If “one” is supposed to be a writer, this is not a good thing.
So….I wanted to write a blog about the college admission scandal involving parents, students, coaches, and crooks that broke this week. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/us/college-admissions-cheating-scandal.html I’m not shocked by the details of corruption in a world presently drowning in corruption; I’m shocked by the vast amount of wide-reaching details so mind-boggling that even my “raging river/stream of consciousness” cannot compress enough ideas to formulate a ZD45 Blog. For those of you who have been following this blog for some time, “we” all usually know that my thoughts, ideas, and words are not so much a runaway train as they are “floating cushion of electric flux” on a Magnetic Levitation Bullet Train about to have the power cut and standby for the crash.
In the absence of my incoherent babbling; also known as blogging, let me leave a few quick comments I came across on the scandal, including a few of my own.
1. Of all the questionable, moronic, and ill-advised things you did and got away with, in your youth, and never got caught, did you did ever once think that the thing that might get you arrested on a felony charge was trying to get your children into college for a better education???
2. “Rich parents pay bribes to get their kids into college because they’re scared to death that the foolish kids they raised will never be educated enough or self-sufficient, and will continue to mooch off them the rest of their lives.”
3. A related story of how Jared Kushner’s father donated 2.5 Million to Harvard to get his son into the school. “At Harvard, a donation of 2.5 Million won’t even make the University or Alumni News Letter. You’d be lucky to get a postcard that said Yea, we got the check.” Hahahahahaha!
4. “Back in my day,” We had the grades and brains to get in…….we just didn’t have enough money to get out……………with a diploma anyway.
5. “What!!! You paid all that bribe money, and you didn’t even get a Liquor License?
6. Lori Loughlin, the Hollywood actress was arrested, charged with a felony, and had to post a One Million Dollar Bond for her release. In these times, it seems you can betray your country, launder money, lie to Congress, commit bank fraud, evade taxes, and still get released from a felony charge on personal recognizance.
7. NCAA Football programs across the country have convened an emergency conclave to discuss the emerging threat to their recruiting, bribing, and fake “student” admissions empire.
In spite of all my cynicism, which increases exponentially each day, and the absurdity, anger, disbelief, and amusement of the entire situation are held aside, I am saddened by all of it.