Are We Educated Yet?

Education has been turned into a joke. We are programed to become mindless drones that will get work done without asking questions.  Our nations test scores are pathetic. We are bombarded with the memorization of pointless fact making cool subjects like science become disliked by the great majority. Our nation is getting exactly what we pay for in education.  Almost none.

The government has no interest in producing well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They don’t want that. Instead they would rather have people who are smart enough to operate the machines, but not smart enough to realize they are trusting in a system that exploits their labor.

It is all because of how our education system works. It is important to understand the hierarchy that runs the world today. At the bottom you have most of the people in the world. Just common folks trying to figure out this thing called life. Above us is the government. A part of the government’s current job is to take care of the education system. It is a job that they clearly don’t take seriously. The next step up is the corporations or the corporatocracy. Everyone now knows that corporations own the government through various forms of bribes including campaign contributions. Not to mention that there is a sever issue with conflict of interests and the government. Like the old vice president who was the president of the biggest military industry, Halliburton or our last president who has DEEP family ties in the oil industry. If you paid attention to the past 8-10 years you will know that we waged war on a fairly innocent country in the name of oil and war profiteering. The government just acts as the big boss who is willing to sell their morals and ethics to the highest bidder. The step above the government is banks. Above banks are centralized banks like the FED and on the top is the World Bank (NEVER AGREE TO INTERNATIONAL TAXES… IT WILL BE THE END OF LIFE AS WE KNOW IT).

So why is education not getting the attention it deserves? Simple, The corporations tell the government that a lot of money can be made if we keep America dumb. Like I said, smart enough to work the machines that produce the goods, but not smart enough to NOT buy the pointless goods.  Since Corporations now own the government in this capitalistic society, they both make tons of unethical profits by keeping America in the shopping malls.

The issue goes much deeper than it appears on the surface and I would be happy to discuss it with anyone who has any questions. One must understand the bigger picture of capitalism and our current state of “democracy” to fully grasp why our education system is not producing more scientists and physicists.

Jacque Fresco is very good at explaining why our education system sucks. So is George Carlin and that is why I provided you with videos from both. They both understand the fundamental issues with our society and capitalism, but the difference is that Jacque is an optimist and George had no hope for any of us. Fresco believes the change in values required to make a positive impact is possible. Carlin believes that we have already crossed the point of no return and it will be only a matter of time before we all go away… for good. We had our chance so let’s hurry up and die to give whatever species that will come next a fresh start. No people to fuck everything up. I agree with both of them on the problems of society, but I am also an optimist (otherwise there would be no blog). I don’t want to remove myself from society and sit back and watch it burn… not yet anyway.

But like I have always said, “you cannot save a world that does not want to be saved”. Education is our only hope for shifting our corrupt and incorrect views about life to a more accurate and positive one. Without education all hope is lost… and more good teachers are being fired every year…

I strongly recommend you take your education into your own hands and learn about what really matters.

What do you think about education? Please let me know by leaving a comment.

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About Andy Blanchard

I am an artist and a Business Management undergrad at University of Nevada, Reno. I am motivated to save the planet by changing the harmful and destructive business practices that have become standardized in the world today. The only way we can accomplish this is by shifting our values from privatization and profit to sustainability and longevity.We need to start using our technology responsibly and shift from short term profit to long term prosperity for the human race. We have the technology today to provide abundance for every human being on the planet. We are limited in implementing these practical solutions for all of our modern problems because of our current economic, monetary, and political systems have their own agenda. The concentration of wealth on this planet has reached new heights of unequal. We must continue the evolution of our social, economical, and political systems with the new technology and knowledge that we have today.
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