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The Problem With Arizona

Seems the Grand Canyon is only one of many ‘big holes’ in the great state of Arizona.

Here’s an example illustrating why the state of Arizona is so f*cked up:

A ‘notice of noncompliance’ has been sent by John Huppenthal, Arizona’s state superintendent of public education to the Tucson Unified School District to cease using the following as teaching aids:

·         Lyrics from Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Take The Power Back’
·         KRS-One’s essay ‘An Introduction To Hip-Hop’
·         A handout: ‘Why was American slavery the most brutal in history?’
·         The recitation of Mayan and Aztec teachings


Because they violate ARS- 15-112; a 2010 law that prohibits teaching classes which “promote the overthrow of the United States government,” “are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group,” or “advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.”

Failure to comply with the superintendents demands will result a ten percent cut in state funding for the school district, starting March 4th.  (So… ten percent of nothing equals…)


Please note those last two clauses. 

Seems Arizona would like to prevent all those “ethnics” from provoking their constitutional right to freely assemble.  You know, because when ‘those people’ all get together, why they might get up to some no good or get organized, or something. 

How very xenophobic of Arizona. 

One would hope that we were past such unfounded fears, but I suspect the recent Ferguson protests and all that has followed has the state, home of Governor Jan Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, all up in arms and on high alert. 

And speaking of the devil…

In other Arizona related news, a judge has ordered Sheriff Joe Arpaio to cease raiding businesses in the hopes of catching illegal immigrants and take the same training as his deputies to prevent racial profiling and unlawful detention.

You see, the good sheriff takes issue with all those illegal aliens taking all those American jobs.  Apparently, he believes ‘this land is our land’ – despite the fact this land actually was inhabited by someone else before Caucasians arrived on the scene.

Yep.  One’s desire to be ignorant does not change historical fact. 

And, last time I checked, ignorance is not a constitutional right.

But, I guess Arizona would disagree… and probably, given how proud they are of their racist, xenophobic, ignorant ways, has a law on the books stating exactly that.

Ditat Deus, indeed.


FelchingPisser said...

I think you are likely going to have an unending supply of material for posts like this these during the next few years...ugh...

whkattk said...

And it used to be such a nice place... Once the Tea-Baggers emerged, it went right into the shitter.