“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, June 28, 2010

The dumbing down of America

Want to know why our country is in rapid decline? This might be a good place to start.....

In top suburban schools across the country, the valedictorian, a beloved tradition, is rapidly losing its singular meaning as administrators dispense the title to every straight-A student rather than try to choose the best among them.

Principals say that recognizing multiple valedictorians reduces pressure and competition among students, and is a more equitable way to honor achievement, particularly when No. 1 and No. 5 may be separated by only the smallest fraction of a grade from sophomore science.

"...reduces pressure and competition among students".....to a liberal in academia, this is a bad thing.

The real world is rife with pressure and competition. Making everybody equal so the losers don't get their feelings hurt is absurd. It's as dumb as not keeping score in youth sports so the losers don't get their feeling hurt and cry because they're losers.

Liberalism insidiously dictates that anybody who stands out as superior in a crowd of mediocrity must be leveled and forced to be no better than everybody else. If everybody gets to be valedictorian, why try to make good grades at all? If no score is kept in the game, why try to score?

It's crap thinking like this that is making the U.S. a crap nation with lazy crap citizens for whom losing isn't motivation to do better next time but, cause to whine like babies and demand fairness of outcomes be guaranteed.

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