Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.
The focus this time: The Left channels Pol Pot and his liquidation of intellectuals.
First, a little mood music:
4. Capitalism is vindicated by its ability to produce intelligent citizens, who are, coincidentally, from the wealthiest & most elite families!
— MichelleCiurriaPhilosophy (@CiurriaMichelle) October 23, 2022
Read the whole stupid thread here.
Apparently literacy and even the written word itself is a tool of oppression invented by The Patriarcy™!
“Of all the sacred cows allowed to roam unimpeded in our culture, few are as revered as literacy. Its benefits have been so incontestable that in the five millennia since the advent of the written word numerous poets and writers have extolled its virtues. Few paused to consider its costs. . . . One pernicious effect of literacy has gone largely unnoticed: writing subliminally fosters a patriarchal outlook. Writing of any kind, but especially its alphabetic form, diminishes feminine values and with them, women’s power in the culture.”
Getting a diploma literally from a Cracker-Jack box at least requires the ability to open a Cracker-Jack box, which is more than it takes to get a diploma in Oregon.
“Oregon Gov. Kate Brown privately signed a bill last month ending the requirement for high school students to prove proficiency in reading, writing, and arithmetic before graduation.
“Brown, a Democrat, did not hold a public signing or issue a press release regarding the passing of Senate Bill 744 on July 14, and the measure, which was approved by lawmakers in June, was not added into the state’s legislative database until more than two weeks later on July 29, an unusually quiet approach to enacting legislation, according to the Oregonian.”