The soul has greater need of the ideal than the real for it is by the real that we exist, it is by the ideal that we live

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

How do I say this delicately...

The importance of repealing DADT can't be underestimated.  It will have enormous effect effect in our culture.  Perhaps once and for all we can put behind us this myth that difference means wrong, means evil, means bad.

Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council, noted in an interview yesterday that, "Homosexuality is associated with higher rates of sexual promiscuity, sexually transmitted diseases, mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, and child sexual abuse..." Sprigg, in an interview


I'd go into more detail on my opinions about this kind of ranting hatred, but it always comes from someone who professes to love Jesus Christ, and "fear God," (a thing I'll never understand) but usually in truth it comes from someone who hates themselves and who they are so profoundly that they can't face reality. So why wheeze on about people who don't live in the real world?

The repeal of DADT is important, yes. But at the same time I think we're pinning way too much hope on it.  It's not going to cure our ills.  No more than integration did in 1948.

A much more iportant news item was that I learned that a local school district that I used to work for is considering even more budget cuts, to the tune of $14 million.

They can't afford it.

They're the worst school district in the area. They graduate students every year who can't accomplish the simplest of tasks and now they want to make more cuts.  Whittling away at education to keep th stupid and ignorant just as stupid and ignorant as always.  When will we learn?

I can't go into specifics on ethical grounds, but I do have to say that i am forced to pronounce words daily that a high school graduate should easily be able to identify.  It's shameful really. But apparently the leaders of this particular school district can't spell the word. They'd find a whole host of ills to blame the plight of their students on, but in the end they've accepted the responsibility of educating the citizenry and they're failing miserably at it.

I heard a rumor last week that the mindset for a long time in that district was that if a student came to class and didn't make any trouble they'd graduate.  But now they're trying to make improvements in their educational modalities.  I see no evidence of that so far.

And so it goes:

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