Right on, Elizabeth Warren - This is encouraging, and please don't pull punches or act/speak too politely in DeVos' direction. Liberals and progressives are far to polite in the face of the crimes against humanity and the fascist destruction brought on for decades now by these evil, selfish people. DeVos and the cockroaches of her family and the evil, politicaly-illegitimate cult called 'the Republican party are committed to and terminally brainwashed in what they 'think' (not that they're capable of actual thinking - they are mentally on a level of the lowest insects, and utterly without compassion or decency for humanity) is the absolute virtue of capitalism running and ruling and gutting everything. They are never going to understand that commodifying education is a betrayal of the very 'American freedom and democracy' values that they claim to embody and promote. Their hypocrisy and malignant effect on society is what is absolute, and they must be opposed, run out of any offices they've been illicitly and corruptly installed in, and marginalized in American life. Fuck this 'I'm a billionaire and therefore am the ruling class, entitled to govern, develop and codify policy, and own the country.' Only when Americans en masse somehow evolve past their money-pornography and their false, nation-destroying, deeply immoral and unjust equating of 'capitalism' and 'democracy' will this cancer, represented by the filthy, stinking boils and tumours on the body politic like the DeVoses, the Bushes, the Trumps and so many others, be killed off and vanquished.
But considering that, as was recently outlined in an essay here on CD, the United States is so fucked up that it deserves the likes of this egomaniacal imbecile Trump, and obviously lacked the collective sense to keep the fucker out of office, I'm not holding my breath.
Meanwhile, even with the arc of history proving that all democracies inevitably slide into authoritarianism and fascism - which is what this asshole DeVos wants - it is STILL - if you care at all about your children and grandchildren's right to a decent life free from tyranny - the responsibility of us all to get behind Warren's 'DeVos Watch', and exercise our own vigilance over the education system, so that there's any kind of a chance that the current and next generation of American schoolchildren can get an actual education - which involves so much more than the lies and horseshit that they are currently force-fed - including what's left of the public school system - about their country's history, so-called 'values', its purpose, its obscene unholy trinity of masculinism, militarism and monetarism.
PAY ATTENTION TO DIANE RAVITCH AND JOHN TAYLOR GATTO on what the fuck to do about education in the U.S.
- Resist the demonization and banning of Howard Zinn's 'People's History..';
- understand that high school football is ONLY a recruiting tool for the military and put the millions wasted on this shit that isn't even a fucking sport, but only exists to exalt masculinity as superior to femininity and promote capitalism and war, into actual education, and find a way to re-direct the embarrassing enthusiasm for 'football' into an enthusiasm for the life of a 21st-century mind that can square up to the crimes and bullshit mythologies of the American history and experience;
-encourage and support a curriculum which widens a child's education to understand that 'American exceptionalism' IS A GODDAMN LIE AND MIND-CONTROLLING BULLSHIT, and that there are other countries on Earth which are as entitled to human security, sovereignty and respect as the U.S.;
- UNDERSTAND, PROMOTE AND ADVOCATE THAT EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE ARE NOT FUCKING COMMODITIES - THEY ARE HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THERE WILL BE NO HEALTH FOR WHAT'S LEFT OF THE UNITED STATES AS A NATION, A BODY POLITIC AND AS A COLLECTIVE OF PEOPLE UNTIL EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE ARE SOCIALIZED. TO CONTINUE ON THE SUICIDAL PATH OF COMMODIFYING EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE IS TO DESTROY THE UNITED STATES. When American kids come out of the womb and grow up - to what limited, developmentally-arrested extent they ever CAN grow up in a country as fucked as the U.S. - being indoctrinated with this evil lie that American militarism and military might are the greatest virtues, the soldier is the one true hero (and in the last decade or so, young, mind-controlled males are labelled 'heroes' for even considering enlisting, long before they ever do anything that could be called 'heroic'), and that all else in American society, except the militarism (yet even large parts of that which are run by 'contractors' and 'Blackwaters'/ 'X-E's and 'TigerSwan's) is for sale, including their shitty education, THEN THEY RECEIVE NO EDUCATION, BUT ONLY MORE INDOCTRINATION AND MIND-CONTROL;
YOU HAVE A SOCIALIZED MILITARY, AMERICA. GET YOUR BADLY-EDUCATED HEADS OUT OF YOUR DISEASED AND HIDEOUSLY OVER-MEDICATED ARSES AND SOCIALIZE EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE IF YOU WANT TO SAVE YOUR COUNTRY AND 'MAKE IT GREAT AGAIN.'
There's more 'christianity' in the left cheek of my lapsed-Catholic arse than there ever was or will be in this imbecile DeVos or her imbecile family. Read Chris Hedges' 'American Fascism'. These 'people' are the cancer consuming what's left of the U.S.