Because my home PC keeps getting filled with downloads from iTunes – a byproduct of teenagers, I frequently have to purge unneeded files in order to free memory. So it is with my gray matter – occasionally things have to go.
But what to purge? Something that is unneeded and of little use. Hmmm.
So, to free space for ideas and thoughts that matter, I am purging from memory the list of US presidents – the list considered essential to my public education.
Why am I purging the list of presidents? Well, it’s either that or the list of Tour de France winners. And I hold Tour winners in higher esteem – even those who doped or otherwise cheated.
In my opinion, it is time to drop the worship of presidents, past and present. Allocating scarce memory to these folks is of little use – other than supporting the belief that the regime is to be glorified.
So, if you ask me for the names of the last 25 presidents, I’ll ask you for the names of the last 25 Tour winners.