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namelusSurvivalistApril 8, 2016 at 12:38 am #48215
Make This Planet Livable Again! The monsters are loose.April 8, 2016 at 2:27 pm #48218
I don’t know what’s worse, they might be right or that I actually watched that all the way through.April 9, 2016 at 3:22 pm #48235
I couldn’t figure out whether to laugh or run away. I actually found that to be a rather spooky video. The laughter was of the nervous variety, recognizing something that’s all too familiar but still isn’t right. Thinking about the incidents on multiple university campuses in the past week or so, especially Emory University in Atlanta, the video actually is very close to reality – and that’s just beyond weird! So somebody chalks “Trump 2016″ a few places on a university campus – and now one of the people involved is being told she has to step down from her elected student government position? Worse yet, the university is now offering FREE COUNSELING for the students traumatized by “Trump 2016″ in washable chalk on a few sidewalks and buildings. And multi-generation Latino students who are citizens (and whose parents are citizens) feel “unsafe” on campus, so the verbal attacks on the “perpetrators” is ramping up to a level not unlike what’s in this video? Unreal! Frankly, if that video had been posted even just 10 years ago, it would have been seen as a stupid waste of time. Today? It’s extremely close to reality – and that’s mind blowing.April 9, 2016 at 11:49 pm #48242
Where we went wrong? Allowing government — any government — to run the schools. But school in general — requiring young learners to limit their interests and natural curiosity to whatever some teacher, however well intended, happens to be doing at the moment — is itself a bad idea. Many of this nation’s founders were easily more literate than the average modern college graduate, without formal education at all. They learned to read at home, usually from the Bible and privately printed study books, followed their interests, learned to work at an early age, observed their elders, asked a lot of questions, and grew up educated, though unschooled.
For those interested in how some of America’s early leaders got to be so smart, try
An Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto
You might even want to add it to your collection, for days when the Public Fool System is non-op.
Cry, "Treason!"April 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm #48294
That is a dedicated read………… I will have to put that in my queue.
http://ageofdecadence.comApril 11, 2016 at 5:21 pm #48300
Reminds me of some college professor who wrote a book. Whites are the icemen and blacks are the sun people.
Now stir and make it into a dialectic.
Iceman Inheritance by Michael Bradley
April 11, 2016 at 7:57 pm #48302
- This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by Brulen.
Great read, Tec. I read much of the beginning, fast-forwarded to much of the end, and sampled liberally from the middle – sufficient to see that I want to read the entire book. For me anymore, that’s saying something. I rarely read particularly long books (and over 400 pages is long) anymore, for a variety of reasons. Shorter books, articles, video pieces, etc., yes – but cover-to-cover dedicated reading of a single large volume is not something I do much anymore. This one gets an exception. Thanks.April 11, 2016 at 10:09 pm #48304
Always happy to point out serious thought to serious thinkers. Mr. Gatto was in the same year, “Teacher of the Year” in both New York City, and in New York State, at the same time the NYC School District was trying to fire him (!) He tended to disturb the orderly processing of kids into sheeple, by trying to help them grow into self-controlling adults, and we can’t have that, now can we?
Cry, "Treason!"April 11, 2016 at 10:31 pm #48305
Mr. Gatto was in the same year, “Teacher of the Year” in both New York City, and in New York State, at the same time the NYC School District was trying to fire him (!)
Yes, I read that in the beginning portion, along with the long list of other accomplishments, and what happened when he wrote the letter to the editor and basically forgot about it. What marvelous irony. And it also points out just how scheming the truly evil can be – protect their plans at any cost. I also enjoyed his later comparing and contrasting of Washington vs. Braddock, and how we’re trying to put the alliance back together again today – to rule the world. The sun never sets on the U.S. empire …. (People will have to read that portion to really understand it. I thought it was a brilliant bit of insight, personally.)
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