Henry Vilas wrote:Prior to the widespread introduction of public schools throughout the U.S. (about 100 years ago), when private education was the only option, a mere 5% finished high school.
Republicans don't give a good goddamn about every child having a right to a free public education. Why? An uneducated electorate is one that's easily swayed by the sort of ridiculous rhetoric the GOP traffics in. Does anyone know anyone of average intelligence who bought into that death panels nonsense? Birthers? "Keep your Big Government hands off my Medicare?" Fucking morons, every one of 'em.
Don't believe me? Check out the disparity in education levels between Democrats and Republicans. Check out which states routinely have the most abysmal test scores and tell me if they swing red or blue.
This ain't rocket science, folks. The GOP wants to keep 'em stupid. And the way to do that is to degrade public education at every turn. They'd just as soon every teen and tween were out there working anyway. Remember, in the Good Ol' Days the machines of industry were oiled with the blood of the working class. This whole "education for all" business results in too many people competing for a slice of the pie, and it's harder to operate an aristocracy under such conditions.
But back to the OP: How many loyal readers have to tell you that you're degrading your entire operation by printing the puerile screeds of this idiotic man-child, Isthmus
? Your own staff derides Glen Beck's drooling lunacy, and yet you've got a pony on the payroll whose only trick is to do his best to ape that buffoon.
What's the breaking point? Have you no shame or pride? Do the words "beneath you" not carry any significance over there in the editorial office? Or has it always been a cumulative wet dream over there to become more like the State Journal
Yeah, I guess relevance and credibility are overrated, huh? Anything to increase clicks-through and make a dime, right?