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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Vox Knows

This is from Vox Day's blog. The topic is a plan in Illinois to start preschool for three-year-olds.

They'll barely be able to read or do math, and they'll be useless for anything but mindless office servitude, but at least they'll graduate from high school! The next step, obviously, will be universal college, in order to keep children safely ensconsced in their propaganda cocoons from three to twenty-three.

After this long pupation they will emerge at last into the light of the worker's paradise as a pretty, pretty, red butterfly, and with about the same attention span and ability to think as the insect variety.

In case this is too subtle, let me spell it out for you. If you sentence your children to public school, regardless of how "excellent" your local one is supposed to be or how "wonderful" the teachers and the facilities are, you are an idiot. And not having an easy alternative because you're a single parent or whatever doesn't make you any less of an idiot, it just means your idiocy is dictated by circumstance instead of choice. Those circumstances may or may not be your fault, but it's not as if a literal idiot asked to be born that way either.

I am growing increasingly unsympathetic towards my fellow Americans, Democrats and Republicans alike. This ploy by Illinois is only one of the many, many examples of how Americans so richly deserve what they are getting now and what they will be experiencing in the near future. Run to the man on the white horse; he will trample you with hooves shod with blood and iron and you will call it salvation.

I guess Vox is just another crank who "hates" public schools and public school teachers. At least I am in some very good company.


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