Probably my favourite Johnny Cash song.
Incidentally, while writing this, I found out that, contrary to what I had read and heard previously, Johnny Cash had no American Indian/Native American ancestry at all but was mainly of Scottish and English ancestry (see that Wikipedia article). Another surprise is that he was apparently a distant cousin of the (UK) Conservative Party MP, Bill Cash [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cash].
On this day a year ago
Britain 2022— migration-invasion
Britain 2022— worthless “university” degrees
“One in five bar staff are now graduates and experts say it is because university leavers find it increasingly hard to find professional work.
Nineteen per cent of bar workers went to university, compared with 3 per cent 30 years ago, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found.
The research, based on data from 6,000 workers, also found that 17 per cent of waiters are graduates, compared with 2 per cent three decades ago.
The same is true of 14 per cent of retail staff, 15 per cent of care workers and 24 per cent of security guards.
It comes amid growing fears that many youngsters are taking ‘Mickey Mouse’ degrees, which do not properly prepare them for professional work. Around half of young people now study for a degree.
Not a new problem but one which has undoubtedly become worse over the years. I had a friend in the mid-1980s who told me that all of his colleagues in the Covent Garden branch of Oddbins (a wine —and other booze— chain, now pretty much washed-up) were graduates, as was he himself (in his case, from a leading dance institute).
My solution to both the general dumbing-down (which I noticed when in practice at the Bar, talking to or listening to younger barristers), and to the “Mickey Mouse degree” problem, would be as follows:
Firstly, the State must assess students based on a number of criteria. Those assessed as being in the top 10% to get full grants, both tuition and living; the next 20% to get grants, but at a lower level; the rest to get free tuition but no other help.
Secondly, more (free and/or indeed paid) vocational training for a number of jobs; successful completion to be regarded as degree-equivalent. Examples: medical careers, police, Army, many business-related fields. This was the case until quite recently even in what are now regarded as “degree-only” professions. For example, up to the late 1970s, it was possible to be Called to the Bar without a degree (by doing a 2-year, rather than 1-year, Bar Finals course). The same was true of the solicitors’ profession.
It would be short-sighted for the State only to fund the hard sciences, or quite strictly vocational degrees such as law or medicine, but there have to be priorities set, and if (as now) there is a near-emergency in relation to shortages of nurses and doctors, then that is one area that must surely be prioritized.
The whole educational field needs a reboot. Some parts of it, indeed, just need “the boot”.
I have mentioned hypocrite Bryant several times over the years on this blog. No point in exposing his deceit again…
As blogged previously, the NHS is a fine idea, is still often good, but is now a shoestring service, the main selling point of which is that it is free at point of use. It needs root and branch reform.
Britain 2022— the decline of philosophy
Worth reading that report, because it shows how simplistic ideas can make monkeys out of what Hitler called “erudite apes“.
Trans nonsense— more pushback
I was onto this issue years ago on the blog: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2018/11/15/when-reality-becomes-subjective/.
Liam Fox: corrupt, a Conservative Friends of Israel member, not a nice person in several ways. Blots like this purport to rule over better people.
Never trust a doctor who becomes a politician: Liam Fox, Sarah Wollaston, Hastings Banda (fed opponents to the crocodiles), Papa Doc Duvalier (murderous dictator of Haiti), David Owen (CIA/NWO), Che Guevara (murderous Communist revolutionary) etc.
The more I read or hear about “Jack Monroe”, the “Bootstrap Cook”, the less (it seems to me) her whole story and set-up stacks up. I recently blogged about her (I do not accept the stupid “they” pronoun nonsense), and so have little to add today.
“Ukraine” is merely the convenient field of action for the latest NWO/ZOG attempt to control Russia. The struggle has been going on since at least 1989, and arguably far longer.
Late tweets seen
…”the lunacy of their solution“…which, in relation to the “panicdemic” meant shutting down the economy of the UK —and much of the Western world— for 1-2 years (now, a year or three on, about to cause a massive recession and maybe slump), making everyone wear completely useless facemasks, making people line up outside supermarkets 6 feet apart (until the were inside…and while going to the pub opposite was fine…); not to mention the ludicrous “Rule of Six” made up by “Boris”-idiot, and then of course, finally, the “vaccinations” and “boosters”, which scarcely impact “Covid” but which have caused an epidemic of heart attacks and other “excess deaths” across the world.
..as are the “Conservatives”. Two faces of the System.
Pathetic, nicht wahr? Here we have the very richest man in the world, valued at USD 195 BILLION (£171 Billion) i.e. $195 thousand million (!), an intelligent man, and not a conformist, yet he is allowing a pack of Jews to dictate to him, and/or (via large companies and advertisers) to blackmail him.
Note the (((typical))) desire to censor, to punish, and to recruit sneaks and informers.
I used to know parts of the Netherlands fairly well, about 40 or so years ago. My Dutch friends have, over the years, seen their city (Amsterdam) and country trashed, and their way of life ruined both culturally and economically: migration invasion, toleration of marijuana (etc), and a pseudo-liberal multikulti State and society which pretends to be terribly compassionate etc, but has evil at its heart. The medical and health system is but one example.
Yes, there are still foreigners who move to Amsterdam, think it wonderful etc, just as there is always a new generation of naive provincials who come to London, and think it great (for a while).
By the way, some readers will recall that the Jewish lobby got Alison Chabloz banned from entering France for 40 years, if I recall aright.