. The ignorant Wal-Mart shopping redneck hillbillies don’t have the common sense God gave a box of rocks, so we must direct them for their own good. No trans-fats for you! No animal protein for you! Only public transportation for you! Think of the idiot fedgov jack booted thugs taking away school lunches from students because what mom made wasn’t ideally nutritiously balanced ( this from the same government that decided after much debate that ketchup was a vegetable serving ). Well, to all of us, myself included, that live off the milk of Uncle Obammies tit, here’s were we start paying for our free lunch. You want a paycheck from the China Idiot, he gets to tell you how to live. If you’ve ever served in the military, you know the drill. They own your body every second of the day. Please, Sir, may I be excused to go take a smelly? Kenyan Village
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Now, you might be wondering, hey, how do I get a job being a fedgov mandarin? It sounds like a pretty righteous gig. Well, sorry, bad news. If you weren’t born into money, you are humped. Because there is a very select, carefully thought out set of tasks that must be completed to prove you are worthy. Not anything measuring your intelligence, don’t worry. You will be sent through college, but you don’t have to learn anything. You must demonstrate that your family is wealthy enough to be able to pay for your four years of college without needing to use that degree to pay back the tuition. It is as simple as that. Almost no one can actually work at a job they trained for, and that is a direct result of a dysfunctional economy. But the mandarins have taken that fact and used it to their advantage. A hundred years ago, adjusted for inflation, college costs were the same as they are today. That does not mean that college is just as affordable as it ever was. It means that we are back where we were which is that only the rich can afford to go to college.
A hundred years ago, the sons of the wealthy went to college. They actually learned something there and it probably helped them continue the grand family tradition of being a successful Robber Baron. Then we got involved in World War One, when the main banks that made up the bulk of our new Central Bank were in trouble of losing their ass if Germany won the war. With
in revolt, suddenly a two front war became one. If nothing else, peace could have brought the war to a draw and our debt holders, with their ruined economies, wouldn’t have been able to pay us back. If Russia lost, they could pay back our allies loans! ( it doesn’t have to make sense, these idiots are the same ones that brought us a Great Depression and a devalued gold dollar and etc. ). Which lead to World War Two. Which necessitated a huge increase in managers and military officers. Which lead to short cuts in training. Which produced a huge new class of “educated” that demanded equality. Look how smart we were to win the war, we can learn how to be civilian leaders so send us to school for free. Unfortunately for the wealthy ruling elite, power had to be shared for a good half century. Germany
Well, thank God and pass the ammunition, the 1% is back in power! Because of the total incompetence of the highly educated to educate the new students, masses of money were thrown at the problem of educating folks. Every year more idiotic teachers started teaching at lower and lower standard and costs went up and up. Through no planning but just because of that stupidity, now the end result is students go to school, learn almost nothing, and are in debt for hundreds of thousands of dollars. And please note, I’m speaking in generalities here. I’m not calling any one student or teacher an idiot. I’m saying this was the general result across the board. Over paying undereducated graduates with no possibility of getting a job in their field ( as tax revenues decreased and the jobs disappeared as most are at the public trough ). Those are the ones who are left with lifetime debt. On the other hand, if your family could afford to throw away that money, you could still get a civil servant job, in or out of your specialty. The degree was your entry ticket. Not the knowledge it supposedly taught. You no longer need be smart, just from the right family. It is about being part of the moneyed class once again.
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