Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
Ok...I watched the video...here is my opinion.
Kids like him who see "quadratic equations" and other "confusing concepts" as useless...simply do not have the intelligence to see the power these "confusing concepts" have. So instead of admiting that they are over their head and they don't have the intelligence to understand them...they lash out and say they are useless. They do exactly what he is doing to push the blame of his failure onto the "system". Then he can feel like HE is the one who is right, HE is the one who is intelligent, and HE can criticize all the others who decide to stay in school, actually LEARN the difficult concepts and topics, get good jobs and become successful (which for some reason he thinks is evil).
Maybe he is the one that is right, and all of the "confusing concepts" are not right -for him-. Some people can clearly feel what is right for them.
one of the first areas into which John D. invested his money was education. Daddy Oilbucks put his assistant, Fred Gates, in charge of his General Education Board. Gates tipped the Rockefeller philosophy on education in the Board's Occasional Paper No.1;
In our dreams we have limitless resources and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present educational conventions fade from our minds, and unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk.
......To this end the Rockefeller and Carnegie foundations, which often had interlocking directorates and many times acted in unison, began in the early Thirties to back John Dewey and his Marxist educationalists with enormous amounts of money.
........ In these Rockefeller-and-Carnegie established vineyards worked many of the principal characters in the story of the suborning of American education. Here foundations nurtured some of the most ardent academic advocates of upsetting the American system and supplanting it with a Socialist state....
The Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations had jumped into the financing of education and the social sciences with both Left feet. For example, the foundations (principally Carnegie and Rockefeller) stimulated two-thirds of the total endowment funding of all institutions of higher learning in America during the first third of this century. During this period the Carnegie-Rockefeller complex supplied 20 % of the total income of colleges and universities and became in fact, if not in name, a sort of U.S. Ministry of Education. The result was a sharp Socialist-Fascist turn. As Rene Wormser, Counsel for the Reece Committee, reports:
A very powerful complex of foundations and allied organizations has developed over the years to exercise a high degree of control over education. Part of this complex, and ultimately responsible for it, are the Rockefeller and Carnegie groups of foundations.
These foundations were, by way of grants amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars, responsible for the nationwide acceptance of avowed socialist John Dewey's theories of progressive education and permissiveness -the products of which have been marching on our college campuses for the past two decades.
Traditionalist teachers, who had been strongly resisting Deweyism, were swamped by education propagandists backed with a flood of Rockefeller-Carnegie dollars. At the same time the National Education Association, the country's chief education lobby, was also financed largely by the Rockfellers and Carnegie foundations.
It, too, threw its considerable weight behind the Dewey philosophies. As an NEA report maintained in 1934:
.......Since America's public school system was decentralized, the foundations had concentrated on influencing schools of education (particularly Columbia, the spawning ground for Deweyism), and on financing the writing of textbooks which were subsequently adopted nationwide. These foundation-produced textbooks were so heavily slanted in favor of socialism that Wormser concluded:"- It is difficult to believe that the Rockefeller Foundation and the National Education Association could have supported these textbooks. But the fact is that Rockefeller financed them and the N.E.A. promoted them very widely.-
.........It goes without saying that, by controlling the textbooks, the progressivists gained an open sesame to the minds of millions of students in the government schools. As John T. Flynn observed, it wasn't necessary to poison every glass of water coming out of every tap in a given community. It was necessary only to drop one cup of poison into the reservoir.
So successful was this conspiracy that by June of 1955, the Progressive Education Association which had been founded by John Dewey officially disbanded. Dr. H. Gordon Hullfish, the Association's president, explained:
Founded in 1919 the PEA was a protest movement against traditional education, based in large part up on the philosophy of John Dewey. One reason for PEA's end is that many of the practices. It has advocated have been adopted by the nation's schools.
This progressive education is Rockefeller education. After all, they planned for it, they promoted it, and they paid for it!
Schools teach us how to learn. They establish order and routine in an otherwise chaotic world. Sure you have to conform but that is the price of success in a capitalist society.
Originally posted by ViperFoxBat
There is a flaw to this ideology. The wealthy would much rather have an educated population in order to make more things for them. If you have a bunch of idiots just standing around then who is going to make that dream yacht they want so bad? Who is going to make the helicopters to fly their asses around? They like air travel so who will be there to make the private jets and the ultimate reason for education is defense. Who will make the weapons of war to protect their families and wealth?
Like others have said, not everything is a conspiracy.
[edit on 28-2-2010 by ViperFoxBat]