Mark Morford waxes eloquent in his recent San Francisco Chronicle op ed piece entitled, “American kids, dumber than dirt.” In the midst of bewailing the sad condition of the government education system, Morford offers this erudite display of intellectual flatulence:
We are, as far as urban public education is concerned, essentially at rock bottom. We are now at a point where we are essentially churning out ignorant teens who are becoming ignorant adults and society as a whole will pay dearly, very soon, and if you think the hordes of easily terrified, mindless fundamentalist evangelical Christian lemmings have been bad for the soul of this country, just wait.
It is ironic that this came to my attention on Reformation Day. Apart from the blessings of God that erupted with the recovery of the Gospel in the 16th century Morford would not even have the opportunity to publish this intolerant rant. The social and political freedoms that we take for granted in our land today germinated in the Protestant Reformation.
Of course, I suppose it should surprise no one that I would say this because, afterall, isn’t it what all of our kind say?