The Success of the Government-run school curriculum
This is brilliant!
This is how our society works
The following article sums it all up for me, and it is all instigated by the government-run school system!
After generations of being taught by the state, citizens have been conditioned to think that we have to accept society as it is, and that there is no alternative to big government, and government interference in everything we do to the point where anybody thinking outside of that mindset (Libertarians especially it seems!) are set upon by the mob for having the nerve to think for themselves.
I have found myself at the centre of several upsets at the moment that can be attributed exactly to this situation.
1: With NZ on air because I do not believe in government funding of music and the arts
2: With A chap called Derrin Richards (see my earlier post)
3: My childrens headmaster, for a letter I had published condemning the government run education system, who could not understand that it was a compliment to his school and teachers that I send my children there because If I was not happy, I could afford to send them to PRIVATE school if I wished, but what about other people who were not in the same position financially to afford that luxury. They are forced to accept the government rationed system.
4: Another teacher who thinks just because HIS school is good, that everybody else must be forced to send their kids to state schools because they must be good also!
Life would be so much easier if only I were just another of the sheeple!
The Story of the 8 Monkeys
(this is reportedly based on an actual experiment conducted in the UK):
Put eight monkeys in a room.
In the middle of the room is a ladder, leading to a bunch of bananas hanging from a hook on the ceiling.
Each time a monkey tries to climb the ladder, all the other monkeys are sprayed with ice water, which makes them miserable.
Soon enough, whenever a monkey attempts to climb the ladder, all of the other monkeys, not wanting to be sprayed, set upon him and beat him up.
Soon, none of the eight monkeys ever attempts to climb the ladder.
One of the original monkeys is then removed, and a new monkey is put in the room.
Seeing the bananas and the ladder, he wonders why none of the other monkeys are doing the obvious. But undaunted, he immediately begins to climb the ladder.
All the other monkeys fall upon him and beat him silly. He has no idea why.
However, he no longer attempts to climb the ladder.
A second original monkey is removed and replaced.
The newcomer again attempts to climb the ladder, but all the other monkeys hammer the crap out of him.
This includes the previous new monkey, who, grateful that he’s not on the receiving end this time, participates in the beating because all the other monkeys are doing it.
However, he has no idea why he’s attacking the new monkey.
One by one, all the original monkeys are replaced.
Eight new monkeys are now in the room. None of them have ever been sprayed by ice water.
None of them attempt to climb the ladder. All of them will enthusiastically beat up any new monkey who tries, without having any idea why.
People just accept the status quo as truth because others are seemingly doing the same, without knowing why they do that.
They are not quite sure whether what they have been doing all along can be improved or changed.
They may even say it‘s the policy or a matter of public opinion.
At times, it feels it’s just the standard practices that have been passed down from one generation to the next.
Nothing else. Then if someone ask questions that are too far out of the comfort zone, they are ridiculed and scorned.
All they did was ask a simple question that the others did not wish to think about. Just like the new monkey, who has no any idea why.”
Government-run Schools are the advertising agency which make you believe that you need society athe way that it is!