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Thursday, October 20, 2005

A College McEducation

I had to take 3 or 4 social science classes in college. They were all useless. It is really sad that the last real history learning experience I had was at my high school when I had to read a 400 page book about sugar and a 30 page paper on the US legacy in the Philippines.

I don't even believe what I wrote in that paper to the extent I did back then. The sugar book was really good though. It sounds so boring but its amazing how this one commodity shaped the world. I wonder if 400 years from now people will be reading about oil in the same amazement.

I just read an article over at the Heritage Foundation, a great think tank, you can read it here. The topic is about S. Koreans trying to tear down the statue of Macarthur. It really makes me pissed off, enough to yell. The redeeming factor is that twice as many Koreans turned out to protect the statue. My worry is that in 10, 20, or 30 years there won't be any Koreans turning out to protect the statue.

They don't really stop and think why that statue is there. If they did, they would realize its there because they are free and prosperous. If it was not there, that means the US got pushed off the peninsula and the communists took over all of Korea. They wouldn't have a statue to pull down, but most likely they would have never been born. Hmmm.... Makes you think.

Is an education system good if people aren't being taught actual facts?


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