Might as well keep beating the dead horse that is the current state of affairs in Puerto Rico...
As The Fools play at being something other than mobile bags of guano, the pseudo-fiscal crisis they have launched to entertain their obscene excuse for brains has created a seriously harmful result: Public schools have closed for the year.
And I'm ABSOLUTELY sure, more so than the fact that I am a Jenius, that none--NONE--of these walking sacks of steaming road apples really cares a damn about this.
Why should The Fools care? Their kids are in private schools.
Why should The Fools care? Education is a budgetary sumphole more attuned to spreading the wealth than spreading knowledge. Fewer classes means more money to grub with.
Why should The Fools care? Come election time, some 40% of the campaign and precinct workers so vital to getting their sorry asses elected will be teachers, no matter what The Fools may or may not have done for them. Teachers have the political memories of goldfish: five seconds and everything's new again
Why the hell should The Fools care when the teachers themselves are content to call it quits and get an extra month of vacation time?
Think I'm being unfair? Here's proof: The only budgetary shortfall was in salaries that have to be paid anyway, so teachers COULD have continued teaching while waiting to get paid in late May or early June.
Instead, what was the overwhelming and immediate reaction: No pay, no teaching. Taking a page from the demagoguery of The Fools, they made the issue "no pay", when IN FACT, it's really an issue of LATE pay. And for a group notoriously slow to get the job done, the teachers really moved freaking fast to get everything done in time for the early closing, didn't they?
Now The Jenius knows that there are many, many teachers who would rather continue to teach than have the school year end like this. But sadly, they are neither numerous enough nor willful enough to make a difference. It might be a case of majority rules, or a silent majority being dominated by an aggressive minority, but the end result is the same: The Fools don't care about education, and neither do teachers.
Now there's a thought to carry through the longer summer and into the next school year...
The Jenius Has Spoken.