SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire

State Senator Carl Kruger (D) Brooklyn eviscerates Joel Klein. Wish there was a shot of Klein's face.




Bravo to Senator Carl Kruger

Finally A Politician With The Guts To Stand Up To A Detestable Bully:
Faux Chancellor Joel Klein, Esq.

An Education Expert in Chicago, has written widely about what the courageous Senator Carl Kruger recently stated during a Public Hearing.

(See my Review at of: WHITE CHALK CRIME: The REAL Reason Schools Fail,Karen Horwitz, M.Ed )

Senator Kruger seems to be among the very first who has finally been willing to state for the Record: "Enough is Enough"

Faux Chancellor Klein and his confederates may have finally come up against a Senator who has the backbone and integrity to put those who hijacked the NYC schools system, in their place.

Will they care? Probably not- at least for now. Klein and his willing lackeys and followers have gotten away with so much for so long, that they are clearly under the impression that they are above the Law. The proverbial State within a State.

"Absolute power corrupts absolutely" and having near Dictatorial control over a 23 (Twenty Three) Billion dollar entity for eight years, must certainly have an effect on the human brain- especially if that brain was ethically challenged to begin with before it was ever handed the Reigns of power of America's largest urban schools system.

No doubt, displayed on the wall over Klein's bedpost, carefully protected from the elements, in a 14 K Gold frame, is Klein's favorite historical quote:

"L' Etat- C ' est Moi"

And it would not at all surprise this writer if those words appeared also above the shaving mirror in Klein's bathroom, in his Dining Room and in all the other rooms in Klein's luxury Duplex located at 565 Park Ave.

He likely has even had the quote embroidered into all his bath towels and linen napkins so that when guests dine at his home, they can never forget, where they are and remain aware exactly just what is their place in the Universe.




What a Senator spoke to Mr. Klein's face likely did not extract any change in Klein's expression which always seems to consist of something between a frozen pained grin, a look of inordinate Hubris and a sense of Superiority not supported by empirical fact or deeds accomplished, by any stretch of the imagination.

But the Senator's words, spoken it must be conceded with an air of confidence that can only arise when one has his facts straight, may have unnerved Mr. "Legend in his own Mind", just ever so slightly.

And that night, as the Faux Chancellor said his bed-time prayers and before he laid his follicle challenged cranium upon his pillow, (the one into which is sewn, no doubt, the words: "L' Etat, C'est Moi", perhaps Joel Klein, Esq. realized for the very first time in all his Life, that the tide may be turning against him and all his fellow cronies who reside in that famous den of inequity, the infamous Tweed Courthouse.

The former Courthouse, from the last Century, from which the notorious "Boss" Tweed, police handcuffs obscuring his jewel encrusted cufflinks, was carted off to the City Jail for all his dirty and despicable and nasty deeds.

They say that every dog has its Day. And that a dog that will fetch a bone, will carry a bone.

Mr.Klein has surely obediantly carried the "bone" someone gave him, eight years ago, for a very long time. Through thick and thin and throughout all the Seasons of the year.

But I wonder if Joel Klein, Esq. can now sniff that the "Winds of Change" have altered and changed their direction. Abraham Lincoln said it best when he penned those immortal words: "You cannot Fool All the People All the Time".

They say old horses get sent to the glue factory. But where do they send old dogs ? My guess is they are probably sent to the same place as deposed former Tyrants, petty or large scale and ruthless Dictators, political charlatans and all of Society's countless parasites who exploit and feed off the work and Life blood of others.

Including, of couse, all those suited "Barbarians at the School House Gates" who would turn all of New York City's schools, if they had their way, and could get away with such an obscenity, into "for profit" entities.

No doubt they all end up being relegated and consigned,(and most deservedly it must be added), to the scrap heap of History.

David Pakter

Pete Zucker said...

Unfortunately being a state senator in New York means nothing. The only power is being Majority Leader. Or for that matter Speaker or Governor. It is only amongst these three that anything happens in New York.