September 26, 2012
There are thouands of stories like this right now...
I've no special reason to post this one. I very much doubt that "progressives" are really going to change their thinking. Leftists made faustian bargains with the public employee unions, gaining massive political donations and help, while the unions were allowed to loot the treasuries. Then sat by for decades as governments promised benefits that can't possibly be paid. Plus sat by and tolerated shoddy work and laziness. They can't re-think, they don't dare, because to do so will threaten to expose their horrid guilt.
Most people just won't re-think, period. Henry Ford famously said hat 95% of people would rather die than think. Weidner's corollary to that rule is that 99% of people would rather die than re-think.
Walter Russell Mead, Progressives Sour on Chicago Teachers:
...The larger problem here is that blue policies simply can’t be made to work. Higher taxes won’t fix the problem of an overpriced, underperforming school system; indeed, they will just drive out even more of the city’s tax-generating economic base.
The city is now on a course to make all its problems steadily worse. Chicago is slowly bankrupting itself to sustain a school system it can’t afford that doesn’t educate its kids very well. Somebody, somewhere should explain why supporting slow urban suicide is a “progressive” position....
Well, I just did explain it. "Take it, you're welcome, no extra charge."Posted by John Weidner at September 26, 2012 9:21 AM