This article(and the comments) kickstarted me to type in some ideas that have been swirling in my brain for a long time… As always, follow the links to understand.
“It’s good to be educated but it can be hard to learn anything after one has been educated.” –Joe Sobran
I’ve had ‘uneducated’ people look at me and ask/say in so many words why I’m not ‘working a good job,’ and/or ‘making good money.’
They usually to often ask this with no idea what so ever what an ‘education’ is or should be.
To the working poor and indeed to many to most ‘educated’ sheeple it is simply another way to ‘get ahead.’
Not that there’s anything wrong with ‘getting ahead,’ however one wishes to define it. Some internet writer or commenter or another once typed out something I’ve never forgotten(a paraphrase):
“In order to be successful you have to be willing to kick other people in the shins.”
I suppose that’s a nice way to put it. Whether he meant buying low from a desperate seller and selling high to a buyer with money or to treating your employees like jackasses on a daily basis he didn’t make clear.
Would an ‘educated’ person engage in such activity? Does an ‘educated’ person aspire to a higher level or all together different values than the herd? Sometimes yes and sometimes no,according to who we ask.
But then I suck at business and this isn’t being written to sell a book. If it was I’d be concerned about appealing to the willful ignorance of the ‘educated’ masses or that of someism or another.
So we come to the split.
When I was in college one of my professors told us the purpose of a university education is to create the leaders for society. Another one told us to “not be afraid to read along the fringe.” Another one told us us about a ‘new paradigm’ that she never bothered to explain.
It was years before I found out what that really meant. Now I call it the ‘new world order’ or as is current the ‘deep state’ or ‘the swamp.’ The NWO is really just a way the elites describe who’s in charge, whose hegemony or empire calls the shots or which group of influential gentleman(women?) attempt to manipulate the world around them to their profit or their goal of a ‘peaceful world’ which usually means the bombs aren’t falling on them or their factories or their mansions or their skyscrapers.
Only a political child, even one that blindly trusts in ‘political science,’ or some other alleged authority would not recognize that most of us are pawns still, peasants to their feudal lords, even with our ‘democracies‘ and our ‘rights‘ that most ignorant sheeple view as something that can be taken at a whim by our betters.
An unbiased tool-using monkey has never been born. Our biases begin forming the moment our blank slates feel the chalk of experience, from sucking our mother’s teat to caressing our first breast in a back seat.
If someone tells me they blindly trust any source I know I’m dealing with a child. Yet what choice do we have but to ‘trust’ certain sources? It’s not possible to follow every thread of possibility in every issue. Our mortality forbids it.
If such a person as Methuselah ever lived for 1000 years it’s unlikely he ‘knew everything.’ His knowledge would depend on his time in history, his access to education or as I prefer indoctrination, his willingness to learn, which most tool-using monkeys develop very selectively, and the time he had to waste in the quest for survival or in our time for what we now call money.
Not that survival in itself can’t be an education. But it’s a different one than I’m really aiming to discuss here. I’ve met/heard of numerous ‘highly successful’ sheeple who have learned how to do whatever it is they do to make money very well. They’re not total incompetents. They are often still very ignorant of the reality of the world around them, beyond whatever compromises they have to indulge in on a daily basis to ‘get the job done’ or what ‘science’ or skills they have to learn/acquire to produce a profit.
Think about those amoebas we saw in those high school biology class films, swimming about in a petri dish, eating or being eaten. Lie about it all you want, we are them.
Life is survival, war. Politics is war by other means. Politics is human nature and vice versa thus all human activity is politicized. This will likely never change.
As an old saying goes “There’s no accounting for taste.” Why some prefer slavery to liberty is indeed a mystery to me even though I understand the average tool-using monkey is a herd animal that generally goes along to get along.
That tiny minority in every generation that genuinely asks inappropriate questions in the name of real human advancement is indeed rare. The minority that actually stands up for something at the risk of their own comfort, survival, very lives, is rarer still.
Without the liberty to choose what we decide to learn or indoctrinate the next generation in we have nothing. We are slaves to those who have gone before us.
If we surrender our liberty in the name of ‘saving the Earth’ or ‘helping the poor’ or creating false security in a dangerous world where none truly exists then we have and are nothing for we will have no say in any of the above. Or any ‘say’ we do have will be shoved into a box called ‘false consensus.’
Communists/globalists love the word ‘consensus’ if you haven’t noticed. They can shove almost anything down our throats with it if we lack the fortitude to get in their faces and tell them “No. HELL NO!” and use the force necessary to enforce our words.
They have proven often they have no problem forcing their will on us. They do it every time they engage in the most violent of acts: voting.
My own dabbling in the ‘environmental movement’ decades back quickly taught me that most of them are socialists, communists as I prefer because that is what it ultimately leads to, or worse. See Europe which was lost to the communists in the post World War II years that are now importing the immigrants whose descendants will likely choke the life from what’s left of western civilization over there.
There’s no lie they won’t tell, no truth they won’t twist, or use, in their efforts to arrogantly enslave us all.
Their propaganda has been and remains a mix of real and false issues targeting whatever minority they think they can herd to their side.
“The truth is the best propaganda.” – Adolf Hitler.
Hitler wrote in his ‘Mein Kampf’ that he learned his propaganda techniques from the communists, his fellow socialists.
Often ‘conspiracy’ is simply what the average tool-using monkey is ignorant of or what their masters don’t want them thinking about.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke,“Profiles of The Future”, 1961 (Clarke’s third law)
A few years back I spent a couple evenings with a couple ‘mediums.’ They are twins and used to participate in tours of the Wickland Mansion in Bardstown, Kentucky.
During one of the sessions the medium said a woman(dead person) had come to her and asked “Are you a witch?” Think ‘Sixth Sense,’ the movie, in which not only do the dead often not understand they’re dead but apparently have ceased learning anything else of a worthwhile nature.
For years I sort of ran on the blind assumption that whatever awaits us in the next dimension if there is one we would at least finally have ‘the answers’ or at least the answer to the most asked question, “What is the meaning of life?” or “Why are we here?” or “Why did god make so many ugly people?”
Then I think of the preacher at a funeral who told us in so many words he didn’t care if his god essentially lobotomized him as long as he escaped the fires of hell.
And the medical school dean who told his students, “In four years all you learn here will be wrong.”
Then we consider that mainstream ‘scientists’ or physicists seriously entertain the idea/theory that this is all a hologram and we are merely players in some galactic/inter-dimensional teenager’s gameboy that is ultimately headed for a landfill.
Cosmic dust we are and to cosmic dust we shall return. Or maybe not.
I think we’re now scratching at the surface of what a proper ‘education’ or indoctrinationshould be. Maybe the ultimate conspiracy is pretending any of us have a real solid handle on it.
Not until we plug embryos into the galactic computer as they develop in the test tube will we get away from the need for the indoctrination(education) of youth. Our mortality and blank slate nature at birth demands it, unless we find a way to spend our existences here onlysucking and fucking or waiting to get beamed up because it’s an easy escape from taking on personal responsibility for what happens in the world we perceive around us.
Sadly that would be fine by many.
Speaking of funny hats:
FK – Look at Mary’s hands in ‘The Annunciation.’ Is she a hybrid?
What does the peacock and various other elements in the painting symbolize?
It’s great to ‘not judge’ others but they’re still condoning billions including kids and babies being burned alive in fire forever. That’s what their ancient tribal propaganda says because that’s the mindset taken from the ancient tyrannical kings and priests their god was patterned after.
It’s highly unlikely we’ll ever ‘think’ exactly the same thing(s). ‘Disclosure’ if when it comes will only open up a universe(s) of mysteries. We’re silly if we think the watchers ‘know all’ or whatever.
It should be about learning how to think and not relying on blind faith, blind obedience, blind willful ignorance and apathy and blind patriotism, the cornerstones of tyranny.
Deep cynicism is a healthy thing.
Skepticism however can be abused:
FK – It’s a boomerang. ‘They’ were doing their calculations. Next time they won’t miss.
After the strike crushes us they’ll send the next ship for our late night so-called comedians. They’re considered a delicacy in some sectors.
Tyson is trying to sell books to a limited market of ‘educated’ morons who don’t want their paradigms disturbed by flaky tin-foil hatters. First, we kill all the astrophysicists…
What generally happens to primitive indigenous populations when they confront superior cultures?