Does the Tea Party Run on Race? Too long!
May 14, 2010 - 2:23pm ET
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Most days I read the news and opinions dealing with current events and politics and choose several articles that I think need to be shared and examined, and then I email them to a select few, who also 'forward' these items to their list of people interested in the events of the day.
I occasionally receive feedback. On occasion I will send the responses to the others on my list of interested citizens; now and then there will be a lively discussion between a few of those concerned enough to make their thoughts known to the group.
I began by sending the entire posts I'd found significant but was told more than once that it was 'too much' to read! Now I send only the link and the lead-in to the article. We don't all have the same worries. We don't all have the same interests. My 'readers' pick and choose which posts they want to explore.
The very informative article by this title, "Does The Tea Party Run on Race?" is way too long for the average, under-educated American to stick with to the end.
All of the words written in that discourse are important. The thoughts flow rather well. However, if so few read those words because of their perception that 'it's too long," the lesson is not learned.
By fixing our educational system to once again teach thinking instead of testing, we can then begin to solve the mess we call our government today.
Uninformed versus ill-informed! A proudly self-educated ideologue with several hours of media time each week convinces those historically poorly informed of his version of history and does it by speaking to the child within the adult.
That historical maleficence is countered by a couple of well-educated comediens, with wit and sarcasm. My hope is that the comedic relief is viewed by the younger audience. That is promising for our future.
We must educate our children to become adults, able to read 400 words at a stretch without straining their brains; able to reason out the garbage and incorporate the wisdom.
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