Friday, April 18, 2008

WWWtW-Watch #11: Bwaaa-ha-ha-ha!

Dedicated to the proposition that it can happen here.

I only wish that I had read this WWWtW post, entitled Art Imitates Death, before its author discovered that its basis was a “hoax.” Hoax is not even the word for it—it’s a joke. I will not recapitulate the basis of this WWWWtW offering here, since it is ugly in the extreme. I wish only to point out that the simple biological and physiological implausibility of the story having been true should have tipped off any but the most credulous of bumpkins that the thing was a total fabrication. Read it -- it'll blow your mind.

So why was it believed? It was believed because the kind of self-righteous, finger-pointing and prurient hatred that fuels WWWtW can have no existence, no raison d’être, unless the hate-ful can be found and made the object of scorn. It was believed because the author wanted, nay, needed to believe it.

And these are the type of people to whom we entrust the education of our children

But, at the same time, what better case could one make against the wisdom of accrediting home schooling than this post?