Sunday, March 30, 2008

Calvin & Hobbes and Public Schools (B.R. Merrick)

B.R. Merrick on how Calvin & Hobbes can tell us everything we need to know about the indoctrination camps known as public schools:

Contrary to what I used to believe, what everyone else believed, and even the artist himself may have believed, Calvin was not a rotten little kid. He had a vivid imagination, amazing coping ability, and an indomitable spirit. In my opinion, his rottenness is almost entirely the fault of well-meaning parents who simply misunderstood him, the poisonous instrument of television, and the hideous nature of regimented schooling.

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