The State weaponizes education to create
Independent Education: the crisis and the
by Jon Rappoport
November 7, 2018
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A hundred fifty years ago, at least some Americans recognized
that all serious discourse depended on the use of the faculty
Formal debate, science, and law all flowed from that source.
A common bond existed in some schools of the day. The student
was expected to learn how Reason operates, and for that he was
taught the only subject which could lay out, as on a long table,
the visible principles: Logic.
This was accepted.
But now, this bond is gone.
The independence engendered by the disciplined study of logic is
no longer a desired quality in students.
The classroom, at best, has taken on the appearance of a
fact-memorization factory; and we should express grave doubts about
the relevance and truth of many of those facts.
A society filled with people who float in the drift of non-logic
is a society that declines.
Ideologies that deny individual freedom and independence are
welcomed with open arms.
When education becomes so degraded that young students are no
longer taught to reason clearly, private citizens have the
obligation rebuild that system so the great contribution to Western
civilizationlogicis reinstated in its rightful place.
Logic, the key by which true political discourse, science, and
law were, in fact, originally developed, must be unearthed.
Logic and reasoning, the capacity to think, the ability to
analyze ideasan ability which has been forgotten, which has been a
surpassing virtue in every free civilizationmust be restored.
Once a vital thing has been misplaced, buried, and covered over
by mindless substitutions, people cannot immediately recognize the
original thing has any importance, meaning, or existence.
To declare its importance makes no sense to the crowd. They look
bewildered and shake their heads. They search their memories and
They prefer to adhere to rumor, gossip, accusation, wild
speculation, and fear mongering as the primary means of public
discourse and assessment of truth.
These habits light their paths. These reflexes give them some
degree of plea...