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Thread #64299   Message #1051845
Posted By: GUEST,Deda
11-Nov-03 - 04:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
Subject: RE: BS: Modest Proposal to end the civil war
Well, yes I realize that this civil war can't actually end by re-writing the last civil war, and this is all wishful thinking. OTOH, wishful thinking is a start, of a sort. What kind of a nation do you want? You have to start with some kind of an ideal, don't you? I looked back at the "generation of morons" thread, and it's pretty clear that you can't have a democracy OR a republic of ill-informed, uninterested, uneducated voters and expect it all to run like a dream. So in my country, people will be well-educated, and educators will be important, valued, and even (gasp) paid.