Texas’ radical teachings
The State Board of Education didn’t go near far enough. It didn’t ban from textbooks all references to the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Those old guys might have invented democracy and civil engineering and all that, but they were actually quite radical. Remember Antigone and her defiance of the king? And Socrates, put to death because he wouldn’t conform to the new standards of the Athens Board of Education? And Cicero, so odious to the makers of the new contract with Rome (the one that ended the republic) that they cut off his head and his hands and nailed them on display in the Forum.
The worst thing about them was that they were all pagan. Not a single born-again among them.
Where did I learn all this? From textbooks. Right there, deep in the heart of Texas. This has got to stop. O tempora, o mores.
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