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An extraordinary little essay, way too good to ignore:

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)

    the Clear Light is the consciousness of the quantum vacuum

    by Sharkmeister on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 04:30:19 PM PDT

  •  Thanks, that's beautiful. (0+ / 0-)

    But it's a censored version, eliminating a reference to (gasp!) Noam Chomsky and the economic reasons for the phenomenon the essay is complaining about. For the whole essay, see here.

    What did you do in the class war, Daddy?

    by Yastreblyansky on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 04:59:18 PM PDT

    •  It did mention Chomsky -- (0+ / 0-)

      "I told you, didn’t I, about hearing Noam Chomsky speak recently? When the great man was asked about the chaos in public education, he responded quickly, decisively, and to the point: “Public education in this country is under attack.” The words, though chilling, comforted me in a weird way. I’d been feeling, the past few years of my 30-plus-year tenure in public education, that there was something or somebody out there, a power of a sort, that doesn’t really want you kids to be educated. I felt a force that wants you ignorant and pliable, and that needs you able to fill in the boxes and follow instructions. Now I’m sure."

      the Clear Light is the consciousness of the quantum vacuum

      by Sharkmeister on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 05:25:44 PM PDT

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      •  [facepalm] (0+ / 0-)

        That's the paragraph in question. No idea what made me not see it before. What I can I say after I say I'm stupid? (Sorry, for one...)

        What did you do in the class war, Daddy?

        by Yastreblyansky on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 11:30:40 AM PDT

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