BaruchTas payer revolt ...Tue Jun 5, 2012 17:418.104.22.168I will pay for my family and myself only ... not for anyone else or another's family, including someone else's kids. Now there is a good argument for universal education and for public education, articulated 200 years ago, but that required an interest in the common good. If you are paranoid, if you regard your neighbor as someone to be feared, not as an opportunity to serve ... all Chiefs and no Indians ... then it loses its point. You are merely aiding your enemy, not your ally. And the sense of entitlement of First World people ... is damning. This covers both liberal and conservative politics ... even liberals led themselves to believe in the 90s, that all First World people would become doctors, professors, lawyers, clergymen etc ... while the Third World would fulfill the role of proletariat and peasantry. Somebody forgot to tell the Chinese and Indians to keep to their place in the Globalism colonialism.
Basically the spirit behind Western Civilization has been failing since 1991 ... without a fight against the so-called evil Communists, there isn't much point. A few ex-CIA Arab terrorists, simply aren't a good enough substitute, even for Darth Cheney. In fact the whole 20th century has been an attempt via the Greek tragedy of protagonist vs antagonist (the League of Nations or the UN playing the chorus) ... because there simply isn't any reason for our society to exist in the shallow terms we have outlined for ourselves. Now if you value each and every human being as precious, and an end in themselves ... then you have reason to live, otherwise nihilism takes hold.
- There is a growing sentiment that... Frashavan, Tue Jun 5 08:16... public money should not be used for education at all. Most people don't come right out and say it, but when you think of all the things they advocate in regard to education, that will be the net... more
- Tas payer revolt ... Baruch, Tue Jun 5 17:41
- The spirit behind Western Civilization... Kasey, Wed Jun 6 06:09has been generated by basically "free" universal education for the masses, while the privileged can pay for their private school one, or at least get some state aid in some nations. Madrassas et al... more
- Originally Catholic parochial schools ... Baruch, Wed Jun 6 12:43were seen the same way, but after four generations that fear has diminished, but then the immediate threat from Catholicism (internally to a country) has also diminished. Americans were much more... more
- In Australia, the rise of secularism as a attitude plus.... Kasey, Wed Jun 6 17:46he prg by the RC church to increase its population via various means here and the tolerant general attitude has eliminated the concept of a "Catholic" threat to our society. The cosmopolital nature... more