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"Was this an attempt to get the intelligent children on the books? find out who they are and watch them as they mature? ...I'm sure that we are in a record somewhere"
Originally posted by INDOMITABLE
Everyone must read John Gatto's two books:
Dumbing Us Down
Weapons of Mass Instruction
The goal is to create a large underclass of workers, but everyone can't be the workers. You also need overseers and people who will perpetuate the system. Rockefeller is in this and a whole lot of other people and groups we know well.
Very good books, Weapons is the scariest book I have read. And I have hundreds of books.
Oh and the big secret is that there is no such thing as gifted and talented. Sorry guys. This guy was a award winning NYC school teacher and he realized that these labels are given for a reason. School is a 12 year prison sentence that stifle creative thinking in the young.
SCHOOL ALSO OCCUPIES 12+ YEARS OF A CHILD'S LIFE SO THAT THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING ELSE. THESE STUDENTS CAN'T PROTEST, RIOT OR REBEL, THEY ARE TOO BUSY TAKING LITERATURE AGAIN. Read these books it will change your life. You will start to question everything. School is an occupation that isn't even constitutional.edit on 3-6-2012 by INDOMITABLE because: (no reason given)
From the age of twelve upwards he will be taught to organize children slightly younger than himself, and will suffer severe censure if groups of such children fail to follow his lead. A sense of his high destiny will be constantly set before him, and loyalty towards his order will be so axiomatic that it will never occur to him to question it. Every youth will thus be subjected to a threefold training: in intelligence, in self-command, and in command over others. If he should fail in any one of these three, he will suffer the terrible penalty of degradation to the ranks of common workers, and will be condemned for the rest of his life to associate with men and women vastly inferior to himself in education and probably in intelligence. The spur of this fear will suffice to produce industry in all but a very small minority of boys and girls of the governing class.
Except for the one matter of loyalty to the world State and to their own order, members of the governing class will be encouraged to be adventurous and full of initiative. It will be recognized that it is their business to improve scientific technique, and to keep the manual workers contented by means of continual new amusements. As those upon whom all progress depends, they must not be unduly tame, nor so drilled as to be incapable of new ideas. Unlike the children destined to be manual workers, they will have personal contact with their teacher, and will be encouraged to argue with him. It will be his business to prove himself in the right if he can, and, if not, to acknowledge his error gracefully. There will, however, be limits to intellectual freedom, even among the children of the governing class. They will not be allowed to question the value of science, or the division of the population into manual workers and experts. They will not be allowed to coquette with the idea that perhaps poetry is as valuable as machinery, or love as good a thing as scientific research. If such ideas do occur to any venturesome spirit, they will be received in a pained silence, and there will be a pretence that they have not been heard.