Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The Ivory Tower
College is called ‘The Ivory Tower.”
There must have been some original reason for calling it the ‘Ivory Tower.’
Perhaps it’s a figurative reference to a huge alabaster phallic shaft ready to screw the hell out of the next unfortunate human being entering it (or who will be entered by it) at the expense of all that person's dreams and hopes.
...I have been through the Ivory Tower.
And like most people who have entered it…I have been screwed.
Please, follow me into the inner patio of the Ivory Tower and you will find an encrusted mass of putrefaction.
These are all the dashed concepts of self and reality of those who have entered it.
Follow me a bit beyond to its gigantic front yard and you will find a junkyard.
These are all the dashed hopes and dreams of those who have graduated from it but now find the promised dreams they have sacrificed so much for will never materialize.
Welcome to the Tower.
What follows is a warning to those wishing to enter the Tower, specifically what is called the “Liberal Arts and Sciences.”
Yes, the 'hard sciences' are a bit better. When it comes right down to it, you are either mathematically right or mathematically wrong – no argument.
You are on safe ground…for the moment.
The only difference is that in these fields your reckoning will come at a later time.
If you are in medicine you will be required to accept and execute the murderous lies of the medical establishment.
If you are in the sciences, you will have to research only along the lines and in the directions you are told to research…and ignore others.
Whatever you do, your values, your morality and your honesty will be compromised.
But the ‘Social Sciences’ and the ‘Liberal Arts’ are different.
Your hands will be put to the fire immediately upon entering the Tower.
You CAN have different opinions on things and even back them up with facts, but the hard mathematical formulas are lacking.
So many people believe the Social Sciences and the Liberal Arts are a tolerant cornucopia of different and masterful philosophies, ideas and opinions.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The concept that the Ivory Tower is a place of differing ideas and philosophies is a LIE.
The Ivory Tower has one philosophy…one idea…and one opinion.
But the Tower doesn’t make these known.
You have to find them yourself…
…and abide by them…
…or risk being black-listed, crushed and destroyed.
The Ivory Tower is a filter.
It filters out all the real Christians, Conservatives, Americans, as well as all honest, caring, thinking human beings.
This is why it keeps producing mass-copies of the same type of establishment types as if they were all being stamped from the same mold.
What follows is a survival guide to the Ivory Tower…for those still wishing to enter it.
But if you should decide to do so, make sure you have the required characteristics.
If you truly have the mouse-like, selfish, unprincipled, amoral, opinionless, lapdog, boot-licking, servile, sycophantic, follow-the-leader, non-argumentative, go-along-get-along psychology which is necessary in the Ivory Tower…then you are invited to attend.
But take heed…
…keep in mind the iron rules (the real rules) of the Tower.
What follows are the things you must do in order to make it through the Ivory Tower.
First of all, look in the mirror and accept that you are a nobody.
No one will congratulate you. No one will acknowledge you. No one will shake your hand. No one will pat you on the back, no matter how good you are.
What rules the Tower is a sense of communistic sameness in which the professor does not acknowledge (nor does he care to acknowledge) any type of quality or accomplishment in the students (in public or private).
Second, keep your antennas out for cues.
You can’t be a follower if you don’t know what it is you’re supposed to follow.
The Ivory Tower will give you many cues, and you must pick up these cues and act on them if you are to survive.
The cues will mostly be liberal, pro-leftist, pro-Marxist, pro-socialist, anti-religious, pro-UN, pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality, pro-internationalist, and egalitarian.
You aren’t expected to be a loudspeaker for these things, but you ARE expected to nod in agreement and accept them without comment when they do come up.
In the end you will be expected to have subscribed to some obscure leftist, socialist, Marxist unspoken ideology which you must follow blindly (or at least never disagree with openly) in order to succeed.
Thirdly, learn to keep quiet.
The less you say, the less likely you are to quip out something that will upset your master and lead your crushing.
Keep all your all your comments agreeing, positive, short and to the point.
The master is truly the one who has anything to say here.
Fourthly, understand that you are there at the foot of your master’s footstool at the master’s convenience and whim.
In other words, you are there to serve the master, not the other way around. The master is not there for you…you are there for the master.
Therefore always show yourself to be open and accepting to whatever ideology the master inculcates in you.
Never question anything that comes out of the mouth of the master.
Respond to all of the master’s mutterings with unlimited rapt interest and attention.
Fifthly, be aware that you area partaking of a long vetting process during which you will be checked, rechecked, observed, tested, baited and questioned in order to make sure you are part of the unspoken liberal, leftist, socialist, Marxist ideology.
Be vary careful in making any comments either to your master, his helpers or your fellow acolytes, which will expose you as anything else except the above.
Sixthly, make sure you have never joined or can be associated with any organization that runs opposite to the liberal-leftist-Marxist ideology, especially if it can be found out through the Internet.
Erase your trail.
Erase any remotely embarrassing or silly Internet records. Remember they will all be used to create negative opinions. Keep all your social and other sites stale, plain, and noncommittal. This should be no problem for you since you have already accepted that you are a nobody.
Seventhly, accept being crapped upon.
Members of the priesthood will take turns treating you like the nobody that you are.
You may contest this treatment only if it is from a minor member at which time you are entitled to politely speak to the higher master about the matter.
But remember, the master’s word is final and absolute. Accept it graciously…whatever it may be.
If you are hindered, inconvenienced, hurt, delayed, insulted or crushed by the actions of the masters of the bureaucratic priesthood, accept it gracefully without much fuss.
Fuss will only make it worse…
Eighthly, consider no one your friend.
You are in this race alone. Your comrades will only tell each other and finally the master about what you have talked about. Keep your conversation with your comrades non-committal, non-confrontational and bland. In fact, talk to them as little possible can and when you do avoid topics of dissent.
You comrades are really your competitors anyway.
You sit by them, not with them.
Never disagree with a comrade, never question a comrade, never argue with a comrade, especially in the confines of the classroom.
Ninthly, know that there is a hierarchy. Those comrades admitted into the higher honors will look down upon you contemptuously and avoid you because you are not an admittee.
There is a hierarchy here…respect it.
Tenthly, accept all Honors gracefully and with enthusiasm.
If you are judged acceptable, you will be granted ‘honors.’
Accept all these ‘honors’ with alacrity, no matter how degrading, silly, bland, putrid or meaningless the rituals might be. This will be your final test of belonging.
Finally, never look down on your fellow honorees, even though they be the smallest, mediocre and unimaginative human beings you have ever seen.
Many of the ones who make it to this point are exactly that.
The fact that they have been accepted and honored should be enough for you to accept them and honor them…with enthusiasm.
Eleventhly, maintain your honors.
It may cost you a tidy sum to stay in good standing with that or this organization you have been admitted into with honors.
Make sure you stay in those organizations to which you have been admitted no matter what the cost.
You can pass up on eating…but never pass up on paying your bills to these honoring organizations.
Twelfthly, know that you must continue follow both the ideology and the behavior which you have learned in the Ivory Tower forever.
The Tower has long arms.
Any deviation from the accepted norm will ruin your career in the outside world.
The acolytes of the Ivory Tower are well trained and they are everywhere…and they know what is wrong and what is right.
If you should deviate during your career outside the Ivory Tower, be forewarned, the Ivory Tower will reach out and crush you.