All this neener neener coming from someone who calls him/herself "pyramid head."
I did go to "regular" college and even teach "regular" college. I still don't understand how you expect to get anybody to take you seriously when
you are so obviously coming from bitterness and Big Hurting.
Try on what you would hope liberals would say to you if Obama lost in such a demonstrative way: "I am so hurt and vulnerable right now and I hate
feeling this way. Everybody is being horrible about this and I invested a lot of my feelings in this election turning out a different way. I feel
hatred but don't know who is in charge of this huge mistake and the world looks real scary and bleak right now."
While I teach critical thinking skills in my classroom (e.g. blasphemies such as "thinking for yourself" and "don't automatically believe
everything you hear or read") I also strive to teach empathy at the same time. Part of life is being wrong. It should be. If we are going to
experience our humanity in a real way, we have to experience being wrong sometimes. Learning how to be wrong in a way that is constructive and
consensus-building is the best kind of being wrong ever, and those who engage in this will always be remembered as the people who made progress
possible. They evolve into the leaders who can take a punch from the world because being wrong is not the worst thing that ever happened to them.
Try it on. Just go, "WOW I was so wrong." See the VALUE in that. If you can go ahead and experience being wrong, you will be a better teacher for
anyone you encounter than if you keep insisting that you're right (and no one hears you).
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Not quite sure what your getting at........
My name refers to a fictional character.......
If your refering to the election and simply because obama won, I'm wrong? That does not make very much sense. Just because half of the country
wants to do away with the republic and vote themselves a raise on the backs of the taxpayer does not mean it is correct. Am I upset? Sure, its
depressing to think half of the country is made up of idiots and leeches. Will I simply accept their point of view because there are more of them?
Never. It sounds more like your teaching acceptance than empathy, the outcome of an election does not mean the principles I stand on change because
socialists say so. Being taken "serious" is none of my concern, it is up to the person who is reading, and is ones opinion. It has no bearing on
In my argument, maddow was being held as someone who is superior to her peers because of her "education", and her education being a PhD in Poly Sci.
My argument is not from bitterness but realism. She has a pointless degree that her supporters say supports her "intellectual" dominance. I am
simply challenging that assertion by saying a poly sci degree is no acomplishment and certainly not a sign of intelligence. It is the easy way out.
One gets to say they have a PhD while putting in little to no work. It is the epitome of being lazy.
Its like being at a ski resort and saying you are an expert simply because you ski, meanwhile you stay at "bunny hill" with the children while
other true experts go down the black diamonds. Simply being at a place for a certain period of time does make one intelligent.