Check it out:
First we have Miss Goldson from 2010:
"The majority of students are put through the same brainwashing techniques in order to create a complacent labor force working in the interests of large corporations and secretive government, and worst of all, they are completely unaware of it."
Then we have a bit of J. Dazzling's spirited defense of Miss Goldson's honor:
"She knows that the education system isn't going to change over night just because she spoke out, but she did it anyway, and it's gotten a lot of attention, and I would venture to say that it's gotten a lot of people to think about our school system in a different way. That's a good thing."
Then we have this little gem from a band I know is dear to your heart Shrub, from all the way back in the Dark Ages of 1979:
Do you remember how insanely popular that album was back in the day Shrub?
How many drunken teen parties were played out around the world that featured a "we don't need no education" sing-a-long every time that song came on the radio?
It made it to #3 in the UK & #1 in Australia, Austria, France, The Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand and, wonder of wonders, the US of A. It has sold, in the US alone, nearly 17 million copies since its release.
That would be, if my math is correct, a few months shy of 31 years ago. All those kids who sang that song or sat up huffing hookah while obsessively re-listening to that album over and over, finding endless meaning in its lyrics, are now the adults responsible for our current fucked up school system.
Kind of ironic, isn't it?
Yep. I can see how a teenager on UTube will finally be the spark that ignites change.
You can see that too can't ya?
I suppose the eternally hopeful should be given some points for their tenacity, but really, there are limits.