Even if it is, we still need it.
I was listening to an older Forney podcast in which he (lamely, in my opinion) tried to justify his previous work in helping Asians scam the American academic system with the excuse that college is a scam anyway, and Whites (presumably White men) should just go to trade school instead. Let’s consider this. For the sake of this essay, “college” includes the totality of the higher education experience – colleges and universities, post-graduate education of various types, etc.
In some ways college may indeed be a scam, but then much in today’s society is (including and especially Der Movement). We need to stay engaged in society and not eschew higher education. A college degree today is essentially equivalent to what a high school diploma was in the past, the gateway to a minimum level of possible professional success for many – perhaps most – people.
Thus, a lack of college today is more or less equivalent to being a high school dropout in the past, with all that implies about social status, marketability, etc. The riposte will be that “young White men should eschew college and go to trade school.” Now, no doubt, for many young White men, trade school is indeed a good idea, and, probably, some young men wasting their time in college with useless majors, bad grades, and Alt Right-style jackass partying would be better served attending trade school instead. Keep in mind that while college could possibly be a gateway to a professional career, we have all heard stories of college graduates who are saddled with enormous student debt and who cannot find suitable employment. Yes, these problems exist.
However, there is a reason why Jews and Asians – who the HBDers tell us have a “high, high IQ” – all tend go to college. True enough, they can leverage their ethnocentric networks after college in ways Whites (yet) cannot. In this way, they are better able to utilize their college degree for professional success than are atomized, individualistic Whites. But still, if college is such an obvious scam, why are those at the top of the human energy pyramid, those at the top of the economic food chain, those with the highest average incomes, why do they go to college? Obviously, they see a benefit, and this is a benefit that can still apply even to atomized Whites (and would apply to an even greater degree if we start networking as Jews and Asians do). The anti-college crowd could argue that the academic environment is openly hostile to White men and not to these other groups. That’s true, but the solution is not to surrender, abandon the field, and accept downward mobility and low-caste racial status. At some point, Whites need to start defending their interests in the institutions they created, not simply run away, leaving the racially alien victors to gather the spoils.
True enough, while a college degree may be the ticket for possible professional success for the average person, there is a not inconsiderable fraction of young men who could be well served by trade school. But a fraction is not everyone, and is not the average, and it is not possible, nor is it desirable, for all or even most Whites – at least young White men – to go to trade school. There aren’t enough such jobs for all these people, and that’s the least of it. Many people are just not suited for such professions – should an intellectually-oriented White man become a tradesmen? There’s nothing wrong with such jobs – many are practically useful, fairly lucrative, and respected professions. But it’s not for everyone. Even more fundamentally, given the importance of college in today’s society, and given the importance of academia in the intellectual life of the West (for better or worse), why should Whites abandon academia and the high level professions that may result from an academic education? Why should Whites abandon the field to Jews and Asians? Why should Whites abandon law, medicine, STEM, business, media, and academic positions, all of it, to our racial enemies? Yes, college may be a scam, and a college education doesn’t guarantee anything, and, truth be told, it is more of a gamble than trade school, but if Whites abandon the top of the human energy pyramid to Asiatics (including Jews), then doesn’t that ensure a future for us as serfs? Do all White men need to be tradesmen working in the homes of leering Levantines and grinning Orientals?
And then we have the practical matter of mating. Like it or not, colleges and universities are full of White women, and they are there to stay (under the current system), and they are not going to trade schools. If White men abandon academia that will simply encourage more mudsharking with the aforementioned Jews and Asians, as well as with Negro college football players. Should White men abandon the sexual playing field on campus to the world of color? Should high-IQ educated White females be abandoned to be the sexual playthings of Levantines, Orientals, and Negroes?
In summary, if you are truly not college material, don’t waste your time there. But if you can leverage college for upward mobility and, possibly, a healthy racially endogamous relationship with an educated member of the opposite sex, then do so. Don’t listen to the Sage of Tbilisi. The Right should battle for a place in academia, not declare unconditional surrender. A secular and rational Right that embraces science and education should make its presence felt and compete with the Left, taking the memetic battle to the heart of enemy territory. And individual White men who believe they can make it in college and in the higher professions should enter the fray and not stand back in favor of Moshe Finklestein and Yu Fuk Chen.