Whalen opines that recent college graduates have suffered a profound miseducation because much of what one has learned is false, silly, and even dangerous. This failure of education has been systematic and consistent as the result of unreal ideologies that exhibit everything from pathological self-hatred to grossly wishful thinking. As a consequence, the learning experience renders one to be a cynic.
Go Forth and Forget This School
HONORED GRADUATES, I hope you will pardon a departure from the routine. Ordinarily, I would be expected to drone harmlessly a while, and you would be expected to daydream of whatever bacchanalian revels await you. But these are not ordinary times. For, my dear graduates, you have suffered a profound miseducation. Much of what you have learned is false, silly, and even dangerous. This lapse in your education has not been the result of hapless misdirect...