Compulsory Schooling – The Great Dumbing Down (Video)

What have aspartame, compulsory schooling, toxic vaccines, fluoridation, watching TV, and multiculturalism all have in common? John Taylor Gatto, an American retired school teacher of 29 years 8 months and author of several books on education, talks about compulsory schooling and explains why it is bad.

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Most people believe that compulsory education was invented to educate, that’s a lie, there is a reason why prisons, compulsory education and factory’s made their appearance around the same time. Factory’s came but the people rejected this kind of degrading work at first, working in factory’s was thought of being similar to slave labour and nothing a gentleman (the system started in England) should do. They could not change the adult people to accept the work in factory’s but they could create a system which would condition the next generation to think of this kind of work as normal; compulsory schooling.

That’s how it started, Prussia and England were the first places, from their it came to the Soviet union were Marxist principles were added and this system than found it’s way to the US – thanks to the Rockefeller foundation. And fallowing ww2 they have started to re-import it to Europe were the people are now blown with this kind of Neo-Marxist indoctrination which does not really educate.

The humans brain in many aspects works like a computer, it takes in information and works with what it got. Feed wrong, illogical, and/or incoherent information to people and you take away their ability to think clearly and in the same way that a computer feed with wrong data does not work properly. Intelligence is only raw power, without the right information put into context in an intelligible way, even the most intelligent people will appear stupid because they can not put their raw-capacity to use!

“When the mind’s eye rests on objects enlightened by truth and reality, it understands and comprehends them, and functions intelligently; but when it turns to the twilight world of change and decay, it can only form opinions, its vision is confused and its beliefs shifting, and it seems to lack intelligence.” — Plato, Republic

Feed people shit, but make them believe that the shit is gold, and most sheeple will not even attempt to exchange the shit; lies and junk, for gold; truth and knowledge. And after years of being forced to eat shit, many, the bad taste of shit still in their mouth, will be “vaccinated” against the natural thirst for knowledge for the rest of their lives, and that’s precisely one of those things compulsory schooling is doing to children.

The principles of good education were already known to the old Greeks.

“Because a freeman ought not to be a slave in the acquisition of knowledge of any kind. Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.” — Plato, Republic

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” — Plato

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~ by metadave on February 1, 2008.

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