KINDLING KINDLE, PART TWO: EDUBABBLE AND THE BREAKAWAY CIVILIZATION
Yesterday I wrote about the latest plan of edubabble to literally remove literature from our public "school" curricula across the country. This is not merely a passing phenomenon, it is a matter of law, as the US Federal "government" in another of its educational mandates has more or less stated that English as a subject is simply to concentrate on "nuts and bolts" writing: "basic skill sets" (to use the jargon of the pseudo-discipline of "education") such as alphabetizing and how to read directions on boxes of Bisquick are to be emphasized: no need for nasty things like literature that makes one think; away with JS Sallinger and William Shakespeare (or if one prefer, the Earl of Oxford). The approach, one can also envision, will reach out to engulf other disciplines where critical thinking and the ability to "read between the lines" in fostered, such as history. Unfortunately, history and historiography, as disciplines, long ago within the USA came under the control of vest financial interests that promoted various fronts - the American Historical Society comes to mind - whose principal function is to foster and further what The Daily Bell likes to refer to as "directed narratives," an "approved version" of the narrative of human history... a narrative where bold generalizations are the bland tonic-dominant movements of all of history.
As I sat and pondered the Daily Bell article that I referenced in part one of this two part blog, however, I was troubled by the question that probably troubles many of you: Why? It is self-evident that American schools have been deliberately used by the elites as a mechanism to "dumb down" the population, to the point that today's school children are some of the most bored, illiterate, passionless brainless twits on the planet. The same elites have been behind a destruction of the whole idea of a hierarchy of cultural expression to the point that the average American "thinks" that rap and JS Bach both qualify as the same "art" but are merely different "stylistic" expressions.
But again, the question is why? Why would anyone deliberately want to destroy the curriculum, with the recent assault on classic literature being but the latest example? As I sat and pondered this question, a number of scenarios came to mind, and many of them have been rehearsed elsewhere: the cultural distinctives of the USA have to be obliterated to ease the amalgamation of the USA, Canada, and Mexico into a European Union style stew, or the population has to be dumbed down to make it easier to control.
I submit, however, that there might be something much more profound going on, even while any number of the scenarios others have rehearsed might be simultaneously true; after all, it is a hallmark of oligarchical operations that they always try to combine several objectives within one operation. I believe that the end result of such inane and insane federal policies will be to create - within the USA at least - a "culture free zone" - a new Dark Ages where the vast numbers of the population are for the most part culturally illiterate; where they have been reduced to serfs living on the lords of the land. Many have indeed commented that the reduction of the world population to serfdom and a new kind of feudalism is indeed the goal of the western oligarchy, but few have noted its cultural consequences, for what this means is that the high culture will be reduced and restricted - as it was during the middle ages - to isolated pockets of learning: monasteries, royal and noble courts, ecclesiastical courts, and so on. There will be, if the pattern persists, a similar result in modern times.
I submit that this might explain the "why" of the question at a profounder cultural level, and the "why" has, I believe, two parts: (1) reduction and restriction of the high culture in such a fashion really constitutes a form of "ownership," is is a means of possession and social bifurcation, already well under way in America; and (2) it is a means of allowing what for all intentions and purposes, at the very pinnacle of elite power, is a breakaway civilization, to step on to the stage and openly declare itself.
The medieaval analogy is perhaps a clumsy one, but it is I think also an illustrative one, for the elites of that day continued to preserve and to read and study the "forbidden manuscripts" and "narratives," while denying to the vast majority of people any real opportunity to participate in it, unless, of course, one wished to join the elites, and learn to repeat the "directed narratives"... Then, maybe, just maybe, one would be allowed to peruse the occasional "forbidden manuscript."
There is a lesson here, and it is one we had better learn and practice quickly: if your local school is not teaching your child the details of English literature (or for that matter Western literature as a whole), or history, then we must do so, and we must do so with a view to teaching its value as an aid to critical and independent thought that examines every narrative in order to find the flaws and holes in it. And we must also do so in full knowledge that to do so may, at some point, be as dangerous as being a Cathar in southern France...
...See you on the flip side.
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wow. As a white middle class public school teacher whose field is art, I am a bit self-conscious even attempting to write anything here. I’m definitely outclassed…. I grew up educated in public schools in suburban NY and now teach in a majority black school system in Atlanta.
Although I agree there are sinister forces at work in high places, be they globalist elitists, Nazis or just plain evil jerks, there is a pugnacious streak that all races and economic classes exhibit by rejecting what I suppose medieval morality plays might have considered the Virtues. The Virtues are considered passe, whether they are presented through metaphor, literature, religion,and/or the arts. We can poke fingers at our public schools but all levels of our society are rank with politically and socially selfish, greedy pride . When it comes to things as corny and wholesome as The Virtues, society is in rebellion. There is an all out rejection of white European and American culture and it’s greatest accomplishments . Instead, it is being torn down while none of it’s good is being championed with Truth. I know black English Literature teachers who fiercely fight to teach Chaucer and Shakespeare to students while their colleagues belittle their attempts and dismiss them as irrelevant. In my mind, I watch as the Taliban destroy the magnificent Bamiyan Buddhas of Afganistan and as metaphor I see the cathedrals of our collective cultural achievements in the west also being destroyed. The west with all it’s boils and warts has moved humanity out of the Dark Ages and into the light. The way I see it, we are even brighter for having been the first to admit our flaws and failures with freedom, regardless of our own ignorance and that of our detractors’. However, I see our complicity with evil. It is a collective self – loathing that allows such things to happen without hard penetrating incisive work providing GENEROUS balance and perspective. I see our collective wishy- washyness as a real inability to admit and own our imperfection combined with shame and guilt. This social self-consciousness needs to be handled with compassion so that it does not compromise and undermine global progress. I don’t know about you, but I find it sad that we point fingers of blame and wasting energy instead of really thinking critically about our collective condition and understanding humanity as a group and what is most efficient and creative when it comes to learning. But I’m also hopeful because I am an artist.
It seems to me that we now have two different streams within the human race. There are those who have awoken, to different degrees, and these are ALL Internet savvy as I see it. And then there are the others, many of whom do not want to venture from mainstream thinking. If you find yourself amongst family and friends all of whom are perfectly happy in this second group, it can be a lonely road.
But then there has always been two streams. I remember passionately enjoying English and history. I read history books rather than fiction. I could not share this love with my friends.
Now it is worse. The boys have video games where the aim is to kill the enemy (as gruesomely as possible). The girls are mostly obsessed with trying to look sexy from about ten on. These issues often replace even the very average books available today. The classic children’s books are rarely to be found.
This is apparently what the Rockefellers et al want, and their plan is succeeding. I find it very sad. They are apparently aiming to reduce the thinking capacity of the young to the lowest denominator.
We lost philosophy as a subject many years ago. So how do the young learn critical thnking, even if so inclined? If they are bright they will have knowledge (google is always an option), but can they attain wisdom?
I did read “The Dumbing Down…” and decisions from on high are definitely producing results.
Very enjoyable articles Doc…first merry winter soltice, I do wonder though about why you are concerned of ayran novels on intelligence being removed from education when you went on the record of being a non aryan nationalist.
Is it perhaps the aryans revolted against the gods? The gods being, beings of superior intelligence?….just a thought on figuring out your thoughts.
First it needs to be pointed out that literature is not necessary for learning “critical thinking.”
In fact, I’d say that way too many folks are trained in “critical thinking” ONLY by way of literature, in which it really finds little if any application in real life. Few folks, in this country at least,, would ever apply critical thinking learned in lit class to the realm of the political (or any other important arena).
I would also say that a great deal of “literature” is all form and no substance. Shakespeare is a good example. His relevance to modern culture I’d rate about the same as rap music. The writings of someone like Isaac Newton (no literature there I guess) are thousands of times more valuable to society than anything Shakespeare wrote. This is of course a minority opinion.
I would also say that analysis of literary works as done by the likes of Joseph Farrell (such as in his latest “Transhumism” book) has way more value than probably 99% of all the literary analysis produced by “academia.” I look forward to more literary analysis by JPF. I don’t think we will find much of real value in the literary sense, but the historical angle makes for fascinating reading.
I can say this: all the English “literature” I had in high school was a complete waste of time. I’d say it was about 50% propaganda with 50% “classics” that were so devoid of any value or meaning as to destroy brain cells.
I find far more value in modern authors like Frank Herbert, Colin Wilson, Robert Anton Wilson, and of course JPF.
If I had to guess, I would say that most “literature” is simply the “approved reading list” the elites want us to stick to, because that list will steer us clear of just about all important ideas.
The book DUNE by Frank Herbert is one of the greatest works of fiction ever produced, and yet you will never see it called “literature” by academia.
There was a piece in Harper’s magazine on Piracy that attributed Shakespeare’s popularity, at least in part, to penny pirated copies. Subsequently his works became ubiqitious throughout London. Of course, they had to sell, even at very low riduculous prices. At any rate, a demand was created and supplied.
Much ado about nothing.
Here here bdw000.
Dune is an amazing series (as are the Sisterhood sequels).
Some amazing transhumanist revelations in that series !
as falls the individualist so falls the peer review ?? resistance is futile.
Joseph for a moment I thought someone had spiked the eggnog? “profounder”? Is this a sign that even Oxford’s alumni are starting to assimilate to Bisquick University’s level of tortured English?
Mia culpa, profounder is a word after all so thanks for the lesson.
Consider this. We might be able to save the English language and our brain dead culture from doom if we start encouraging our children to start speaking in the tradition of Dr. Seuss.
Lol…..yea you’re right terminally… even good usage, qua my gaff, is hard to maintain… the rot seeps in everywhere and I’m the first to admit it… Blame it on Webster’s vs the OED (though I’ve seen the odd thing in there too!) But I’m still using the word quotation as a noun, not quote at least! 😉 Write it down to NEVER having enough time to read and check everything!
Looking at things from the point of view of TPTB, things started to go wrong in the sixties. The sixties and all that came with it was never part of their program; they’ve been struggling to revert ever since. This latest wheeze is unlikely to succeed in the age of the internet.
although I sometimes hear here in Germany some teen German “trying to be cool” youth purposely speakingly dative as accusative or vice-versa, etc. it doesn’t seem to be adhering here in Germany- Germans continue to be proud of their culture/various cultural languages despite many dialects (but the dialects still adhere to basic German grammar)-
Germans are incredibly tolerant towards foreigners who they know do not yet command the grammar but I’ve often heard Germans chide other Germans for lack of grammar command-
has that ever once happened with the English language in the US? – probably rarely-
the wife of one of my nephews is a teacher and she refers to a group as “yousins” (I kid you not)-
“Sloppy grammar leads to sloppy thinking”- Garrison Keillor
although I personally think it’s the opposite-
Larry in Germany
There is not only the “lost in translation” but lost through a generation’s viewpoint.
For example, “Vesti la giubba”(1907) is about carrying on a public performance of the self after the interior character has been devastated and demolished. Its English title is “Put on the Costume”, and Cruso’s sucess inspired a rewrite as the Motown hit “Tears of a Clown” by Smokey Robinsdon in 1967. Undoubtedly when Caruso sang the originsal words in Italian, listeners of his era felt the pain common to their generation:
“I no longer know what I say, or what I do!
And yet it’s necessary … make an effort!
Bah! Are you not a man?
You are a clown!
laugh, clown, so the crowd will cheer!
Turn your distress and tears into jest,
your pain and sobbing into a funny face-Ah!
Laugh at the grief that poisons your heart!
Sadly these stars increased people’s fascination for them and created a demand for more stories and for more appearances of the star on disc(now) or in film. These stories became increasingly intimate as the illusion grew that the audience knew these people as intimately as real friends.
right on, Robert- but what most people flatly refuse to see is “life is a stage” and everything, absolutely everything occuring on this planet was orchestrated/planned decades ago if not longer- one needs to read Charlotte IserbyttI’s “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America”- but it’s not just an American problem- it’s occuring everywhere- Merry Christmas! 🙂
Unfortunately your analyses runs extremely close to mine.
When I come onto the world’s stage, I like to imagine myself, per the above discussion, AS:
“The Jester Leaps In”(2nd novel in a series).
The above Jester NOvel was written by Alan Gordon. It’s about a “Fool’s Guild”, in the 13th century, that gathers information to counter plans, that were years in the making, made by the dark forces of those times. Lot’s of political intriques that are historically accurate to those times.
The first in the series is called, The Thirteenth Night, and was written as an imaginary sequel to Shakespeare’s, Twelfth Night.
Well….look at Terminally’s comment above, Larry… there is NO instruction in diction any more and so even I get the clumsiness of “profounder” when I meant “more profound” and LONG ago in American English the verb “quote” became a noun acceptable to substitute for “quotation”… and I submit it is because they simply quite teaching diction as a component of grammar. When I was in high school I could choose, as an English elective, advanced grammar, which I did. Now you’d be lucky even to find it in a high school curriculum here. So on the rot goes…
“Well….look at Terminally’s comment above, Larry… there is NO instruction in diction any more”- you and TS are preaching to the choir- I grasped the concept immediately- I’m not as stupid as I look-
at least when you were in high school in SD you had a choice- my high school education in NE Ohio provided very few choices- how ironic that the State of Ohio is one of the richest States in the Union but according to the statistics provided to us in the late 60’s when I was in high school (my Civics teacher rammed following down our throats) the State of Ohio only ranked nr. 45 (I remember this) out of 50 States as far as funding education-
I could go on and on as to why the Rockefellers chose Cleveland, Ohio to be their second home but we won’t go there today-
Dr. Farrell, I wish you and your loved ones a very blessed Christmas-
Larry in Germany
This change mandated by Federal “education” agencies, was actually started by one John D Rockyfailure – his exact quote about the mandates in education brought about by the “education” foundations he created (with his tax-exempt fortune) when criticized by its lack of classical knowledge base:
“I want a nation of workers, not a nation of thinkers.”
That is certainly a big part of the agenda, and I have watched it continue to this day – a relentless march of decreased capability under the guise of preparing people to function in society, i.e. get a job, and work as meat machines until the robot workforce is perfected.
After all my years working in academia, I have come to regard it not as the pinnacle of knowledge, but as a stagnant backwater of the status quo.
That’s right Jon! It’s also another reason why partaking of the active spirits within nature, such as Mary Jane, or Ayahuasca are outlawed. The mechanistic hierarchs don’t want the herd sitting around contemplating their navels, then philosophizing, or witnessing what perhaps might be on the other side of it.
See Graham Hancock’s: Supernatural
I have to agree with you Jon.
Jon sorry in advance if you know this already. As part and parcel to the Rockefeller legacy I saw an interview some time ago with the late filmmaker Aaron Russo. Here’s the text version of what was revealed to him by Nick Rockefeller.:
It’s not higher education.
It’s higher training.
In order for a herd of automatons to fall in for muster at the corporatarch’s munitions factory, to do their master’s bidding, the automaton need not learn any other skills apart from reading the instructions on a box of Bisquick.
Oh, and don’t forget to wear your corporate lapel flag pin when you make your appearance!
So many corporate symbols to choose from;
like the U.S. red, white, & blue flag logo.
A big part of this Breakaway Civilization
is implementing False Flag operations
to enact policies of tighter control.
In Veteran’s Today, there is a new article:
Sany Hook Massacre:
Evidence of Official Foreknowledge?
“I believe that the end result of such inane and insane federal policies will be to create – within the USA at least – a “culture free zone” – a new Dark Ages where the vast numbers of the population are for the most part culturally illiterate; where they have been reduced to serfs living on the lords of the land.”
Nail, head, etc., though the verb tense is a bit optimistic.
What law banning teaching literature in US public schools? The Daily Bell didn’t bother to cite one, nor did RT News.
This has been the theme of several progressive sociologists, economist & other commentators – an “electronic feudalism”/
It is a place bound in digital currencies, an ubiquitious electronic battlefield for those “anarchists” opposed to the tyranny of the “breakaway civilation”, a place of a “feudalism evolved”, of different “engineered clases’, ect.
It is still hard to fathom the “acceptance” of this “no literature” policy.
It’s time to start buying futures…
…in pitchforks & guillotines.
Since they are a different species, special zoos will be created for these elites so that the illiterate unwashed masses can filter by and observe them in their natural habitats, ersatz yacht clubs and fake mansions.
I’m not a big fan of the destroyed generation, Generation D, but they certainly have a right to be taught. They have been engineered for Nazional Socialism and impoverished nutritionally, medically, educationally, culturally, chemically, surveilically, financially and socially. It’s really a “full spectrum” onslaught.
The man who brought you the personal computer, which has enriched all of our lives is now destroying the civilization that gave rise to him. I sat next to him once on an airplane. Unimpressed.
I have to wonder if the industrial revolution needed the meritocratic brain power of the masses to push Civilization B across the finish line. Now that they have achieved critical mass, they need to shut down critical thought itself. Because they can’t control information, they are trying to control the processing of that information. Perhaps it is the runaway internet that is most behind this move.
If you what to see the ELITES idea of paradise come here to Puerto Rico you can’t even find comic books to read here on the island let alone books . Don’t tell me there are no comic books in spanish I seen them in the city I was born in New York City I also saw comic books written in french there as well as graphic novels there thirty years ago. Remember this the last Grand Master of the Templers was illiterate so being part of the ruling class will not guarantee their ability to read and write so as I wrote yesterday welcome to the new dark ages.
So….what does a lack of comic books have to do with the New World Order?
Inognito if you can’t find comic books to read you won’t find books to read either they both support each other even though few people realize this stuck in the high low culture debate being played off against each other to the benifit of our masters.
This is exactly what these madmen are doing. And it’s not only literature that they’ve restricted and manipulated. Look up Dr Royal Rife and the cure for cancer. All of Tesla’s brightest achievements which would have given us free energy (wireless), space travel etc etc etc
The idea that these scumbags want to kill everybody except a few hundred million people on this planet, who would then become their slaves, is one I think fits this pattern of suppression. They would then come out with the new tchnologies (which only they would undertand) and lord over the world in true feudalist style. There were a series of book written by L. Ron Hubbard called something like War of the Worlds. A series of 10 sci-fi books (what can I say? I was a teenager when I read them) where the “aliens” treat the humans like animals and get away with it because of their advanced technology. Jethro I think was the name of the protagonist.
I say again: where the hell is the army?? Why won’t they protect the American people from this nightmare. Are they all bought and paid for or what??
My dream is that a thorough compendium of all their genocidal plans and acts is undertaken and aired publicly (hang the zios running the MSM) so that every living soul in America understands what’s really been going on. Oh and the hangings! Oh yes, hang these scumbags!!!
You know, I it wasn’t for all the surveillance tchnology, the zioconned MSM and the all-encompassing police state, my dream would have a really good shot of becoming reality and the pendulum would swing the other way (against oligarchy). But I’ll say this though: with all that control, it still comes down to people, Americans for the most part, suppressing other Amsricans rights.
Jesus H Christ until when will we have to put up with these crass oligarchs and their hatred of humanity???
According to Clif High about 3-5 months… if WE:RE still around.
But those who make it appear to be able to create a better world without them.
Is he correct? I honestly don’t know but it does look a bit like a planetary coastal event is on the cards. See http://www.iris.edu/seismon/
I am watching eartrhquakes around the Ring of Fire for a few months now.