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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 >>close to >>5,000 students. >> >> >> >> >>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. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: