Do you believe it is by accident that the population has become a mass of lobotomized zombies focused on trivialities, a mass of lemmings totally apathic when it comes to anything that is important? In this case you better listen to this clip from an interview with the Soviet dissident Yuri Bezmenov! The whole interview may be watched here.
Mass schooling and mass media constitute powerful forces in our society, and like all forces, they can be used to do either good or ill, it's the intend of those in control that matters. "Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed." -- Joseph Stalin, Soviet Dictator "Give us the child for 8 years and it will be a Bolshevik forever" -- Vladimir Lenin, Soviet Dictator "..education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished" -- Johann Gottlieb Fichte "A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers." --Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) Author Source: Forward to 'Brave New World', 1932 "Give me a child and I'll shape him into anything." — B. F. Skinner, Jewish psychologist and pioneer of behaviorism "..modern methods of propaganda. Of these the most influential is what is called 'education' .. It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment. .. Where all children go to school, and all schools are controlled by the government, the authorities can close the minds of the young to everything contrary to official orthodoxy. .. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen..." -- Bertrand Russell, "The Impact of Science on Society"
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