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Plato's Messge to Trump/Trumps DeVos attack on education.


And can there be any greater evil than discord and distraction and plurality where unity ought to reign?  or any greater good than the bond of unity?


There cannot.


And there is unity where there is community of pleasures and pains — where all the citizens are glad or sorry on the same occasions?


No doubt.


Yes; and where there is no common but only private feeling, that disorganizes a state — when you have one-half of the world triumphing and the other sorrowing at the same events happening to the city and the citizens?


Certainly.


Such differences commonly originate in a disagreement about the terms ‘min’ and ‘his’?


Exactly.


And is not that the best ordered state in which the greatest number of persons apply the terms ‘mine’ and ‘not mine’ in the same way to the same thing?


True, very true.


Or that again which most nearly approaches the condition of the individual — as in the body, when but the finger is hurt, the whole frame, drawn toward the soul and forming one realm under the ruling power therein, feels the hurt and sympathizes all together with the part afflicted, and then we say that the man has a pain in his finger; or gain, in any other part, when there is a sensation of pain or pleasure at suffering, or alleviation of suffering, the same expression is used?


“Yes,” he replied, “that is as you say; and I agree with you that in the best ordered state there is the nearest approach to this common feeling which you describe.”


Then when any one of the citizens experiences any good or evil, the whole state will make his case their own, and either rejoice or sorrow with him?


“Yes,” he said, “that will be true in a well ordered state.”




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So, the War on Education continues.   It really is a sign of the times when the one thing all parties use to agree on before the Neo-Con/Right Wing Nut/1%/Racist got their way, was: education is important and will set up free!


I guess it was the "free" word that bug these greedy bastards because in their minds, Nothing Should Be Free but Tax Cuts For The Masters.   

Is this why Donald Trump appointed the most unqualified person ever as secretary of education?  Betsy DeVos, a wealthy 1% who thinks public-education should be privatized through the voucher system?


Trump Rubbing Bellybuttons with Devos.



Why is this, really?  What do they have against education for all?  Well, let’s see. 


Bormann With Arms Folded.

Well, there is the fact that the less education one has, the more likely they are to vote for despots.  As the German Evil-Doer, Martin Bormann said in 1942:
 
“Education is dangerous. It is enough if they can count to 100.  Every educated person is a future enemy.  Religion we leave to them as a means of diversion.”

Did I mention DeVos was a devout Christian?

I’m just saying. 
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