Nuggets of Wisdom

Friday, April 12, 2013

Public Education = Indoctrination

I know this is probably going to shock you all, but video footage was recently leaked of a far-left radical college professor acting like a far-left radical college professor. Shocking, I know!

In the 15-minute video complication, videotaped by a University of California student, political science professor Darry Sragow is shown going on multiple tirades against the Republican party, calling them "losers," "racists," and "old white guys."

"The Republican Party," he said, "is the last vestige of angry old white people."

The professor went so far as to suggest utilizing illegal tactics to suppress Republican votes. One teacher assistant even suggested stationing Black Panthers at polling locations to intimidate Republican voters.

The entire video can be viewed in its entirety below, though those with high blood pressure should refrain from doing so.

Watching this video in its entirety, I cannot help but notice how the vitriol spewed by this professor is similar to the rhetoric I see propagated throughout the libtarded blogosphere on sites such as the Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and r/politics.

Usually, I'm tempted to dismiss such rhetoric as the incoherent babblings of uneducated libtards, but if this video indicates anything, it's that these libtards are anything but uneducated. They are, indeed, educated.

Of course, by "educated," I do not mean they were taught critical thinking skills that allow them to think for themselves; rather, they were indoctrinated into a political narrative that they were taught never to question. In other words, they were not "educated," but "indoctrinated."

And I know I probably sound like a crazy person accusing our institutes of higher learning of being brainwashing indoctrination centers. But when videos like this exist, how can I come to any other conclusion?

The stark reality is that our state universities are not providing the next generation with quality education. They are force-feeding them pro-government, pro-corporate propaganda--and once you drink the Kool-Aid, the damage done by the poison is hard to reverse.

Unfortunately, such indoctrination is not isolated to higher education. It starts as early as preschool.

Take for instance the following image of a crayon-scrawled message a Florida 4th-grader was recently required to write for his civics lesson:

“I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure.”

With such blatant propaganda being forced upon our youth, is it any wonder that we have American citizens who are more than complacent about government infringing upon our Constitutional rights? Is it any wonder than Americans have no problems with warrantless wiretaps or gun control or indefinite detention or targeted assassination?

And why should they? It's clear from this image that our children are no longer being taught that those who are willing to sacrifice necessary liberty for temporary security deserve neither. If anything, they're being taught the inverse: those who trade liberty deserve security!

From day one, our children are taught to worship the state. If that sounds radical to you, I want you to think back to your first day of school. What was the first thing you were taught? The alphabet? Your times tables? No. The first thing you were taught was to salute the flag and recite the pledge of allegiance. No questions. No objections. No exceptions. You were taught to pledge undying, unquestioning allegiance to the state, and from that day until graduation, you were made to renew that pledge every single day. All the better to ingrain statism into our heads.

There is no denying this. Our public education system is designed for indoctrination, not education. If Christian schools indoctrinate children into Christianity, and Jewish schools indoctrinate children into Judaism, and Islamic schools indoctrinate children into Islam, what do state schools indoctrinate children into? The state!

So it should surprise no one that our school system is churning out uneducated illiterates. That is what it's supposed to do. It's not designed to train our children to become independent freethinkers, but unquestioning minimum wage workers and welfare recipients--unthinking masses who are so dependent upon the state that they are willing to accept the blatant corruption of those who run it.

This is why education reform is not a priority in this country. It is not a priority of our politicians. It never will be. The political elite that run the corporate state benefit from an uneducated populace unable to question or criticize their agenda.

If you don't believe me, then listen to good ol' George Carlin. He was against public indoctrination before being against it was cool!

There's a reason for this, there's a reason education sucks, and it's the same reason it will never ever ever be fixed. It's never going to get any better. Don't look for it. Be happy with what you've got... because the owners of this country don’t want that. I'm talking about the real owners now, the real owners. The big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls. They got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying. Lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right.