DaleyGator Podcast You do not have to be an idiot to write for Slate, but it helps

Here is some background from RS McCain before you listen to my views on Allison Benedikt and her column If You Send Your Kids to Private School, You Are a Bad Person

That’s an interesting headline, which Allison Benedikt endeavors to justify without success, because she’s an idiot.

I went K–12 to a terrible public school. My high school didn’t offer AP classes, and in four years, I only had to read one book. . . . I left home woefully unprepared for college, and without that preparation, I left college without having learned much there either. You know all those important novels that everyone’s read? I haven’t. I know nothing about poetry, very little about art, and please don’t quiz me on the dates of the Civil War. I’m not proud of my ignorance. But guess what the horrible result is? I’m doing fine. I’m not saying it’s a good thing that I got a lame education. I’m saying that I survived it, and so will your child, who must endure having no AP calculus so that in 25 years there will be AP calculus for all.

Allison is “doing fine,” because she’s an editor at Slate, where any ill-educated cretin can get hired, as long as they’re a liberal white girl whose wedding was reported by the New York Times.

Oh, and apparently being an anti-Israel Jew helps, too.

Free of knowledge, unencumbered by facts or logic — yes, send your kids to public school so they can be a liberal like Allison Benedikt.

Good thoughts no doubt. Allison wants your kid to suffer because other kids suffer  because “EQUALITY” or something.

Now here is my take, listen and enjoy. Click the Pic to Listen




One thought on “DaleyGator Podcast You do not have to be an idiot to write for Slate, but it helps”

  1. Here’s an idea, instead of Allison Benedikt wasting her time complaining about all the books she’s never read, maybe she could try – oh, I don’t know – actually picking one up and reading it! After all, most of the really good literary works I read during my formative years were not assigned to me by a teacher, they were books that I’d found on my own either in the school library, the public library or my mother’s personal library at home. No one told me to read ‘A Tale Of Two Cities’, ‘Slaughterhouse Five’, ‘Huckleberry Finn’ or the collective writings of William Shakespeare and Edgar Allen Poe. I read them because they were classics that the really well-educated and enlightened adults I knew praised as masterworks. They were – and still are – readily available to everyone in America, free of charge, so the people who haven’t read them yet have only themselves to blame for such deprivation.

    It doesn’t take a village to check a copy of ‘Moby Dick’ out of the library. What it takes is a curious mind and a love for reading that Ms. Benedikt’s parents apparently never instilled in their daughter when she was a child. Then again, it does seem clear that the long-suffering Slate editor in question is more than a little familiar with ‘The Communist Manifesto’, so at least she’s got that going for her.

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