Tuesday, November 27, 2012

EDUCATION ATTRACTS LIBERAL MINDED PEOPLE:


Education attracts liberal minded people.


"Education attracts liberal minded people."
That is the Republican Bigots' Mantra lately. Bill O'Reilly can at least be applauded for speaking his mind, no matter how shallow and narrow it is. To people like him, I say, "Yeah, let's make sure all Americans are ignorant, uneducated people like you. You being the narrow minded bigot who doesn't realize that certain people are screwing over everyone who isn't rich in America because they can't get away with screwing you, because as we all know, you people can afford REAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION and not have to worry about the same level of unfairness as the rest of us."

First of all, let's look at this statement word by word. I am going to ITALICIZE the ones that apply to my point here.

Education:  (From dictionary.com - the first three definitions, please read the first one carefully)
1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.2. the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession.
3.  a degree, level, or kind of schooling: a university education.

Attracts: (From dictionary.com)
1. to draw by a physical force causing or tending to cause to approach, adhere, or unite; pull ( opposed to repel ): The gravitational force of the earth attracts smaller bodies to it.
2. to draw by appealing to the emotions or senses, by stimulating interest, or by exciting admiration; allure; invite: to attract attention; to attract admirers by one's charm.
Liberal: (From dictionary.com)
1. favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.
2. ( often initial capital letter ) noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.
3. of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism.
4. favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, especially as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.
5. favoring or permitting freedom of action, especially with respect to matters of personal belief or expression: a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers.


Minded: (From dictionary.com)
1. having a certain kind of mind (usually used in combination): strong-minded.
2. inclined or disposed.


People: (From dictionary.com, the noun form of the word)
1. persons indefinitely or collectively; persons in general: to find it easy to talk to people; What will people think?
2. persons, whether men, women, or children, considered as numerable individuals forming a group: Twenty people volunteered to help.
3. human beings, as distinguished from animals or other beings.
4. the entire body of persons who constitute a community, tribe, nation, or other group by virtue of a common culture, history, religion, or the like: the people of Australia; the Jewish people.
5. the persons of any particular group, company, or number (sometimes used in combination): the people of a parish; educated people; salespeople.


So, the statement as I read it, in my humble opinion, actually means something different than I am sure Mr. O'Reilly and the people who consider themselves the "Traditional Establishment", or our "Ruling Class", think they are saying, but is literally saying that, "The act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life, as well as the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, draws by appealing to the emotions or senses, by stimulating interest, or by exciting admiration, people who have a certain kind of mind that is inclined or disposed to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs, people who are favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, especially as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties and people who are favoring or permitting freedom of action, especially with respect to matters of personal belief or expression, as in a liberal policy toward dissident artists and writers. AND THOSE ARE: persons indefinitely or collectively; persons in general, persons, whether men, women, or children, considered as numerable individuals forming a group, and any human beings, as distinguished from animals or other beings, the entire body of persons who constitute a community, tribe, nation, or other group by virtue of a common culture, history, religion, or the like, and the persons of any particular group, company, or number.
In other words, ANYBODY BUT YOU. Selfish much?



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