LAWRENCE C. JORGENSEN
PROFESSOR: HISTORY and POLITICAL SCIENCE, 1964 to
LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE, Van Nuys,
Be aware that I am an accused sexual harasser, dating from 1993. The
charges have been dropped, but no apology or admission of error has been forthcoming from
the College District's Administration. For the story, check below. Also, please read the
warnings indicated below.
It is all
still about Literacy.
"There are two ways of making a revolution. Put a gun in a man's hand and make him
shoot, or put an idea in a man's head and make him think. We prefer the latter." ---
The Masses, 1911.
So do I, but for a different reason. The gun and the attendant mass violence, while
glorified by national and international myth-making, at best, has promoted national
liberation. But that is not a revolution. All of history's true revolutions have taken
place in the heads and hearts of people. After all, it is only the progressive
moral development of humankind that is truly revolutionary. And as there is no moral
development without literacy, literacy is moral development. Thus, it is all about