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8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

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posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 02:36 PM
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Orginal Alternet Article


1. Student-Loan Debt. Large debt—and the fear it creates—is a pacifying force.



2. Psychopathologizing and Medicating Noncompliance.



3. Schools That Educate for Compliance and Not for Democracy.



6. The Normalization of Surveillance.


These are just 4 of the 8 reasons, with semi-lengthy reasonsings as to why there will be no major protests or riots or other type events.

Please visit the link, and read the article. it's most enlightening.

The younger generations have been pressed upon in such a way, that to "question authority" or to "go outside the box" and "think creativly" are frowned upon.

The people at the top do not want free-thinkers, or those that question. They want people who will simply slave away.

The institutionalization of a majority of our systems has erroded the youths basic ability to see the forest for the trees. Standardised public education has robbed them of the ability to ask critical thinking questions, and creativity. Television has robbed them of creative thought, and self-entertainment (or discontent with the world around them).

Those that are outside the box get medicated. A friend of mine's son doesn't like to sit still, and pay rapt attention to the teacher at school. The school is telling her that she needs to have her son seen by a doctor and medicated.


It appears that fomr some time now that we have been being engineered for the worse.
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posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 02:46 PM
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I know many on here had a problem with the student protests in the UK last year, but for me it was good to see young people getting involved in the political debate. Being kettled by the police is a great education and one that wont be forgot in a hurry.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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One quick remedy from the old days thats any British student should not forget when being kettled.

Bring Tea Bags!!!



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 02:56 PM
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was wondering, why link to a blog instead of the original article they copied?



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 02:57 PM
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Sadly not much was said in the media here in the USA, on the UK school riots.

It is widly accepted that the US media does NOT give us news from abroad on such events, for fear that some here may get the same idea and "rock the boat".

Sadly, this boat needs a good rockin' to remind them that we are still here, and aware.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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Ahh I wrote up the article here, and forgot to link both sources.. I will correct in the OP. Thanks for reminding me. My bad.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 03:06 PM
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Being 20 myself, I can attest to the youth being very ignorant when it comes to world events. I can only have an intelligent conversation about the corruption we are faced with on a daily basis with people on ATS, and a handful of close friends.

I've been in quite a few anti-war protests but they never accomplish anything. The police and any passerby just assume we're abunch of young troublemakers who want to break the law. Nobody listens nobody cares, it's not just young people.

Each and every generation alive today is just as complacent as the next.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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I am glad you brought the subject up.

The gradual dumbing down of America has been going on for over a hundred years.

A real interesting bit of info is the history of pharmaceutical interests, the ties between the Rockefellers, Auschwitz, the largest mass extermination factory in human history and a 100% subsidiary of IG Farben.
Doctors from Auschwitz were brought to the USA.


...The Nuremberg Tribunal convicted 24 IG Farben board members and executives on the basis of mass murder, slavery and other crimes. Incredibly, most of them had been released by 1951 and continued to consult with German corporations. The Nuremberg Tribunal dissolved IG Farben into Bayer, Hoechst and BASF, each company 20 times as large as IG Farben in 1944. For almost three decades after WWII, BASF, Bayer and Hoechst (Aventis) filled their highest position, chairman of the board, with former members of the Nazi regime. Bayer has been sued by survivors of medical experiments....
www.sourcewatch.org...



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld has written a lot about education andabout the horrors of ritalin. It is worth googling his name.


....there are now over 5 million school kids in America on psychotropic drugs, most of which are prescribed and administered by the schools themselves. That's the report we get from Kelly O'Meara, writing in Insight magazine on June 28. In addition, according to Teacher Magazine of December 1996, there are four million kids on Ritalin alone, one of the most powerful of the drugs now being given routinely to children in American schools.

What is most disturbing, however, is the growing awareness that the increased violence among school children may have more to do with the drugs than with the guns they use to carry out their violence.... www.ritalindeath.com...



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 03:12 PM
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Thats my problem.

I realized a few years ago that this whole system was set up by a select few families, who wanted to maintain their control, power, and wealth.

When the system is faulty and nobody around you cares, what kind of a future is that? I can't look up to anybody in politics, media, or just in the limelight in general. The only thing people in positions of power care about is more power!

No future, no hope.

stay young stay pissed



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
I know many on here had a problem with the student protests in the UK last year, but for me it was good to see young people getting involved in the political debate. Being kettled by the police is a great education and one that wont be forgot in a hurry.



Mmmm yes - same feeling I get when I see lots of EDL supporters marching through London smashing shop windows and throwing stones at the police, just super! to see them getting involved in the 'political debate'

Well except that is not ever what they actually do - only the impression you would have of them if you listened to the BBC as opposed to the actual vandals ie the (progressive) brainwashed zombie students - who are fawned over by the BBC as jutifiably outraged!



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 03:25 PM
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My generation really is handing you a bag of bull poop and I am very sorry for it.

This is off topic but this is the info I have been handing out at flea markets, farmers markets, where ever I meet people. I am copying it from another post I made.


If we want to take back our government forget the protests and grandstanding. They do have their place but these are the concrete steps we can take.


Farm -to Consumer is side-stepping the FDA and USDA using contract law. (Cow shares) to distribute raw milk to club members.www.ftcldf.org... The Rawesome dairy fight is one of theirs.THREAD

Fully Informed Jury Movement: fija.org...
Jury Nullification: What lawyers and judges won't tell you prorev.com...

RecallTheRogues: "Recall is now available to constituents in 18 states. Another 13 states have initiative procedures whereby petitioners could put recall measures on the ballot." "http://www.recalltherogues.org/

CAMPAIGN FOR STATE-OWNED BANKS: North Dakota is the only state doing well and has a state owned bank. Florida, Illinois, Oregon, Massachusetts, Idaho and California are all proposing a similar solution to the credit crisis. www.webofdebt.com...

New Hampshire is going back to gold coins as a parallel money system.

The Supreme Court has since FDR interpreted the Constitution in a manner to further empower the federal government, states are now taking a second look at the tenth Amendment.
www.thenewamerican.com...
www.tenthamendmentcenter.com...


In looking at taxes recently I found that the Federal Government returns about 50% of its dollars to the states - READ BRIBES.

With State owned banks the need for Federal Money goes away and the Federal Dollar Choke chain is removed


LAST



STATES have the right to NULLIFY a treaty, therefore a state can put the axe to the WTO and NAFTA and CAFTA and the rest of the "globalizing" treaties.


Treaties Do Not Supersede
the Constitution


The following qualifies as one of the greatest lies the globalists continue to push upon the American people. That lie is: "Treaties supersede the U.S. Constitution".....

3) A treaty can be nullified by a statute passed by the U.S. Congress (or by a sovereign State or States if Congress refuses to do so), when the State deems a treaty the performance of a treaty is self-destructive. The law of self-preservation overrules the law of obligation in others. When you've read this thoroughly, hopefully, you will never again sit quietly by when someone -- anyone -- claims that treaties supercede the Constitution. Help to dispell this myth.

"This [Supreme] Court has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty." - Reid v. Covert, October 1956, 354 U.S. 1, at pg 17....

www.sweetliberty.org...





Forget the protests and petitions go for the Achilles heel STATE LAWS!!!



Hope that helps and you can wake up some of your class mates.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 03:33 PM
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I'm sorry but there is no possible way schools can be teaching kids to be obedient slaves like that article suggests. Kids don't pay attention in school...
Plus why aren't the older generations stepping up to the challenge? Were they brainwashed too?

Yes, most people my age range don't watch the news daily like I do. But even if they watched CNN, msn, fox, you'd be calling them a sheep. What you really want is for them to be just like you, not up to date on current events.
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Plus what the heck would they fight back for? they have touchscreen phones, flatscreen TVs, and an overall fun life. You want the youth to revolt based on conspiracy theories?
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posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 03:41 PM
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Take away the rights of teachers to discpline kids in the classroom, and the minute a kid steps out of line, they become an issue for the state to deal with or for doctors to medicate.

Over 85% of ALL DRUGS taken by people WORLDWIDE can be completely cancelled out by proper diet control and exercise, and this is coming from my family doctor.

Trouble is, most people in the Western World, and Americans in particular, have a huge sense of entitlement and think "why should I have to change anything if I can hust take a pill".

Drugs are crushing youth resistance. Keep them stoned and pacified for the rest of their lives.

As far as education, Americans have been trained to think that it's not really worth fighting the system, as you never get anywhere with that, so why bother?

If people shut off their tv for a few weeks, and went back to proper activities and values, they would find out more about themselves in those few weeks than they have their entire lives up to that point.

Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out? Should be Tune In, Turn Off, Become Aware.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 03:49 PM
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Those are some excellent suggestions, Crimvelvet.

The agencies have been cracking down on the whole raw-milk / raw cheese business hard-core lately.

I certainly agree with you on the "Few families to rule them all", facts.

I am willing to bet that you can find relationships, if not out right family ties, between Big Pharma, and the Bankers.

I do believe we should be rioting at this time.. But not the rioting that involves hurting businesses, and destroying cars. As that does nothing but hurt the locals.

Rioting in the streets, packed with people shoulder-to-shoulder, screaming in anger and disguest, surrounding the capitol buildings. Demanding change. And not that "Hope and change" kind'a change.. a real change.

Government has lied to us, and played the "We're the government, we know whats best for you" card way to long and way to much.

It has enabled people to no longer be pro-active in their lives, they simply let things be for they are too lazy to effect the changes they need for their lives.

With what I have posted in my OP, that simply furthers the whole "We're the government, we know whats best" BS.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by Ghost375
I'm sorry but there is no possible way schools can be teaching kids to be obedient slaves like that article suggests. Kids don't pay attention in school...
Plus why aren't the older generations stepping up to the challenge? Were they brainwashed too?

Yes, most people my age range don't watch the news daily like I do. But even if they watched CNN, msn, fox, you'd be calling them a sheep. What you really want is for them to be just like you, not up to date on current events.
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Plus what the heck would they fight back for? they have touchscreen phones, flatscreen TVs, and an overall fun life. You want the youth to revolt based on conspiracy theories?
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The youth are the ones who will suffer, more then people who are older. Yes you have touch screen phones, LCD/plasma tvs, xbox 360, PS3, and a whole MYRAID of other distractions to keep you all nicely snuggly oblivious to reality. But what do you do when you cannot afford to continue useing those items.. No electricity because you don't have enough income, or enough of a job, hmm?

CNN/FOX/MSNBC don't give you the "news" they give you a nice serving of what they want you to know. It's not news, it's pre-programed crap, with a nice slant on how they want you to view it. The only way to get a real sense of whats going on is to consider all the sources and also do your own reading on the subjects. Otherwise, your just stacking yourself in the ranks of their views, and not useing your critical thinking and logic skills.

Yes, kids don't pay attention in school, yet they get pushed from grade to grade.. They're regurgitating information. "read it here, write it there" isn't learning, it's memorizing. The pre-defined ciriculum does not help you learn, it helps you memorize to barf it back on to another paper to show you can be a robot.

College is where the re-programming starts, for those who can afford it, to be good little subserviant slaves. And your PAYING THEM loads of money to do it to you. Yes you learn some things, like how to do your job, but at a cost to you that you cannot begin to imagine.

And for those kids that cannot sit and behae, the school system pushes the parents to push drugs down their children's throats. "so they can be good little robots"



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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Rioting in the streets, packed with people shoulder-to-shoulder, screaming in anger and disguest, surrounding the capitol buildings. Demanding change. And not that "Hope and change" kind'a change.. a real change....


It can't just be rioting. An old boy friend was at Kent State when they killed the students. The actual reason for the riot was the town not letting students on the GI bill vote. He was married with kids at the time but his student status meant he could not register to vote. THAT was buried by the media. Remember, the media has full control of "Rioting" and the media is OWNED by JP Morgan and Assocs like GE

So we need a differnet plan of action.

For example Rawesome Dairy vs the FDA and the Dollarite Bunnies vs the USDA. We need to know the landmark decisions and go after them. People showing up at the court house for Rawesome dairy helped them get a fair hearing. Not rioting not protesting, just showing up by the hundreds. It put a spotlight on the decision on kept the FDA from doing some sleight of hand.

But those three items:

Fully informed jury

State owned Banks

Recall the Rogues

Should be EVERYONES targets because they allow us to take back our government.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 05:20 PM
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An evaluation of why we are where we are,
What happened to the U.S.
is always helpful so that the adversary is better understood.
Note: I know you get it, this link is for the rest. You may have missed it, so I post it here for your pleasure.

Example from link:

But among the richest and most powerful, the senior partners of Crony America if you will, it was always understood that sharing the wealth with the lower class was simply a means to an end and would cease when it was no longer profitable to do so. Only those in deep denial cannot see that we have reached that point today. The American Constitution and the attached Bill of Rights were an integral part of the experiment and both should be seen for what they are; as business planning documents and contracts rather than the basis for a romantic love story about personal freedom and national identity.


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posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 05:23 PM
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I'm sorry but there is no possible way schools can be teaching kids to be obedient slaves like that article suggests....


I am afraid Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld disagrees and his work is backed up by others.



Dewey's philosophy had evolved from Hegelian idealism to socialist materialism, and the purpose of the school was to show how education could be changed to produce little socialists and collectivists instead of little capitalists and individualists. It was expected that these little socialists, when they became voting adults, would dutifully change the American economic system into a socialist one.

In order to do so he analyzed the traditional curriculum that sustained the capitalist, individualistic system and found what he believed was the sustaining linchpin -- that is, the key element that held the entire system together: high literacy. To Dewey, the greatest obstacle to socialism was the private mind that seeks knowledge in order to exercise its own private judgment and intellectual authority. High literacy gave the individual the means to seek knowledge independently. It gave individuals the means to stand on their own two feet and think for themselves. This was detrimental to the "social spirit" needed to bring about a collectivist society. Dewey wrote in Democracy and Education, published in 1916:

When knowledge is regarded as originating and developing within an individual, the ties which bind the mental life of one to that of his fellows are ignored and denied.

When the social quaility of individualized mental operations is denied, it becomes a problem to find connections which will unite an individual with his fellows. Moral individualism is set up by the conscious separation of different centers of life. It has its roots in the notion that the consciousness of each person is wholly private, a self-inclosed continent. intrinsically independent of the ideas, wishes, purposes of everybody else.

And he wrote in School and Society in 1899:

The tragic weakness of the present school is that it endeavors to prepare future members of the social order in a medium in which the conditions of the social spirit are eminently wanting ...

The mere absorbing of facts and truths is so exclusively individual an affair that it tends very naturally to pass into selfishness. There is no obvious social motive for the acquirement of merely learning, there is no clear social gain in success threat.


It seems incredible that a man of Dewey's intelligence could state that the sort of traditional education that produced our founding fathers and the wonderful inventors of the 19th century lacked "social spirit" when it was these very individuals who created the freest, happiest, and most prosperous nation in all of human history.... www.ordination.org...




"For 10 years, William Schmidt, a statistics professor at Michigan State University, has looked at how U.S. students stack up against students in other countries in math and science. "In fourth-grade, we start out pretty well, near the top of the distribution among countries; by eighth-grade, we're around average, and by 12th-grade, we're at the bottom of the heap, outperforming only two countries, Cyprus and South Africa."
:Source

Is it any wonder Corporations now import workers from other countries?

... Surveys of corporations consistently find that businesses are focused outside • the U.S. to recruit necessary talent. In a 2002 survey, 16 global corporations complained that American schools did not produce students with global skills. United States companies agreed. The survey found that 30 percent of large U.S. companies “believed they had failed to exploit fully their international business opportunities due to insufficient personnel with international skills.” One respondent to the survey even noted, “If I wanted to recruit people who are both technically skilled and culturally aware, I wouldn’t even waste time looking for them on U.S. college campuses.” Junk Food Diet
...the U.S. ranks 21st out of 29 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries in mathematics scores, with nearly one-quarter of students unable to solve the easiest level of questions....In 2000, 28 percent of all freshmen entering a degree-granting institution required remedial coursework
www.edreform.com...



“... Over the last quarter-century, historians have by and large ceased writing about the role of ruling elites in the country's evolution. Or if they have taken up the subject, they have done so to argue against its salience for grasping the essentials of American political history. Yet there is something peculiar about this recent intellectual aversion, even if we accept as true the beliefs that democracy, social mobility, and economic dynamism have long inhibited the congealing of a ruling stratum. This aversion has coincided, after all, with one of the largest and fastest-growing disparities in the division of income and wealth in American history....Neglecting the powerful had not been characteristic of historical work before World War II. ” hnn.us...



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 05:28 PM
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I think between the schools dumbing people down progressively and the liberal bias in college, alot is explained. But rather than guess, or listen to supposed experts, hoiw about we hear from some of our younger members here as to their thoughts.



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