> Kirby Posted: Mar 9, 2007 10:40 AM >> I think you put too much emphasis on MPG and his >> network, just as MPG does on Wayne and his. > > I do not know anything, really, about Mike
Wow. A rare true statement from Gospodin David (aka Tovarich Pipik).
> or any posse he may or may not have.
Yes, I definitely may or may not have a posse and it's a safe bet that if I did, you'd be the last person on the planet who'd know anything about it.
> Only because, in this forum, Mike is the loudest defender of the > Education Mafia I use him as an emblem for them. I am sorry I did > not make that clear.
If there's an "education mafia," I suspect you to be a member. My experiences in both public and private education make clear that I'm not a member of any such group (nor would I care to be one if it exists). I don't defend any group as such, but I do try to present alternative viewpoints to yours and those who tend to agree with you. I've never liked people with narrow visions of subjects as complex and hard to pin down as education. As soon as theory becomes dogma, whether through or in spite of the wishes of the given theorist, humans are in trouble. I'm not talking about areas of hard science, where there's a clear way to test most things and a process that seems to generally ensure we'll be able to replace any theory that can't stand up legitimately to a better one. Rather, I mean depth psychology, social theory, political science, education, and other areas where pretending it's possible (let alone already a done deal) to have a broad-based, all-encompassing theory that is testable in the same ways that, say, quantum electrodynamics is testable almost always indicates a person who is either deluded or trying very hard to pull the wool over the eyes of others. > > In other words, it has never been about Mike (though he does > tend to take things personally),
Hard to imagine why anyone would take seriously your ideas. Not so hard to understand why SOME of your more outlandish smears and libels might provoke some concern, however. And when someone actively tries to do me or my family or friends serious personal harm, not necessarily of a physical kind, I'd prefer to err on the side of assuming the worst about people who have shown themselves to be dangerous and unethical. I make no apologies for so doing nor plan to operate with you and the MC/HOLD crowd any differently than I do with other rabid beasts who invade the lives of decent people.
> it is about the Education Mafia.
As opposed to the Anti-progressive storm troopers you run with and call "comrade?" I guess I'm glad their are more than two groups or paths to choose from.
> Of course, that is what Watkins was also referring to. > > Haim > Je me souviens > >