A few days ago, I was doing my usual rounds, when, at Kevin Baker's joint, I see this tidbit
"The Omaha (Neb.) Public School system spent $130,000 of its stimulus grant recently just to buy 8,000 copies of the book "The Cultural Proficiency Journey: Moving Beyond Ethical Barriers Toward Profound School Change" (Two stars on Amazon. By all means, read the reviews.) -- that is, one copy for every single employee, from principals to building custodians. Alarmingly, wrote an Omaha World-Herald columnist, the book is "riddled with gobbledygook," "endless graphs," and such tedium as the "cultural proficiency continuum" and discussion of the "disequilibrium" arising "due to the struggle to disengage with past actions associated with unhealthy perspectives." [Emphasis - Ed.]
Check the title of that book again.
I had this to say about it in comments;
"The name alone should make a person with an above average IQ question the purpose of its content. Profound school change has nothing to do with moving beyond any ethical barrier...which should, in and of itself, be enough of an argument against its primary assertions, whatever they may be. And what does Cultural Proficiency mean, and how is violating an ethical barrier important to whatever definition may be of same?" [Emphasis - Ed.]
Then, this morning, I stop by WRSA, only to read this
, quoting, as Pete refers to Barry, the Mighty Kenyan,
"What kind of country would this be if this chamber (Congress - Ed.) had voted down Social Security or Medicare just because it violated some rigid idea about what government could or could not do?" [Emphasis - Ed.]
Chills should run down your back with that one.
So, if you had any doubts about what he thinks the limits of governemnt, his government
, are, well, now you know he doesn't have any
, including violating the shit out of an explicit and exact set of enumerated rights that you were born with.
Do you understand?
Labels: Derision, Liberal stupidity, Orwellian nightmares, Politics, Rage