I was all, “Right on, kid for taking a stand against this bullshit,” until I read this bit:
Ms Hernandez refused to wear the tag because it conflicted with her religious beliefs, according to court papers. Wearing such a barcoded tag can be seen as a mark of the beast as described in Revelation 13 in the Bible, Ms Hernandez’s father told Wired magazine in an interview.
Because yeah, from what I remember of Bible study, barcodes must be right up there with entire Book of Leviticus in terms of things you didn’t think would send you to hell, but will … FFS.
A really good blog. I wish I’d been able to read it right after I graduated from college.
Sorry, but who the fuck gets a PhD to earn more money? Its desirability doesn’t have anything to do with earning potential. Or am I naive? Probably, since I believe that education in itself is not about getting jobs, but about learning more about the world in which we live.
*cue sappy music here*
Because of the value of slaves in the South and the institution which upheld its existence, it became an issue of great importance in the North. The basic understanding was that the South had to be purged of slaves. This could theoretically have been done through genocide (as with the Native Americans).