On Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 6:31:27 PM UTC+1, Joe wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Apr 2018 09:37:37 -0700 (PDT)
> saracene <***@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 5:10:15 PM UTC+1, abelard wrote:
> > > https://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity#t-220172
> > >
> > > --
> > "Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case
> > for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than
> > undermines) creativity."
> > A worthy objective but unrelisable in our present cultural climate
> > rotten with feminism antiracism and other forms of mind destroying
> > censorhip and puritanism. I note that neither Bertrand Russell nor
> > Bulwer Lytton suffered conventioanl schooling.
> This was said about the US, but we have the same people in charge here:
> "There's a reason that education sucks. And it's the same reason that
> it will never ever, ever be fixed. It's never going to get any better.
> Don't look for it. Be happy with what you got. Because the owners of
> this country don't want that. I'm talking about the real owners now.
> The real owners. The big, wealthy business interests that control
> things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians.
> The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have
> freedom of choice. You don't. You have no choice. You have owners. They
> own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own
> and control the corporations. They've long since bought and paid for
> the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, and city halls. They got
> the judges in their back pocket. And they own all the big media
> companies so they control just about all of the news and information
> you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of
> dollars every year lobbying, lobbying to get what they want. Well, we
> know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for
> everybody else.
> "But I'll tell you what they don't want. They don't want a population
> of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want
> well-informed. well-educated people capable of critical thinking.
> They're not interested in that. That doesn't help them. That's against
> their interest. That's right. They don't want people who are smart
> enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they're
> getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years
> ago. They don't want that. You know what they want? They want obedient
> workers. Obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the
> machines and do the paperwork and just dumb enough to passively accept
> all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer
> hours, the reduced benefits."
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