Pixar pioneer tells U. grads not to fear the unknown

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  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    May 6, 2012 1:13 p.m.

    As my father put it, the first thing a person has to figure out is how he or she is going to survive. This may be a tall order in the years ahead as global camptialism continues to come apart - produced by the dynamics of the system itself, not for the reason cited by IdahoStranger.

  • IdahoStranger NEWDALE, ID
    May 5, 2012 4:49 p.m.

    Sounds pretty much like the standard speech that most graduates hear. Pretty similar to the ones I heard too, many years ago.

    However, today's graduates have a much bigger challenge that my age group did. While even then the Constitution and our freedoms were being eroded, today, the process is in high gear.

    Even though they do muster forth with all that they have, their liberty is severely curtailed and being able to take advantage of the "American Dream" is already severely limited by the onslaught of government intruding into unconstitutional areas. "53% of all young college graduates are either unemployed or under employed."

    They most likely learned in their schooling that the Constitution is an outdated document and not suited to today's sophisticated society. Indeed Defense Secretary Panetta and others contend that Congress no longer needs to declare war - that all we need is a United Nations Resolution and off to fight another no-win, war they will go. Many will not return.

    "Experience is the best teacher," but it is a very hard task master.

    If today's graduates want the good life, then they will need to secure freedom from government first.