After watching excerpts from Ted Cruz's speech, I find myself questioning the mythology surrounding the supposed highest institutions of our nation. Far from just Ted, our former President was also credentialed from the same circles. I have to wonder what the criteria is for graduating from these lofting schools.
Seriously, someone here on kos must have attended one of these places. Why is it that they manage to thrust a seemingly endless train of morons onto the stages of American power? Do they feel any level of shame, when their alumni prove themselves to be blithering idiots?
I come for a poor background, and would describe the majority of my education as self taught. Other than picking up some technical skills from schooling, I've really just followed my curiosity. Mind you, I would not claim the intellect to be one of the most powerful people in the country.
Yet I watch these drooling idiots day in and day out, with seemingly no understanding of the world they occupy. Bill O'Reilly graduated Harvard, and somehow managed to avoid the theory of gravity in his education (remember the "what causes the tides?" comment).
Now forgive me for being judgmental, but any institution that graduates a student without a basic 18th century grasp of science, should be investigated as a pyramid scheme.
Just the other day Jon Stewart appeared to have next to no knowledge of basic biology or classical theological arguments, while interviewing Richard Dawkins. He went to William and Mary, where I guess philosophy and basic science are optional.
What credential should these institutions have in our society? If these are the intellectual elites of our nation, we're in big fucking trouble.