An Impolitic Slumgullion; Diverser is Worser, and Now What?

The obvious soon became evident to those not ideologically resistant to it: In matters cultural, you can’t have it both ways. When you mix in schools populations whose values are contradictory–say, those who believe in clean language and those three quarters of whose discourse consists of “motherfucker,” one side has to give. You cannot require half of the studentry to follow a dress code while allowing the other half to wear pants almost around their ankles. Those who did not eat pork or did eat dogs coexisted uneasily with those who had opposing dietary ideas. Those who mutilated their children’s reproductive organs in one manner (Christians and Jews) and those who did it in another (Muslims) came into conflict.

Source: Fred On Everything

K-12: Patterns of Deception

The Education Establishment lie when they say learning basic facts is not important and multiplication tables are not useful or necessary.  K-12 education these days is a relentless war on facts and memorization.  (Children, we are told, don’t need to know history as long as they can think historically.  This sort of drivel started in the 1950s: “We don’t teach history; we teach children.”)

How one can think ‘historically’ without knowing history is something of a puzzle.

 

Source: K-12: Patterns of Deception

What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right

The more I worked there and visited government officials doing absolutely nothing, the more I realized that no one in Senegal had the idea that a job means work.  A job is something given to you by a relative.  It provides the place where you steal everything to give back to your family.

Source: What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right