Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Underestimating the Plebs

Ah, the patronization.

Middle America, at least that portion that I am familiar with, does not like condescension. A vast majority of us are not rocket scientists or experts in biochemistry, yet we are still able to converse with semi-intelligence about many things.

Symbolism is not lost on us. We can detect when we are being treated as honest listeners. We can tell when we are being gently persuaded. But mostly, we can tell when we are being treated like dummies.

The current occupier of the White House and his enlightened staff of hopeless socialists want me to believe that they are concerned about education. They want me to believe that the administration is committed to raising test scores and getting future generations of children to be deeper thinkers, future leaders, yada, yada, yada.

How best to do this?

Obviously, by giving a symbolic talk in a childless classroom with sleek teleprompters staged on either side of the presidential podium like ventilators in an ICU ward for the verbally terminal.

Maybe they are on to something. Looking at that picture dropped my IQ by at least two points.

A salute to AJ Strata who asks, "I wonder why he did not add the Roman columns??"

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