The Best and Brightest?

I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but the basis of your educational system, the almighty GPA, and the SAT, is damaged goods.

These metrics don’t cull out the best and brightest, and they discriminate against you.

These metrics are constructed by elites to select students who think like the elites.

These metrics falsely assume that everyone cares about getting a 4.0 average; not everyone does. Nor does everyone care about getting a top score in the SAT.

These metrics falsely assume that intelligent people don’t freak out on tests; many do.

These metrics falsely assume that a person’s MQ – moral quotient – is not important. It is.

These metrics falsely assume that all students view learning in the same way; not everyone does.

Some students view learning as an exercise in memorization.  Others view learning as gaining a symmetry to the material being presented; they are more interested in whether a body of knowledge is internally consistent; they want to know why things are the way they are.  These students will not perform as well on traditional tests.

These metrics falsely assume that everyone gets the same opportunity to get a top grade.

Unfortunately this is not so.   The rich, unable to accept that their children may not be gifted, pressure teachers to allow their children to resubmit projects for which they fairly received a lower grade.

These metrics falsely assume that everyone is living a happy life in a happy home; many are not.  Their scores will reflect that.

Now, if only the elites understood this as they maniacally snatch up every student possessing a 4.0 average, we’d be able to safeguard ourselves.

But they don’t.

Your elite schools who furnish your leaders believe in the supremacy of the GPA and SAT.

Not only do they believe in the supremacy of numbers to grade people – it’s in their Nazi blood – they believe they have culled out the best and brightest; and they believe that these Masters of the Universe, culled out at seventeen years of age, are forever to be the only people to sit in positions of power in the world.

Which is why you see so many Harvard, Yale and Ivy League graduates as Fortune 500 CEOs, Senators, Presidents and Supreme Court justices.

As George Carlin used to say: It’s a club, and you’re not in it.

In truth, this club is not the best and brightest; and they are overrepresented in our institutions.

This is dangerous for it produces academic inbreeding which produces poor results.

First things first.  There are more talented people outside these elite schools then inside these schools because of sheer numbers.

Millions are graduated from regular schools every year. The number of people that are graduated from Ivy League and like-minded schools are minuscule in comparison.  These elite schools only graduate about 2.5 to 5 percent of all graduating students.

So are we willing to state that all elite school graduates are smarter than all graduates from regular schools?  Even the top of the class at regular schools?

The powers that be seem to think so because they can’t think of anyone outside the Ivy League to put on the Supreme Court.

So let’s examine the ability of the Ivy League to cull out all elite students.  Let’s ask some questions:

What about those students who had no desire to go to an elite school?

What about those students who were late bloomers?

What about those students who could not go because they had to take care of a sick family member?

What about those students who do not approve of the concept of an elite university?

What about those students who were brought up to believe that the individual was important than the school?

These are quite a few things to think about before you start believing that Harvard represents the best and brightest.

They do not.

They are outnumbered and have been for centuries.

Their supremacy is an illusion.

Their supremacy is propaganda designed by the elites to serve the elites – to control the mass of humanity by their graduates who are steeped in politically correct dogma.

This dangerous propaganda has resulted in academic inbreeding.

The people in charge are academically defective in their thinking; and their defective thinking has resulted in the catastrophes that have taken place domestically and abroad.

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