As public school first grader, I had the honor and privilege of being taught by a woman who not only spoke fluent English and Spanish but also was eager to teach both languages to everyone in her classroom.
At my highly impressionable age, my wide-open mind was soaking up her every word.
When the closed-minded, local Board of Education caught wind of this, they were outraged… said they…
“Americans only speak English and we don’t need no one [sic] confusing our students.”
Regrettably, these ignoramuses rendered me monolingual… now prevent me from enjoying WordPress bloggers posting in languages foreign-to-me.
This ten-year blogging veteran realizes short posts are more popular. Via my 99 Word Blog experiment, I’ve been striving to use the least words to say the most.
I wouldn’t dare attempt this within the constraints of 140 character Tweets.
Regrettably, Tweets are one particular demagogue’s MO.
While finding common ground with him re political, socioeconomic, scientific and ecological issues is virtually impossible… can’t we agree that Twitter is NEVER the proper forum for him to be engaging in nuclear saber rattling?
At best, Twitter is merely the venue to draw attention to one’s lengthier, more judiciously worded posts.
Once upon a time there lived a small, closed-minded boy. Although fully aware he’d soon be expected to pass the most arduous tests he’d ever been confronted with, he flipped off dozens of brilliant, worldly tutors, who were all eager to share their wealth of wisdom.
Rather than study, he squandered his time. He morphed into a hypercritical, bleary-eyed zombie, who binged watched late night TV… ceaselessly vented his psychotic outrage in cyberspace over trifling matters… staggered aimlessly about his homeland ISO the adulation of likeminded, mindless folks.
Come the day of the tests he flunked out.
The rightwing-dominated media has brainwashed whatever voters have yet to succumb to apathy. These “voters” then foolishly elect Republicans, who (to ensure the GOP’s power proliferates and metastasizes) continue gerrymandering (redrawing) state legislative district boundaries… making it damn near impossible to elect Democrats and Indies.
2016’s elections have ratcheted up their subversive plot… netted Republicans a Federal chokehold (Executive – Legislative – Judicial branches) and granted them ownership of 32 state legislatures and 34 governors’ mansions.
A couple of election cycles from now, the GOP could reach Article V’s threshold of 38 states required to amend kill the U.S. Constitution.