Saturday, January 4, 2014

All the Children Are Above Average....

...As the annoying Garrison Keillor says ever week. Or used to. I got tired of his relentless smug liberalism. That line is meant to sneer at and degrade the White middle-class people of Minnesota, and he'd never say such a thing regarding non-White people.  But it actually applies to people in general, and probably less so, if anything, to the self-effacing Scandinavian types he so clearly despises.  But I digress.  The point is that terms like "above average" and "elite" are constantly being democratized, to the extent that Piers Morgan, who no doubt considers himself a member of some king of elite, can with a straight face refer to Rachel Jeantel as "one smart cookie."

Actually, I didn't intend for this to be a wordy blog post at all, and it's just in reaction to the quibcag here, from this post on education by Vox Day, who has been a rich source of quibcags lately..

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