|I'll see if I can make it though without|
all the obvious hipster jokes....damnit.
Oh, and to be clear, the stupid idiots I'm referring are not the NCAC or the district, but anyone who's still jamming their fingers in their ears and and shouting 'It's a natural warming cycle!' extra loud so they can be heard over the din of ice sheets collapsing into the arctic sea.
|"La la la, I'm not listening la la la Medieveal Warm Period la la la..."|
-People who can vote and drive
|"Ex sciencia, terrore..."|
-The Houghton Mifflin
textbook division's motto
'Carbon Dioxide emissions from motor vehicles, power plants and other sources, may contribute to global warming.'
Instead of more direct language like:
'Holy shit, three hundred years of fossil fuels have left us staring down the barrel of a nightmarish Mad Max-ish dystopia, so maybe buy a Prius?"
-something I made up
|"No, by all means, please continue the |
debate. I'll just wait right here..."
-Some Polar Bear
"Purging the curriculum of this kind of material will undermine public education, which should equip students for critical and informed consideration of important matters of public policy and controversy...Students should be conversant with and equipped to address, the various questions and issues that are the subject of public discussion."
-from NCAC's website, hey, do you
suppose it's pronounced nuh-cac?
|That's the environmental lobby for you:|
always pushing the little guy around,
trying to save the planet. Makes me sick.
|Good luck with that kids,|
you're going to need it...
|What? Like there's a single member|
of that group who doesn't own a drum.
A lesson not about the dangers of censorship or the responsibility of educators to present all the facts, but a lesson about how no matter what you do and no matter how good your intentions are, you're not going to please everybody. In fact, most of the time people are going to be pissed off whatever you do and probably chime in about how they would have done it differently if they were in charge. So go forth Portland School Board, secure in the knowledge that you won't win, so just do whatever feels right at the time.
|"...and that's why you shouldn't even bother trying.|
Now, who can tell me what 'futility' means?"