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2012 GPA Redistribution Petition & Video Contest – Carthage College

May 25, 2012 by  

Bob Livingston

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  • GALT

    What a fascinating combination of disparate elements to reach a fallacious non sequitor.

    Extremely creative and provocative especially if one grants credibility to each of the assertions without critical examination.

    1.) The context of an educational system whose methods and end product have already been challenged and the rather foolish attempt to continue the illusion that GPA has any
    relationship to merit or skill level achieved rather than simply being another system which serves those whom it supports first, while what it produces is of questionable value and like any other system can be gamed.

    2.) The careful insertion of the word “socialism” by which one incites the choir.

    3.) The use of the word “immorality”……which has no fixed definition, and when the attempt is made to do so……..one finds that the “unspoken” allusion here…….would be in direct conflict with any commonly understood meaning that would be equated with “morality”.

    In terms of natural law whose rules for success are determined by “survival and reproduction” by whatever means available, morality has no valid application and we
    as human beings have made the choice, over time, of choosing the “common good”
    as a more effective approach…….which has not been without it’s challenges and set backs, and whose understanding is continually evolving……….

    Once again, however we see that the temptation to reduce a complex system to a simplistic explanation…………which will undoubtedly succeed with those who constantly
    prefer the simplicity of error, to the effort required to understand and adapt to systems
    which can not be reduced and whose failure to do so…….simply guarantees that the
    “status quo” will continue. To quote Ayn Rand: “for whose benefit and at whose expense.”

    • Vigilant

      It’s bad enough that GALT once again treats us to a peek into the mind of a sociopath. Then he sophomorically continues with his amoral secular humanism bull$hit with “In terms of natural law whose rules for success are determined by “survival and reproduction” by whatever means available, morality has no valid application and we as human beings have made the choice, over time, of choosing the “common good” as a more effective approach…….which has not been without it’s (sic) challenges and set backs (sic), and whose understanding is continually evolving…”

      His attempt to equate Natural Law with Darwinian evolution is a joke. “Mr. Wizard” sees everything in the pedestrian terms of science and, like so many (but not all) atheists, has no imagination or spirituality beyond the worship of the mundane. Such myopic true believers will forever hang their hats on the shaky grounds of moral relativism.

      Moreover, he has no faith in or respect for the Declaration of Independence’s expression of Natural Law, which just happens to be the very heart of the Great Experiment we call America. Here’s news for you, pea brain: “survival and reproduction” did not make this nation great, nor did random selection, nor any accident of biology. It was the recognition of the Providencially granted laws of Nature and the wise application of them to build the respect for individual sovereignty.

      Here’s some advice for you, wayward friend: read Ayn Rand to your heart’s content, but expand your range of knowledge beyond that little cube inside your cranium before your entire brain atrophies. John Locke and the writings of the Founders would be a good start.

  • Christin

    Oh my gosh… the college students don’t have a clue. They want what they did NOT earn.

    The parents have failed those children and America, but The Socialist Educational System has taught them Entitlement and Redistribution of ‘Wealth’ well.

    My kids are in elementary school and they KNOW better. I taught them!
    I constantly have to correct a TV show, a book, or a Person’s comments or a Teacher’s choice of science topic to write on in an at home discussion with TRUTH.

    Parents you’d better have a talk with your children what ever their age and straighten this out NOW!

  • Nelle

    Good on the students for using the opportunity to document how indoctrinated the general population seems to be regarding “fairness”. Since when did life ever become fair.

  • JimH

    Is it “fair” to diminish the hard work of the students that “earn” a good GPA, to be “fair”?
    Define “fair.

    • Vigilant

      Jim, you’ll NEVER get an answer to that from the socialists. As with every other portion of the bankrupt progressive philosophy, “fairness” is a purely subjective term. The terms “fairness” and “fair share” are continually bandied about by the leftists, all the while knowing that things in their mind will never be “fair” until we are all equally destitute.

  • Linda

    Whatever “fair” is, it is obvious that anti-progressives will not get a voice in defining it!

    • JimH

      But Linda, that wouldn’t be fair. (oops, what was I thinking?)

    • Joe

      Wanna bet??

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