Watter's World's Memorial Day Beach Quiz

Posted by  $  allosaur 1 year ago to Culture
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Guess I'll go with the "Culture" category~for this is the ignorance that amounts to our encompassing modern poop and circumstance.
What we need is a category that is just plain "Sad."
This hurts. This hurts. Oh, how this really hurts.
If you wonder why the so obviously corrupt Evil Hag won the popular vote, it is in part because so-called schools are "educating" empty little bobble heads.
Evidently, young people are taught nothing about history or maybe some lib fantasy land PC version of it.
I fell in love with the one girl who could answer Watter's most relevant question.
SOURCE URL: http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/28/watch-jesse-watters-quizzes-memorial-day-beachgoers-and-the-results-are-hilarious-and-horrifying/

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  • Posted by  $  Dobrien 1 year ago
    Beauty is skin deep ignorance is to the bone.

    We are now at the year nineteen hundred and eight, which was the year that the Carnegie Foundation began operations. And, in that year, the trustees meeting, for the first time, raised a specific question, which they discussed throughout the balance of the year, in a very learned fashion. And the question is this: Is there any means known more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people? And they conclude that, no more effective means to that end is known to humanity, than war. So then, in 1909, they raise the second question, and discuss it, namely, how do we involve the United States in a war?

    Well, I doubt, at that time, if there was any subject more removed from the thinking of most of the People of this country, than its involvement in a war. There were intermittent shows in the Balkans, but I doubt very much if many people even knew where the Balkans were. And finally, they answer that question as follows: we must control the State Department.

    And then, that very naturally raises the question of how do we do that? They answer it by saying, we must take over and control the diplomatic machinery of this country and, finally, they resolve to aim at that as an objective. Then, time passes, and we are eventually in a war, which would be World War I. At that time, they record on their minutes a shocking report in which they dispatch to President Wilson a telegram cautioning him to see that the war does not end too quickly. And finally, of course, the war is over.

    At that time, their interest shifts over to preventing what they call a reversion of life in the United States to what it was prior to 1914, when World War I broke out. At that point, they come to the conclusion that, to prevent a reversion, we must control education in the United States. And they realize that is a pretty big task. To them it is too big for them alone.

    So they approach the Rockefeller Foundation with a suggestion: that portion of education which could be considered domestic should be handled by the Rockefeller Foundation, and that portion which is international should be handled by the Endowment.

    They then decide that the key to the success of these two operations lay in the alteration of the teaching of American History. So, they approach four of the then most prominent teachers of American History in the country -- people like Charles and Mary Byrd. Their suggestion to them is this, “Will they alter the manner in which they present their subject”” And, they get turned down, flatly.

    So, they then decide that it is necessary for them to do as they say, i.e. “build our own stable of historians." Then, they approach the Guggenheim Foundation, which specializes in fellowships, and say” “When we find young men in the process of studying for doctorates in the field of American History, and we feel that they are the right caliber, will you grant them fellowships on our say so? And the answer is, “Yes.”

    So, under that condition, eventually they assemble twenty (20), and they take these twenty potential teachers of American History to London. There, they are briefed in what is expected of them -- when, as, and if they secure appointments in keeping with the doctorates they will have earned.

    That group of twenty historians ultimately becomes the nucleus of the American Historical Association. And then, toward the end of the 1920's, the Endowment grants to the American Historical Association four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000) for a study of our history in a manner which points to what this country look forward to, in the future.

    That culminates in a seven-volume study, the last volume of which is, of course, in essence, a summary of the contents of the other six. The essence of the last volume is this: the future of this country belongs to collectivism, administered with characteristic American efficiency.

    That is the story that ultimately grew out of, and of course, was what could have been presented by the members of, this Congressional Committee, and the Congress as a whole, for just exactly what it said. But, they never got to that point!

    Griffin: This is the story that emerged from the minutes at the Carnegie Foundation?

    Dodd: That's right.
    From Norman Dodd interview
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  • Posted by  $  Suzanne43 1 year ago
    Well, why am I not surprised.
    At the beginning of the school year, we second grade teachers were required to give an academic test to the first graders coming into our classes. Every single first grader missed all of the vowel questions. However, they marked every single one of the endangered species questions correctly. As grade chair person, I called a meeting of the first grade teachers and told them the results. They laughed and shrugged it off.
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