Friday, May 2, 2014

Common Core Educational Reading Standards--Pink Floyd Paris Concert 1977

A Pre-9/11 Media Moment in Multimedia Brief



Now people in America know war --Antoni Byk, Polish immigrant to USA in 1939

Not too long ago for those of us who lived through it. But, and enlighten if I'm wrong, memory theory and space-time theory are not dissimilar.

Undeniable.
This disaster did happen on September 11th, 2001 on a mostly clear skied country in the USA. We saw it happen. We were there. It was there. And they were all together...post-Lennon. Like many others, I suffer national PTSD syndrome that will never go away for as long as I live now.

But besides the astonishment at our dog having stood up, black, back hair raised wire-sharp ...with tail drawn straight in a warning readiness... a light beam image of Osama bin Ladin flashed on the giant TV screen before him as he slept while we watched. We rarely talked about it. But others were there. And they are, thankfully, still in my world.  Yet Jazz Man  never reacted to TV, sight or sound, before then and never did again. Evil was in our living room. It's unspoken pledge to protect the pack until death. Holographic or not, this was as real it as got.

I know this from the trenches (with at least two decades of educational/instructional at various public and private institutions both in America and in Far Eastern countries).  I know what I'm talking about.

GO AWAY NOW IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE OR HEAR MORE!

very well
you have been warned
please continue

"What makes you think it's YOUR choice? A...hahhaha....hahaha...hahhah..."
[image of an Old Norse 'seer' from the hit TV series, The Vikings]

Us digital immigrants, who learned html rosetta mía style, get what I'm saying. We wanted to know everything we could about the technology that was chaining our world in the blink of a bat's eye. It almost cost me my marriage because I never went to bed at night, spending hours that passed like seconds with my machine.  "Welcome," it said.  Just as Pink Floyd did. This was probably one of the last chances that my generation had at taking the blue or red pill.

Common Core Educational Reading Standards that point students to false aesthetics and false divergent thinking via mastering comparison/contrast as the Golden Calf (ironically, through the use of the Machine), need upgrading. I could write a book on this stuff. But...hey! Here's a vid! [P.S. I'm Ray Bradury and I approve this message]

Pink Floyd-Welcome To The Machine- (Paris 1977)-Legendado



Blessed are the peacemakers...
a white cop, a black kid

Arnold Penxa is a white cop from black Detroit, Michigan determined to save the lives of children no matter the cost, no matter the color. He is an ex war veteran and retired Detroit policeman, now working for a private school security firm,and he sniffs out a conspiracy for a multiple school shooting. The problem is that nobody wants to believe him except for a few close friends, so he's forced to act mostly alone to bust up the plot. Forget the usual suspects. This is the Mad Motor City where the line between common sense and criminal behavior is never clear.

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