i am a vet attending college and we have a lot of prior service vets who would love the idea of the veteran college experience showing all the funny things we do college side.
Finished my Associates, couldn't stand it anymore. Left and went to a technical school, fuck college! Full of self absorbed, don't offend me, no nothing fucking pansies, to busy shoving their cock holsters into their phones then to see what is going on around them. Not to mention the fucking liberal agenda that is shoved down your throat 24/7, literally was kicked out of class 3 times for having a differing opinion compared to the professor. Facts don't matter in college just opinions!
Hell, I got kicked out of a highschool government class back in the 90s. Teachers claim to fame was protesting the Chicago democratic convention in 68. His brother was an army officer who'd been to Vietnam (go figure.). It all started because of a 60minutes episode about gun control he made us watch. Some of the boomers back then were bad enough but now we've got millennials with phd's and proffesorships. God help us all.
Yea I hear ya, working on a literature degree atm, and some people just don't have a clue. The liberal agenda is seriously shoved down your throat, and they keep picking feminist authors over and over again to the point you begin protesting by picking apart their feminist hero-worship and point out the actual context the works were written in instead of how they were interpreted by hippy hack activists in the 70s who turned their work into a manifesto. Ah yes, and of course every professor hates it when you point out actual facts. Literature criticism is a lot like modern art criticism, where people get paid to have a lot of stupid ideas to prop of piles of horse shit and pass it off as something valuable. Most of it is driven by identity politics and "cultural inclusiveness"
Word. English teachers lecturing incorrect history, history proffs talking made up economics and econ teaching assistants teaching BS sociology and the only thing I got from the actual sociology proff was that cocaine is safer than alcohol (gee i wonder which he prefers). It's the inverse of a trade union where it's all about, "that's not my job." And don't you dare touch someone else's rice bowl. At uni it's not a single person staying in their Lane. Then to excuse the incompetence. "Oh that's not my area of expertise. "
"Then why the piss are you lecturing on it?!".
Had one English professor though from Canada, she actually tried to teach us how to write, you know instead of babbling on endlessly about the rape and pillage of Africa. "All of your essays were organized exactly the same, they all had five paragraphs and the same kind of stuff in each paragraph. Is that like some American thing where they teach some sort of essay formula? It was a good class, but now I can't pronounce process the right way. Is it prahhhcess or prohhcess? Proecess... right?
English professors are the worst. For my final essay in a CRITICAL THINKING class I have about 5 choices for my essay. I can either write it about:
If I actually dissect the nuances of the book we're writing the essay about, I'll get points taken off for not following the "rules of the netiquette". So how am I handling this situation? I'm paying someone to write it. Fucking sue me.
This could be pretty funny. I decided to retire at the 18 year mark and was able to get a BA in criminal justice before I punched out. Imagine a skit with ground guys playing on a D2 football team, oh the moto speech!!
Yes, spit cups getting mixed up on the Gatorade table, and fat wads of dip getting choked on and hiemliched mid play. Vitamin M (Motrin) jokes and "drink more water!" From the trainer when bones get broken. Flask getting passed around in the huddle. Campus cops called on post game and during game shenanigans (but some of them are vets too). They never win but every opposing team fears them because they always injure the crap out of every team they play against. Something about forgetting to score because they're too busy brawling. Very bayou water boy esque because who wants to put up with big school or ivy league snow flakes anyway, big fish small pond. And the biggest meathead (former machine Gunner) is a nuclear physics major, because 'Astro physics is gay.'
It could be a small college in a rural spot. It gets into money trouble and a group of vets step in. They buy the place and start running it their way. The backstory on them; some officers and some enlisted who tried a zany entrepreneurial thing while transitioning out and hit big. Like a veteran equivalent to a group of eccentric dot com millionaires. Gotta dodge the political stuff but that's low hanging fruit anyway. Students and or new hire proffs role into class late in full kit because, early morning two gun match went into a tie breaker stage. The 'exchange students' are all former TCNs and haji's who got sponsored to come stateside. Even the heavily westernized ones are gonna get caught up in shenanigans. Dining commons, dorms, commuting students. Transition for dependas and spouses. "The bastard is home every night now. How am I supposed to get laid?" . The letdown hit on some real gold with style and of course, tons of good initiative, and even more bad judgement. Sports teams, intramurals, clubs. America isnt ready for a truly vet friendly University.
Yep. Going to University these days, your behind enemy lines and trying to get your degree while dodging hostile fire. That's a epic concept and would make for a hilarious show idea. Heh one thing about the Combat Sports Network skits was that the hajis or several of them had a major college education, and all the soldiers were from online universities, etc.
That could be a running gag. These guys could be constantly catching shit like, "dude, why didnt you just do it online? What the fuck are you doing living in a dorm voluntarily?" And there can always be one of them fighting the admin over transfer credits from online schools that sound sketchy as fuck. Or they accept credits from sketch online places but refuse to accept credits from a real big name school they were stationed next to that one time.
There could also be haji proffessors and teaching assistants causing probs for the vets. Something, something, thier nephew's favorite goat, something something. And a professor from India who secretly has their backs.
I was lucky to go through when most professors had some common sense and students would listen even if they didn’t agree with me. I can’t imagine what it would be like today.
What i'm gathering here is.... I SHOULDN'T start school this fall unless I want to be dry humped mentally by libtards and taught about feminism by an old hippie, and that I'm more than likely going to get kicked out of most of my classes for having my own opinion?!? This should be fun...
Learning feminism from an old hippie isnt bad. Quirky and weird, but relatively harmless and lacking of any real malice. Being beaten over the head with it by a fast burning libtard in her mid to late 20s who just got her PhD and looks down upon all mere mortals but doesn't know shit from shoe polish... good luck.
The ignorant, fragile and sheltered ones are where the danger lies. If they 'took a year off from school' to do some shit like peace corps and that's the only exposure they've had to the big bad outside world, forget about it. They live in a fantasy world and will lash out ruthlessly against anything they think can puncture that precious bubble.
Nah. You shouldn’t worry about the feminist indoctrination. It’s all going to be about racism this year. But on the positive side you might get to watch the old hippie professor get smoked for not being progressive enough.
True dat, never thought I'd pine for the good ole days when the primary threat was burned out leftovers from anti vietnam protests.
I went to five different colleges. One of my professors actually lied to the administration, swapped out one of my papers for a scribble sheet (dropping my grade to a D-), and basically got me kicked out of school. I endured. I also had some great professors, notably ones who'd seen their share of body parts.
The resentment is real, makes no fucking sense, but its real. The worst part is that it always manifests itself in these chickenshit passive aggressive ways. It ends up having a gaslighting effect because for the most part you'll never know for sure. Unless they go full retard on you and show their hand.
Im a professor now at a large public university. My take is it depends on what you're getting a degree in. Our department, and my former department were/are both fairly conservative. Science and medicine tend to have more conservative faculty. Education departments can be extremely liberal. My old department was part of the college of ed and I can't tell you how many research projects I saw about how it feels to some niche group learning math.
Just like to recount a ridiculous experience I had when working on my PhD. We had a psychology of learning class where the professor had us all go to a bar with him for the final. He got so shit faced that he groped one of the guys in the class and then walked out on a 200$ bar tab because the guy wouldnt hook up with him. Now that Im a professor I sometimes run into him and he gets super red in the face and just walks away very quickly