SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: Another Star Trek Analogy

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Another Star Trek Analogy

I was sitting in the parking lot outside of Modells today keeping up on the blogs. I came across a post by Queens Teacher which I found really profound, which can be read here. QT is lamenting the end of teaching as we know it, but something else, at least it is my interpretation. That the deformers are looking for the easy way to solve problems.

In fact these two words of wisdom from QT resonated with me;
"Why do we need to wait 10 or 20 years to finally figure out this will not work"
" I personally am telling any young person I meet to not even THINK about being a teacher. I mean, why spend all that time, money and energy in a degree that is considered useless"
Which got me to thinking about "Wrath of Khan." No, not Khan himself, but Dr Carol Marcus and the Genesis project.

But what the video doesn't show is this exchange with Dr McCoy and Spock immediately after watching the video.

McCoy: Dear Lord. You think we're intelligent enough to... suppose... what if this thing were used where life already exists?
It would destroy such life in favor of its new matrix.
Its "new matrix"? Do you have any idea what you're saying?
Spock: I was not attempting to evaluate its moral implications, Doctor. As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create.
McCoy: Not anymore; now we can do both at the same time! According to myth, the Earth was created in six days. Now, watch out! Here comes Genesis! We'll do it for you in six minutes!

See? The teachers and education, "life," are being destroyed by Genesis, the new matrix. And what Spock is saying is true. It is always easier to destroy than create. And that is what is being done with education by the deformers. Destruction, because it is so much easier. Why bother to create and have to deal with hard work?

What happened to Genesis? Khan let the device explode and it created a new planet. Spock's body was left on the new planet and as we saw in Star Trek III "The Search For Spock" he was rejuvenated, and the Genesis planet destroyed itself due to its instability and in my opinion, artificialness.

What the deformers are attempting to do is create something easily which is impossible. They all need a few viewings of Wrath of Khan.

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