Return to Krista's Korner

"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Newshounds- From the comments section

News Hounds: Mailbox Funnies - "Happy New Year?" Edition: "The 'Useful Idiots'(tm) Paradigm.
(c 2006, biorsghost)

As illustrated (once again) by the e-mails above, the United States is comprised of a significant minority - perhaps a narrow majority, of useful idiots (UI). These idiots completely lack critical thinking skills and are very susceptible to propaganda of any type. Rather than assume responsibility for their own failures and disappointments, they are 'itching' to blame the other guy for their failures. At various stages 'the other guy' that the UIs blamed for their woes were immigrants, African Americans, homosexuals, jewish people, and now thanks to the insidious tactics of the GOP, it's 'liberals'. Liberals are loosely defined as anyone who does not share the same perspective as they do. it does not necessarily mean 'liberal' as a political ideology. UIs have difficulty reasoning, are xenophobic, homophobic and barely functional or literate.

UIs are especially vulnerable to propaganda they hear in the mass electronic media. To these UIs, the criteria for Truth is: True = something which is stated by a charasmatic celeb on TV or radio whose words resonate or reaffirm their POV. Their POV being, 'it's the other guy's fault, I'm not to blame'.

The GOP has morphed during and after the Reagan presidency into a true malignancy. The "

A must read.... scroll through the comments- can't miss it.