Carborendum Posted July 6, 2021 Author Report Share Posted July 6, 2021 39 minutes ago, LDSGator said: You can easily make the case that Harold Hill made River City a vastly better place with his existence, so....what are you saying bud? Well, when you pulled the lipstick on a pig thing, it got me wondering, what is the mirror image of that? Making something quite innocent (and in some ways good) "sound" horrible?... Making a mountain out of a molehill -- too cliche'd and just misses the flavor test. But "pulling a Harold Hill" by making a pool table to be so horrible that its mere presence will corrupt out kids. All done to line a the pockets of a con-artist? Yup. When the idea of public schools were first instituted, the intent was innocent enough. And the utilization of such was a hallmark of what increased the ability of many people in this country to make America the industrial powerhouse it was always going to be. But that same power, now wielded by those who only seek to enrich themselves, is going to be the means by which yet another jenga piece is removed from the towering superpower that is America. (Wow, that sounded really inspiring and dramatic. It should go in a speech somewhere) A tool may be great. But what that tool is used for is quite a different question. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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