While we're talking about Common Core, and the ever-present American "textbook" that never contains any primary texts(and, given the penchant of today's "edgykayshunal" establishment for scholarly half-measures and laziness like the MLA or AP style manuals, seldom contain any real footnotes either), consider the following, shared by many readers here. And note also the modern Amairikuhn teacher, who exemplifies the trend of American "culture," in that she cannot make or emphasize a point, without using vulgarity, barbarity, and tossing the "f-bomb". She has no vocabulary herself; she's a phylogenetically impaired product of the system she excoriates(did I say that? Yes I did). Of course, to cut her some slack, if I had to deal with the endless stream of "fads" coming out of the departments of Edgykayshun and the Doctors thereof, I'd probably be reduced to similar verbal frustrations:

Of course, if you want to hit them where they live, start using real texts, primary texts. Use the texts of Hamilton, Riemann and Ricci for higher mathematical instruction, the texts of Shakespeare and Wilde and Dumas and Goethe for literature, the texts of Mendel and Darwin and Dobzhansky for biology, the texts of Plato and Porphyry and Aquinas and Kant for philosophy. They're available, and students will learn so much more by exposure to the primary sources and histories of the disciplines, than they can from any textbook published by any company.

Just a thought...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. rich overholt on January 19, 2016 at 6:53 am

    • marcos toledo on January 20, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Thanks for the link that music video goes back to 1982 and was prescient overholt. Computers do interfere with ones ability to read.

  2. zendogbreath on January 18, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Heard and read years ago how Readers Digest was one of CIA’s first front companies working hard for psyops in and out of US for decades. Was a kid when I read my first Readers Digest version of something else I read. Felt cheated. Never did sit down to figure out exactly what they cut out to get a sense of their goals. The tactic spoke clearly enough to expose the strategy.

    Seems a new meme is coming to the fore

    Ironic that the msm will work to scurge people to study the readers digest approach to texts to avoid ignorance.

  3. Dan on January 17, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Any aware person who has a kid or knows a kid has to make an effort to instal a love of the mystery and encourage their natural curiosity as a countermeasure to the poor state of education.
    We must infect the future with bad robots and black sheep.
    In oz we have the same concerns, (see gonski report).
    My boy is ten and reads at an adult level. Loves von Daniken.
    He regularly shocks people with the breadth of his knowledge including teachers but he can’t get above a c average because he doesn’t fit the model and I’m glad he doesn’t. School for him is socialising mainly. Education begins at home regardless of the state of the system.

    • Dan on January 17, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Getting of the soapbox now. Excuse my fervour

  4. Robert Barricklow on January 17, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    How long before they corrupt the digital records?
    Of course, it has and is already happening; but on what scale?
    How long before the paper trail is burned down the memory hole?

    Don’t put anything past these crazies.

  5. marcos toledo on January 17, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Remember bookstores, bookracks in any store big and small comicbook racks. Try finding these now they don’t exist it’s e-readers if you can find them and afford to buy them for all reading material. Money and so called profits is our elites only god they are the real walking dead. Ignorance is strength is the new meme or back to the future.

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