* (For 27% info, please see kfmonkey.blogspot.com )
I’m pretty sure most of my fellow American citizens of my age slept through Civics class. Remember, C is average, so (and I know I’m distorting average/mean/median, so shut up for a sec, math pedants) half of my senior Civics class did worse than that.
And they can all vote.
Ponder that, for just a second.
Add into the mix that, at least in my school district, Civics classes (like Health classes) were handed out to sports coaches as a sinecure. (Strangely, most of my History classes from junior high to senior high were taught by veterans, but not Civics. Weird.)
I’m pretty sure that some of the wild insanity about President Obama’s gun control suggestions and Executive Orders are based on the (wrong) idea that the President has Ultimate Power to Ordain and Establish Stuff. Like an absolute monarch. Like a king.
I really wish these crazy people had watched more Schoolhouse Rock. (Maybe we can set up a Kickstarter to send them copies of the DVDs? Nah.)
I also wish that they had an actual understanding of the following words: Marxist, socialist, fascist, Nazi, Muslim, communist, atheist, Keynesian, and fishpickle.
(Ok, that last one is a favorite word of mine, and if anyone has a definition for me, I’d be grateful.)
I guess the overarching question is how to deal with a society that is 27% crazy? Any ideas are welcome!