By: Gary D. Barnett
“The most erroneous assumption is to the effect that the aim of public education is to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence, and so make them fit to discharge the duties of citizenship in an enlightened and independent manner. Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States, whatever the pretensions of politicians, pedagogues and other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else.” ~ H.L. Mencken
Consider and accept individual critical thought, self-interest, total independence and freedom, non-aggression, and consider compassion; shun at every level any form of nationalism, ‘patriotism’ to state, conformity, compliance, and obedience. To become an individual is to become free, and being free awakens the soul, opens and cleanses the mind, exposes the beauty of life, and sets one on a course to an inner peace that has been disappeared from what is called the dominate society. All society should forever be subordinate to the individual and individual needs, so long as aggression is absent. In this state of mind, harmonious coexistence is possible. This is the essence of true liberty.
The attitude explained above clarifies that the rule of one over another is a fatal blow to all independence, freedom, joy, peace, and tranquility. It makes clear that all government, (rule by force) regardless of structure, is in total opposition to humanity, and the cause therefore, of aggression, hatred, and division among men. When the few rule over the majority, when the few make and control the decisions for the vast masses, propaganda and lies become the norm, and the truth is purposely hidden, and viewed by most as conspiracy. This scenario can only occur and prosper when mass conformity by the people is evident. Conformity requires silence in the face of tyranny, and conformity leads to collectivism or a non-thinking herd mentality, where all dissent is squelched and enforced from within voluntarily by the very people being ruled. This is of course, a self-perpetuating acceptance of slavery.
In order for such a widespread and all-encompassing control over people to be advanced, much time and effort to indoctrinate and brainwash large swaths of the common population must be achieved. This indoctrination effort has to begin, and be accomplished, by dumbing down the very young, so that over time, they become much easier to control. The so-called ‘public’ (government) school system, a system created and set up by the top ruling class, is the perfect psychological weapon to train the sheep into a mass compliance attitude; this a premeditated outcome based on creating a society that is just capable enough to do the required work without any desire to question their own rule.
This plan was and is evil, but it is genius at the same time. The state in essence, takes over, and by ‘legal’ mandate, law, and force, the role of parent to most all the children in society, and retains that control throughout childhood and beyond. Once the child reaches adulthood after being groomed by the state over his entire life, the state continues its drive to indoctrinate, building on its lifetime of control and brainwashing in order to suppress any inclination to stray from the norm taught and required by the architects of this nation-state oligarchy.
Obviously, this can only lead to a controlled society; one that is ignorant, weak, afraid, and dependent on rule. This is the breeding ground necessary for government to exist, thrive, and prosper, and the only way this dominance-seeking authoritative monstrosity can survive is if the people willingly accept it. The entire system of top-down governance, regardless of structure; republic, democracy, communist, fascist, monarchy, or oligarchy, can never sustain its rule, unless the masses voluntarily allow it. This fact is not understood by most, and that is exactly what the ruling class depends on, and the only reason it can continue to stay in power.
To understand this truth, is to at once understand real freedom. This is why the state will go to any lengths to suppress independent thought, to propagandize and lie, to surveil and censor any and all dissent, and to use brute force as a last resort, because totalitarian rule is fully dependent on a ‘love’ of state instead of self.
In any society based on conformity, which is the basis of most every country’s governance on earth today, suppression of speech, adherence to state controlled narratives, blind obedience, and ‘loyalty’ to a nation or country first, is required and demanded by the ruling class. Much of the control then, is due to citizen policing of their own, and this is accomplished by shaming, ostracizing, humiliation, blackballing, and name calling. This could be described as self-rule, at the behest of the controllers, all dependent on adoration or worship of the state and its rulers by the ‘public.’
When this happens, the silence is deafening, and silence is the killer of freedom. This leads to not speaking out for fear of retribution, shame, humiliation, embarrassment, or abandonment. Even the thought of being alone, or a lone voice, is too much for most any individual in an indoctrinated collective society. But by not speaking out, by not telling the truth or expressing opinion, by not being willing to discuss important matters openly, by not challenging the status quo, by not questioning false authority; simply because someone may not agree or claim to be offended, is total and unadulterated dishonesty, regardless of risk. It is brazen cowardice of the highest magnitude, and is the epitome of serfdom. Staying silent in the face of evil is the same as being a part of that evil.
What all this means is that many if not most of your ills, your servitude, your loss of freedom, your home imprisonment, your acceptance of rule , your religious allegiance to this state, your economic ruin, the destruction of any proper medical care, your loss of family and friends, and your full acceptance of propaganda and lies, are mostly of your own making. The state is evil of course, and has designed this terror on the people, but remember that none of this could have been possible unless you voluntarily allowed it.
The next time you choose to complain, the next time you decide to stay silent, the next time you shun or ignore others because they do not agree with the crowd of imbeciles that you embrace, the next time you vote to select your master, the next time you go along to get along, remember that you are the enemy and not the solution. We are all responsible for our own fate. We are all responsible for our own lives. None are deserving of anything at the forced expense of another, and none have any right whatsoever to rule or to demand the rule of others.
“Freedom began on the day the first sheep wandered away from the herd.”