American schools produce mediocre men prepared to function well in a mediocre world.

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Great writing ability is a gift from God that cannot be taught or learned.

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Beyond the most fundamental of amenities as to sentence structure, grammar, syntax and the like, virtually everything that we know that is worth knowing about writing and communication is either intuitive or self-taught.

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What that means is that, after about the third grade, there is very little anyone can teach a student about creative writing.

I like poem...Intro to poetry lesson...have kids write "I Like Poem"...so simple and fun!

 I’ve yet to meet the man who was both a good, well behaved, lad at school and afterwards a good and creative writer.

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Being a good lad who pleases teachers at school virtually guarantees that one won’t ever be a good writer as being a good lad at school derives of doing what others who don’t know how to write themselves tell you to do.

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The very education itself obviates against creativity.

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Formal education is designed to produce mediocre writers.

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Almost the entirety of Abraham Lincoln’s education was self-directed.

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Lacking formal schooling, he consumed books with an insatiable desire, reading snatches of them whenever he could.

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He also committed to memory numerous passages from his favorite books.

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It enabled him to learn the musicality present in great writing.

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It’s no coincidence that the mind that produced the Gettysburg Address had at its immediate disposable snippets from the world’s finest authors.

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My family does not think highly of your Mr Lincoln for a number of very compelling reasons but there is no doubt he is the best writer to ever occupy the White House and who likely ever will.

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And he taught himself that craft.

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Try to learn to write this from a schoolteacher:

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

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Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war.

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We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

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But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.

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The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

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It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.

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It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

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— Abraham Lincoln

Nov. 19, 1863

Great writing ability is a gift from God that cannot be taught or learned.

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
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      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
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      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

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      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
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      ~~La crema y nata~~

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      ~~Artista de la conquista

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      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
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      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
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      September, 1957
       
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      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
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      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
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      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
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      September, 1966
       
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      The Cathedral Latin School
       
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        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
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      Κύριε ἐλέησον
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      Rejoice and Glad!!

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      Amen~~

       

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      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
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      Deus Lux Mea Est

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      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

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      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

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      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

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      Acta Est Fabula.

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      Deus Vult.

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      Our Queen now 63 years on~~

      Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

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2 thoughts on “American schools produce mediocre men prepared to function well in a mediocre world.

  1. Too many public schools are producing Obambots that salute “Heil” As to the rest of education mediocrity is above the pay grade.

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