Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Way to Start Every Morning

Here is my first suggestion for improving the atmosphere in our public schools.

Before each day of school begins, school kids from grades K through 12 should be made to stand up, place their hands over the hearts, face the Green Lantern flag of Oa, and repeat the following:

"In brightest day,
in blackest night
No evil
shall escape my sight.
Let those
who worship evil's might
Beware my power,
Green Lantern's light!"

There's no reason too spend much time explaining what it means to the children. If they begin repeating it everyday it will become engraved upon their psyches. Understanding should never take precedence over obedience and loyalty. If the major religions of the west have taught us anything, it's that too much thought and too many questions lead people down the path to eternal damnation.

And since all babies are born with the "original sinister", mindlessly memorizing the call of the Green Lantern Corps- starting around age four or five- will help turn them away from the evil which they are inherently born to pursue.

It is the least we can do for the little ones. It's not too late to make this nation, this world, and this dimension great again.



Anne Johnson said...

Well, it's better than the pledge of allegiance, I grudgingly admit. However, neither of my kids can recite the pledge of allegiance without help. One will be a senior in high school, the other will enter 8th grade. So I fail to see how they could get this Lantern thing down. Could you shorten it?

Castaway said...

a great idea! my students could care less about the pledge and know more dc universe history than american history... wait a minute, i just bummed myself out...