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  •  while there are a number of motives (1+ / 0-)
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    for privatizing piratizing public education, none of which involve providing a good education for students, I believe the one that is driving ALEC is the concept that public education is a revenue stream with attached fixed assets that has not been entirely diverted into the bank accounts of for-profit corporations in exchange for nothing in particular.

    There are people who belong to both major political parties who believe the sole legitimate purpose of government is capturing wealth to be transferred to the super-wealthy, and the problem of government is to sell this to the suckers.

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    by alizard on Sat May 07, 2011 at 02:49:20 AM PDT

    •  That's where I was coming from too (1+ / 0-)
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      but then I read teacherken's diary this morning.  And now I'm willing to believe that it's an unholy alliance -- the money-grubbers and the Dominionists making common cause.

      Good God.

      P.S.  I'm going to steal that "piratizing" line.  Excellent.

      If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. - Bishop Desmond Tutu

      by AnnieJo on Sat May 07, 2011 at 04:29:11 AM PDT

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      •  the money grubbers and the Religious Right (0+ / 0-)

        have been an unholy alliance for quite some time. In part, because the money-grubbers are largely responsible for the creation of the Religious Right as we know it today.

        When I was going to a Baptist church in the late 1960s, being a Democrat was unexceptional and people who held to . . . strange interpretations of the Bible were considered fringe crazies.

        Lots of time, money, and infiltration (google on steeplejacking) was used to change that situation.

        However, "There are people who belong to both major political parties. . ." was intended as a political critique of centrism.

        Remember, Arne Duncan is an Obama appointee.  And he is indeed part of "they". IMHO, with him, it's money going to the "wrong" places, not ideology.

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        by alizard on Sat May 07, 2011 at 05:16:07 AM PDT

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