Re: American Jingoism
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, February 23, 2002, 21:32|
Bryan Maloney wrote:
>At 05:16 AM 2/19/02 +0000, you wrote:
>>I've heard of suburban high schools (grades 9-12) here in Texas with
>>Hmm, I still can't settle on whether I think a large high school like
>>that is a good or bad thing...
>It's a good thing. What better way can there be to teach adolescents
>important principles necessary to finding ones function in a modern
>industrial society? You are a meaningless cog. You are replaceable. The
>Powers that Be are too busy to bother with anything but the most extreme
>circumstances. Your "name" is merely a personal convenience--your true
>identity is your number. How better to prepare the youth of a country for
>the grinding banality that will be the rest of their lives?
Place 'em in a minuscule school in the middle of nowhere, with a totally
powerless staff that's run by remote control by bureaucrats who live 1000 km
away and have forgotten the school's number, never to mention its name.
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