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Don't expect a rat to feel remorse over killing a mouse

Post by His Highness the TibetanMonkey, the Beach Cruiser Philosophe » Sat, 02 Apr 2011 04:06:16




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>  "His Highness the TibetanMonkey, the Beach Cruiser Philosopher"



> > > On Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:38:09 -0700, His Highness the TibetanMonkey, the


> > > > As I was watching this program about the evolution, I realized that the
> > > > same difference in brain size that exists between monkeys and homo sapiens
> > > > could be the one that exists between homo sapiens and Christians, assuming
> > > > Christians are a different species.

> > > I think you've confused "Christian" with "Liberal"

> > In America Christian means Conservative. They refuse new ideas and
> > oppose any liberal initiative out there.

> > They voted en masse for Bush and generally oppose Obama, however timid
> > his initiatives are. For example, he should promoted the Single Payer
> > universal healthcare system and end of story. Germany --the pioneer in
> > universal healthcare-- has a mixed system that also makes sense. Obama
> > though --in order to compromise-- ended up with an expensive and
> > complicated system that now the Conservatives are attacking with low
> > balls such as the "Death Panels"...

> > Hey, Euthanasia makes a lot of sense but Obama is far from daring to
> > go that far...

> >http://www.moonsgarden.com/

> > Liberal humanist societies don't have a problem with that as they as
> > they don't have a problem over people smoking *** or having
> > ***. Of course, nobody is promoting that either, but education is
> > the best medicine. The Christians, though, have the practice of
> > wanting the child to be born and then deny him decent healthcare --
> > such as Bush did. Not a Christian blinked in protest. Hey, they even
> > reject the First Lady for educating the people to be healthy. They
> > insist on being fat and dumb.

> > As I said, smaller brains.

> and;


> > Perhaps conservatives realize that their attractiveness is dependent
> > on ignorance at many levels and of many kinds:

> > ignorance of the Constitution;

> > ignorance of the benefits that unionization has brought to so many
> > people;

> > ignorance of the importance of science and technology in the modern
> > world;

> > ignorance of their own ignorance.

> >http://www.moonsgarden.com/
> > html

> > 3/30/11

> > The Republican Ignorance Agenda

> > By Robin Lakoff

> > Conservative Republicans have been very busy lately making inroads
> > into teaching and learning at all levels -- a curious program,
> > especially at a time when more serious voices have been urging America
> > to strengthen its investment in science and technology in order to
> > remain globally competitive in the twenty-first century.

> > One wonders what their oppositionism is really about.

> > Let me summarize a bit of this interesting record:

> > Congressional Republicans have fought to reduce pre-kindergarten (Head
> > Start) funding.

> > Conservatives in various arenas have been whittling away at the
> > prestige, authority and autonomy of elementary and high school
> > teachers.

> > The denial of the right to collective bargaining, the destruction of
> > security of employment, demands to take classroom decisions out of
> > teachers' hands and create a national curriculum, forcing teachers to
> > teach to tests whose subject matter bears no relation to what future
> > generations of Americans will need to know, allowing school buildings
> > to deteriorate in the interests of "no new taxes," carrying banners at
> > rallies identifying teachers as "glorified babysitters" - all these
> > work to encourage contempt for those who teach in those who need to
> > learn, and to make mediocrity the norm.

> > (Does anyone believe that "the best and the brightest" will want to
> > become teachers under these working conditions?)

> > At the university level, we have seen many disquieting moves over the
> > last several years.

> > ..............................................................................
> > ..........

> > Scholarship at all levels has been devalued and impugned by the deep
> > thinkers of the Right.

> > Conservatives have cast doubt on science -- from evolution to climate
> > change -- on no rational basis at all other than that it isn't in the
> > Bible or they just plain don't like it.

> > Their inability to grasp the ideas of postmodernism has proven no
> > deterrent to their making fun of its questioning of the absolute
> > certainty of all scientific claims (does anyone detect an irony
> > here?).

> > Generally, the conservatives' aim seems to be to reassure their
> > constituencies that you don't have to know anything to be an expert.

> > All you have to do is yell louder than anyone else.

> > The above is certainly depressing.

> > ..............................................................................
> > ..............

> > Does that list represent something planned, deliberate, and coherent?

> > Perhaps conservatives realize that their attractiveness is dependent
> > on ignorance at many levels and of many kinds:

> > ignorance of the Constitution;

> > ignorance of the benefits that unionization has brought to so many
> > people;

> > ignorance of the importance of science and technology in the modern
> > world;

> > ignorance of their own ignorance.

> > If education is respected and strong, if teachers are autonomous,
> > authoritative, and respected, ignorance cannot survive.

> > If ignorance cannot survive, groups that thrive on it will not do
> > well.

> > Do the math.

> > ______________________________________________

> > Harry

> are you saying Ignorance is Not Bliss?
> ;)

Yes, the ignorant is not hurt by what he doesn't know. For example,
don't expect a rat to feel remorse over killing a mouse. And they do
it all the time!

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