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Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Faux-dini, Terrorism and Gandhi. on 11/16/2013 09:11:06 MST Print View

I will start with a +1 to Tom's last two posts on the faux-dini thread .

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: Faux-dini, Terrorism and Gandhi. on 11/16/2013 09:24:50 MST Print View

yes, Tom is on a roll, +1

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Faux-dini, Terrorism and Gandhi. on 11/16/2013 10:53:33 MST Print View

This is really a must read for anyone that wishes to understand "the evolution of Islamic terrorism" .

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/target/etc/modern.html


And this is a good read about another crossroads we are at.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mj-rosenberg/the-iran-negotiations-mus_b_4282472.html

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Doris Lessing on 11/17/2013 12:17:17 MST Print View

Rest in peace Doris Lessing.

“Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: 'You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture. The slightest look at history will show how impermanent these must be. You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors. It is a self-perpetuating system. Those of you who are more robust and individual than others will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself — educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always, and all the time, that they are being moulded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society.”
― Doris Lessing,

Edited for quotes and to add a link of an essay worth reading.


http://loh.loswego.k12.or.us/mcnealm/Senior%20English/Group%20Minds.pdf

Edited by Kat_P on 11/17/2013 12:49:06 MST.

Desert Dweller
(Drusilla)

Locale: Wild Wild West
Very good, on 11/24/2013 22:14:39 MST Print View

The above is why I home schooled thirty years ago when it was not popular......I thought I'd be dam*ed if I let my kids grow up in a classroom like I did.

Great essay, thanks.

Edited by Drusilla on 11/24/2013 22:20:45 MST.