Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Friday, June 06, 2008

I Must've Struck a Nerve

As of 10:34 this evening, this site has received 1,598 visits and 1,908 page views for just today, Friday, June 6. That's a lot for me, especially on a Friday. The overwhelming majority of them came from links to The George Orwell Daycare Center post, mostly from SayUncle and Tam, but there have been at least four other blog links to the piece today, from Armed Canadian, Ricketyclick, The Fourth Checkraise and Life, Love and the Pursuit of Sanity, plus Prester Scott's Livejournal and all of his friends.

Thank you all very much. It is sometimes frustrating to put a huge amount of effort into a post to have it virtually (in all meanings of the term) ignored.

But I repeat: I must've struck a nerve.

I know it is still possible to get a decent education out of many, possibly most school systems in this country - if you want one. But even when I was going to high school if you didn't want to work, nobody was going to force you, and many didn't. They did just enough to pass on to the next grade, and that didn't require much.

Now, it appears, in many school systems it requires nothing at all.

So is it as bad as it appears to be? IS there anything we can do about it?

Because I have another education post waiting in the wings (not an �überpost!), but I'd like to hold off a bit on it and let it stew, and the comments and ideas of my readers are often my best inspiration.

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