A bill has just been signed by FDR that contained...like many of the things FDR signed...the destruction of America. Not in their lifetime, oh no my children. In ours.
This particular bill was called The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944. It was basically a bribe to the veterans of WWII. A generation of young combat tested, angry, PTSD drenched young men would shortly be leaving the service after the war was wrapped up.
The bribe was understandable. WWI veterans were an incredibly destabilizing force in every country during the post WWI period but that is topic for another day.
One of the items in the first GI Bill was very generous education package. Two million, two hundred thousand veterans, took the government up its offer and in so doing planted the seeds of American academia's destruction.
Colleges always expand to absorb funding available.
It got them into some very bad habits. Not the least of which was lowering their entrance standards.
Today functional illiterates run wild on campus and have turned the once highly sought after liberal arts degree into a tragic joke.
Far from being a bastion of critical reasoning the modern campus is now a Maoist reeducation camp. Which I already knew. But what I did now know is that the students are the ones driving their own mind neutering.
Here is Steve Sailer on vindictive protectiveness
Read the whole thing.