Thursday, May 04, 2006

The Dawn of Understanding

About 42 per cent of all Canadian adults are semi-literate, according to the head of Canadian Council on Learning.

Which means, according to the arcana of the demonic art known as mathematics, that 58% are literate.

42% curiously enough is roughly equivalent to the percentage of Canadians who voted Conservative in January. And 58% is roughly equivalent to the percentage who voted for the other parties.

I certainly wouldn't make the claim that all Conservative voters are semi-literate but it's near certain that all semi-literate persons are conservative.

Pace H.L. Mencken

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