Skip to comments.Educational Hegemony Believes Capitalism is the Problem
Posted on 02/07/2017 7:25:43 AM PST by NOBO2012
Todays post will be quite short because a) we arrived back at our Park City bunker very late late last night: 12:30 AM local time, 2:30 AM from whence we came, and 2) when we got here the house was 43 degrees as the furnace had quit working at some point in the last 10 days. So Im cold, Im tired, and Im extremely cranky; you really dont want to interact with me right now.
Instead I ask you to contemplate how badly the country needs somebody like Betsy DeVos in charge of public education when you consider the ramifications of a story like this: Student government rejects pro-capitalism club, says its against humanity to allow it.
Santa Clara Universitys student government recently voted to deny a pro-capitalism campus club official recognition, citing the possibility that the group may invite conservative speakers, and that allowing it would be a stand against humanity.
Additionally, they objected to the groups reference to American exceptionalism in their presentation. So in addition to free speech, diversity of ideas and capitalism the student government is also opposed to MAGA; Im guessing they are among the ill-educated that wonder when America was ever great. I would consider that a fairly complete failure of education.
And given that Santa Clara University is a private (Jesuit) college it appears that this is not simply a public education problem. When both publically and privately educated people think capitalism is the problem they are but a baby step away from determining that communism is the solution:
Such is the simplicity of life under an educational/cultural hegemony. I say lets try a better education system before assuming its the economic system thats causing all the problems in the world.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
There’s a reason why scum like Bill Ayers went into teaching teachers.
Capitalism is the unequal distribution of wealth. Socialism is the equal distribution of misery.
SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness POSITIVELY by uniting our affections, the latter NEGATIVELY by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.
Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer. Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise. For were the impulses of conscience clear, uniform and irresistibly obeyed, man would need no other lawgiver; but that not being the case, he finds it necessary to surrender up a part of his property to furnish means for the protection of the rest; and this he is induced to do by the same prudence which in every other case advises him, out of two evils to choose the least. Wherefore, security being the true design and end of government, it unanswerably follows that whatever form thereof appears most likely to ensure it to us, with the least expense and greatest benefit, is preferable to all others. - Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)
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