How Can A 232 Year Old Country Know It ALL?

Living in a city like Columbus,Ohio is driving me a little entropic.There are an Elephant Shark’s butt -load of extremely high end educative institutions, Ohio State University, (oops I forgot the ‘THEEE’ pre-fixitive!!), Denison, Ohio Wesleyan, Franklin University, the Columbus College of Art& Design,( Remember the ‘Kennedy’ half-dollar with Neil Armstrong walking the Moon’s surface? It was, reportedly, designed by a freshman student via a national contest.).From the James Cancer Hospital to Battelle Memorial Institute my “home town” is but ONE community in the United States with brainwaves that seem to peak at Pluto. M.I.T. emblazons thought and inquisitiveness that most of the world doesn’t know of.

With all the MILLIONS of the men and women that run businesses, teach our children and so on, why is it that we are in THIS SITUATION. Of a newspapers’ editorial dialog being adjusted to the 4th grade level, and then, for those who” DON’T HAVE TIME TO READ COMPLETE ARTICLES”, the entire content is condensed to one or two sentences, the only names missing are Dick, Jane and Spot.

We have legislators that seek to pass laws requiring the use of “ENGLISH ONLY”, even when studies prove that ANY mind is enhanced with the masterful gymnastics of speaking more than one language. THANK the ‘Great Spirit’ in preserving our Navajo champions in their patience to preserve so that the state of Ohio be came a ‘SWING’ state in this union, instead of a greeting when one wakes up. A school-mate I knew was not permitted to speak “american” once she, and siblings, crossed the family threshold; ITALIAN ONLY, REGIONAL SYNTAX! She traveled back to Italy after college to teach ‘American’ English, meeting a FANTASTIC man who just happened to be an ARTIST. I haven’t seen her in some time, but, I know that their ‘kids’ have, at least, a 3.6 G.P.A. here. It appears that any sort of nascent intelligence shown finds aversion in most folks whose family have been here for our short time. WE are protectionists, making law to lay claim to a thing that brings power,( money or otherwise.), restricting those who may do that thing BETTER ,but, also, in a way that prevents our mediocrities to flourish. Witness, one, Mr. Tucker. His automobile had disk brakes and seat belts, to mention two of his many engineering leaps. These are standard after 80 years of inception. His marvelous safety feature of the headlamps moving in unison with steering movement cannot be used by an American automobile manufacturer to this date.( SEE LEXUS and how much the feature saves on insurance in safety, as well as costs to manufacture AND replace. Income squandered through ignorance.) These things that I’ve mentioned are only the tip of the DISAPPEARING ICEBERG. Columbus, Ohio is the city where Prescott Bush began the familial dismantling of this nation’s rights and freedoms, ( the costs of BOTH should only be paid in ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!),’H.W.’ went to DOUGLAS ELEMENTARY, AN “INNER-CITY” school that gives children of color the same education that his son has carried into the White House from Yale. What permeates in this misbegotten notion of honor and respect in our ‘inner-city’ schools and nation now clearly mirrors the actions of a 14 year old fifth grader pushing their 62 year old MENSA grandparent for telling them pay ATTENTION after tripping over the threshold of their bedroom door… AGAIN!

It’s time that we should take in, REALLY, becoming the great country that we are to BECOME. UNTIL we Americans can create a strong community of tolerance and understanding, a ‘stone-soup’ in this ‘MELTING POT’ of a nation. JUST, from “SEA to shining SEA”. Let US set the example with a ‘CALM-UNITY’ so that anyone who looks at WHAT, and WHO, we are Musical score being more widely known because of the \'Patriot\' Act.WILL want to follow in how we treat each other since we, ALL, are EQUAL. And WILL know better, just not all.

Published in: on April 11, 2008 at 8:23 am  Comments (3)  
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  1. In a time when the P.T.B.’s (powers that be) seek to fund our dismal national education system (i.e. NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND).NOT by raising expectations but by lowering the bar.NOT by creating NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS and REQUIREMENTS.But instead allowing STATE,REGIONAL,and LOCAL principalities to determine
    Their own standards based on ECONOMICS ,RACE and RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION you expect them read ? How long before those same newspaper articles are reduced to single PICTORIAL flash cards.I find it amusing that the model our FOREFATHERS envisioned for this GREAT COUNTRY only exist in the VIRTUAL WORLD.

  2. “Stone Soup” “Melting Pot” regardless of the recipe you can not cook without HEAT

  3. This blog really inspired me to tell my friends and family about it. They have all read it and think that you are doing an awesome job. Nice job on the leap of faith one as well.


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