The Gettysburg Address

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johnw
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The Gettysburg Address

Today I was involved in doing some training for new hires for the company I work for ,part of my presentation was to go over our harassment policy and anti discrimination policy. So , just because I thought it was appropriate ,I asked this room of 45+ people mostly in their late twenties and early thirties if they were familiar with the Gettysburg address,I asked them to raise their hands if they were......about ten did.....about ten.... wow.
So I quoted ,Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal......
The blank looks the deer in the headlight look was one of the most disheartening things I’ve seen in a long time......what a pathetic salute to our educational system....One of the most profound statements ever made by an American President was a mystery to them.....I didn’t bother to ask who said it .....

Thomas Carter
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Video?

Video?

Toolsmith
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Sorry you had that experience

Sorry you had that experience. It's common now. The recent generations are totally ignorant of history. That's why it's so easy to lie to them about socialism, censorship, or any other topics in civics. It's not education anymore, it's just leftist indoctrination. Many parents are simply taking their kids out of the public schools altogether.

Matt
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It’s quite a company that has

It’s quite a company that has johnw doing its ant-discrimination training.

Thomas Carter
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Four score and some bigly

Four score and some bigly whores

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Bruce Libby
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Why not?

Why not?

An important part of the training is teaching how to identify assholes.
One gets all the OJT needed here.

johnw
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Matt ,I know it's hard for

nah not worth it....

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You have to understand, Johnw

You have to understand, Johnw, they're being taught the skills they'll need under the new socialist regime.
You don't need skills to live off of other people's labor.
BTW
I used to hire high school juniors and seniors in my fab shop.
Thirty years ago, about half of them had no idea how to read a tape measure.
That increased by the decade to the point that by now I'd estimate the number to be 80%.
Sad.

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You don't need skills to get

You don't need skills to get a participation trophy.

The only skill needed to live off the labor of others in the new socialist regime is the same as it always was... tow the party line.

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