Government Schooling Is A Bastard Child Called Education

Posted: February 18, 2012 in Dumber and Dumbest, Forced Schooling
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“It’s not that I feel that school is a good idea gone wrong, but a wrong idea from the word go. It’s a nutty notion that we can have a place where nothing but learning happens, cut off from the rest of life.”—John Holt

“Wake up! Time for school.”

These words ring a death knoll to our love of learning and create fear and loathing in millions of school-age victims nationwide.  High paid central planning educrats are constantly installing the latest reform for our “failing (wink-wink)” public schools.  You do realize our schools are reaching their unspoken goal of not educating children?  As H. L. Mencken wrote in The American Mercury for April 1924 that the aim of public education is not

“to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence. … Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim … is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States.”

What is called education today is Newspeak for destroying individualists, killing curiosity, brainwashing, propaganda, and control.  How did Orwell know when he wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four?  I don’t know but he nailed it.  Public education was never supposed to work as advertised.  Ignoring this fact sets up a cascade of painful events for parents and students who put all their hopes of learning in an institutional system designed to fail.  “Education” in America’s forced government schools is the  illegitimate spawn of the Unitarian utopia.

In “Is Public Education Necessary?”, Samuel Blumenfeld documents that the enlightened Harvard Unitarians knew a compulsory state school system was needed to control the child and turn individualists into passive State dependents.  “The takeover of Harvard in 1805 by the Unitarians is probably the most important intellectual event in American history – at least from the standpoint of education.”  Their utopia on earth was only achievable through educating the masses.  Eventually, they used the legal force of the State to save us all…from ourselves.

What has always made the state a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven. — Friedrich Hoelderlin

Generations have passed through government schools, learning little, and forgetting most.  Education today is a religious/spiritual experience.  Faith-based if you will.  Students believe they are being educated.  In reality, they are simply being schooled to passively and obediently submit to a higher-power called the State.  Schooling is our salvation.  Dumbing-down the herd ensures poor memory of history and fertile ground for future tyranny.

To believe that education happens in government schools is like believing that a left-handed leprechaun riding a unicorn will deliver the gold promised.  Don’t be fooled!  Government schooling is illegitimate.  The end.  Almost…

 

“Education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished.”
Bertrand Russell, The Impact of Science on Society, 1953.

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