here's my question- it's a real stumper-
it is common knowledge that the republicans/neocons/religious zealots want a world where everyone knows their place and does what they are told. they want people in the upper tier to run things and the rest of us to be the great unwashed masses to serve them- or god- whichever the persuasion. that's not the question- hold on.
if they 'win,' who do they suppose will run things? if you have most of the people used to following orders and doing what they are told, it will take all of the upper tier to tell them how to do their jobs- i have a feeling that that will cut into their plotting and planning world domination at the very least.
i was curious about that because it seems to be a real problem. the liberals get the blame for the schools churning out zombies- but i couldn't help but notice that the religious schools do too. not to mention all of the rethug zombies and trolls out there. oh- sorry- the party faithful. my husband is running into this at work. former army man worked in manufacturing most of his life. decides to go into the world of finance. sigh. can't even run a meeting because he doesn't have anyone telling him what to put into the agenda. i ran into it with recent college grads. one "kid" of 25 couldn't even use a can opener. it isn't efficient for the boss to have to stand over the employee who was hired to do a job- to tell them how to do the job. might as well do the job myself- but the boss doesn't get paid to do it. critical thinking isn't the norm in america. we don't encourage it- we encourage mediocrity; blending in with the crowd. forget about globalization for a moment- how can we even get a burger? if the person at the register has to multitask, or make an executive decision to offer a discount- forget it. you are in line forever.
so- how is the pnac plan of doing away with 'librals' and the critical thinkers going to benefit anyone? we have seen how effective their way is.