Wednesday, February 14, 2007

...And Right Back to Sodom San Francisco

God, where's al Qaeda when you need them. Okay, that was bad and I don't really mean that...I am sure there are some conservatives living among the communist scum. But wasn't California supposed to break off and float into the ocean or something like that? Haven't they been saying that for years? When's that gonna happen already?

I'm pissed if you hadn't noticed. Pissed as in mad, not drunk. Though I guess I should leave the drunk thing as an option in case wishing terrorists would blow up SF violates the Patriot Act or something...

The catalyst of my ire? Read this and you'll see (I reluctantly use this source as the author is just as biased as the material she reports on...)

"...It's a lucid time line of 230 years of American wars and conflicts. It's a well-researched text, footnoted from sources as varied as international newspapers, Department of Defense documents, and transcripts of speeches from scores of world leaders. It's been endorsed by such antiwar stalwarts as Susan Sarandon, Noam Chomsky, Helen Caldicott, Cindy Sheehan, and Howard Zinn, who called it "a witty and devastating portrait of US military history.

And it's a comic book that's going to be available for 10th-through-12th-grade students in San Francisco's public schools. Four thousand copies of Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism, by Joel Andreas, have been purchased and donated to the San Francisco Unified School District using contributions gathered by local peace activist Pat Gerber.

Blythe said the district has been contacted mostly by people in support of the work and the only criticism has come from its coverage in the conservative media. She stressed that the use of the book is optional, at the discretion of each teacher, and the Office of Teaching and Learning is researching other texts that offer another perspective but has not settled on anything yet." (Read the entire torrid tale).

If you can stomach it, you can read much of the anti-military comic book (soon to be a SF 11th & 12th grade textbook) online:
Addicted to War: Why the U.S. Can't Kick Militarism.

if you haven't puked yet, make sure to read through the "endorsements" and definitely don't miss the About the author. He's "that guy" (you'll see that I mean when you see his picture).

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