“They’re Not That Well-Read” Cont’d

MikeB, stalwart commenter and loyal reader, might have given us the slogan for our times in a comment he lodged two or three posts back.

It applies here, in a remarkably restrained skewering over at URR’s place of the New York Times reporter who needs help with the Electoral College.

And they call us stupid.


About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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4 Responses to “They’re Not That Well-Read” Cont’d

  1. DaveO says:

    Well, to be honest, the only books that don’t trigger these emotional amoebas is “Barney the Dinosaur visits the Commune.” Spoiler alert: all the characters get awards in the form of Hero of Socialist Labor and the eeevil bourgeois Fundamentalists have to pay for their healthcare before execution and the grand finale of a Maoist chorale. Published by Clifs Notes.


  2. burkemblog says:

    I feel the urge to comment, since I am mentioned in this piece. One of the reasons our students today are not well-read is the testing regime set up under the No Child Left Behind laws of the 2000s. Curriculum was reduced to what could be tested, and tested often, as standardized test results became the way schools were measured and funded. The Obama administration actually doubled down on this under their ill-advised “race to the top” legislation promoted by Arne Duncan. Sadly, the only winners were testing companies. I am glad recent legislation is getting away from that. We also have to remember that most of us were pretty uninformed when we went to VMI; that changed as we underwent our undergraduate education.


    • DaveO says:

      You mean The Every Poor & Colored Child Left Behind regime established by the CPUSA Education Secretariat (later renamed the National Education Association [NEA]), complete with textbooks written by Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, William Ayers and others? Senator Teddy Kennedy’s No Child Left Behind was designed to measure TEACHERS, not children. Now, it is very subversive for the underclasses to know how to read, and the risks to the DNC from poor folks afflicted with Freedom of Thought have proven catastrophic to the further looting and enslavement of America.


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