Skip to comments.Bernie's Youth Brigade and China's Cultural Revolution
Posted on 02/12/2016 6:53:52 PM PST by poconopundit
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|Without reading, it's impossible to grasp the concepts required to sustain a complex civilization without veering into tyranny.
Yes, agree the attention span is very limited.
It also depends on what you read. If your reading list is limited, you get a distorted view of reality. And the leadership must come from the teachers -- the professors. If they themselves don't have a clue, how can they instill the truth to their students?
For a while I've thought that focusing on the term "sustainability" is a good way for young people to grasp free markets concepts. Young people care about a sustainable natural environment, so maybe they can enlightened about what it takes to have a sustainable economic and human environment.
And parents have to engage with their kids when their thinking goes astray.
Thank you for this post. I just purchased the video “To Live” - my kids do better watching videos—plus we are always looking for a good movie.
In answer to your question, my children are conservatives and appreciate and understand capitalism—however, they are extremely concerned about their future in this economy.
Pitiful that we have to coopt the language of the left (sustainability) to cause a few sparks to be triggered in a mind prepared by the U.S. educational system.
Two of the key pillars of civilization are 1. Deferred self-gratification and 2. Enlightened self interest.
Societies with low average IQs can never get there, books or no books. (Witness central Africa.) They would burn libraries to cook tonight’s mealie-meal mush.
No wonder the Marxists (Democrats in our current code) seek to import millions of illiterate savages.
Bottom line is that the young are stupid and will follow any crowd. They want to belong. They are weak minded and without any personal convictions. They will follow any crowd.
“The under-30s barely read. If itâs not a 30 second video, it has to be a very simple meme. They just donât read.”
One of the complaints college professors have today is that many students don’t even bother to obtain the required books for courses. The sad thing is that many courses allow a student to pass the course with a ‘C’ without the books.
Reading is no longer a required component of college. Many students will admit to rarely cracking open a book during their entire degree program.
In fact, most students do not turn in homework because homework requires having and opening the books. Homework is only 10% of most grades and the students are targeting 75% to pass the class: “Cs get degrees” is the mantra. Pass all the exams by 80% and homework isn’t required to pass the class.
| Great. Hope you and your kids enjoy the movie.
And it sounds like you've done a good job of educating them. Congratulations.
I would be curious to hear your observations after you watch it.
I don’t know why you have such a knot in your knickers over this, unless you routinely post material from questionable sources and I blew your cover. It’s always better to know more, not less.
“many students donât even bother to obtain the required books for courses.”
When you routinely have to pay over two hundred dollars for a book you’ll never open again after taking the course, on a subject that you’re only taking because you have to, from a professor who sometimes wrote and gets paid above tuition for the book you’re overpaying for, you have my sympathy for not buying it.
Yeah, its a real question as to the horror of the Cultural Revolution. Let’s all FUD it up and act as if that’s reasonable.
You sound like a holocaust denier ask what the big deal is.
You could read Mein Kampf from a bowl of alphabet soup.
No more hits. Back to Scientology with you.
Yeah, the Cultural Revolution is just a hilarious subject, if you don't mind standing knee-deep in blood. I guess that's why you need to change the subject to Scientology while you do it. You're a waste of my time.
Great thread! You directed me here from another thread and I’m glad you did. I think I will have to track down “To Live” and get a copy. I had not heard of it before, but the account sounds fascinating.
The Mao/Sanders photoshop is priceless. Not that the Sanders youts would comprehend the problem with Sanders’ dubious connection to Mao.
Great. You will enjoy “To Live”
Excellent acting. It’s quite a cultural masterpiece — seeing China as Westerners don’t see it.
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