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The Role of 'Educators'

RepubRob2 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 1:21 PM
Your recurring thematic response is to be flippant and sarcastic, and then, finally, dismissive with a little puerile tag line, like "get a grip". It's wearing thin, wt. If you would care to respond to the substance of my comment, we can have a conversation. But your little teenage lines are getting old. Yeah, there ARE some Americans who are rich. I'm not one of them, but boy, would I like to be. What's wrong with that? And you know what? I'd like to be even richer next year than you. That makes an even greater wealth disparity, and not only would I be happy and proud about it, but I'll bet you would be too if you had enough juice to make it happen.
Many years ago, as a young man, I read a very interesting book about the rise of the Communists to power in China. In the last chapter, the author tried to explain why and how this had happened.

Among the factors he cited were the country's educators. That struck me as odd, and not very plausible, at the time. But the passing years have made that seem less and less odd, and more and more plausible. Today, I see our own educators playing a similar role in creating a mindset that undermines American society.

Schools were once thought of as places where a...