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    Filed at 5:18 pm under by dcobranchi

    Must be true because I don’t grok all of this post-modern, post-Kennedy philosophizing:

    No single issue so poignantly depicts the hypocrisy, selfishness, and viciously punitive side of “liberalism” as the reaction of a “Liberal” to the proposition that a parent may determine the content and method of his child’s education. Because of that reactionary attitude we can postulate that homeschooling is an essentially postmodern phenomenon, expressing as it does a fundamental lack of faith in the institutions of society to effect positive change in its individual members.

    That explains why so many “conservative Christians” I have known are quite horrified, even dumbstruck, at the notion of homeschooling. They still have faith that the institutions of society will improve the lot of humanity, even though they may want to reform them in the spirit of 1950s modernism.

    5 Responses to “I REALLY ARE DUMB”

    Comment by
    June 21st, 2006
    at 9:14 am

    I don’t know. The quoted section seems clear enough to me, though the word “postmodern” automatically makes my eyes glaze. It really says little more than the standard claim that liberals love to mandate institutions because they’re control freaks, and conservatives love entrenched institutions because they’re traditionalists.

    Comment by
    June 21st, 2006
    at 1:58 pm

    Using the word “postmodern” doesn’t make someone a bubbleheaded marxist feminist, any more than using the word “Nazi” makes Vox Day a fascist. Like a lot of buzzwords, it has been overused by people who endlessly regurgitate political crap into hungry dittoheads (that goes for both kinds of political nitwits).

    If the words “postmodern phenomenon” make you bunch up, however, you can rephrase that sentence in comfortable NeoConSpeak: “…homeschooling is an assault on the Liberal myth that socialistic government programs can improve people’s lives.”

    Comment by
    June 21st, 2006
    at 2:21 pm

    Did he just call Daryl a NeoCon?

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    June 21st, 2006
    at 2:38 pm

    Yeah. Pretty funny. He’s obviously made the assumption that Home Educator = Member of the VRWC. Maybe I should turn in my DNC membership card.

    Comment by
    June 22nd, 2006
    at 3:12 am

    I liked what David had to say there. As a conservative AND post-modern Christian, those atttributes that are so often and laboriously ascribed to me have nothing to do with my life, thoughts, ideologies, or truth. Just more clanging of the same bells, signifying very little of substance. I am learning that those who homeschool do it for very personally compelling reasons – painting all of them with the same political or religious brush strokes seems an inherently flawed endeavor. I think this author is entirely backwards on his assumptions.