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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Friday, February 12, 2016

Well, This Is Nice

Apparently, all that permissive, liberal education that's turning Millenials into squishy approval mongers is working.  My guess is that we have put a great deal of emphasis on education that extends beyond the Three Rs.  All the various education campaigns about smoking and birth control and alcohol abuse: they actually seem to be working.

I was having a parenting discussion with my luminous wife and our children's preferences for video that tend to involve people getting his in the testicle and such.  After arguing that slapstick and humor based on pain is as old as humor itself, I also said that repetition matters.  Modeling, too, but constantly repeating certain creeds, beliefs and truths eventually sinks in.  You won't see it in a year, just as these changes in youth behavior took two decades, but you will see it over time.

As a teacher and a parent, this might be the best news I've heard in months.

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