A Study in Contrast


So, conservatives went apey over President Obama’s address to the nation’s schoolchildren, earlier this week.  Seems it’s creeping socialism and dictatorship and indoctrination for the President of the United States to encourage kids to stay in school, which is what Obama’s address was about.

You can’t have government telling kids what to study and think.  It’s partisan indoctrination.

On the other hand, there’s this.

The state of Texas, rather known for its staunch conservatism and freedom-loving, and therefore presumably right in the vanguard of indoctrination opposition, has adopted new statewide education standards that are, shall we say, peculiar.

If nothing else, it’s a reminder that history, the story we tell ourselves to define who we are, never stops being contested.


2 Responses to “A Study in Contrast”

  1. Terry A. Says:


    The children in area schools are running loose about town, hoisting shouts of “Free Health Care for All!” and “Up with Socialism!” I am pretty sure I just saw a justice of the peace presiding over the marriage of a cat and a dog, too.

    Why, Mr. President, why? Why must you destroy our children and our way of life?

  2. urbino Says:

    Is that gourd vine providing enough shade?

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