I beg pardon in advance for profiling an offensive topic, but I’m here to report breaking news from the University of California at Santa Cruz: A taxpayer-funded nutjob is urging students to have sex with the Earth.

That’s right, in a full-fledged insane case of “your tax dollars at work,” it seems the chairwoman of the Art Department at UCSC, Elizabeth Stephens, has coined a new term: Ecosexuality, the art of exploring the Earth as a lover – thus giving new meaning to the phrase “raping the forest.”

According to her UCSC webpage and personal website, Stephens “is creating this new field of research, SexEcology, in collaboration with her life partner and collaborator Annie Sprinkle, who herself received taxpayer dollars, via the National Endowment of the Arts, for her pornographic “performance art” in the 1990s. Together they are the movers and shakers of the ecosex movement” and have penned such oeuvres as “The Explorer’s Guide to Planet Orgasm.” Incidentally, since environmentalists routinely refer to the planet beneath our feet as “Mother Earth” and “Mother Nature,” this brings to mind some extremely ugly practices famously examined by Freud.

While millions of people struggle through the impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, you’ll be pleased to know taxpayer-funded Stephens and her “life partner” are frolicking through the forests on your dime, “injecting some sexy fun and diversity into the environmental movement through their performances, visual art, writings and film making.”

For those who are seriously committed to raping their own mother, you’ll be pleased to know you can book these two taxpayer-funded nutjobs for your own personal ecosex weddings during which you can “marry” the ocean, a tree, a boulder, or other natural resource of your choice. Alternately, you can view their theater piece, “Dirty Sexecology; 25 Ways to Make Love to the Earth,” causing one person to quip, “What happens when the Earth breaks up with you? Space?”

Part of the “rapidly growing” global community of ecosexuals, Stephens’ and Sprinkle’s activism includes saving “the mountains, waters and skies by any means necessary,” but especially through their “powers of seduction.” (How seducing a mountain works to save it is a little unclear.) Perhaps unsurprisingly, this ecosexual movement has been featured in Teen Vogue, recently under fire for their detailed instruction guide to anal sex.

The College Fix noted, “Over the summer, Stephens also co-led an ‘Ecosex Walking Tour’ in Germany that offered ’25 ways to make love to the Earth, raise awareness of environmental issues, learn ecosexercises, find E-spots, and climax with the planetary clitoris,’ according to a description of the event on UC Santa Cruz’s website.”

(When Muslim migrants to Germany arrive in that ancient land, they see cathedrals empty of worshipers but forests full of ecosexuals performing unmentionable acts with bushes. No wonder Europe is going under.)

There are times when taxpayer-funded insanity is so, well, insane that words can barely describe the level of depravity involved. This is one of those times.

It’s not even that this level of depravity exists. It’s that this level of depravity is taxpayer-funded, and it’s being taught to our young people under the guise of “academics.”

And this nonsense is being sponsored by what should be a respected university, yet we’re seeing a clear example of how stupidly asinine the curricula is these days. Is there even any semblance of normalcy in universities anymore? Our institutes of higher learning are becoming intellectual embarrassments, laughingstocks of the world. Graduates can’t solve a variable in an algebraic equation (apparently that’s racist), but by golly they know how to find those e-spots. For this, students or parents are putting themselves tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars into debt.

More and more people are questioning the value of a college degree, and it’s eco-sluts like this that underpin those concerns. Do universities even pretend to equip students with marketable in-demand skills when they graduate? When someone polishes his or her résumé and sends it off to the hiring department of a Fortune 500 company, do you honestly think the company will be impressed that the applicant can “climax with the planetary clitoris”? Outside of the STEM subjects, too many made-up college degrees have a solidly negative value in the marketplace.

I know this comes as a shock to liberal arts twits like Stephens, but the real world is full of harsh economic realities such as market forces and steep competition. It has to be. Believe it or not, nature is also driven by external forces and competition. Academic “credentials” such as ecosexism not only have a negative value in terms of useless course content; it also denotes what kind of person would obtain such a degree to begin with.

Let’s say I’m the hiring manager for WidgetCo. Two people submit résumés, both eagerly looking for work. One has a two-year degree from Plumbing University and speaks knowledgeably about her skills in pipe welding. The other has a Ph.D. from UC Santa Cruz and speaks about the workshops she taught on how to do unmentionable things to trees. Um, which applicant sounds more qualified to you?

According to Forbes, STEM graduates remain in greatest demand, but liberal-arts majors do have some amount of employability. However, this is only if graduates are prepared to look well outside their fields of interest and apply themselves to such diverse subjects as intelligence analyst, client service specialist, signals intelligence analyst, business development manager and project manager. Whether or not these graduates could achieve the same skills without $100,000 in student loan debt weighing them down is a separate imponderable.

Sadly, the demand for ecosexual activists remains low, except as whack-doodle professors at whack-doodle universities or writers at Teen Vogue. However, the more indoctrinated a student becomes as he or she (or zhe) studies these made-up subjects, the less they understand basic economics such as supply and demand.

For many years, the left has accused big business of raping the Earth, but apparently it’s now OK if it’s done one-on-one, so to speak. So eco-skanks, unite! Let’s all go for a hike and assault Mother Nature!

But here’s a bit of economic reality: Mises Institute recently published an article entitled “Four reasons why college degrees are becoming useless.” The article is well worth reading in its entirety, but the four points are:

  • Graduates have little to no improvement in critical thinking skills;
  • Shouting matches have invaded campuses across the country;
  • Trade schools and self-study offer better outcomes for many;
  • Tuition is increasing, but future earnings are decreasing.

Folks, unless you’re studying a STEM subject, skip college. Bypass the liberal baloney and go to a trade school. Dry up the student-loan funding for this kind of nonsense. Starve the beast. Unemployment is probably the only kind of economics these nutjobs are ever likely to understand.

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