Start Seeing Connections

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.

8 thoughts on “Start Seeing Connections

  1. “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.”

    Ah, Clarissa, this sounds like “NEW” news here in the first quarter of the Twenty-first Century. Not quite…My mother was a high-school English teacher in a Tennessee rural high school in the mid-1960’s, which at the time had two separate tiers of classes for math and literature (a “standard” course track and an “honors” course track), based on a student’s ability, and his/her plans to continue on to college.

    The year after I graduated from high school, the town’s parallel local black elementary-though-high school system was ordered to close by Federal edict, and all black schoolchildren were directed to integrate the previously all-white county schools that remained open.

    The previously all-white school system responded by abolishing all the “honors” math and literature classes designed to help students prepare for college, and made a feeble effort to upgrade the “standard” courses enough to give the students sufficient skills to figure out how to calculate change at local cash-only restaurants, and at least to recognize the names of famous American authors like Mark Twain and then-prominent William Faulkner, even if the school could no longer teach their major works. These changes dispirited my mother, who had been hired back in the 1940’s to teach not only “honors English” but the last two years of “Senior Latin” classes. (Yes, there was a time when rural Tennessee schools actually taught four years of Latin to students eager to learn the classic language.) She retired a few years later.

    My now middle-aged niece, who attended my hometown school system in the 1980’s, learned virtually nothing of early American colonial history, Tennessee’s extensive involvement in the Civil War, world history from the Magna Carta through World War II into the modern era — all subjects that I was taught well in the same public school system in the early 1960’s — What a goddamn waste!

    Obviously, public school education is getting no better in today’s enlightened STEM-and-literature-slighted, history-bashing, social-justice-and-CRT mandated classes.

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    1. // The previously all-white school system responded by abolishing all the “honors” math and literature classes designed to help students prepare for college,

      Why? Were they so afraid of a few African-American students benefiting that they decided to let crowds of white students fail? Why were parents of white students silent? There are Parent Councils too…

      Wonder whether black schools had their “honors” track before they were closed.

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  2. I thought toad trips were more of a New Mexico thing… 😉

    They want the manor-bound serfs, but without all the obligations around giving them their own fields, or particular days to gather wood in the forests, or anything inconvenient like that.

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  3. “a tiny elite that speaks its own language and pushes everyone else out into a uniform mass of struggling, deprived un-people”

    Well they do need a fixer class (roughly PMC) isn’t that what all the woke journalists and commenters are trying to get into?

    Robin DiAngelo and Ibram X. Kendi will never be one that elite… but they can run interference for them….and stay outside the glop planned for the rest of us….

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    1. I figured those guys were auditioning to be footmen and chambermaids.

      PMC will be replaced by guildsmen: people who know how to maintain equipment and electrical systems etc. How else will our self-proclaimed betters continue to live in air-conditioned obliviousness?

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    1. What’s past is prologue… Didn’t Australia start as a penal colony? They are simply going back to their roots.

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