Getting back into the talk of education, there's this.
I'm always leery of stuff like this, and it gets it's aid due to a hole in the Bush education act. Does anyone know if that hole was put there for a reason? Considering the religious focus of conservatives and especially how Bush talks, I wonder if that was the idea all along.
As I continued reading, I was more and more disturbed by what I found, though, to be honest, it wasn't very new to me. With all the talk about the war in Iraq, and even with its economic ramifications, I forgot one of my original fears - that the Bush administration was making great strides in destroying the credibilty, and, even worse, the ability to research of the academic and scientific commnity.
Now, I'll admit that what Violet might say to this, and what others might say to this, has a great deal of weight. "Well, that's what you get when you elect (Someone like Bush)." But to be honest, I don't know if this is stricktly a conservative agenda. However, my fears that a liberal agenda is friendlier to science and freedom then a conservative or, to be accurate, a neo-conservative, is constantly being proven. The neo-conservative movement in the United States is being marked with what looks like a contradictory message when view on paper. Fear and loathing, anti-intellectualism, great changes to give the government more power to regulate thoughts and actions, and underneath it all, strong pseudo-religious sentiment. It is facism, it is the Great Lie, it is something that I wonder about in the dark. Were other terrible governments founded in the same way? Can it really happen here?
If you ask that here, you're branded as anti-American, as surely as you would be if you carried the crooked cross of the Nazi government. Of course it can't happen here, and if you say it one more time, I'll put out your lights.
Maybe we don't need the government to enforce this tyranny. Maybe they can get the populace to do it just fine.
Weston at 2:12 PM