In the Humble Opinion of LittleBill, Socialist, Atheist, and Humanist
Why Education Should Come First

Whenever a governmental body, either national or state, seeks to save money, one of its first victims is education. And by this I mean education in school, education in the home, and education in a religious or spiritual atmosphere. What we should all be seeking for our nation and the world is educated adults, people who have universal values and who can think critically.

Here in the United States, an important and much sought-after group of citizens that has become vital to people seeking election consists of people who have little or no education and are therefore easily led by political tricks or propaganda, and who often vote on the basis of how someone looks, if he or she tripped walking down the stairs, or cute but misleading slogans. These are the very people who are most in need of the people who can and should be helping them, and education should be the very first tool they are given.

Right now, there are a number of people – Republicans, as far as I know – who
are planning to register Democratic so they can vote for either Clinton or Obama and thereby seek to control the voting outcome in the upcoming primaries and thus throw more support to Sen. McCain.

Not only is such behavior a crime against this country, its citizens, and Democracy as a universal virtue and hope for many people, it is also a denunciation of everything that many of these groups should have learned through religious training.

And here is another example of the need for education obliquely unrelated to the election:
Every year in honor of Mother’s Day, CNN (and I assume other stations as well) chooses to feature a family fully laden with children. This year, they chose a family with 17 children of their own and another on the way. This isn’t cute, it’s an appalling example of the kind of people who actually race each other to produce more babies than anyone else. I had friends who did that when I was young. CNN should be ashamed of itself because it should be educated enough to know better. I don’t even want to guess at the number of families like the one they chose who are either uneducated enough or selfish enough to contribute so much to the worst problems of worldwide overpopulation.

11 comments:

an average patriot said...

Hi little Bill
Education is certainly taking a hit like everything else under Bush while he feigns concern. The switching of partied by Republicans pushed by Limbaugh to prolong our nomination i think did work a bit but was due primarily because Republicans want to see their illicit gravy train continue. In the end I think it was a waste of time and Obama will get it but we have to keep him alive.

As for all those kids! One or twenty doesn't make you a good mother. It isn't the more the merrier. Anyway to me if you are able to financially take care of all those kids good lick. I don't like people continuing to have kids while they are on the public dole!

an average patriot said...

Little Bill
I hope you have a nice Memorial Day weekend and you are well!

an average patriot said...

Hi little Bill just seeing if you had anything new to say. You take care and I hope you are well!

an average patriot said...

Hi little bill
Just checking for output so I will say Hi and I hope you are well!

skip sievert said...

And why education will never come first.
Money-history&energy accounting.

an average patriot said...

Hi little bill
Just want to say Hi and let you know I am thinking of you. Hope you are well!

LittleBill said...

Hi, AvPat: Thanks for your concern. My health is improving, but for some reason I have felt somewhat depressed lately. Maybe it was connected to the primary (which turned out as I had hoped, by the way.)Probably I'm depressed because so much is riding on this election and the heightened consequences to the world if McCain were to be elected.

I haven't had anything in mind to write about, either. Just went blank. But now that we know who the final contenders will be, things are beginning to come together for me again. Hope to get LittleBill working again soon.

Hope things are fine with you.

an average patriot said...

We will be okay You just relax and take a break from this! Hillary is being very supportive of Obama and how good he will be for Iraq, Israel, and middle east peace but that will end if it becomes obvious she does not stand a chance of VP if that is the case!
We cannot afford a President McCain to happen if we can keep this election too from being stolen. McCain's change is the same lies with a different disguise! We must come together!
Like it or not I see an Obama Hillary ticket guaranteeing party unity albeit with many caveats. Personally I see many potential nightmares for Obama and us with "Billary" as Veep but I don't realistically see a way around it! Short of being offered the VP I see Hillary taking this to the DNC and Ickes, Bill, and other "ilk" will happily make Limbaugh's dream and my worst nightmare come true! Like it or not this is not over until it is over! Stupid me I thought it was "over" once the required amount of Delegates was gained.
However consider the source and those pompous, fickle, egotistical, uncommitted Super Delegates are Peeving me!
I just heard former US Deputy AG Eric Holder and Caroline Kennedy or 2 of the 3 picked so far to search for a Veep for Obama!

skip sievert said...

Really it is foolish to think there is any difference between the two candidates.
There is not.
McCain and Obama are interchangeable.

They are controlled by the same political price system interest groups.

Political fantasy is running the show. Money powered.

Yellow Dog said...

If I didn't have to pay so much for gas, I could start a charity to buy Sievert a pair of glasses and a hearing aid.

skip sievert said...

Typical dumb bullshit from a typical dumbed down American idiot.
Most Americans are fat, lazy, stupid, ignorant and ugly... am I leaving any thing out...
You are are a victim of lies you believe Dog.
You are a soldier only for bullshit... So.. thanks but no thanks.
Money-history&energy accounting.
Ignorant Americans have ignorant thoughts and ideas about such things as Obama and the other political scum.
After all... a yellow dog would vote for a piece of crap if that is what was offered up.