Delusional Academic Supremacism
- NOTE: I posted the following as a Facebook note. It is a short remark on this highly ridiculous op-ed that exposes its scribbler’s delusional academic supremacism or crude sense of superiority just because she’s a product of a government subsidized state university.
This op-ed exposes the failure of public education in the Philippines. How can a supposedly schooled individual write an article utterly bereft of substance, of reason, and of basic logic? I think the author of this piece merely exposes her parochial mentality and inability to grasp basic concepts.
The utterly crude opinion piece titled “UP Bar None” states:
[T]o be an iskolar ng bayan is both a beauty and a burden. More so than any other university in the country, we are expected to give back. It is not an option, not an afterthought, but a duty we owe our taxpayers, our nation, and ourselves. For most of us, the idea of accountability to our taxpayers comes in the form of academic excellence. To those who fund our education, who have offset the high price of learning, what better way to pay them back than by returning their investment, with interest?
Really? Oh please, spare us your superficial “give back” cliche, comrades.
As a ‘social and economic investment’, UP is a collosal multi-billion dollar failure in that it must be regarded as East Germany’s Trabant or Obama’s Solyndra of RP’s public education. For years the country’s taxpayers contributed hundreds of billions to the UP System that has long been controlled by Marxist/Communist/Statist propagandists and school operators.
The state university is nothing but an indoctrination cartel perpetually controlled by Marxist/statist ‘intellectuals’ (like Francisco Nemenzo, Alfredo Pascual, Arsenio Balisacan, among others), and the breeding ground of Communism or Collectivism in the country.
The truth is, this country was saved by business schools (or colleges and universities that focused on business programs and courses) after World War II. It was these business schools that provided the country’s post-WW2 economy with the necessary intellectual capital and supplied the needed business-minded man-power to its fledgling service sectors, banking and manufacturing industries.
While private universities and business schools provided our economy with the required manpower and intellectual capital, UP System supplied our government sector with Marxist/statist politicians and intellectuals whose ‘vampiristic’ (my own term), bloodsucking welfare policies and politics drained the public coffers and established our unsustainable, anti-rights Welfare State.