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Originally posted by pai mei
reply to post by piddles
So what ?
Is this meaningful to who ? I don't care. Maybe she was, maybe not.
So what's the problem with a "high-profile" person saying what she says ? Here it is : you know - conscious or not - that humans are taught not to think for themselves. And they will react to whatever authority tells them.
The new dumbness - the non thought of received ideas - is much more dangerous than simple ignorance, because it's really about thought control. In school, a washing away of the innate power of individual mind takes place, a "cleansing" so comprehensive that original thinking becomes difficult. If you don't believe this development was part of the intentional design of schooling, you should read William Torrey Harris's The Philosophy of Education. Harris was the U.S. Commissioner of Education at the turn of the century and the man most influential in standardizing our schools. Listen to the man.
"Ninety-nine [students] out of a hundred," writes Harris, "are automata, careful to walk in prescribed paths, careful to follow the prescribed custom." This is not all accident, Harris explains, but the "result of substantial education, which, scientifically defined, is the subsumption of the individual." Scientific education subsumes the individual until his or her behavior becomes robotic.
[edit on 3-9-2009 by pai mei]
Originally posted by Armour For Victor
reply to post by mahtoosacks
"While my body was asleep, I think my soul rode on a triangular-shaped UFO and went to Venus"
It says her soul was taken. Not her body? did everyone over look this? There is no sense of feeling if you have no body. at least terrestrial feeling.