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  •  It's Not the Education, Stupid (none)
    We need to keep in mind that our rulers are the blood enemies of education. They've consistently attacked educated people and institutions of education in the same harsh terms and with the same policy dedication that all of history's dictatorships have used. The only differences have been in the pace and the use of force and violence.

    An educated populace measurably harms

    • their human resource management;
    • their wealth distribution;
    • their marketing;
    • their regulatory burden;
    • their politics generally.

    Given that they can bid on innovation as a global commodity, education is really no benefit to them whatsoever. The last thing they want in this country is education.

    What they want is skill. Skilled but uneducated, unthinking citizens will be productive inputs in their economy and accepting workers, consumers, neighbors and citizens.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy....--ML King, "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Oct 08, 2005 at 09:01:31 AM PDT

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