Are Our Schools Concentration-Campuses for Mental Destruction???
“The purpose of the foundation (the General Education Board) was to use the power of money, NOT to raise the level of education in America, as was widely believed at the time, but to influence the direction of that education…
The goal was – and still is – to create citizens who were educated enough for productive work under supervision but not enough to question authority or seek to rise above their class. True education was to be restricted to the sons and daughters of the elite. For the rest, it would be better to produce skilled workers with no particular aspirations other than to enjoy life.”
That was G. Edward Griffin in his classic The Creature from Jeykll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve (speaking on Rockefeller’s General Education Board founded in 1903). Here’s another one for you…
“Independent, self-reliant people are a counter-productive anachronism in the collective society of the future.
In modern society, people will be defined by their associations – the groups they belong to – NOT by their own individual accomplishments. In such a world people who read too well or too early are dangerous because they become privately empowered. They know too much and they know how to find out what they don’t know by themselves…” ~
That’s by John Duey, the creator of the Duey Decimal System (the classification method you use when you go to look for things in any library).
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Now I’m not accusing anyone of anything here, I just want to make the point that if you want to take your thinking to the next level – if you want to fundamental changes in your life and contribute to the world in a positive way – you have to take your education into your own hands, and stop relegating knowledge and learning to compulsory education only.
We’re at the point now where many children subconsciously associate learning with coercion and intimidation, and then carry that association with them into their adult life. This is beyond unfortunate because the people who are successful and influential (people who do unfold their potential and become an asset to the communities they’re apart of) are life long learners – they embrace the power of knowledge and they’re constantly learning because they initiate the learning process on their own accord.
Which is, again, what Recommended Scrolls is all about…
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Here’s a dope read, entitled “Are Our Schools Concentration Campuses for Mind-Destruction???”: http://www.mind-trek.com/reports/misc/minddest.htm
…some would say this is by design. For instance, in his book, The Creature from Jekyll island, Griffin quotes form the first occasional paper of the General Education Board, entitled “The Country School of To-Morrow,” written by Frederick Gates:
“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 for our own good upon a grateful and responsive rural folk…for the task we set before ourselves is a very simple as well as a very beautiful one: to train these people as we find them to a perfectly ideal just where they are…”
“The school system was not designed to teach children to think for themselves, nor was it developed to just support the present-day notion that we can all be free. In actuality, our current school system is based on a Prussian model that was developed to do just the opposite: to teach children to obey orders and do as they’re told. Compliant and obedient students become employees who are content to work for the rich or become soldiers who sacrifice their lives to protect the wealth of the rich…” Johnathan Taylor Gatto (author of Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, named New York City Teacher of the year three times and also New York State teacher of the Year).
“Now, you may or may not believe that there’s an intentional conspiracy against teaching about money in the school system. But what you can NOT deny is that our schools should receive a failing grade when it comes to financial education. Whether purposeful or not, our system’s lack of teaching and instruction on money is a driving force behind the financial oppression many people in our country are facing today…” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
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