It's easier to enslave people if they don't know you're doing it.
I was going to avoid Louisiana politics as there's just too much fodder to fathom, but I cannot honestly believe that Bobby Jindal would actually oppose common core standards for Louisiana's public schools. What is the point of educating young people if we don't have measurable standards?
Tea party freaks like the "no common core standard" policy because it serves them. They say they want smaller government and less regulatory interference, but that's just a deceptive cloak they stand behind. Keeping the populace dumbed down has long been a plan by those who have it all. An illiterate group of laborers can keep the machine cogs turning and the haves enjoy believing that these exploited workers are actually thankful to have some stinking, dangerous job that pays just enough to insure there will be no chance of any of them moving into the neighborhood.
Does anyone smell the strong odor of $hit Creek here?
And speaking of $hit Creek, there is an article in the local paper today about pouring treated sewage into the swamps in southern Louisiana; such plan being touted as environmentally sound. I don't know much about sewage treatment, and perhaps this is a viable idea. I'll have to do more research on that. Frankly, though, pouring anything into a natural swamp in the hope that the swamp will continue to clean the sewage as well as feed the swamp and keep it healthy sounds suspicious to me. More on that when I've got a chance to study it.
I don't have to worry about finding causes down here. It's just so easy not to get involved though. I've been enjoying being oblivious in this very summery climate!