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OK, I'm not sure if you caught this recently, but I was reading Wonkette, which is where [along with Twitter] I get my news [so I don't die from despair], and I came across this article discussing the shitty, shitty public school situation in Louisiana. It's about how, in Louisiana, A STATE IN AMERICA, they are turning over most of the public education system to private "educators" [quotation marks because they are not educating in any sense of the word, unless it's Idiocracy already, in which case, sure, yes, they educate] who are teaching IN SCIENCE CLASS that the Loch Ness Monster is real.
I'm going to let you absorb that for a minute.
Is your head done exploding?
Now, I know I have thing about book learning and facts and such. I'm predisposed to wanting actual knowledge and stuff when discussing science. I mean, I enjoy reading [some] science fiction, but I know THAT IT IS FICTION. It's not ACTUAL SCIENCE.
If you, personally, want to be willfully stupid, then have at it. I will do my best to avoid you and your mouth-breathing idiocy. However, when you start spreading your disinformation in an attempt to dumb down a captive [impressionable] audience, then we have problems, motherfucker. Serious, serious problems.
I can't imagine ANY scenario where feeding a SCHOOL FULL OF CHILDREN a passel of lies is a good idea. How are you going to compete on a global level with people who can parse fact from ideology? Hell, how are you going to compete with each other to turn on God's Electrical Machine when it gets dark outside?
I try, very hard, to pretend that things have been worse and they will get better. But it's so fucking hard. What is wrong with America? Seriously. What is happening? Because do you remember earlier this year - the year 2012 - when a school district in Georgia had math story problems - MATH STORY PROBLEMS - where third graders were supposed to figure out how many beatings per week Frederick Douglass would receive if his master beat him twice per week. [Hint: This is an abomination, so fuck trying to answer, children.] Who thinks of this? AND THEN PUTS IT OUT THERE? FOR CHILDREN?
I think the worst part of this is that now our collective American shame has traversed the globe, as this most recent fuckery was [written about in a paper] in SCOTLAND. Yes! Our humiliation has gone global.