Tuesday, March 29, 2005

COM: About capitalism sorta

Okay, conservatives have to buy out media outlets, and legislate against universities . . .

Because the media is "liberal"

and

because there is a glut of "liberalism" in higher education.

Perhaps they're confusing "liberal" with "intellectual", "wise" or just plain "smart".

I believe it was Adlai Stevenson who pointed out that government was at its best when it kept the electorate ignorant, and that theocracy worked best in that climate.

The problem of course is that TV, followed by satellite, followed by cable, followed by the internet, has empowered the world with knowledge. Government is not so easy anymore, because people have knowledge (or something that passes for it).

That's also the reason for the rapidly developing divide (as in blogarithmically rapid the last 15 months) between the know-its and the know-littles.

We're probably in for a long, ugly, disheartening, dismantling of the good things about society.

Greed and power are the culprits. And they are the antithesis of informed debate -- whether it be in the media or in the classroom.


"As people do better, they start voting like Republicans...unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing." -- Karl Rove


Check this stunning blast from Like Kryptonite to Stupid with which i totally agree. I've always said it's easy for me to choose to stand on the left because i can stand up and be smug about being right, always. Republicans are always groveling, apologizing and rationalizing their stands and that says just about everything.

And a lively, if short, discussion at Pharyngula

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