Sydney University – Youz allz R Suckas

The University of Sydney is one of Australia’s oldest universities.  It may actually be the oldest.  And within its sandstone walls is housed the Sydney Environment Institute:

Born as an Environmental Humanities and Social Science Network, we have become much more.

The Co-directors of this institute are professors from the Department of History and the Department of Government and International Relations.  Those expert qualifications in history and government are essential for environmental and economic pontification.

The University of Sydney also houses something called Sydney Ideas and together (Sydney Ideas and Sydney Environment Institute) are holding an event in ….. Sydney ….. in June 2018.  The subject of this event:

Why we need to think about inequality and climate change.

The following is a verbatim cut and paste of the description of this event.  The emphases belong to Spartacus.

Climate change has the potential to significantly accelerate inequality. Low income and precariously employed Australians tend to live and work in areas more susceptible to temperature extremes, and in buildings less able to withstand them. They are less able to afford the cost of energy required for airconditioning, have less access to public green space, shaded recreation areas, pools and schools with facilities for learning in extreme weather. At the same time, rising inequality in Australia is making it harder to tackle climate change. Elites in highly unequal societies pollute more, waste more water, emit more carbon dioxide, and produce and consume more products that are designed not to last. Highly unequal societies are less democratically responsive, and are more likely to accept climate change ‘solutions’ that are premised on the privatisation of ‘liveable space’. This panel will bring together speakers who make the case for the necessity of seeing climate change and inequality as entwined challenges.

These are the people who are educating our children and these are the people who are extracting salaries from tax payers.  Read it and weep.  Read it and weep.

The sad reality is that climate change and inequality are entwined challenges.  Climate change policies perpetuated by academic and inner city elites are the driving inequality they criticise.

But before Spartacus runs to the bathroom to vomit, please read again the following statement that comes from the tax paid academics at an inner city university.  You know, the elites:

Elites in highly unequal societies pollute more, waste more water, emit more carbon dioxide, and produce and consume more products that are designed not to last

It’s a good thing that the University of Sydney is only a brief walk from the ABC’s Ultimo head office.  After all, the Sydney Environment Institute seeks to:

build flourishing working communities – among academics, policymakers, cultural institutions, practicing artists, students, NGOs, and committed citizens.

  • Business and private sector people – not invited.
  • Lifters – not invited.
  • Scientists – not invited.
  • Economists – not invited.

Breathtaking.

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46 Responses to Sydney University – Youz allz R Suckas

  1. 25 years ago when I lived in Townsville, when it wasn’t stinking hot, it was stinking hot and humid, or bloody wet. Little did I realise that I was experiencing inequality. Now in rural Victoria, we experience stinking hot and then freezing cold, more inequality.

    Who do I see to seek compensation?

  2. Turtle of WA

    Cognitive dissonance.

  3. Define “climate change”:
    a) A nonsensical, meaningless term which to some is a real phenomenon. As is the case with Mickey Mouse.
    b) “climate” is a regional parameter which includes a vast number of weather related measurements, typical over a period of three or more decades, and is used to compare the weather in one region with another. “Change” is a differentiation from one state to another requiring the application of a metric of some sort. Metrics which are used to specify climate are classifications such as Koppen Geiger or Trewartha. Although over the past century or more some regions grow or shrink, these changes are of a cyclical nature of 11, 30 and 1000 year periods. The growth and shrinkage yields essentialy a null net change for virtually all regions on the planet. “Climate change” is no more “global” than currency or language.

  4. RobK

    The technocrats will sort it, even without technology…..because less is more. But wait, they’re not even technocrats really. Even that time has passed.

  5. max

    Time to Abolish Universities
    I think it is time to close the universities, and perhaps prosecute the professoriat under the RICO act as a corrupt and racketeering-influenced organization. Universities these days have the moral character of electronic churches, and as little educational value. They are an embarrassment to civilization.

    To begin with, sending a child to a university is irresponsible. These days it costs something like a quarter of a million dollars, depending on your choice of frauds. The more notorious of these intellectual brothels, as for example Yale, can cost more.

    See? By sending our young to college, we are impoverishing them, and ourselves, and sentencing them to a life of slavery in some grim cubicle painted federal-wall green.

    Besides, the effect of a university education can be gotten more easily by other means. If it is thought desirable to expose the young to low propaganda, any second-hand bookstore can provide copies of Trotsky, Marcuse, Gloria Steinem, and the Washington Post.

    https://fredoneverything.org/a-modest-proposal-to-abolish-universities-its-about-time/

  6. duncanm

    Business and private sector people – not invited.
    Lifters – not invited.
    Scientists – not invited.
    Economists – not invited.

    ie: ordinary people – not involved.

  7. duncanm

    From “Sydney Ideas”

    Sydney Ideas
    Because great minds don’t always think alike

    no – but 97% of academics do.

  8. Tim Neilson

    Business and private sector people – not invited.
    Lifters – not invited.
    Scientists – not invited.
    Economists – not invited.

    Baizuo, come right on in.

  9. Bring back illiteracy. Too many who turn ideas into junk have been permitted to be literate.

  10. Singleton Engineer

    Hazy memories circa 1974 suggest that Brisbane had a uni months before Sydney Uni was given the green light.

    Or not.

    Something to do with attending the centenary dinner for Sydney University Union, back when Gough was PM.

    My, times have changed.

  11. candy

    They are less able to afford the cost of energy

    Quite true. But whose fault is that?

  12. zyconoclast

    Time to Abolish Universities
    I think it is time to close the universities, and perhaps prosecute the professoriat under the RICO act as a corrupt and racketeering-influenced organization. Universities these days have the moral character of electronic churches, and as little educational value. They are an embarrassment to civilization.

    No need to abolish them just remove any/all taxpayer funding, loans or subsidies.

    If people chose to pay to attend they can.
    It will be like any other fee for service business.

  13. Rayvic

    Sobering:

    “These are the people who are educating our children and these are the people who are extracting salaries from tax payers. Read it and weep. Read it and weep.”

  14. Roger.

    Gosh…it’s almost as though “climate change” is merely a front for the revolution.

    The long march continues.

  15. Rohan

    build flourishing working communities – among academics, policymakers, cultural institutions, practicing artists, students, NGOs, and committed citizens.

    So much discrimination towards all non -practicing artists. Won’t someone think of the children!?

  16. This is how the “sharing caring save the World save the chilcheren” crowd rolls.
    Create a problem, then whine like stuck pigs about the problem and how “the rich” don’t care about the problem and how only they, the sharing caring crowd, can fix the problem.
    This is a problem. However….

    I wouldn’t worry too much about the universities. They don’t have much of a future.
    On-line learning will destroy most bricks n’ mortar universities within 20 years. All we need is an accreditation system for on-line learning and the very best professors in the World (like Jordan Peterson, Jonathan Haidt etc) will be earning millions of dollars per year even while charging less than 1/10th what unis are charging now.
    The rest of ’em, like the wymynses studies proffs, humanities harpies et al will be working at Colesworths to make ends meet.

  17. Rafe

    Are we approaching Peak Stupid yet?

  18. Up The Workers!

    If all the ‘climate science’ and ‘environmental science’ professors and professional bloviators around the world were to collectively pull plastic bags over their heads – only for a mere 5 minutes or so – they would at one stroke massively reduce the global concentration of both CO2 and methane in the atmosphere and “save the planet”.

    For the sake of the planet and our sanity, do it.

    Soon!

  19. A Lurker

    build flourishing working communities – among academics, policymakers, cultural institutions, practicing artists, students, NGOs, and committed citizens.

    Frankly I think they all should be committed – to the nearest mental asylum.

  20. H B Bear

    Are we approaching Peak Stupid yet?

    Big call to make,

  21. Mick from the bush.

    I’m with Max. +10

  22. Mick from the bush.

    Up the workers. + 10000

  23. EvilElvis

    I’m with you Rafe. I think we’re on the plateau, it’s just how far that plateau stretches on for before the drop on the other side that’s worrying…

  24. dopey

    Sydney Uni always thought itself superior. Now it wants to lead the world in cultural marxism.

  25. duncanm

    I’m with you Rafe. I think we’re on the plateau, it’s just how far that plateau stretches on for before the drop on the other side that’s worrying…

    nope. Its a false peak.

  26. duncanm

    Elites in highly unequal societies pollute more, waste more water, emit more carbon dioxide, and produce and consume more products that are designed not to last

    Odd – I reckon the lack of plumbing in third world squalors lorded over by corrupt elites pollute a fair bit.

    But I guess shit doesn’t fit into their definition of pollution.

  27. Megan

    Are we approaching Peak Stupid yet?

    Passed it some time ago and accelerating towards the Morass of Moronic Behaviour

  28. EvilElvis

    nope. Its a false peak.

    There are no peaks, duncan. Only the illusion of them if you don’t believe in ‘stupidity equality’.

  29. Dr Fred Lenin

    Thes Unis should be fee paying only , the medicine ,engineering and “true”science faculties should be set up as colleges separate from the fee paying uni which would be self funding and could muck about at their own expense with no taxpayer funding of any sort ,not even the dole ,you cant look for work if you are a full time student. The colleges should be subsidised to produce usefull productive people with full hecs . Medicine could cover all aspects doctors. Nurses,dental optical . Engineering would be engineers. Engineering Trades people ,architects mbuilding tradespeople ,pure science all science except climate ,pharmacy and scientific research medical etc. the savings would be enormous .

  30. Louis Hissink

    They ARE the elites that they are criticising. Cripps, a Forrest Gump comment is needed

  31. Chris

    Sydney Uni always thought itself superior. Now it wants to lead the world in cultural marxism.

    Most of you know this work but it seems to be perennial:
    A disaster of the active kind

  32. manalive

    CC™ has replaced replaced Marxism, it has the historical determinism of Marxist theory — the future is certain only the past is subject to change — the universality to be applicable to everything and let’s face it old dead white men with beards particularly of a certain religious background are definitely out.
    Besides it is impossible to carry on dialectical materialism in 140 characters.

  33. Boambee John

    practicing artists

    Reminds me of the story about a famous gay of the 1960s or thereabouts. I think it was Quentin Crisp.

    On entering the US, he was asked “Are you a practising homosexual?”

    Response “Good heavens man, I am not practising, I have perfected it!”

    I think he also referred to himself as one of the “Stately homos of England.”

  34. Pete of Perth

    I just completed a voyage surrounded by our academic betters. Some post docs were having a discussion about their students. One made the statement that their students had curious minds, like to ask questions and didn’t like being lied to. The tone implied that previous generations weren’t as able to sort the facts from the bullshit.. of course, no one is allowed to question climate change because only “dum ” people do that. I need to change jobs..

  35. Squirrel

    “Why we need to think about inequality and climate change.”

    Sounds like a Fairfax article, doesn’t it? could just as well have been “It’s time we talked about inequality and climate change” or “Inequality and climate change – here’s what you need to know”. The resemblance to Fairfax-speak is almost spooky, including the split infinitive.

    Sydney University was so much more bearable when the dominant vibe was Rum Corps descendants and assorted other Ra-Ras.

  36. JohnA

    [email protected] #2667424, posted on March 22, 2018, at 12:08 pm

    Bring back illiteracy. Too many who turn ideas into junk have been permitted to be literate.

    Illiteracy has already been restored to schools and unis.

    That is why these feral lecturers/”perfessas” can get away with such egregious errors of modern mythology.

  37. Tezza

    The main threat of rising inequality is not from climate change – it is from the policies contrived to pretend to limit climate change, principally the Paris accord that Turnbull ratified the day after Trump’s election, and all the renewable energy policies accompanying it that have caused skyrocketing electricity prices, reduced industry competitiveness, damaged productivity growth and increased energy poverty.

  38. Some History

    … emit more carbon dioxide…

    These pontificating plonkers emit more stupidity than most.

  39. Philby

    If all the ‘climate science’ and ‘environmental science’ professors and professional bloviators around the world were to collectively pull plastic bags over their heads – only for a mere 5 minutes or so – they would at one stroke massively reduce the global concentration of both CO2 and methane in the atmosphere and “save the planet”.

    Not to mention raise the IQ of those left behind dramatically considering if they were given another brain they would still be halfwits.

  40. Paul

    Elites in highly unequal societies pollute more, waste more water, emit more carbon dioxide, and produce and consume more products that are designed not to last

    I strongly disagree with the produce part, simply put the producers, the hardworking people in industry and business are the slaves of the elites who consume and consume and consume.
    You are the hardworking people in business and industry and you are the slaves of the elites.
    The elites sponge off your hard work and tax the crap our of you and take some sort of credit for doing some sort of good job.
    There is no such thing as an equal society, some work harder, some take the risks, some steal the credit or the benefits.

  41. egg_

    Born as an Environmental Humanities and Social Science Network, we have become much more.

    That word salad needs spicing up with a little programmatic specificity.

    Is the joint powered by unicorn farts?

  42. Boambee John

    Paul at 1959

    I strongly disagree with the produce part, simply put the producers, the hardworking people in industry and business are the slaves of the elites who consume and consume and consume.

    This is why, despite in general favouring lower taxation, I am coming to the conclusion that there should be a super tax on gross income over about $750,000 pa.

    The proportion of our so-called elites who would be caught by such a tax would be significant, most of them are on taxpayer funded gravy trains or big industry/big union sinecures in which they are paid a lot for little obvious return.

    I suspect that few genuinely productive Australians would suffer under such a tax.

  43. 2dogs

    Deceptive language being used here:

    Elites in highly unequal societies

    Now “highly unequal seocieties” would be the darker shaded countries on this map, i.e not Western countries, and not Australia.

    This kind of makes what they are saying about those particular elites true. Those countries do have such problems.

    And yet, somehow they intend to shame Australia about a phenomenon that we are simply not a part of.

  44. Marcus

    Elites in highly unequal societies pollute more, waste more water, emit more carbon dioxide, and produce and consume more products that are designed not to last

    Someone should visit a public housing block and see how it matches up with, say, a golf resort when it comes to cleanliness and pollution.

  45. DrBeauGan

    We have too many very mediocre minds that have intellectual pretensions without intellect. They have been prevented from discovering their stupidity.

    Privatise universities. People would pay to become engineers and medics. Industry would pay for geologists and chemists. Engineering schools would pay for physicists and mathematicians.

    Nobody in his right mind would pay for climate scientists, nobody would offer PhDs in pole dancing. Problem solved.

  46. egg_

    “Why we need to think about inequality and climate change.”

    The poor subsidising the solar panels of the houses of the rich worldwide?

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