Friday, June 30, 2017

THE IVORY TOWER VS THE REAL WORLD



Above. The always condescending Alisyn Camerota trying to lead the panel she obviously regards as too stupid to respect or actually bother to listen to.

I spent a lot of time in the Ivory Tower of Academia, which is the same place that most of MSM lives, although they don't know it.

Here's the definition of an ivory tower from Merriam-Webster:

1: an impractical often escapist attitude marked by aloof lack of concern with or interest in practical matters or urgent problems
2:  a secluded place that affords the means of treating practical issues with an impractical often escapist attitude; especially :  a place of learning


The "producers" and "journalists" working at MSM usually are from well to do families or are trust fund babies. These people have never been in a do or die situation in life. They have always had a very comfortable fall back position, they can always go home to Mom and Dad, if they get into financial or other type of difficulty.

It's also the case that these "jobs" at networks at the beginning don't pay enough to cover the average cell phone bill, so only the rich and entitled can do them and use them as stepping stones to work their way up the corporate ladder.

While this may seem like an ideal situation, it is an Ivory Tower. These people are protected from ever having to face any unpleasantness. I remember a friend who was a trust fund baby and whose father left it in his will that she did not get her allowance unless she had a job. She was working in a department store and informed me one day how frustrating her job was. She said, "I realize that if I don't do these things, they don't get done." Yeah, that's kind of a description of having a job.

I think the total lack of real world experience, where if you don't do the job, it doesn't get done, is the reason all the showboaters and lens lice at the networks, who just love saying they work in television journalism, think Trump is crazy. They are just parroting what they've heard from higher up freeloaders, who are parroting Democrat politicians, none of whom have EVER done a real day's work in their life; nor have any of these motor mouths ever had to produce profits, pay employees, and certainly they've never had any serious concerns about how to pay rent, feed their children, pay for medical care, or even worry about the cost of turning on their lights and having hot water. These people have always lived in an Ivory Tower, like the aristocrats of old, cut off from the cares and worries of normal life.


If you've never had a real job, where every day is a struggle to keep the lights on, you probably work in the MSM or are a politician. But you don't know what to make of guy like Trump who knows what happens if the boss drops the ball.

Experience is a great teacher, but people in Ivory Towers have very little, except what they can guess about the people they look down on from their lofty perch above the deplorable unwashed masses.

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