The Great Connections Seminar

The Great Connections Seminar
Discussing ethics

Monday, November 24, 2008

An Education in Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy is alive and well in Washington, DC.- the Obama’s have chosen a private, $30,000 per year Quaker school for their girls. The Huffington Post approves.

Yes, the Obama girls need to be protected from danger and sheltered from the press. This can’t be done at a public school? You’d think the drug gangs would clear out in a minute with all those Secret Service agents.

Meanwhile, according to this Wall Street Journal opinion piece, Obama is against vouchers, because “Although it might benefit some kids at the top, what you’re going to do is leave a lot of kids at the bottom.”

The “vision of the anointed” redux? I can’t wait to see what Tom Sowell says about this.

1 comment:

y-intercept said...

Marsha, you are in education. You already know the answer to this one.

Only Conservative types holding to the failed Aristotelian tradition are capable of hypocrisy. Only a person holding an ideology can be a hypocrite.

A modern liberal has transcended ideology. One does not reason through ideas. One feels there way through the inherent contradictions of life. This is especially true for the highest levels of the system where one rises to the elevation of a change agent.

A change agent, pretty much by definition, has achieved the transcendental state where one embodies the contradictions of the day. A change agent has transcended labels such as hypocrisy.

But, of course, you already know this, and are obviously engaged in a blatant effort to use words as weapons in a reactionary stunt to place a snarl word in the same sentence the change agent.

Shame on you.

Now. Go into the corner and write five snarl words next to Bush's name. It is not hard to do.

PS: I am happy that Obama made the best choice for his children.

The $30k price tag seems high.

Perhaps one of the reasons that the Democrats are so hostile to private education is that their experience with private education is with elite schools, not with the middle and lower class schools that knock themselves out for kids for sometimes as little as $3k a year. When I talk to people about private education, they all seem to think that private shools have multiple the amount of money to spend on kids as public schools.