[LMB] Holy Beta Colony, Batman!

Mitch Miller mitchmiller at entertainmenttax.com
Mon, 2 Aug 2004 11:33:59 -0700


One thinks immediately of Kurt Vonnegut's story "Harrison Bergeron," which was discussed some time ago on the list, but also of W.H. Auden's poem, The Unknown Citizen:

http://www.poets.org/poems/poems.cfm?prmID=1395

Mitch Miller

> 
> From: Jennifer.L.Smith.1 at asu.edu
> 
> (snip)> http://illinoisleader.com/news/newsview.asp?c=17748
> 
> > The start of Beta Colony here on earth,,,
> 
> > The mental health program will develop a mental health 
> system for "all
> 
> > children ages 0-18 years," provide for screening to "ensure 
> > appropriate and culturally relevant assessment of young children's 
> > social and emotional development with the use of 
> standardized tools."
> (end snip)
> OK, this is really scary---suppose I don't WANT my children 
> to be "appropriate 
> and culturally relevant"--suppose I want them to be 
> gloriously individual?
> 
> Jennifer