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What To Consider When Thinking About College

It’s June and that means that many recent high school graduates are already planning out their educational future. This guide will be of some help to them, but really it is aimed at those who will be seniors this coming fall, as well as parents helping to make those educational decisions.

As someone who spent most of his adult life in college and grad school, I feel like now is the time to talk about college. This is the first in a series of articles I’m going to write that will cover all major aspects of college in the United States in the current year. Future topics will include financing college, picking a major, where to go, should you go to grad school and the social aspects of college. But this being the first article in the series let’s talk about the most basic question you’ll face: should you even go to college?

America is overproducing college graduates. There is no other way to say it, there are too many people with bachelor’s degrees competing for jobs right now. That’s part of why so many recent college graduates have trouble finding any work, let alone work in their field. But who can blame them for investing in a four-year university? Millennials have been told their entire lives they must go to college to earn a decent middle-class living. And so many dedicate an extraordinary amount of time in high school preparing for college. But here is an observation I’ve made over my years in academia, most people would be better off if they either got a job in high school, then opened their own business several years down the line. Or they would be better off learning a trade and eventually opening their own business.

Taking time to go to college is not only going to cost you money in terms of what you spend, it will cost you in terms of money you never made. Assuming you can get through a four-year program in four years those years cost earning time you can never recover. Talk to any finance person, time is one of the most (if not the most) important factors in determining how much wealth you can accumulate.

So who should go? The only people who should invest their time in a university education are those who need a credential or those with very high IQs who can attend top universities.

If you want to teach, practice law, medicine or participate in any other career that requires governmental certification, college is almost certainly going to be necessary. The people who tend to be successful lawyers and doctors do so because it is not a job for them, it is a vocation. Few people just decide one day in their junior year of college that they’d really like to get into podiatry. Some people do decide law is for them in college, usually after realizing there aren’t many options for a philosophy major unless you want to spend a decade in grad school and possibly end up on food stamps.

The next group of people who should attend college are those with extremely high IQs, and who are attending a top university, and who don’t mind being in college until they are thirty-five. that really is what it takes to become a research scientist or college professor. The investment is enormous for a paycheck that isn’t particularly high. If you have the brain power to work at NASA you can easily pick up an MBA and head for more lucrative pastures. Recently there has been a push to get more women into STEM fields. This is a bad idea for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that after a woman finishes her Ph.D. and probably a post-doc she will be well beyond her prime years. It’s a plan by feminists that will only result in more miserable cat ladies. It also pushes men of similar talents out so universities can claim they are diverse.

Now, the right often mocks the stupid “studies” majors or humanities, and with good reason. There is a perception among many that the best way to get a university education without the Marxist, anti-white, anti-male indoctrination is to go into a STEM field. And for now this is correct. There really aren’t feminist petrology classes offered at any reputable geology school. But this opens up a larger question, what is the point of going into STEM in the first place? If you’re passionate about it great, but it is a simple fact that there is an overabundance of engineering and science degrees floating around. It’s easy to make fun of the people who get African American studies degrees, but we’re not that far off from seeing many young STEM majors in the same boat, working alongside their SJW friends at Starbucks. True, part of this is the H-1B visa program and that can be changed if enough pressure is applied to Congress and the president, but it is also true that the American educational system is overproducing even STEM college graduates.

And here is a very simple fact, you may have worked hard for that physics degree, but unless you went to a top university and had nearly perfect grades, and did a lot of undergraduate research, you’re probably not going to a top graduate program. And to be a scientist or professor, you’ll need to attend one of the best universities in the country. It’s no secret that graduate programs are overproducing PhDs. That’s true across all fields, not just in the humanities. This gives universities the pick of the litter when hiring new professors. It also gives large corporations the ability to pick and choose who gets the jobs and promotions. With the current corporate obsession with diversity and getting women and PoC into positions of authority, young white males will find out very quickly that there is a “lace ceiling” in place in many corporate jobs today. The reasons for this are complex and will be the subject of another article, but believe me, there is no pot of gold at the end of that sixteen years of university rainbow.

So unless you are either in need of a credential to work in your chosen field or if you’re very smart, dedicated and able to attend a top university, the simple fact is that you’re probably better off not attending a four-year university.

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  1. JMB 17 June, 2017 at 14:20 Reply

    Thank you for this article! My daughter will be a sophomore in hs this fall. She also goes to a school in a semi-rural town so it’s not like she will have the chance to go to a top university. I wonder why schools like her’s doesn’t teach more realistic? Teach how to start a business that can flourish in areas like where we live. Why not teach how to be chefs, mechanics, farmers, etc. in hs instead of making young people wait until after they graduate to finally discover these careers. By then, all of these so-called “trade schools” are all they have to choose from & those school are crap & teach nothing while doing what the universities are doing, MAKING MONEY!

  2. Billy Brown 15 June, 2017 at 21:30 Reply

    its a lot of money but if you have normie parents that are going to fork the bill you can also study somewhat practical fields and just have the degree as backup. even ICE wants a friggin degree. not like these greedy boomers are going to pay you fair wages for climbing on roofs and whatnot. in fact make sure your license is clean or you can end up doing some f’d up stuff just to feed yourself

  3. MC227 13 June, 2017 at 15:12 Reply

    Most of the students now that get into 4 year schools would never have been admitted just 30 years ago. Those include the blacks getting their African American studies degree, also women in gender studies, feminazi studies and all the other nonsense degrees. These people are just putting off becoming an adult and are going into to debt to do it.

  4. Ed Edgerton 13 June, 2017 at 10:15 Reply

    If you look at STEM department faculty lists, you will see that they are full of immigrant names. There are a number of visa categories that make this possible. It is not just H-1B.

    Some might say that these are the “best people for the job,” but that is subjective. Shouldn’t a race that produces these desirable career paths save these opportunities for its own people?

  5. Rhino 🦏🥛🐸 13 June, 2017 at 08:04 Reply

    I’m a red-pilled fascist lawyer. If you just gotta go to college anyway, well, we can never have enough lawyers on our side. God knows we got plenty who are not.

  6. Japheth 13 June, 2017 at 05:01 Reply

    There are an over abundance of white nanny boys in this country who believe simply because they have a 4 year degree or more means they don’t have to work hard to earn a living after leaving school.

    College is supposed to just get your foot in the door at a career, not a earn you a spot on top of the company ladder right away. I see so many good blue collar jobs be passed up by pretentious snobs just because they feel above it in someway.

    Even when these jobs often pay more than your average desk job, plus working in a blue collar setting builds masculinity. I don’t resent the intellectual types, but as others have pointed out in the past, the threshold for these type of college educated, exclusively white collar people, is only about 3-5% of the population.

    The rest of us need to soley focus on earning money to attract and support a family, I understand the challenge there dealing with millennials women, but invest time in them just as you would a college degree and make a wife and mother of them.

    For an average Alt Right pleb out here, like myself, raising a White family is best and only way for to genuinely contribute to the movement. Everything else, including reading and trolling online should just be a hobby.

  7. Diversity Heretic 13 June, 2017 at 00:38 Reply

    Basically agree, except for the “open your business” advice, which is not central to the article anyway. Most people (including me) are better off working for someone else. My advice is learn a trade that has value outside any particular employer (e.g., plumber, electrician). I know of someone who had a successful career in the technical side of the theater (light, sound, etc.), Broadway, in fact. Sure, shows closed down all the time, but new ones were opening and he had good reputation in the business. Such people may be better off than vice-presidents who get put on the street at fifty (increasingly and depressingly common), whose experience (and value) have been with and to one company. They almost never earn what they had been as an executive and may, in fact, be joining the Women’s Literature majors behind the counter at Starbucks.

  8. Will Windsor 12 June, 2017 at 22:42 Reply

    The best way to circumvent college is to push for job application tests like cities still do with Fire Departments. These tests function as IQ tests and eliminate the vast majority of applicants, and thus “racist” because blacks and hispanics did far worse. As a result, companies and many cities did away with their tests after losing court cases that found the Tests were racially discriminatory.

    College is simply a 4yr IQ test that employers use, which could be eliminated by job application tests (IQ tests) that screened out most all candidates except the best that get the internship/apprentice track for passing the test.

  9. #ChaosKass 12 June, 2017 at 20:41 Reply

    The obvious solution is to take the government out of higher education completely, and let colleges sink or swim by themselves. That way we should see some of the lesser places go bust and therefore decrease the total number. I also propose that all colleges follow a strict 90:10 male:female ratio. The vast majority of females quite simply are not cut out for the workplace and should stand aside to let the males take priority.

  10. Charles Martel 12 June, 2017 at 20:22 Reply

    Most young people should learn a trade so as to make a living. Very few should enter college. Anyway, college has become a racket. Isn’t that obvious?

    • Yehudah Finkelstein 12 June, 2017 at 20:30 Reply

      Yes, but if someone is decent at physics, why should they avoid college? You don’t need an Ivy League PhD to teach high school physics.

      • Rebel Bill 13 June, 2017 at 14:11 Reply

        Not only that but as a teacher, you can get your college loans written off after ten years. But you do have to stay current on your loans for those ten years.

  11. Scarlett 12 June, 2017 at 19:34 Reply

    There’s not much to disagree with here, but as long as it’s basically impossible for companies to administer IQ tests as part of their hiring processes due to well-founded fears of disperate impact lawsuits and EEOC complaints brought on behalf of minorities, companies are going to continue to require academic credentialing for jobs that don’t on their face really require them. It’s a massive problem, but I’m not sure how realistic it is to dissuade people from pursuing basically any corporate position.

    • Yehudah Finkelstein 12 June, 2017 at 19:20 Reply

      Of course, education majors are the lowest! End the Schools of Education at Universities!

  12. Yehudah Finkelstein 12 June, 2017 at 19:16 Reply

    Sorry, I don’t agree with the premise of this article.

    If one wants to teach Physics, why become a college Physics professor? The pay for high school teachers is not that different from College Professors. Most of the kids taking high school Physics are smart so behavior problems are few to non existent, even at a non-white public school (Do they even offer physics at black high schools?). Get a job in the public school system and subvert and capture the public schools from within. Get plenty of time off to raise and support a family. Nothing wrong with a physics nerd teaching physics to high school kids, we all had teachers who had to help us starting out. A simple plan to attain an average career like physics teacher at a local high school (and these jobs are always available) is much better than “not attending university.” That physics teacher can then drop subtle red pills to his students for generations.

    • Kate Hikes 16 June, 2017 at 12:14 Reply

      I am a teacher in what you would call a high school, and I would advise young alt-right folk who wish to make a difference to consider teaching, especially in subjects where one can touch on politics, etc. When I was starting out, I imagined that I would soon be shaping and preparing the next generation of Aryans for the inevitable final victory of our race.

      Of course it hasn’t panned out quite like that, but I do get to drop a lot subtle of red pills during class. And I like to think that I’ve made at least a small difference to the local landscape: one of my former pupils was the candidate for the local nationalist party in the last elections.

      • JMB 17 June, 2017 at 14:26 Reply

        Interesting! As a teacher, does the B.O.E. tell you what to teach & how to teach it? Do you have any freedom to teach what you ACTUALLY KNOW? Or do (((they))) make sure you’re sticking to the propaganda?

        • Kate Hikes 18 June, 2017 at 11:09 Reply

          We have a national curriculum here which imposes some fairly tight restrictions on what can be taught, but over the years I have found ways to insert certain messages into what I teach; and since I became head of department, my freedom of action has increased still further.

          A lot depends on one’s area. In my own subject, history, one can talk about a wide range of subjects which afford opportunities for a nationalist discourse. A teacher of, say, mathematics, on the other hand, would find it far more challenging to do the same; but where there’s a will and all that…