The Triangle Shirt Company fire

Lest we forget how things were just a hundred years ago. It appears some in Wisconsin and Ohio have already. March 25, 1911 was not all that long ago.

Those who do not read and understand history are not only bound to repeat the mistakes of the past, but drag an entire generation with them. An informed, educated, literate citizenry is essential for a democracy to sustain itself.

I suppose that is why conservatives are also attacking teachers and have declared war on book nerds.

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2 Replies to “The Triangle Shirt Company fire”

  1. What’s it going to take for people to wake up and realize how true “An informed, educated, literate citizenry is essential for a democracy to sustain itself” is? When will they wake up and realize that someone who believes that Adam and Eve were real and rode dinosaurs for pleasure or that the earth is 6000 years old are unfit to hold public office?

  2. Because people want to believe in the easy answers that gives life a fantasy. They want to believe you can lose weight by taking a pill. They want to believe in the reality of Disney. They want to believe moonshine has vitamins. They want to believe Snooki can write. They want to believe Reality TV is real. They want to believe the Universe cares about them. They want to believe a dog is actually writing this blog.

    And when someone comes along that promises they can deliver that fantasy and shows them a trinket or two that gives them a glimpse, they give them the farm for the promise of another glimpse. The human condition that has plagued us for thousands of years.

    At least 6,000.

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