Okay, kids, gather round the campfire. There is something you need to know. Something scary.
You are a participant in a vast psychological war. Believe it or not, you are the enemy in this war. You are the primary target.
Yes, they want you, your unformed personality, your uninformed mind. They want to shape you and make you so that finally you’re indistinguishable from other kids. You’re not supposed to know much, or think much.
In Brave New World you would be a Gamma. According to Wikipedia, ”these people are deliberately limited in their cognitive and physical abilities, as well as the scope of their ambitions and the complexity of their desires, thus rendering them easier to control.”
It’s all about control. They want to control you.
Question is, do you go willingly to the Gamma Factory, letting them mould your mind as they choose?
Or do you say, what the heck is this? I don’t want government hacks telling me what to think. Definitely not!
Nobody will explain to you what’s going on, but be assured it’s bigger than your family and your school, bigger than your town and your state. It’s a relentless psyops directed at the whole country.
Any war is dangerous. What might be called intellectual shrapnel is flying around. You can get collateral damage just walking through a public school. Pay attention if you want to survive.
First thing to grapple with is, no matter what your parents may hope, public schools are not primarily in the education business. They are in the social engineering business. They want to make you a Gamma, the same way Dr. Frankenstein made his monster in the lab. That is, by one carefully orchestrated step after another. Don’t forget they have dumbed down millions before you.
Consider for a few minute what they’ve done with you so far. After all these years sitting in classrooms, what have you learned? Anything? Do you know where Japan is on a map? Do you know what 8 times 9 is? Do you know why Benjamin Franklin and Napoleon are considered exceptionally fascinating people? Do you know what happened in 1776? Do you know how many ounces are in a pound? You should learn these easy things, and a thousand others, by the time you reach high school. Nowadays students are entering college but still can’t answer even the easiest questions.
What are you doing all day in the classroom? Are you sitting around a table with a bunch of kids who are supposed to reach a consensus on everything? This approach is called Cooperative Learning. Maybe it’s time you learned to think for yourself and take responsibility for your own conclusions. Public schools are not going to push you. You have to push yourself.
When they say you have to discover your own knowledge, that’s a method called Constructivism. But you’re just a kid. How do you know the really big things that have been figured out over the last several thousand years? That’s what schools and teachers are for. If they now refuse to do their job, you have to do it. Figure out the things you need to know. If the teacher won’t teach and insists instead on being an observer, then teach yourself.
Are they explaining math in a way that seems murky and ultimately unlearnable? That would be the hodgepodge called Reform Math, but it should be called Deform Math. It’s full of unnecessary complexities that finally drive children away from learning further math. Why would they do this?
Did they teach you to read in a way that didn’t work? Were you told to memorize sight-words, to guess, to skip, to figure out meaning from context? Were you told everything, in fact, but how a phonetic language works? If reading is a struggle for you, how can you study, how can you learn? Maybe that was their goal.
They know exactly what they’re doing. They have stuck a Gamma label on you. You have to rip it off, and start educating yourself.
The Internet makes learning democratic for the first time. Knowledge is universally available to everybody, as are libraries and books of all kinds. Follow your enthusiasms. It doesn’t matter in which order you explore subjects.
Learning new things every day, and thinking for yourself, that’s how you fight back.
ARTICLE: “Learn one fact each day” (Teach even one fact each day throughout K-12 education, and high school graduates would seem like whiz kids.)
VIDEO: “Education as Neurotoxin” (A quick history of American public education, in under 4 minutes.)
ARTICLE: “Education’s Intellectual Machinery Is Broken" (It explains that most of what the media discusses is secondary. The real problem is the inferior theories and methods embedded in the public schools.)