Bear this fact in mind when considering your Government at work.
The US Federal Government is run by a majority of “ivy league” graduates — all of whom have college degrees/diplomas. At the highest levels, all of these "people in charge" are academicians. The colossal failure called the “Federal Government” has been operating in the red since 1837. Any business that did this would have closed its doors and folded ages ago. I offer as absolute proof and evidence beyond the shadow of any doubt, that college does nothing to better the human condition when it comes to government. The US Federal Government should be the shining light on the hill, but everyone with a conscience knows it is but a cesspool filled with criminally insane psychopaths swamped in corruption. Little if any good (balance) has come from it these last decades—and that is due to the “good ones” who, no doubt, constitute the tiniest minority which is ever-decreasing as the historical record clearly shows. The bureaucracy is fat with mediocrity and is oozing its rotten stench upon the once great institutions of this country having led to a grave mistrust and skepticism among the populace. As my Dad used to say, “The only tasks for which government should be permitted to perform is the fixing of roads and bridges.” The attacks on the traditional family, our freedoms, even the gender of our children only compounds the problem and multiplies the distrust many people the world over are currently experiencing. Only government can take a bad problem and make it worse. Its greatest accomplishment is the championing of extremely divisive "non-issues."
It takes far more than a degree/diploma to solve the problems of the world—it takes character. And that can simply never come from college. It comes from life. It comes from a critical self-study and repeated lifelong psychological self-evaluation as that “self” relates to the world around it. It comes from hard work, and many years of building and creating that “self” into the idea of one’s absolute potential. When daily Rhythmic Balanced Interchange (RBI) is achieved in life; when you correctly give of your “self,” and those givings are returned to you multiplied, that is a sure sign that you've finally figured out the right application of your “self” to yourself, to Nature and to the world. In Nature, when any unit of creation takes more than it gives, it sows the seeds of its own destruction. It is no different with man, with businesses or with governments. All of these are but relationships. In order for “any” relationship to thrive, there must be RBI. The mirror of space never lies. It only reflects the truth of any existent being whether that being accepts the reality of it or not. The greatest fool lies to himself. Can there be any doubt that we are being led by the least among us as Terrence McKenna once said? The least intelligent, the least noble, the least visionary, the least moral, the least virtuous, the least of everything! And what do the least among us ALL have in common? A COLLEGE DEGREE!!!
In closing my case, it only takes a college degree ***without character*** to completely destroy a country. Just look at the giant clown show in DC and other places of the world where the “educated” are, and have long been in “control” of everything. Despite their degrees, their so-called “higher learned knowledge”, they are only good at creating a literal “hell on earth,” (see COVID-19 and the endless bad policy) and have constantly been reinforcing its decrepit scaffolding for centuries. On the other hand, it takes character, which is not learned in school or college, to build a stable relationship of any kind whether in a family, a neighborhood, a business, a state, a government, a nation and finally the world. If you’re one who has achieved true “RBI” in your life, or has a degree and character, then kudos to you. Maybe consider running for some office to help put an end to this “characterless” madness. It is likely that a pack of uneducated hillbillies could do a better job running this country than the “ivy leaguers” currently at the helm of this seemingly never ending Titanical Trainwreck.
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