…’s time to stop treating our high schools as places to prepare people to take the SAT or ACT exams. We need more technical schools. More schools that teach people how to code. More choices for people to figure out what they like or love to do with their time and with their lives that other people value so that they can prosper both financially and psychologically. Ultimately, human flourishing is all that matters.
Every age of decline has its consolations and its entertainments. Bread and circuses, cake and spectacle. Its great and true sports, that grow more extreme the angrier and more frustrated the people get. The great and true sport of this age — and every age — of decline is hate. Hate turns us into animals. Vicious, savage, thirsty. And cruelty turns us into something less than animals. For animals don’t toy with their victims, and so reduce themselves to puppets, pawns, prisoners. They, at least, are free.