About writing he writes the phrases what render a thing heart-felt.
What is it about the liberal education monolith that so despises . .
Wait, first: “A new school curriculum which will affect 46 out of 50 states will make it compulsory for at least 70 per cent of books studied to be non-fiction, in an effort to ready pupils for the workplace.”
Right. As you were.
. . the liberal education monolith that so despises our cultural heritage? The bastardization of our history, the assault on values, the trivialization of profound truths that have defined western civilization for 500 years — there is a price to be paid in developing incomplete citizens who ignorant of the arts and unaware of the giants on whose shoulders they are supposed to stand.
‘Are.’ The leftist monolith bastardizes truth with incomplete citizens who tumble from big shoulders. Gads. Remember those filmstrips they made us watch? Oxygen: It’s No Laughing Matter. Make Pals With Your Teeth. Etcetera.
Beyond writing skill, there are the timeless ideas and themes in western literature that form the backbone of our civilization. Cultural relativity aside, there is a patrimony to be handed down from generation to generation that defines who we are and where we’ve been, and points the way to where we should be going. You are not going to discover this patrimony in government publications, but in the tangle of the minds of novelists who bring to life with words a time, a place, a circumstance that teaches us more than how to be a good writer or get a job in some government office someday.
Get most of that? I got stuck on ‘cultural relativity.’ It sounds like something I should know, yet here I am.
But what does it say to students when public schools downgrade the importance of being exposed to the classics? More prosaically, what does it say about the creators of this new curricula who think it’s alright to abandon our most precious heritage in favor of teaching our kids to be drones — uninspired automatons who are churned out of educational factories equipped with the bare minimum to survive?
This many curricula savaging their most precious heritage and rendering them automatons, the uninspired variety. I ask: Who but for Rick blah blah American moonsign and macabre? The gossamer salvo, the plenary ape? Bong Tidings, the axiron vis-a-vis clanking angst.
If you don’t challenge students to better themselves by acquiring knowledge for the sheer joy of learning, teachers, administration, and those governing bodies responsible for educating the young will be rightly seen as abject failures. Removing most good literature from the classroom cuts off a vital link to the past, and it should be fought by those parents and teachers who think kids should graduate as whole people and not simply potential cogs in in a planned economy.
Ricochet, belly wound. Sincerely: The Marksman.