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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

VDH has ten random politically incorrect thoughts

I'm willing to bet that he has more than ten, but he's only writing ten of them down. Here's number 10, and it's resonating with me:

10. The K-12 public education system is essentially wrecked. No longer can any professor expect an incoming college freshman to know what Okinawa, John Quincy Adams, Shiloh, the Parthenon, the Reformation, John Locke, the Second Amendment, or the Pythagorean Theorem is. An entire American culture, the West itself, its ideas and experiences, have simply vanished on the altar of therapy. This upcoming generation knows instead not to judge anyone by absolute standards (but not why so); to remember to say that its own Western culture is no different from, or indeed far worse than, the alternatives; that race, class, and gender are, well, important in some vague sense; that global warming is manmade and very soon will kill us all; that we must have hope and change of some undefined sort; that AIDs is no more a homosexual- than a heterosexual-prone disease; and that the following things and people for some reason must be bad, or at least must in public company be said to be bad (in no particular order): Wal-Mart, cowboys, the Vietnam War, oil companies, coal plants, nuclear power, George Bush, chemicals, leather, guns, states like Utah and Kansas, Sarah Palin, vans and SUVs.
I know that there are always exceptions to the rule, but I would not willingly put a child into the American Publik Skool Sistim if my life depended on it.

Oh, and here are the other nine random politically incorrect thoughts. I found 'em over here, so you can thank him for that bit of brilliance.

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