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Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 5:58amSanction this postReply
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"I went KĖ12 to a terrible public school. My high school didnít offer AP classes, and in four years, I only had to read one book."

I really don't have to read much more to figure this person out.

My parents were poor, working class folks who didn't smoke or drink and certainly didn't do drugs. They spent that kind of money on books. Our house was filled with books. Our single bathroom was overflowing with Reader's Digest and National Geographics, scientifically designed to be filled with articles that were each exactly one dump long. I had access to public libraries and school libraries. My father early filled me with the knowledge that I would never be able to read all the books in existence, because a lot of folks were still writing more, so I better get cracking. When he wasn't working at the same steel fab plant he workled at for forty years as a machinist, he had a book in his hands. He didn't tell me, he showed me.

"I only 'had' to read one book."

There it is, in black and white. He slouched into his public school seat, slumped down, then waited to be told what he 'had' to do. By the time he was in high school, he had to be told when to read a book? He waited for the Golden Education Funnel to come along, the one that would, if only gilded with enough Gold, would insert something called 'education' effortlessly into his barely open maw and into his lazy gullet.

And today, this pathetic mental cripple is pumping out garbage like this article.

No thanks. I'll consider the source. The author of that article is a babbling idiot, pushing his uninformed nonsense onto other victims. The perfect columnist for Salon and its agenda driven dribble.

I have a better title for that article: "If you think like this author, you are not only a bad person but a complete moron."

regards,
Fred





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Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 8:12amSanction this postReply
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The far-left has a morbid attraction for things that are sub-standard, bad, broken, dangerous, or deficient. I'm still trying to figure it out. They don't even appear to know that this kind of motivation is within them. I started thinking that maybe, like in the case of this article calling for well-off people to sacrifice their child's education by sending them to a public school, that the motivation was a deep commitment to altruism. But, I have to say that altruism's sacrifice isn't so much a goal in this syndrome as it is a necessary tool. In this article, where good parents are called 'bad' to shame them into sacrificing their child's education because if everyone does it (they claim), then the public schools will be fixed. Note the start of this sick cycle: the broken schools (or maybe the poor people who can't afford private schools, and that takes us to the broken schools). That attraction for broken schools, has them calling for this collective redemption (we will all link arms, sing Kumbyah, and sacrifice together... and, magically, the public schools will be fixed, the sun will shine, and the poor people's kids will be educated.)

It is a holy parade, a spiritual movement, with a fuzzy of goal of 'then everything will be fixed,' but it is really focused on the ugly, the broken, the bad.

The far-left has a morbid attraction for bad people as well. They put Che on tee-shirts, FDR loved Stalin, Chamberlain thought he could work with Hitler, the liberals are always focused on creating policy that help the disadvantaged, the poor, to redeem criminals, gang intervention programs, and on and on. Always a focus on the low end of the value to society, or heroic, or exceptionally good end of things.


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Friday, September 13, 2013 - 2:56amSanction this postReply
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The far-left has a morbid attraction for things that are sub-standard, bad, broken, dangerous, or deficient.
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People...

What need do the strong, the good, the pure have of political allies? This is just speculation on my part, but I think the reason some radical leftists have a fascination with such people is that such people, namely those people mentioned in the quote, have need of political allies.

The needs of the bad, broken, dangerous, etc. are the radical left's meal-ticket to power. If the radical left can convince such people that they (the radical left) can help them, they can get more support (money, votes, etc.).

But, there may be another reason why the far-left is attracted to the such things and people. It's part of the far-left's narrative. People on the far-left may view the broken, bad, dangerous as people who have simply been "oppressed" which may explain their fascination with them. The far-left may wish to genuinely help these "oppressed" people.

Yet another speculation is that the far-left, or rather the people on the far-left, view the bad people as morally equal to the good people. Again, this relates to the narrative. The far-left tends to be relativistic in their approach to ethics.

Just food for thought. Right now, I can't say for certain why the far-left is concerned with the bad, dangerous, and such. However, I am interested to know if any one knows the reason for this.


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Friday, September 13, 2013 - 1:36pmSanction this postReply
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Here is a total wag without justification; just a hunch. (Aka, another day ending in 'y'.)

An artifact of a deep existential terror. Fear. A defense mechanism.

Perseverance on criminals and rehabilitation= appeasement in the present life.

Perseverance on poverty: appeasement in the imagined after life.

Perseverance on redistributive tribal 'justice': existential terror, a complete bafflement at the universe and its uphill/downhill rules-- a complete lack of comprehension of how and why they enjoy this Disneyland of existence of modernity, and so, a rats on a sinking lifeboat grasp onto others. Floating in a beautiful if sometimes dangerous ocean, far out to sea, and yet, no idea how to sail or fish or swim, yet moving and eating and floating all the same...terrifying for some.

All of it, ultimately driven by existential fear, not rationality. Which is why their arguments are incomprehensible, and make little sense.

There is a variant of this in the Jewsih tradition; although they have a 6000 yr tradition of very conservative values, these same values (strong family, devotion to education and hard work) result in inordinate tribal success, which has resulted in inordinate tribal jealousy. One survival tactic has been klanish behaviour-- a tendency to deal mainly with other Jewish folks. (Bernie Madoff turned this strength into a personal criminal advantage.) Another survival tactic, I believe, is appeasement and tendency toward liberal causes...to buy peace from jealous fellow tribesmen.

But in the end, rich/poor class warfare jealousy trumps all else; no matter what the Jewsih tradition, as long as Israel is the 'rich' nation in the M.E. conflict, American liberals will side with the 'poor' nations -- even if the foundation of the original conflct is ultimately rooted in KKK sensibilities(as in, Arafat's Uncle Nazi on the Jerusalem Muslim High Council and his complaint to the British Mandate authorities in the '20s, summarized as "Too many Jews buying land in the 'hood.")

"Rich vs Poor" trumps "KKK" with the left, so the Jews in Israel, in spite of 6000 yrs of tribal appeasement, get thrown under the bus, because of their success.

regards,
Fred


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