June 9, 2011

Abandon All Hope Ye Who Click

Zombie (that's a one-word sobriquet, kind of like "Cher") has a thoughtful post on education, done in photographs. He has come to accept that "we have to break education in order to save it" and publishes many photos from a San Francisco and a Los Angeles teachers' union rally.

These photos have been languishing on my hard drive for three weeks because every time I got the notion to blog about them, something stopped me. I've been making fun of protesters for over eight years now, but this time, I felt conflicted. I mean, c'mon, what have you got against poor teachers and young kids pleading for a few more pennies to keep their schools open? What are you, some kind of cruel anti-education knowledge-hating sadist?

I had some serious cogitatin' to do. And each time I pushed this report to the back burner, unbidden thoughts kept percolating, simmering in the back of my mind. And it was not until today that I figured out why these otherwise unremarkable protests were so disturbing, and why I could only grumble under my breath at what ought to have been a legitimate social complaint.

ThreeSourcers with blood pressure concerns should take their medication before perusing the philosophically disturbing photos.

Hat-tip: Instapundit

Education Posted by John Kranz at June 9, 2011 10:52 AM
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