Skip to main content

Modest Proposal Part 2

Modest Proposal Part 2 - 2008-07-01 08:06

Part 2 of a Modest Proposal for change

( 2017 ed. -- It's remarkable how accurate these proposals have become.)

The idea -- folding the departments of education and prisons into the Defense department.

The new name --Department of Lifelong Learning
 How it works:

-- All children enter school at the age of five. They are evaluated for potential and given a learning tract to follow. They return home at the end of the day for parenting with their natural parents.

Exceptions -- Children whose parent’s incomes are below the poverty line -- they are promoted to a live-in status at the campus. Parents whose incomes are greater than %90 of the population may opt out of system by posting a large non-refundable bond. (To be determined) They may also choose to substitute their child with another of lower economic status to fulfill the requirement.

-- At average puberty, a standardized, No Child Left Behind, testing process will be given to every student. The test will not take any longer than 48 consecutive hours to complete, all will include a physical fitness requirement.

Tracts will be updated based on the testing results.
(low scoring children will at this time be opted out of the educational requirements and, based on fitness, be assigned to the following educational sub-categories:)

-- Reform school
-- ROTC -- labor brigades
-- McDonald's or equivalent

Children opted out at this point will be reevaluated at the age of 17 for further tract modification.

All other children will continue along the educational career path, with the focus of either Shop class, or science. Some reading will be allowed, but not encouraged.

At graduation, or the age of 16 -- whichever comes first, all students will be evaluated and sentenced to the job they have qualified for:

-- Advanced science studies and engineering
-- Prison
-- Military

All sentences will be open-ended, but a review process will be put in place to ensure reviews at least every 5 years, or as needed.

By making simple the complexity of growing up and standardizing we will all be more comfortable knowing that our cash cows are either being groomed for financial success, and taxed, or removed from the system to avoid having us see them hanging out in malls terrorizing us.

Remember -- children are our future -- let's protect our investment.


Popular posts from this blog

Satoshi Nakamoto claim

I met a man claiming to be Satoshi Nakamoto outside a building I work at near the SF train station. He asked to talk to me. He was white, 50ish, with a 3 day beard that seemed trim.  He was dressed in high quality, slightly worn Patagonia gear.  He spoke in a quiet voice and didn’t appear obviously crazy after a brief talk with him.  He said that he had worked with people in the building that I’m at, but was confused about the details.  “You ever had amnesia?,” he said, not knowing who he was talking  to. “It’s like that.” Having enjoyed our talk - he then asked if I would do him a favor and,  “get the message out that I’m back in town —that’s all,” he said, “They’ll figure the rest out. “ “,” he added,“ they’ll need to know that. “ He’s wearing bright orange gaiters if interested. He’s probably going to be around for a while.  He’s maybe nutty, but since he didn’t bring up Deuteronomy during our conversation, I’m giving him the benefit of a doubt. Later -

We sit in passionate apathy

"You can’t debate with someone who hates you." C. Hitchens   Reason has become a tool to manipulate you into thinking things are true that you know are not true. Science and math have become a tools for the wealthy to increase the piles of money they then use to Rent the laws.  Religion continues to be a form of racist nationalism – a nation built on manufactured words that demand the permanent death of all humans who follow different words. The more the others believe their truths, the more they need to die. Welcome to the new hybrid theocracy -- based on the Eastern Orthodox, but with just enough Texas to really pop. The intellectual framework for western society no longer works for most people – faith has been lost and now ridiculed; common sense beliefs passed down for generations are being discarded while children are being raised as docile pups to be eventually clubbed into the correct forms of submission. We no longer question and an

Free Willy

“…Some say it's just a part of it We've got to fulfill the book.” B. Marley Before I completely run away from the point, the subject of this essay is free will, or, more accurately, the illusion of free will. It will be interesting to see if free will even comes up laterally over the next few hundred words now that I’ve set it up as a specific goal.  The imp of the perverse makes it a sure thing that I won’t – but that surety might also double back and force  me to stay on point. There are no dogs to pick  in this fight and it’s not a fight,  and if I’m right, none of this is anything but documentation for a litigious god that will never see it. Like quantum mechanics, life is about either time or place, never both, and how we choose to pretty up our choices is neither the point, or even a choice – it’s after the fact punctuation we use to justify and make sense of our ontological messiness.  (Science has proven that we decide things with our body before the brain