On 5 December 2013 04:24, Telmo Menezes <te...@telmomenezes.com> wrote:

One of the most perverse "tricks" that the system played on us, in my
> opinion, was in convincing people to accept that the state should raise the
> kids. Sure, people spend a couple of hours with them between days spent
> working mostly unnecessary jobs, but the bulk of modern education is
> provided by institutionalised school and TV. I agree with the importance of
> teaching kids math, reading comprehension, etc, but school is just
> terrible. It also teaches us to tolerate absurd levels of boredom, to
> replace thinking with accepting authority and it creates an artificial
> reward system, where one can get addicted to a feeling of accomplishment
> without accomplishing anything. Of course, all these things make us more
> compliant in later on accepting lives without meaning.

The purpose of school is to raise the next generation of wage slaves, so
it's geared to whatever that requires.

> Democracy is almost funny. People believe in this myth that it enforces
> the "will of the people", but if you ask anyone individually you will find
> that you cannot easily find a person whose opinion ever influenced anything
> whatsoever. It's even hard to have an opinion. The better part of their
> days people are slaves, and when tired they are spoon fed badly disguised
> world views sprinkled over mindless entertainment.
> I think I love you. I've been saying this sort of thing for years, but
rarely have I managed to do it so articulately.

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"Everything List" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com.
To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.

Reply via email to