[Marxism] America No. 1?
MLause at cinci.rr.com
Sat Mar 5 01:55:42 MST 2005
One has to take poll results with very great skepticism. Asked about
their beliefs, people tend to respond in a way they feel is expected.
Most Bush voters described themselves as churchgoers, but church
attendance is nowhere that big. Belief in God, angels, etc. are seen as
social conventions and treated as such.
Take the education stuff with a grain of salt, as well. The comments in
the article certainly are part of the reduction of education to mere job
training...public institutions existing not for the public good but for
the needs of private business.
All that said, the level of ignorance is astronomical. I was just
watching the History channel the other day and they were running some
sort of survey to name "the greatest American"--aside from presidents,
the examplers were almost entirely sports figures and celebrities. This
from the people watching a channel of documentaries. I have no idea
what would happen among viewers of regular television. Maybe they'd be
naming cartoon characters. And it will continue to get worse because any
improvement would require the people who created the problems to
recognize them and address them. Fat chance.
On the upside, though, this means that many people will find the Left
one of the few sources of intellectual stimulation available to them.
When ideas are outlawed only outlaws will have ideas.
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