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originally posted by: ImaFungi
a reply to: MyEyesSeeTooClear
Good is the existence of humans. Evil is when a human knowingly (though potentially arguably unknowably in cases maybe) executes action/behavior which does the opposite of encouraging/flourishing/promoting/extending human life.
Of course this spectrum gets complex and twisty and messy, in ethical situations, and with the potentially agreeably useful notion of 'tough love' or the ends justifying the means.
There is of course a difference between what a human and/or humans would gather and perceive as the success rate of being a little evil now to create lots of good a bit later, as if there is no God, and no appropriate human justice system, a person will not be punished if their perception was lacking, in an instance such that they perceived and calculated that they must do a little evil now to achieve lots of good a bit later, and it turns out that it was impossible for the lots of good to occur, and so their plan was wrong, but they thought it was right, and even every person thought it was right. This brings up the intriguing ethical concept of intentions, or good intention, and whether an eternally good intentioned person whether relating at all times to a true and proper guide of absolute goodness, can ever be or commit evil.
originally posted by: MyEyesSeeTooClear
Haha my papers actually mostly done...
“Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.” ~ Joseph Stalin
As another man without a high school diploma, I discovered many years ago that the "educated" class is generally not educated at all, it is mis-educated. The whole purpose of American (perhaps all "western") "higher education" is obviously to bring minds into lock step with "The Agenda." As a general rule, the less official American education a person has been exposed to, the greater his/her ration of common sense.
"Education" is Spiritual Suicide
Modern course work in universities does not widen the scope of a student’s knowledge, it narrows it. It doesn’t cultivate wisdom. It cultivates ignorance. It doesn’t teach students to become independent and self-responsible citizens, rather, it conditions them to become more and more dependent upon the system of corporate employment and governmental assistance. It doesn’t encourage free thought and the questioning of external authority, but rather to accept unconditionally the official version of everything.
What today’s universities accomplish is to turn young students with malleable, questioning minds into rigid, unthinking drones destined to become cogs in the machinery of modern society, machinery that has been wholly devised and developed by none other than our aptly named Machine Men. In short, universities are institutional tools that manufacture unthinking and incurious machines – namely, graduates
"...the academic meltdown in our public education system is intentional. It asserts that change agents have been working at the Education Department to change curriculum, not to improve teaching but to promote a socialist agenda. Their role is to create schools which will mold obedient citizens who no longer have the knowledge and skills to improve their lot in life, but are dependent on government/multi-national companies' guidance to survive. The system will create imprisoned citizens that will be managed from cradle to grave to serve the needs of the state's managed economy."
Deliberate Dumbing Down of America
Only when all children in public, private and home schools are robotized-and believe as one-will World Government be acceptable to citizens and able to be implemented without firing a shot. The attractive-sounding "choice" proposals will enable the globalist elite to achieve their goal: the robotization (brainwashing) of all Americans in order to gain their acceptance of lifelong education and workforce training-part of the world management system to achieve a new global feudalism.
A 100 yr. Silent War on Education
Never mind that this country's education system is already tailor-made to spread misinformation, entrench mythologies, and promote American exceptionalism to our young children. American history, as taught in schools, is generally nonsense meant to instill and preserve a sense of City-on-a-Hill nationalism, along with healthy doses of tall-tale founding myths, gung-ho militarism, and ethnic cleansing justification in the form of righteous Manifest Destiny. As James W. Loewen explains in his 1995 book Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, textbooks used to teach our children "leave out anything that might reflect badly upon our national character."
Who's Really Brainwashing Our Children