To the editor:
In an interview on Fox News recently, a prominent Republican, enumerating the virtues of Donald Trump as a potential president of the USA, said that Trump was a successful communicator because he spoke on a fourth grade level to the American people.
This comment, while startling at first, set me thinking and I realized how true it was, how important it could be in Trump’s plan for his presidency, and how it could result in making America really great again.
Here’s a quick summary of how it could work. First, all middle and high schools would be closed; fourth grade-level education is all we need! Children in K-4 would be taught the usual three R’s, but in addition, the importance and effectiveness of words like “stupid,” “dumb,” “loser,” and “liar” in dealing with those with whom they disagree. As for middle and high school students and their teachers, most could be placed in various jobs currently held by the millions of immigrants who will have been deported. The strong boys and men can work on the Great Wall, while the women and girls serve as domestics, which is what they’re really best at. Once the job-killing governmental regulations (those keeping children off the labor market) are abolished by executive order, the old schools can be converted to new sweatshops — you can’t imagine how beautiful they’ll be — and manufacturers like Trump’s shirt-makers will be able to come back from overseas with perhaps even a slight increase in wages (or perhaps not). Attractive colleges and universities can be converted to spas, hotels, and casinos; and not-so-attractive institutions can serve as jails. Of course, for the budding billionaires — the true job-creators — there will be Trump U to train a corps of the “one-percenters” who will carry on the tradition established by the new White House. This institution of higher learning has added new dimensions to the traditional university, and will be the standard for higher education in the future.
I can hardly wait — what about you?
Robert N. Roth