The state of Oregon has suspended the reading, writing and math proficiency requirements for high school graduation. You can be completely illiterate and innumerate and still get a high school diploma in Oregon.
This is yet another way in which the nation-state is eroded out of existence, taking its perks to the grave. If you look at all these little things in isolation, they look crazy. But taken together, they are completely logical and part of a coherent, effective, albeit bad, system. Look at all the posts I have written today, including the one on bad literature. Everything I’m discussing is leading us in the same direction: creating a tiny elite that speaks its own language and pushes everyone else out into a uniform mass of struggling, deprived un-people.
Within the same week, for instance, we have vaccine mandates for airplane flights AND legislation mandating taxes on every mile driven coupled with aggressive tracking of everybody’s driving. The result? The same as with the Oregon schools. Everybody but a small elite is deprived of something they used to take for granted. Reading, arithmetic, toad trips, vacations – all gone.
If only we could abandon the sad braying of, “but don’t they understand that they’ll end up with a significant percentage of society illiterate, like in the 19th century?” Yes, they do understand. You are the one who doesn’t. This is exactly what the plan is.
“But don’t they understand that vaccine passports in NYC mean segregation and exclusion of black people?” Yeah, I’m sure they will be heartbroken. Now do that funny bit about how Democrats are the real racists. That one always works so well.