Two quotes to ponder:
XogGyux wrote:If you are expecting a bunch of teaching making the students write "Fidel is the greatest hero of all times" 100x per day.. you would be disappointed (or happy?).
Julian658 wrote:BTW, when I make an argument in the forum is not because I want to win. If you or anyone else comes up with a great thought I always accept it.The 2 quotes above demonstrate the superiority of the Cuban education and upbringing
- the education that normal Cubans get from both school and from their COMMUNITY - "community" being something which the majority of North Americans don't even have any more.
The Cuban men cutting straw with machetes, the women driving horses, the fishermen, the teenagers chasing birds in Vedado... all of them can discuss politics and social phenomena in a more educated ways than either of you. And you are ON A POLITICS FORUM, and you live in one of the richest countries in history. So a lot of money gets wasted in rich countries, and not much is devoted to real education.
But I don't blame you guys for this. Most Americans (and imitation Americans) are raised by television, and the result is:
The Saker wrote:Sadly, most Americans are not educated by their parents, their religious leaders, their communities, or their schools. Most Americans get most of their education from watching TV.
Since all the US TV channels offer almost the exact same mix of vulgar entertainment, propaganda and commercials, this “education” resulted in a huge amount of massively dysfunctional families and communities.
This addiction to a flickering screen (be it the Idiot Tube or You Tube – same difference) gives them a very short attention span and a limited ability to process large amounts of written information, which is what is needed to be able to analyze a situation]
Now, TV is obviously available in Cuba, as is most other modern distraction. But in Cuba - unlike in most North American suburbs - there are lots of healthy alternatives to watching a screen to learn.
Learning from TV... leads to an inability to process complex information. Or to tell a story. It leads to emotionally-charged but inarticulate ideation like the two posts above.
Cuba should NEVER imitate this.
an mk-ultra *science* and a jeffrey dahmer *foreign policy*
funded by pick-pocket *economics*