Saturday, April 5, 2014

A modest proposal to end inequality: Forced emigration to the Third World. Sounds Maoist

There's another Modest Proposal on the loose, this one in an LTE in the Washington Post on Saturday, link,.  

That is, make all well-to-do kids raised by well-off parents in the west emigrate to the Third World, link here.  What happens if the country of choice is Uganda, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Gambia, or Ethiopia?  Or Mauritania?  Or Sudan?  Have I named the most anti-gay countries?
 
I do recall the Peace Corps questionnaire from 2002, that there were a lot of questions to see how well "socialized" the applicant was in working with individuals coming from very different values-spaces and cognition.  I'm not.

Remember that Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution in the 1960s required everyone (except Mao himself) take turns being a peasant.  Mao had his own personal masseur.
 
The same page in the Post (A14, April 5) has a letter recommending that women register for Selective Service as well as men.  

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