Before there will be a political revolution, there must be a moral revolution. Before there will be a moral revolution, there must be serious public discussion about very abstract ideas. Before that can happen, there must be a public capable of abstract thought, but the government schools are turning out legions of future voters who are not equipped for the task.
In their forthcoming documentary, Elizabeth and David O’Brien propose that part of the solution to the abysmal failure of the U.S. education system will be an English Grammar Revolution. As Ayn Rand put the issue, “The primary purpose of concepts and of language is to provide man with a system of cognitive classification and organization, which enables him to acquire knowledge on an unlimited scale; this means: to keep order in man’s mind and enable him to think” (The Ayn Rand Lexicon, ‘The Cognitive Role of Concepts’, http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/language.html).”
So, if this issue is important to you, please consider supporting this project on Kickstarter.
Our friends in Atlanta will be hosting their fourth regional conference, ATLOSCon, from May 23rd to the 27th, and they’re now accepting proposals from prospective presenters. If you’ll be in town and wish to present, visit the new ATLOS website and submit a proposal.
Saturday, January 19, beginning at 3:00pm, we will meet at the Art Institute of Chicago to view the Of Gods and Glamour exhibit (http://www.artic.edu/exhibition/gods-and-glamour-mary-and-michael-jaharis-galleries-greek-roman-and-byzantine-art) and afterwards discuss over dinner at Pizano’s at 61 E Madison St (http://www.pizanoschicago.com/the-loop.php). Admission to the Art Institute is $18 for adults, $12 for students and seniors.
Those interested in dinner and discussion only can meet us at Pizano’s at 5:15pm.
If you do plan to be at Pizano’s, please post a reply so we can plan for enough room.
We would like to reinstate our monthly social gathering. Please let us know in the comments which day of the week would be most convenient for you to meet up between 6:00 and 9:00 pm.