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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Change The Schools -- Change The World

Our world has been shaped by the schools we have attended.

"Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery." - Benjamin Disraeli

For most governments this is the preferred route to an easily controlled populace.

As the educational bureaucracy has become moribund and archaic - so has it extended its reach to younger children and older adults. The health of state authorized institutions has become dependent on the slavery of its people.

Start each day with a loyalty oath, continue the day with rewritten histories, finish the day with homework as a reminder that your future profession requires you to acquire a college degree.

Emphasis on science and math that only a few will comprehend will make the mass of students feel inadequate and needing of supervision. Don't fund or ignore all the other disciplines that are involved in being human - subjects where many students would find their passion and abilities. Break subject matter into discrete and short duration chunks that never allow the intense joy of discovery that comes from continued, in depth, analysis and creation.

Don't allow physical activity in children - call them sick and give them drugs if they will not conform. Train them to be good citizens - responding meekly and quickly to the demands of any authority.

A populace thus trained is unprepared for the enormous change that technology is bringing to all of our lives.

"The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cat's teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice." - Mahatma Gandhi

As the world quickly changes only those with the joy of learning will be able to adapt and avoid the poverty of dislocated lives. Those of us that are finished with school will be wise to unschool ourselves and break the coerced social contract that is now bankrupt. Those still in school are at greatest risk as their education is failing them even before it is complete.

"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom." - Albert Einstein

Seek your freedom, and the freedom of those you love, before you are trapped within the masses deserted by failing bureaucracies. Start your transition now.


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