Is this even a surprise to anyone?
I felt like it was pretty common-sense: it doesn’t make sense that wealthy people’s kids always get into the top tier universities. They aren’t all geniuses.
But they always do: because they can usually pay. Regardless if that payment is direct deposit or direct bribery.
It’s almost funny the things that money can help you get away with. Shit, you can buy an island, a lifestyle, love, friends, even college degrees.
Arguably one of the most hilarious things about growing up and getting older is your clearer vision to these realizations. Instead of having that blissful shield that humanity is better than this, you grow to learn we’re still monkeys. Just monkeys with some fancy gadgets and a vengeful lust for anything with a dead president on it.
If you had that level of money, would you buy it for your kids?
I’m sure many parents would be in the same boat whether truthful with themselves or not. If the game is rigged, you have to play the system, not the game. That’s what these guys are doing. Ethical or not.
Which is why it is a shock to me that so many people have been caught off-guard by this. Clearly rich people don’t give a shit and never have. They pretend too plenty, but they don’t actually. So why is this a surprise to anyone?
The rich will always buy their way out. And the court punishments they may be facing for participating in this college scam? Yeah, they’ll buy those out too.