Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sam Harris - Thank You

Thank You Sam Harris - I really dislike Palin too. See linked Newsweek article.

My favorite section:

"Ask yourself: how has "elitism" become a bad word in American politics? There is simply no other walk of life in which extraordinary talent and rigorous training are denigrated. We want elite pilots to fly our planes, elite troops to undertake our most critical missions, elite athletes to represent us in competition and elite scientists to devote the most productive years of their lives to curing our diseases. And yet, when it comes time to vest people with even greater responsibilities, we consider it a virtue to shun any and all standards of excellence. When it comes to choosing the people whose thoughts and actions will decide the fates of millions, then we suddenly want someone just like us, someone fit to have a beer with, someone down-to-earth—in fact, almost anyone, provided that he or she doesn't seem too intelligent or well educated."

This seems to be fundamental flaw when it comes to what people value in their elected officials. I also find it scary that Sarah didn't have a passport till last year!!! To lead this country, you really need to be more world-ly.

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