Ravitch is the queen. If only the government would listen…
We would also address poverty directly. We would increase the minimum wage and make post-secondary education cheap or free, and we’d improve improve unemployment benefits and offer free job-training to the unemployed.
These are not radical, liberal ideas. In fact, in Europe most of them are associated with the more conservative parties, and many of them were associated with the American Republican party in the 80s. But the United States’s political climate is so different from anywhere else in the industrialized world that I fear we will just continue to get farther behind in education (and in % of people living in poverty) until we decide to make some big domestic investments.
i want more korra, less petty drama. more korra growing and learning. less mako and who he makes out with. i want korra to steal her spotlight back. i want her to harness her righteous anger and save her family, her friends, her tribe, her air-family. i want fanartists to stop smoothing out her muscles, whitewashing her skin and focusing on her bust size. i want to see her strength and wrath. i want to see her believe in herself and depend on herself. amen.