Friday, September 18, 2009

Best Article Of The Week...

This - Also - By Itself - Says It All - About The State Of Our Nation.
Local Oklahoma News and Matthew Ladner at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs


75% of Oklahoma School Students Can't Name the First President of the U.S.


It is seriously well worth one’s time to read this short article.  I personally think with only 3% of the students actually passing this test, (the actual test for American citizenship that 92% of the ‘foreigners’ pass,) and this rate of failure by our high school students is true across all 50 states, that we are, as a nation, much further over the rails than I knew.

As Matthew Ladner noted in his O.C.P.A. article, the source for this posting...

September 17 is Constitution Day, marking the day 222 years ago in Philadelphia when the Constitution of the United States was signed.  Legend has it that a woman asked Benjamin Franklin, as he was leaving the constitutional convention, what sort of government had been created.  Franklin’s reply: “A republic, if you can keep it.”

It’s the opposite of reality that is being “allowed” to continue to progress, behind the fogging white noise of all of the political yelling, from all sides, about the much more trivial aspects of all of our lives, as the extremely-very-few, who are now wealthy far beyond your ability to comprehend, are “allowed,” by you, to continue to gather even more protective wealth, to “protect” them from... us, and from the coming multi-leveled crisis of the long fall of current human industrial culture - That all of us are guilty of “allowing” to happen in the face of glaring undeniable evidence, and denied warnings.

The simple complexity of the complex simplicity is beyond most Americans.

The problem with the stupid and ignorant among us is that while they “proudly and patriotically,” allow their own self-destruction by fighting among themselves as they were programmed to do, is that they are destroying much more than just their environment, their livelihoods, their lives...  They are destroying us all.

Ignorance is curable, stupidity is forever.

Fight the stupid - Educate the ignorant.  Or stupidly pay the price.

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It’s not long - Just link to it, and enjoy your reality... bluntly exposed.

1 Comments:

At 9/18/2009 6:54 PM, Anonymous Notumbus Bumbus said...

Apologies to Terri Gross, but I love the fresh air in here! Found you through Tom Degan's Rant. I'll be droppin' by regular like, time permitting (bein' an Old Hippie, myself) If you get a chance, check out mine at http://endoftheworldetc.blogspot.com/

Its fun to slapp the No Nothings after 8 bloody years o' gittin' slapped:-)

Notumbus Bumbus

 

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