Students find out early what it's like to live in a country that generally believes that the best defense is a good offense: That catching and punishing wrongdoers will deter others from going down the wrong path. Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory: We'll keep passing ridiculously harsh drug laws even though they don't deter people from buying, selling, and using illegal drugs. Our politicians, supported by right-wing pundits, will resist extending unemployment benefits in the worst economic recession we've seen since the Great Depression. Why? Because they've decided, in direct contradiction of the evidence, that America's 15 million unemployed adults are lazy bums who just need a swift kick in the ass.
That's the world our students are headed for, so they might as well learn the lesson early that it's a world that prefers punishment over dialogue, short-term fixes instead of enduring solutions, and using bandaids to fix gaping wounds.
Something Spock might’ve knocked up in his first year at the Vulcan Science Academy.
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ADDITIONAL DESIGN: Matt Hancock @ Pelican Jigsaw |
SOURCES: Wikipedia, The Ethical Slut, Franklin Veaux