Sunday, June 5

Jimmy Carter? He's history's greatest monster.

Really? Listing a former US president and vice president on the same list of worst people hitler osama bin laden and charles manson has upset people? That is shocking. What i don't understand about this story is how that list ever got into the year book in the first place. Obviously nobody wants to accept responsibility so everybody has ducked the question, but somebody had to put it in there. It didn't just appear on its own. Either a teacher or a student took the initiative to put it in there. I would hope it was a student because a teacher ought to know better. Of course some teachers is supposed to oversee it i'm sure, but if there is some goody two shoes student who was in charge of putting it together, and the teacher only skimmed it because they figured the it was a good student i guess i can understand. Meanwhile said student is probably a hyperliberal who has actually been raised to believe that bush is evil and thought nothing of it.

As was just listening to wicked today and was thinking about how this is what's wrong with politics today. Too many people jump to the conclusion that somebody they don't agree with is evil or terrible. That's not to say there aren't any politicians who i think are truly terrible politicians, and also bad people, but the majority of them are doing what they think is good for the country. But if you only listen to one side (as happens in wicked when everyone listens to the wizard's PR director) then you are likely to conclude that the people on the other side are evil and intentionally ruing the country, and then you don't feel bad about demonizing and spitting all kinds of bile about them, and then you start to think that anybody who could support this vile evil politician must be a terrible person too, and pretty soon the whole country ends up hating each other. Take a lesson from wicked, or from the dragon lance book the doom brigade and realize life isn't all black and white. people aren't all good or evil, and those who try to paint people as good and evil are doing it for their own purposes.


Blogger Aras said...

If the kid responsible was raised to believe that it's so natural to put a list like that together, what's the point of putting it in a year book? The student ought to think it's old news if it seems so normal to him. Weird.

1:02 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

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12:33 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

Chris mathews on the other hand is just a terrible human being.

12:34 AM  
Blogger Aras said...

I don't have sound at work and I don't have internet at home, at the moment.

2:16 AM  

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