From the Conservative corner:
“Last week from another quarter came what may be the final solution to the schools’ reading problems. According to Dr. Juanita Chambers, Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta, reading isn’t even necessary.”
“As technology advances, Dr. Chambers says, people can get along very well without reading. If you are just digesting information, you don’t need to read. After all, that’s what television, radio, and tape recorders are for. “Perhaps literacy is not the only form of education,” she says. “It could be something that will be eventually left to scholars.””
“What is ever so much more important than reading books, in her view, is learning how to “read people.” ”
“High-priced, incandescent nonsense has its effect. Today a sizeable segment of the American population has regressed to the Pre-Phoenician stage. According to a study recently released by the National Science Foundation, over 25% of Americans are Pre -Copernican, believing that the sun goes around the earth, less than half 48%, are aware that humans evolved from early species, 42% believe that astrology is either “very scientific” or “sort of scientific,” in sharp contrast to a study in China where 92 per cent of people there believe horoscopes are unscientific.”
Read More: http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2014/03/14/forty-years-plus-of-confusion-complacence-and-incompetence-in-albert-schools/
A book that was published in 1943, but… “One chapter in particular might have been written in 2012, not 1943. Its title: “Political Action for the 99%.”
“Many of us have become cynical where politics is concerned. Corruption, class legislation and political irresponsibility no longer move us to indignation. Instead, we shrug our shoulders, as if to say, ‘What can you expect?’ This attitude threatens the whole democratic fabric of our country.
‘The people’s will must be made effective’
“Let there be no mistake: the political life of the country will be controlled, if not by the people, then by the vested interests. Indifference on our part is precisely the guarantee that special privilege will continue to rule. The people’s will must be made effective. To achieve this end, they must gain control of economic and political power.”
Prefer a novel? Here’s one, published in 2012, for the Occupy Movement, the 99percenters, and whistleblowers: WikiJustice.
“War Plan Red, also known as the Atlantic Strategic War Plan, was a plan for the United States to make war with Great Britain (the “Red” forces). It was developed by the United States Army during the mid 1920s, approved in May 1930 by the Secretary of War and the Secretary of Navy, updated in 1934-35, and officially withdrawn in 1939, following the outbreak of the Second World War, when it and others like it were replaced by the five “Rainbow” plans created to deal with the Axis threat. However, it was not declassified until 1974.
The war was intended to be a continental war, waged primarily on North American territory between the United States and the British Empire. The assumption was that Canada would represent the ideal geographic forum through which the United States could wage war against the British.”
Canadians had a counter-plan:
“Defence Scheme No. 1 was created on April 12, 1921 and details a surprise counterattack on the northern U.S. as soon as possible after evidence was received of an American invasion of Canada.
According to the plan, Canadian troops stationed in Pacific Command in Western Canada would immediately be sent to seize Seattle, Washington; Canadian Forces stationed in Prairie Command in Western Canada would be sent to attack Great Falls, Montana and then move to Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Canadian Forces stationed in Quebec Command would be sent to seize Albany, New York in a surprise counterattack while Canadian Forces in Maritime Command[clarification needed]would counterattack into Maine. Meanwhile, according to the plan, the Canadian Forces Great Lakes Command in Ontario was assumed to be fighting on the defensive against the main attack from the Armed Forces of the USA; if Canadian forces were successful in defending in the Great Lakes area, they were encouraged to launch counterattacks in the area of the Niagara River and the St. Clair River.
When resistance stiffened, the Canadians would retreat to their own borders, destroying bridges and railways to hinder American pursuit. The purpose of the invasion would be to allow time for Canada to prepare its war effort and to receive aid from Britain, or to limit the American invasion before the US government opted to discontinue the incursions. Defence Scheme No. 1 has as a counterpart in the American War Plan Red, a plan to invade Canada drafted in 1930.”
Read more on the Rainbow War Plans