Those darned kids: cause for despair and celebration, I guess
Well, hell. This is fun.
I have now received three (3) student papers that discuss Iraq’s attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11. All three papers mention it as an aside to another point. I’ve had two papers on the virtue of forgiveness that argue that if we had just forgiven Iraq for the 9/11 attacks, we wouldn’t be at war right now. I just read a paper on the problem of evil which asked why God allowed “the Iraq’s” to attack us on 9/11.
The thing that upsets me most here is that the the students don’t just believe that that Iraq was behind 9/11. This is a big fact in their minds, that leaps out at them, whenever they think about the state of the world.
There was a study recently that talked about the persistence of incorrect “memories” and “facts,” and I’m sure that plays into this (along with the sterling state of our educational system).
So I was about to start shaking my cane at some darned kids who were on my lawn, when this came across the transom.
From December 2007 until February 5th, 2008, your host John Tomlin will update this website every day with a video pertaining to the race for President of the United States. He will travel in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina covering both Democrats and Republicans. As a student at Union College in Schenectady, New York, Tomlin will cover the campaign from a new fresh perspective, so keep logging on!
So I checked it out, and I think this kid is onto something. The Bill Clinton episode was fun – I mean, how often does Bubba get heckled by a robot college professor who’s still pissed off about Sister Souljah?
Keep your eye on John Tomlin. He could be a rock star before this is all over.