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"The reward of suffering is experience." - Papyrus

On the Unfairness of a Teacher

  • Date Submitted: 01/27/2010 11:11 PM
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Please pardon the indelicate overtones that will be found throughout this letter, but Mrs. Christine King\'s attendants are too indolent to remove the misunderstanding that Mrs. King has created in the minds of myriad people throughout the world. Permit me this forum to rant. As for me, I have no bombs, no planes, no artillery, and no terrorist plots. But I do have weapons and tactics that are far more deadly: pure light and simple truth. Forgive me for boring you with all the gory details, but the last time I told her votaries that I want to take up the all-encompassing challenge of freedom, justice, equality, and the pursuit of life with full dignity they declared in response, \"But unfounded attacks on character, loads of hyperbole, and fallacious information are the best way to make a point.\" Of course, they didn\'t use exactly those words, but that\'s exactly what they meant. Mrs. King promises that if we give her and her cultists additional powers, she\'ll guard us from cheeky, testy finks. My question, however is, Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? -- Who will guard the guards?

What we have been imparting to Mrs. King -- or what she has been eliciting from us -- is a half-submerged, barely intended logic, contaminated by wishes and tendencies we prefer not to acknowledge. Human life is full of artificiality, perversion, and misery, much of which is caused by the most rancorous mountebanks I\'ve ever seen. (Yes, she has mastered the art of bamboozling unwary listeners by introducing names of persons and events of which they have only a hazy recollection and then making statements, seemingly documented, with such authoritative confidence that they never think of trying to clarify their own recollections or consulting a reference work, but that\'s an entirely different story.) I almost forgot: If natural selection indeed works by removing the weakest and most genetically unfit members of a species then Mrs. King is clearly going to be the first to...


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