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Here’s a post over at Forbes by Jessica Hagy (she blogs at Indexed) describing Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School. This is only the tip of the proverbial ice burg sinking students in the icy waters of statist-run government ‘education’. I’ve written much about what I observe daily in the propaganda center/re-education camp paying me to ‘teach’ young minds. Hat tip to Ms. Hagy for her excellent thoughts and graphics! Find the full article below… And check out her blog.

Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School
Be aware of the insidious and unspoken lessons you learned as a child. To thrive in the world outside the classroom, you’re going to have to unlearn them.

Dangerous things you were taught in school:

1. The people in charge have all the answers.
That’s why they are so wealthy and happy and healthy and powerful—ask any teacher.


2. Learning ends when you leave the classroom.
Your fort building, trail forging, frog catching, friend making, game playing, and drawing won’t earn you any extra credit. Just watch TV.

3 . The best and brightest follow the rules.
You will be rewarded for your subordination, just not as much as your superiors, who, of course, have their own rules.

. What the books say is always true.
Now go read your creationism chapter. There will be a test.



5. There is a very clear, single path to success.
It’s called college. Everyone can join the top 1% if they do well enough in school and ignore the basic math problem inherent in that idea.


6. Behaving yourself is as important as getting good marks.
Whistle-blowing, questioning the status quo, and thinking your own thoughts are no-nos. Be quiet and get back on the assembly line.


7. Standardized tests measure your value.
By value, I’m talking about future earning potential, not anything else that might have other kinds of value.

8. Days off are always more fun than sitting in the classroom.
You are trained from a young age to base your life around dribbles of allocated vacation. Be grateful for them.

9. The purpose of your education is your future career.
And so you will be taught to be a good worker. You have to teach yourself how to be something more.

I still remember my first “fixing” as the old timers called it.  It was welded into my brain via my 8 year old eyes.

The day was cold on the weekend after Thanksgiving.  It would be a double whammy in the hawg pen.  The smell of fear and smoke swirled in the mud and November air.  The oak wood flamed with a few sticks of sweet gum popping, heating water in the split 55 gallon scalding barrel.  Daddy loaded his Hi-Standard .22 pistol and got the pig killing started. He said it was time to give that pig a .22 aspirin. He taught me the proper placement for a humane kill was two inches above the eyes, right in the middle.  It worked.

While the crew was scalding the hide of our future bacon, my uncle pulls out the razor.  Makes me cringe to this day.  Yep, one of the young pigs had it coming.  And he got it…or lost it.  No, lost both of his piglet makers.

For those unfamiliar with castrating farm animals, a very similar process happens daily in our compulsory education system.  No, they haven’t resorted to these drastic physical measures…yet.  But, they have managed to mutilate individual liberty. It’s not noticeable to the casual observer what these factory-farm style schools produce.  From the belly of this beast, I see first hand the brutal castration of liberty minded students, parents, and teachers, one nut at a time.  Thankfully, the scales of Statism are beginning to fall from the eyes of a few Leviathan worshipers.  But, as Elvis sang, “I’m caught in a trap.”  And the trapper uses a government gun and a sharp bayonet of coercion to do Uncle Sam’s dirty work.  It’s about life control and domination.  And students don’t get to choose.

Fellow liberty blogger Darjeelingzen sums it up nicely below:

Plato: The price of apathy…

“The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men” -Plato

Dear Plato; {It’s not necessarily apathy, its fear, in resignation to the violence imposed in childhood and reinforced in the schools}

If the people are sheep, it is because our parenting has dominated them, and our schools have subjugated them; …

“the people” are sheep, because all their lives, they have encountered systems and institutions of domination;….

The “sheep-le” have never tasted freedom; they have never been encouraged to think independently; they know nothing other than subordination


Yesterday, a former student of mine dropped by my room before classes started.  Actually, EVIT #1 (Education-Vigilante-In-Training) brought him down to my room.  I’ve been sabotaging ETIT  #1’s schooling every morning the entire school year. It’s called freedom-tutoring. I’ve made it my goal this year to de-school and free as many kids as possible – from the power of the “Collective.” I tell them to do a 180 on what their teachers tell them to believe. Question everything…especially “expert” teachers.  Throw your government textbooks in the trash.  They’re filled with garbage anyway.  If you have enough energy left after 8 hours of indoctrination, try putting down X-Box and look up the real cause of the War of Northern Aggression, the Articles of Confederation, or ask yourself, “Who owns you?”

So I asked this former student, an EVIT hopeful, “What caused the ‘Civil War?'”  I used the term the propagandists like so he’d have a reference point.  He quipped with a sense of pride in “knowing” the answer, “Slavery.”  I told him, “Welcome to freedom-tutoring. We meet every morning in my room. Attendance is voluntary.”

There’s hope.  He actually thought I taught a class during their electives schedule.  On second thought, that might be a great offering.

Is liberty-castration right for you?  If so, please seek a State licensed teaching professional.  DIY is NOT recommended.  It’s not a procedure that is pleasant.  Lot’s of pain involved.

If you answered no, find a freedom-tutor immediately and save your liberty jewels!  Resist the savage do-good goobers and their force of fairness and equality.  Liberty must not be leveled down!  Free yourself from the violence of forced schooling.  Self-educate!

“Do not consider Collectivists as “sincere but deluded idealists”. The proposal to enslave some men for the sake of others is not an ideal; brutality is not “idealistic,” no matter what its purpose. Do not ever say that the desire to “do good” by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.

~ Ayn Rand

Now, pass the mountain oysters please.