Sunday, 27 November 2011

The case for cutting all taxpayer funding to universities

Over at Liberal Conspiracy I was alerted to the protest which shut down minister David Willetts' intended speech at Cambridge. Most of the lefties over there were disapproving of such tactics, although a few defended it.

I cannot bring myself to post the YouTube clip of the whole thing, nor can I even watch it in more than one minute segments, as these mindless drones are so spectacularly creepy. The tactic they have adopted has been seen a few times amongst the Occupy people, that being: one leader recites a line, and the collective repeat the line, and on and on ad infinitum, or at least ad nauseum. The speech is absolutely chock-full of monumental stupidity, it beggars belief that people would join together to shout it out. I would quote from it, but it's so bad I'm actually too ashamed for them!

What is also shaming on Cambridge is that, with about one exception, an old fellow who looks a bit like Albert Pike, no one objects to these idiot collectivists. I don't think I could have restrained myself had I been present from trying to disrupt their disruptive action.

Much as this will not be endorsed by those at Liberal Conspiracy who have attacked the moronic behaviour, I see that and I think "cut all the taxpayer funding". Why the fuck should we pay taxes so a bunch of turds like these can loaf around? They're obviously not learning anything that benefits society, quite the opposite. If they want to do that, fair enough - but not on my taxes.

3 comments:

Angry Exile said...

"he tactic they have adopted has been seen a few times amongst the Occupy people, that being: one leader recites a line, and the collective repeat the line, and on and on ad infinitum..."

'Resistance is futile'?

Single acts of tyranny said...

I am with you on this TT. If you merelt recite the views of others, you have no place at university. let alone Cambridge. By all means object but FFS think for yourself.

And of course the University no longer needs any taxpayer funding. Consider the maths. fifty students each pay £9,000 a year, £450K. Three year degree, so each year the History or Geography or whatever department gets £1.35m. As the buildings are long since paid for, the money really only needs to pay say eight lecturers £50K each (nice for part time work) and four clerical staff £30K each. That's a £520K wage bill, another £80K for heating, lighting, insurance etc and hey presto, income £1.35M outgoings £600K, need for further tax payer funding, NIL as the university of Buckingham so clearly demonstrates.

Trooper Thompson said...

SA,

indeed, and if the taxpayer largesse was axed then we'd actually have some competitive prices to compare, and would-be students could judge whether any particular course was worth the price.