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Texans repudiate knowledge, again.

Let me just state that the only victims of this insanity are the poor girls. Sane people try to educate them about life, the universe, and everything, and these Waco wackos freak out and yell the usual "KNOWLEDGE IS BAD!" That's gotta confuse a kid.

I remember when Scouting was about girl power, about respecting yourself and knowing being a girl didn't have to be a limitation in life. (Let's not go into the whole herd mentality religious pseudo-militaristic jingoistic aspect of Girl/Boy Scouts at the moment, that's a whole different rant altogether.) But no, that's bad bad BAD. We have to make sure girls remember their place in the world is to marry right out of highschool and make lots of baaaaaaaaaybeeeeeeeeeeeees!

And really, if you're offended by instructional 'this is were babies come from' illustrations, you've no business having sex in the first place.

Quote of the day: "After I told my 10-year-old daughter that they are supporting some things that are not morally right, she understood." One more step in the brainwashing of America.

I say we all go out and buy as many GS cookies as we can afford.

[x-posted to cookies_for_oil]


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Mar. 3rd, 2004 03:39 pm (UTC)
"I say we all go out and buy as many GS cookies as we can afford."

I'm with you power sister! *shakes fist*
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Mar. 3rd, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC)
It makes sense if you read the article.
Mar. 3rd, 2004 05:51 pm (UTC)
ha, i didn't even see the link too it. X/ i'll stop being stupid now.
Mar. 3rd, 2004 06:49 pm (UTC)
*chuckles* It's all good.
Mar. 4th, 2004 03:11 pm (UTC)
okay i read it and i get it now. haha.
i'm hungry now.
Mar. 4th, 2004 07:20 am (UTC)
It's interesting that in recent years the real conservativism of a large portion of the United States has been highlighted so much.

THat said...that story is pretty disheartening. Brainwashing, yes, most definitely.
Mar. 4th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC)
It's sad to see that sort of thing in this day and age. Whatever happened to the Enlightenment?
Mar. 4th, 2004 07:40 am (UTC)
I think most Americans probably just shrug and say, "eh, weren't that somethin that happened in urope?"....sure, America has been at the forefront of industrialization for decades, but in terms of ideologically advancement they seem to lag far behind Europe. As for Canada, well, we spend way too much time sitting on the fence to really make a difference. bleh.U
Mar. 4th, 2004 09:21 am (UTC)
Don't get me started on American isolationism. We'd be here all day. *lol* I have a bit of a personal beef with the gringos. I live in one of those colonies they have but don't admit are colonies. Why the hell do I want American citizenship if I can't even vote in national elections and don't have real congressional representation?

The height of hypocrisy.
Mar. 4th, 2004 11:22 am (UTC)
I agree, that's completely hypocritical.

Lol..which colony would that be?
Mar. 4th, 2004 11:25 am (UTC)
Puerto Rico. Back in the 1910's they gave the lot of us US citizenship, right around the time of WW1. Gee... I wonder why. Could it have been because they wanted more darkies for the front lines? Nah, couldn't be. Not in the land of the free. ;P
Mar. 4th, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC)
Interesting..I wasn't really aware of Puerto Rico's very obviously colonial status, and yes, I'm sure the United States masked its agenda with the usual benign intentions, even back then.
Mar. 4th, 2004 12:48 pm (UTC)
To be fair, though, it takes two to tango. By the time the US took over, the colonial mentality was already taking hold after 300+ years of Spanish colonialism. When the yanks took over, it was mostly just a change of masters. But once the US took the dominant position in the region, as well as the media and the money, the colonial brainfuck intensified. Now the island suffers from a disease I call "acute gringophilia", which is kind of disgusting when you see it in action. Good thing I'm immune.

On the other hand, the way the Spanish colonialism was set up in PR, if we'd stayed with Spain, we would probably be a full Spanish Province at this point, and we're still not a US state. But who knows? It's only one of those historical 'what ifs'.
Mar. 5th, 2004 08:04 am (UTC)
So..how does "gringophilia" affect the island as you see it, and what makes you immune? I assume you're talking about the American mass-culture..McDOnalds, hollywood, malls, and the like?
Mar. 5th, 2004 09:06 am (UTC)
It goes deeper than mass-culture. It's the deep-seated belief that everything the Americans say is true, that they are a superior class of beings. When a yankee politician comes for any sort of function, it doesn't matter who it is, it could be the assistant to the secretary of the mayor of Buttfuck, Iowa, and it's like the Pope is in town. The local politicians spend millions of our money lining the pockets of random politicos in Washington just so they come here and say "I like this guy for governor," and that'll probably win them the election. Just because a random gringo said so and gringos are superior so They Know What They're Talking About. It's disgusting. That and the neverending desire to copy everything that's done in the US, good or bad. Just Because The Gringos Did It.

I'm immune because I have a low tolerance for bullshit. And I read. :)
Mar. 8th, 2004 06:28 am (UTC)
I can't say anything more than that I agree, that is bloody disgusting...is there any sort of movement afoot in Puerto Rico to put an end to this sort of bootlicking? Surely your sentiments must be supported to a certain extent, and a charismatic lobbyist could really help to bring people around, since I doubt any of the people conciously *want* to kiss the United States collective arse.
Mar. 8th, 2004 08:00 am (UTC)
There is a pro-independence party, but they always come in a distant third, meaning last. But the party itself needs a revamp. It's run by the same three old men that have been leading it for the past 30-40 years. Maybe with some younger blood... *shrugs* It's hard to cut through 400 years of colonialist mentality.
Mar. 9th, 2004 06:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, the younger generation are probably the ones most affected by the "gringoism"...I would think, though I know little about this. Elders tend to be a little more disillusioned and cynical, even if they are still rampant consumers.

Do you consider yourself a political activist? You seem to be quite passionate.

Sorry if these questions seem slightly lame...I'm just curious about the way things are over there. I guess I am just hungry for cultural information of any kind.
Mar. 9th, 2004 07:22 am (UTC)
Enh, I'm kind of an armchair activist. *chuckles* More bark than bite. Maybe if I bitch and moan enough somebody else will do the politicising for me. But I'm a writer. I'm not supposed to 'do' anything, I write and hope somebody else gets the message. *lol*

The university is actually a hotbed of independentista sentiments, or at least it was. I guess they sell out to the yankee machine after they graduate.

Honestly I don't see things changing any time soon.
Mar. 10th, 2004 07:00 am (UTC)
yeah..that's the way it is a lot of the time, unfortunately..you feel all active and like you want to make a *real* difference while you're in school..then suddenly you're tossed out on your ass and have to start earning your keep, and supporting kids, and doing all that other crap..and you're just another cog in the machine before you have the presence of mind to realize wha'ts happening.


Hehe..maybe you'll be the Puerto Rican equivalent of the next Carl Marx, then. :P
Mar. 10th, 2004 07:30 am (UTC)
That's exactly the way it is. Real life is depressing. :P

*lol* Maybe. But I doubt it. I've been trying to come up with a viable alternative to rampant capitalism, and so far haven't come up with anything convincing. But I'm still working on it. *lol* But I think for the most part, I've given up on Puerto Rico until at least half of them make up their minds. Then they can come talk to me.
Mar. 11th, 2004 10:02 am (UTC)
I honestly can't think of any viable alternative to the so-called free marketplace either.

Maybe that is most depressing of all.

It's all been tried...and everything always starts with the best of intentions...everything.
Mar. 11th, 2004 10:47 am (UTC)
I think what we need is the key to immortality.

No, really, hear me out. We find the key to immortality and set up somebody as the guardian of the constitution or whatever. That way there wouldn't be any arguments about 'what the founders intended', because you could just go up to this guy at any old time and ask. That way, the best intentions don't get all corrupted.

The problem would be to find an uncorruptible immortal.

See? It's always the details that ruin me. *lol*

That and the fact that a lot of my ideas border on science fiction, but hey, it's a work in progress.
Mar. 12th, 2004 06:24 am (UTC)
Hey..htat's a pretty damn good story idea there. I wonder if someone's tried it? Hm...well, when H. G. Wells was writing, the idea of a trip to the moon was sheer science fiction and laughed at as shallow pap by the majority of people..hehe...who says science fiction can't be truly predictive? This is why it's probably my favourite genre over all.

Right...and once you found a suitable immortal, who's to say that in a couple of hundred years he wouldnt' get so disillusioned and angry at the way people were misinterpreting his ideas that he wouldn't just take over completely, and then in his attempts to bring "Justice" to the world, become corrupt and deadly? Hehe...I'm just trying to imagine the idea of being immortal and constantly consulted to keep a state alive, and over the years becoming more and more embittered.
Mar. 12th, 2004 06:45 am (UTC)
That sounds about right. There really is no easy answer.
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