in a village of idiots

Posted: May 20, 2007 in All, Blogroll, children, Controversy, Life, politics, Religion, Thoughts

The public school system is a complicated and wondrous thing, yet…full of conflict and responsible for raising children who are unable to challenge what they are taught as truth. 

In the public school system we have the separation of church and state. Within the compound of the public school system, there can be no God because there is no scientific proof that there is a God, or if there is a God, whose God is the real God. 

Reading, writing, and math are pretty simple subjects.  There are procedures and rules that are indisputable.  But when we think about history and science, there is a lot to ponder.  Lesson plans are laid out with extreme caution as to not lead the students to think too much for themselves.  All science and history are laid out as fact.  Science is taught without consideration of religion.  History is taught that the U.S. government is perfect as a result of checks and balances, and makes few mistakes.  But on the rare occasion when the bad and the dishonest shows its’ ugly face, it is always handled and taken care of. 

It’s amazing how little I came out of school knowing, how little I was able to reason, compare and question.  These qualities I now possess are self taught.  Why is the public school system so invested in raising generation after generation of people who are incapable of free thinking, with little exception?  Why are teacher’s not allowed to discuss all sides of any one particular view, teaching students how to think for themselves based on the information they are given?  What is the benefit to the U.S. government to have a society full of people who question the government very little?  The dumber we are, the better they like it, so it seems.

These are just a few things that I find myself thinking about often.  I am terrified about what the children in my life are learning in school, besides how to be good test takers, thanks to G.W.’s “no child left behind act.”  I don’t know about you, but I’d prefer to not live in a village of idiots…or worse yet, being governed by a villiage of idiots.  It’s an unending cycle, that only seems to be getting worse.  What do you think? 

  1. ClapSo says:

    I agree with everything you said in your post. I congratulate you on becoming a free thinker in the face of the failure of our education system. As to from whence does this failure spring? Simply follow the money trail. When you learn who is making huge profits from all this, then you will further free yourself.

  2. Manymeez says:

    Thanks for the comment ClapSo. It’s really scary how corrupt our government can be, isn’t it? And it’s so sad who suffers from it.

  3. Bobby says:

    Another thought provoking post!
    I remember in elementary school ( 1980s); how everything was so socially and historically misrepresented. For instance, the calm and peaceful dinner of the pilgrims and the “Indians” during Thanksgiving. How astounded I felt; maybe even betrayed when I learned the truth of how our forefathers pillaged, raped, and stole the lands from the Native Americans.
    I too; wonder what is truly being taught in our schools today. Ohio has a state proficiency test that must be taken to pass certain grades, and to even graduate high school with a diploma that if not passed just indicated the required attendance to pass. Is the focus on passing the tests, or preparing our younger generations for the colder reality ahead of them? It makes you honestly question the overall idea of quality over quantity of education.

  4. Josh says:

    Come on people, it’s just school. Do you believe everything they taught you in school? I don’t, when I got out and found out somthing different than what they taught I did’nt waste time with fruitless talk about it. This is how the school system has run since it began. The difference is now we to many whiners and crybabies that have nothing better to do than sit around sipping bottled and complaining about it. I feel that the village of idiots may be shown to you every time you look in the mirror.

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