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Decades of government schools (kindergarten through grade 12) have poisoned America’s intellectual well. An utterly pathetic school system which produces far too many people who can’t read the diplomas they’re handed – but can all roll a condom on a banana. College IS for Dummies to be sure – a festering cesspool of totalitarian Leftist claptrap factories. But before the universities can activate the radicals, the government schools must indoctrinate them.
All this time spent indoctrinating cuts deeply into the time that should be spent educating. This isn’t an accident. Government schools have no interest in educating. Let alone teaching America’s youth how to think – and think for themselves:
“Critical thinking is a type of reasonable, reflective thinking that is aimed at deciding what to believe or what to do. It is a way of deciding whether a claim is always true, sometimes true, partly true, or false.”
Thinking for yourself is antithetical to the mission of government schools. The late, great George Carlin knew this:
“Governments don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. That’s against their interests.
“They want obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept it.”
Communist vanguard Vladimir Lenin – long ago gave away the game:
“Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”
US government schools have had three generations pass through their indoctrination mills. And now we get this:
The late, great Ronald Reagan noted:
“It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”
To extrapolate: It’s not just that way too many Americans can not do math or understand English. It’s that they know so much math and English that isn’t so. We aren’t taught to do math or understand English. Government schools force feed us bad math and fake English and expect us to mindlessly parrot it whenever called upon to do so. Government schools are Leftist talking point imposition devices.
“Socialism – good. Capitalism – bad.”
But government school victims are incapable of explaining anything behind and beyond the magic words they have been force fed to regurgitate.
Three generations of government school victims have entered the population and the voter rolls. The results have been disastrous. We now have a debilitating percentage of the population completely incapable of reason or basic thought processes. Forget math, rudimentary numbers are beyond their grasp. Forget discussion, basic words are beyond their grasp.
“More than 60 huge tech companies including Intel, Qualcomm, Cisco, and IBM have written a letter to leaders in Congress and the FCC opposing Net Neutrality.”
“Huge tech companies,” eh?
Qualcomm – Market Cap: $95 billion.
Cisco – Market Cap: $247 billion.
IBM – Market Cap: $119 billion.
Nigh all of the remaining fifty-seven are (substantially) smaller than these three. You know which tech companies vociferously favor Net Neutrality? You may have heard of them. They absolutely have heard of you.
“Huge tech companies?” To quote Inigo Montoya from “The Princess Bride”:
“You keep using that word – I do not think it means what you think it means.”
Microsoft – Market Cap: $977 billion.
Amazon – Market Cap: $915 billion.
Apple – Market Cap: $846 billion.
Google – Market Cap: $794 billion.
Facebook – Market Cap: $525 billion.
Any ONE of these five pro-Net Neutrality companies is huger than all three anti-Net Neutrality companies cited as “huge tech companies”…COMBINED.
As always, math and English – remain a mystery to the Left.
Yes. The “Little Guys” like Microsoft and Apple, Amazon and Google. Those “Little Guys.” Net Neutrality is a HUGE crony gift from government to really huge Big Tech. So are all the other government expansive impositions upon the Internet and everywhere else. The entire panoply of calls for government expansion any and everywhere must be looked at through this prism. Very often, huge companies want more government. Because they dominate the marketplace and can afford to pay for more government.
You know who can’t afford to pay for more government? Any and all small, up-and-coming possible competitors to these huge companies. Big government provides big crony protection for huge companies at the crushing expense of any and every other company on the planet.
But as we’ve seen Leftists doesn’t understand words and can’t count. The only thing Leftists can do is mindlessly regurgitate the talking points with which government schools have injected them. “Socialism – good. Capitalism – bad.” Totally devoid of any tether to Reality or any independent thought whatsoever. And we have government schools to thank for it all.
Thanks, government schools.
[Originally Published at RedState]