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May 31, 2016

Two themes seem to dominate Commencement speeches.

One is shameless self-advertising by people in government,
or in related organizations supported by the taxpayers or donors, saying how nobler it is to be in "public service" than working in business or other "selfish" activities.... The second theme of many Commencement speakers, besides flattering themselves that they are in morally superior careers, is to flatter the graduates that they are now equipped to go out into the world as "leaders" who can prescribe how other people should live. Commencement Season - Thomas Sowell

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 31, 2016 10:13 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Commencement speeches are the impediment to the serious post graduation undertakings of drinking, fornicating and partying into the wee hours. Followed by the next morning awakening to a ferocious hangover and a hell of a debt for screwing around for the past four years.

Pack up those troubles in you kit bag and move into mom's basement.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 31, 2016 12:00 PM

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