Humor, Democracy, and Schooling in America


Humor: Humor is a great thing, but it is used much too often.  Why should people laugh at a dead baby joke?  Why should the response to a tough question be a giggle and a joke? By the way, happy Infantry Day.  (Look at the post date, March 4th.)

Democracy: Democracy only succeeds if the majority knows what’s right, and the elected representatives do what the people want.

School: Youth are expected to learn more and be smarter than ever before, yet they spend less time on schooling than ever before.  Maybe that’s why schools are struggling…

If you want to draw conclusions, you could say, “Young people who don’t know what they should and have an odd sense of right and wrong (as evidenced through their humor) eventually running the country? Ahh!”  But I wasn’t necessarily going there.  Just some random thoughts is all.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s