If Israel where to fall, the West would fall, as Israel is a useful counter-point bulwark in the region. To those who don’t understand what that means, I suggest you study the collapse of Yugoslavia.
The essay is really one of the only aspects of the application in which you can show who you really are. Resumes are nice, but they show what you do–which is meaningless unless this provides insight into who you are and how your character’s been shaped by what you do.
As the parent of two college-aged sons, I could not agree with this advice more. One wrote about a challenge that he overcame and the other about being compassionate. Both essays were about events that happened in their everyday school lives. Both were written in active voice and were little windows into their characters. Neither used the words challenge or compassionate. I am convinced that it was the strength and sincerity of their essays that opened the doors at the top schools that said “Yes” to my sons. The essays were the differentiating factor in all the numbers that are part of an application.
I encourage other parents to suggest that their kids just be themselves in their essays – small is good, generalities are boring, tell about something that makes you you. Oh, and read The Gatekeepers – – it offers the best insights into the college admissions process of any of the dozens of books I read on the topic.
“We Jews are accused of being destroyers: whatever you put up, we tear down. It is true only in a relative sense. We are not iconoclasts deliberately: we are not enemies of your institutions simply because of the dislike between us. We are a homeless mass seeking satisfaction for our constructive instincts. And in your institutions we cannot find satisfaction; they are the play institutions of the splendid children of man – and not of man himself. We try to adapt your institutions to our needs, because while we live we must have expression; and trying to rebuild them for our needs, we unbuild them for yours.” –Maurice Samuel, “You Gentiles”
So, yeah, it just so turns out that this singular and utterly myopic focus on the bid and the offer, money, the nature of money, how to create it, manipulate it, etc, well, geez, let’s face it, you know how to play a game like that, you are gonna end up as one powerful mutha fugga. The jews were the ones wh conspired to destabalize America’s money system prior to 1913 to create the setting where the American public would fall for the federal reserve scam. Today, the FRS is a wholly owned private corp, with near 100% jewish ownership and control. And what a mess that has led to for the American people. The traitors in congress, or bribed and/or extorted as they were, legislated a money system into existence that exclusively favored the jew, that essentially outsourced the creation of our nation’s money – by fiat – to a foreign power, people to this day (owners of the fed) that are not formally disclosed to the public – after all, it is a private corp. The fed creates the money, and to collect the interest they charge in the currency debt they needed to have the 16th amendment laid on our backs, and the IRS as the collection agency for that interest. Of course, nobody takes the time to tell you the treasury of a nation can issue its own currency at no cost without a third party. But then, where is the fun in that? If you don’t control a nation’s money supply, you cannot control the nation. Darn!