Just a little piece while I work on something else.
My daughter came home yesterday with an assignment from her sociology professor to watch a video called "The Story of Stuff." You can watch it on YouTube, if you have the stomach for it.
I note this because it is emblematic of the nonsense being taught university students all over the Western world. It is full of non-facts, e.g., "we have used up one-third of the earth's natural resources," and pushes relentlessly the idea of limits, limits, limits. It also has the customary jibes at "corporations" and capitalism, and bemoans that government is not doing enough to "protect us."
I don't know who the person is in the video, but she talks gibberish and delivers it in a baby-talk sort of way that I guess is how one must address university students these days.
Nowhere in its anti-capitalist, anti-consumption diatribe does the video mention the power of innovation, e.g., the internet has revolutionized the world without using any appreciable amounts of non-renewable resources. Beyond that, of course, the video and the college professor teaching this absurd class cannot answer one simple question, "Can you name one, one, one nonrenewable resource that we have run out of?" Iron, copper, coal, tin, silver, gold, oil, gas? The video is also full of nonsense about the forests being cut down in North America. It claims that only 4% of the forest cover that existed at the time of European settlers exists today. The US Forest Service would beg to differ, noting that about 70% of the forest land that existed in 1670 remains forest. In addition, another 7% is in what is called "reserved forest land," and on and on. You can read the report for yourselves.
The universities are hopeless. This all confirms my worst fears that increasingly we are ruled and dominated by people with no idea how wealth, real wealth, is created.