The Two Americas

Quote of the Day from a comment by The Geek with a .45 to the last piece by Bill Whittle I posted.

Whittle absolutely resonates if you have woven into your mindspace the right strings and sounding cavities that were once baseline American libertarian concepts. In other words, if you’ve got certain ideas and mental referents knocking around your noggin, you’re going to be totally lit up by Whittle.

We have to remember that as illuminating as Bill is for us, there is a very large segment of the population that lack these key bits of mental infrastructure.

I’ve seen them, and it’s really disturbing. They react to Whittle as if he were speaking Mandarin while wearing a belt of pelts and skulls and painted in woad. That which he speaks is so foreign to them that it is literally incomprehensible, they have no handle with which to grasp the concepts.  Without such traction, such mental anchorpoints that make association with anything else in their lives, the whole thing passes through like undigested corn, leaving behind no impact or effect in its wake.

And I contend that this division is the intentional result of a century of “public education.”  As the “Father of Modern Education” John Dewey stated:

Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming, where everyone is interdependent.

Can’t have baseline American libertarian concepts interfering with the coming utopia.

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