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Originally posted by Exxon
reply to post by MamaJ
Ah see, the only genius that is truly appreciated in America is that of a business nature. There are plenty of "smart" businessmen, ie. the kind that are willing to take advantage of other people in the name of monetary gain. Lack of compassion for other peoples needs is the only genius that is bred in America today.
Originally posted by AthlonSavage
reply to post by CIAGypsy
Cia just out of curiosity and considering your passions for US being no longer the world leader in education were you a A, B, or C grade student?
Originally posted by CIAGypsy
reply to post by Murgatroid
You call him a "NWO stooge" and yet he is telling you that the country is failing it's future generations....
Hmmmmmmmmm, interesting perspective but I guess it's your delu.... Urrr, view.
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
She started at me for a bit and said, "I cannot give you a star on the board because you failed to follow the directions exactly as you were told to do."
During the Korean War, many captured American soldiers found themselves in prisoner-of-war (POW) camps run by the Chinese Communists. It became clear early in the conflict that the Chinese treated captives quite differently than did their allies, the North Koreans, who favored savagery and harsh punishment to gain compliance. Specifically avoiding the appearance of brutality, the Red Chinese engaged in what they termed their “lenient policy,” which was in reality a concerted and sophisticated psychological assault on their captives.
The Chinese might then use his (the prisoner's) name and his essay in an anti-American radio broadcast beamed not only to the entire camp, but to other POW camps in North Korea, as well as to American forces in South Korea. Suddenly he would find himself a “collaborator,” having given aid to the enemy. Aware that he had written the essay without any strong threats or coercion, many times a man would change his image of himself to be consistent with the deed and with the new “collaborator” label, often resulting in even more extensive acts of collaboration. Thus, while “only a few men were able to avoid collaboration altogether,” according to Dr. Schein, “the majority collaborated at one time or another by doing things which seemed to them trivial but which the Chinese were able to turn to their own advantage…. This was particularly effective in eliciting confessions, self-criticism, and information during interrogation.” If the Chinese know about the subtle power of this approach, it should not be surprising that another group of people interested in compliance is also aware of its usefulness.
Originally posted by TerryMcGuire
There is a pizza commercial running now which depicts a man standing at a sales counter with pizzas in hand. He says "wow, I can get pizza without waiting or calling ahead. Ya learn something new every day"
The pizza clerk begins to tell him something else and the man says "whoa, that's enough for today" and walks out,
It is not just the schools that are dumbing us down, TV viewers are under constant barrage of justifying dumbness using humor. It's funny so how can it be bad?
Originally posted by 2manyquestions
but now I realize that the Commies wanted everyone to become "the best" so they could parade them around the world as products of Socialism.
If it hadn't been for the brain-washing about mother Russia being the best country in the whole wide world, I'd consider it one of the only positive traits of Communism). When I moved to the U.S., the math class was about three years behind what Germany was teaching its kids at that age level.
Now to add my $0.2. The reason the Government doesn't give a $%&^ about whether American students remain competitive with the rest of the world is because they know it's easier to control the uneducated.
Identify a society's core philosophy and you can predict its future ~ Ayn Rand