Sunday, October 02, 2005

Regarding Bennett, II.

A good example of the specious reasoning that the Left has applied to Bill Bennett's recent remarks can be found in the Tapped online posting at the Amercian Prospect. For example, Garance Franke-Ruta claims to have read Bill Bennett's mind:

...Implicit in Bennett's statement is the assumption that African Americans contribute only criminality to America, and that if he could he wave his magic wand and bring African Americans' tenure in this nation to an end, that is all that would disappear. That's what's offensive about his statement.

Franke-Ruta also feels the need to tell us all in a pedogogic blather would the horrifying consquences would be for a city like Detroit if the Bennett/Rove/DeLay/Haliburton scheme were to come to pass.

By Franke-Ruta's remarks I realize that a Philosophy and Critical Reasoning distribution requirement must be reinstated at all colleges and universities. Perhaps we could add to the No Child Left Behind program?

There are some propositions that are so bizarre and obtuse that you're left almost paralyzed by the mental disorientation. So it is with Richard Cohen's WaPo column that argues for an apology to the notorious Lyndie England from Bush, Rumsfeld, and the United States Army, for leading her to her sorry state.

I think the legal and philosophical precedent that Cohen is citing is Greg "Otter" Stratton's defense of the Deltas to the Faber College Student Court ("...then shouldn't we also condemn all of society?").