What is the key to breaking out of the cycle of poverty? What is the biggest reason why you can be upwardly mobile these days - going from a lower pay, lower glam-factor job to a higher paying job that puts you a few rungs higher on the social ladder? What is the reason why I'm a well-paid professional these days, from my humble beginnings in a third-world country?
I'm writing this after seeing what The Sharpened Pen wrote on the Honor Network. Saw this on the Honor Network.
The key to breaking out, the key to being upwardly mobile, the key to a life of success that you earn is education.
Today, men aren't being educated. Boys suffer lowered standards, less attention paid to them by teachers, a much higher rate of being labeled retarded, oops "learning disabled," and a higher risk of being put on
What this leads to is men being only qualified for low-skilled, low-pay jobs in a world where BSs and BAs are like high school diplomas. One group that suffers the most from this is black men - not only have they been fed the gangsta kool-aid, but "acting white" will almost certainly lead to ostracization and ridicule from his peers. Black women on the other hand, are making strides and its common, at least in movies, to see a professional black woman with a black thug. It is a fairly widely-held belief that the African-American population is a crucible for the changes that are going to come into American society as a whole - the welfare phenomenon, the fatherlessness and higher crime, all of these have come into the wider society after infecting the black population first.
Naturally, women want to marry up, and when there are not enough men to marry because all of them have low-paying or low-status jobs, the entire institution of marriage is undermined. Stable marriages are the bedrock of a stable society, and feminism is out to change that.
But forget feminism for a moment. Without an education, a man can not amass wealth easily - he can either get lucky with a business idea or stardom, or he can work hard and somehow break through, but to get a well-paying job, an education is a must. Even if you don't believe in working hard to provide for an ex-wife, you can't deny that money equals a higher quality of life in many ways. Being a college-educated male, you can get a job that is fairly comfortable, lets you work 8 hours a day, leaves you free on the weekends, and gives you enough money to enjoy the weekends and holidays.
With that, Saturday night is over and its time to relish the last day before another work-week. Happy Easter, everybody!