Monday, August 19, 2013
Death of Common Sense, Indeed Any Sense At All
SEE HERE Worth thinking about if you can spare a few neurons. The unbelievable lack of common sense in the United States these days suggests that no-one is getting anything resembling a good education. How can we be so afraid of our navels as to punish young children because someone's feverish imagination is that a bitten pop-tart looks like a gun? What's to be so afraid of guns? Where does that come from? As my father, a Navy ordnance officer, used to say, the gun is the simplest of all machines. When he was a kid he made his own gunpowder and blew nails into telephone poles from jury rigged pipes with fuses. So what is the big deal?