Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Welcome to the Endarkenment

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Yes, kids should come out of school as ignorant as they entered it. We don't want teachers messing with their "fixed beliefs," do we?

Well, you can understand Republicans, can't you? Reality isn't how they wish it was, so they just believe whatever they want. And I'm sure it's embarrassing to have their children laughing at them.

The solution? Make sure that their children are as ignorant as they are, of course. (Or they could just educate themselves, but they don't want to do that, do they? It's not that they're dumb, but that they want to believe what they want to believe.)


Jeff said...

"In Oceania at the present day, Science, in the old sense, has almost ceased to exist. In Newspeak there is no word for 'Science.' The empirical method of thought, on which all the scientific achievements of the past were founded, is opposed to the most fundamental principles of Ingsoc."

- George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 9

"The citizen of Oceania is not allowed to know anything of the tenets of the other two philosphies, but he is taught to execrate them as barbarous outrages upon morality and common sense. Actually, the three philosophies are barely distinguishable."

- George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 9

WCG said...

Great quotes, Jeff! I haven't read 1984 since I was a teenager, but I loved it back then.