Texas Republicans Choose To Make Texas Children Stupid


From Common Dreams:

Here is the actual language from a position statement in the 2012 Texas Republican Party Platform:

Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.

The heart of Republicanism:

1) Fear intelligence

2) Fear intelligent people

3) Promote and praise stupidity

4) Keep people ignorant and uninformed

5) Eschew thinking and reason

6) Cripple schools and education

7) Keep our boots on the necks of the peons by denying them a decent education – that would be the niggers, the spics, the slants, the gooks, the redskins, and all the mud races

8) Get that damned nigger out of our White House

That about sums it up. Or as another famous Southerner said, “Stupid is as stupid does.”



6 Responses

  1. I don’t agree with the author’s premise that the motive is about race as much as I believe it is about class. Texas Republicans could care less about poor whites and blacks either. Incidentally, Mexicans are not a race, hence another point I don’t agree with. Nevertheless, I do agree Republicans love to keep people stupid, –all people who don’t think, eat and sleep like they do. It is Fascist as hell.


    • Technically, or biologically, there are no races. But to the Republican minds who do this sort of stuff, there are races, and they are distinguishable by appearance. Black is a race. Brown is a race. Yellow is a race. Red is a race. White is a race, and superior to the all the rest of course. So don’t kid yourself – from their point of view it’s about race. (And I suspect that they view ‘poor’ as a race too, no matter the color.)


  2. Hey, that stuff worked great for the Catholic Church over two millenia, so why shouldn’t it work for Big Oil too?


    • Sure. Keep the labor force dumb so they won’t know they’re getting screwed and being used to screw the planet.


  3. Great observations and you get my thumbs up…..


    • I shall proudly mount your thumbs on my study wall.


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