US public education: Bullshit to train stupefied work animals. Solutions: education for truth, technology, and love to embrace reality and unleash human freedom (12 of 12)

“One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this… But we tend to take the situation for granted… (the bullshitter) does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly. He just picks them out, or makes them up… (Bullshitters) continue making assertions that purport to describe the way things are but that cannot be anything except bullshit.”  ~ Princeton professor emeritus, Harry Frankfurt, 2005 Bestseller, On Bullshit

“[The] 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 standardised citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.” ~ H.L. Mencken, 1924

Think Nice’s brilliant 5-minute artistic frame for Professor Frankfurt (although there’s likely more to climate change than he mentions [and herehere]):

Stephen Colbert’s 2005 two minutes on truthiness as bullshit’s brother (embedding forbidden by Comedy Central).

This 12-part series addresses an overarching fact about public education: its design of intentional curricular lies of omission and commission to keep our children and the general public powerless, relatively stupid, and controlled work animals.

Importantly, I do not blame education professionals working in good-faith effort to produce high-quality learning from our children; public education exists in a matrix of control for ongoing empires that I’ll explain in detail within the series’ sections. That said, anyone truly educated in one’s field gradually discovers that public education is a ridiculous substitute for what’s most important to teach and learn. This is Emperor’s New Clothes obvious when pointed to, with this paper’s content including factual assertions that no counterarguments exist outside of shallow and misleading bullshit.

The 12 sections (links to be added as the series progress):

US public education: Bullshit to train stupefied work animals:

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Solutions: education for truth, technology, and love to embrace reality and unleash human freedom (12 of 12)

StormCloudsGathering’s The truth about school in 2 minutes:

Boy in a band’s powerful 3-minute Don’t stay in school rap:

The obvious solutions to a bullshit public education include:

  1. Truth: comprehensive facts that are objective and independently verifiable so our children have the most important information for empowered lives.
  2. Technology: to optimize learning and a thriving future that makes .01% empire history.
  3. Love: Human freedom with truth and optimized technology opens unprecedented opportunity to explore our connectedness with all Life and each other. Living as loving beings also relegates dominating empire to history.

Some questions to consider:

  • What would Life look like if all the lies of omission and commission were corrected to truth? Where would we go and how would we live with truth?
  • If technology fulfills its promise to free humans with unprecedented time for creativity, how would Life be?
  • If love were unleashed along with human creativity, how would we express it?

Solution 1:

Truth

The obvious response to bullshit is truth. If what one receives are lies of omission and commission to intentionally present a false image, then truth has to take three obvious moves:

  1. Expose the lies of omission and commission.
  2. Reveal that anyone educated in this field would or could ever make those lies other than intentionally because the truth is so far from the bullshit. This is to expose and end the bullshit.
  3. Have comprehensive and objectively verifiable truth.

An adult perspective, given our topics in US History, Government, and Economics reveal obvious crimes that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions, also requires demand for arrests of .01% “leaders” responsible for those crimes. An arrest is the lawful and rational response when faced with an obvious crime in action, with the more harm in the crime requiring stronger action to achieve arrests.

To explain and document that public education will never be anything other than bullshit without arrests to end the forces creating bullshit to hide the US rogue state empire, I’ll use text from another essay attempting to reveal the bullshit within the 2016 US presidential contest:

“… Americans who vote for Hillary or Trump are voting to continue the following policies, with 95%+ who would never agree if honestly briefed on the facts:

  • The wars are Orwellian unlawful; not even close to legal. If there’s one law responsible citizens must know, and to honor the awful sacrifices of all our families through not one but two world wars, it’s war law. Did you know?
  • The real solutions to correct the Robber Baron-era system are monetary reform (direct creation of debt-free money for productive infrastructure) and public banks (at-cost and in-house credit to reduce government borrowing costs by 50%). For just one example: if your state had their own bank with a 5% mortgage and credit card, all state taxes are abundantly paid for, with no other taxation ever needed. The benefits of just a few reforms are conservatively calculated to $1,000,000 per average US household. Literally, you have nothing more valuable for your time than to learn this. Did you know?

Of course, almost all Americans don’t know.

I use rogue state in its academic meaning: a nation constantly breaking international law with both threat and harm to others, ruled by authoritarians who restrict rights and proliferate weapons of mass destruction. Since WW2, Earth has had 248 armed conflicts. The US started 201 of them (81%). These ongoing illegal Wars of Aggression have killed ~30 million and counting; 90% of these deaths are innocent children, the elderly and ordinary working civilian women and men. The sum of 30 million means the US has war-murdered more than Hitler’s NazisDid you know?

If you need further evidence of election fraud through unaccountable electronic voting machines, “leadership” and corporate media manipulated primaries, and the general characteristics of both Clinton and Trump beyond being illegal rogue state supporters driving We the People further and further into debt slavery, look hereherehereherehereherehere for further documentation as clear as we’ve covered so far.

There is an alternative to voting for bullshit democracy: Demand .01% arrests

The responsible citizen response to these Emperor’s New Clothes obvious crimes centered in war, money, and lies is to demand arrests of US Left and Right .01% leaders.

Please read that sentence again to appreciate its elegant power and truth.

The alternative is to lie to one’s self, nation, and global community to allow ongoing crimes that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions. This is not a responsible alternative, let alone to take the criminal fraud further to vote the Left or Right’s chosen puppet to bullshit for further crimes.

In fact, unless one wishes to condone, bond, and join such evil and bullshit, one cannot vote for it. If one wishes to stand as an American under our ideals and Constitution, one must demand arrests for such outrageous crimes.

The categories of crime include:

  1. Wars of Aggression (the worst crime a nation can commit).
  2. Likely treason for lying to US military, ordering unlawful attack and invasions of foreign lands, and causing thousands of US military deaths.
  3. Crimes Against Humanity for ongoing intentional policy of poverty that’s killed over 400 million human beings just since 1995 (~75% children; more deaths than from all wars in Earth’s recorded history).

US military, law enforcement, and all with Oaths to support and defend the US Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, face an endgame choice:

In just 90 seconds, former US Marine Ken O’Keefe powerfully states how you may choose to voice “very obvious solutions”: arrest the criminal leaders (video starts at 20:51, then finishes this episode of Cross Talk):”

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Solution 2:

Technology

From my friendship with Bucky Fuller (archive at Stanford) over the last two years of his life, I confirmed Bucky’s factual assertions that science has already solved all our real-world problems for human economic needs. A near-contemporary of Bucky, Jacques Fresco, initiated The Venus Project to continue factual demonstration that our only limitations are resources and labor. Consider this 4-minute trailer to their documentary, The Choice is Ours:

Freedom from our economic slavery to a debt system in criminal fraudulent lies of a “monetary system” will unleash human creativity to experiment with our very best ideas. The economic benefits of ending our bullshit system of forever, accelerating, and unpayable aggregate debt are easily and conservatively calculated at ~$1,000,000 per US household.

That, of course, is a game-changer.

Suppressions in technological and health breakthroughs end. This freedom goes beyond what we could imagine or predict. Importantly, this area of education unleashes human understanding of reality with competence of what we do with our human lives.

Solution 3:

Love

The provable physics that all is connected in a holographic fractal reality seems likely in my review of data admittedly outside my professional expertise. If true, the physical reality of interconnectedness, that all is one, changes our relationships to explore the paradox that nothing is outside ourselves. In addition, human freedom to fully express and experience our ideals of love founded in religions and philosophies creates a wholly new context for lifelong education. We the People already feel the literal connectiveness of love, and yearn to experience and express it more fully.

Release from bullshit in public education initiates this wonderful journey fully in the light of conscious creativity in a professional academic commitment for full factual discovery.

We already feel/experience that love is the proper domain of learning/practicing how to be with ourselves, each other, and Life.

I believe I was “gate-kept” out of Ph.D. programs in education for my proposal to incorporate an expression of love into public education. My losing proposal for two years at all leading US universities, despite my background of having been honored by two Los Angeles mayors as one of the best teachers within the inner-city:

  1. Public education is de facto contained for individual success; personal education almost exclusively for the domain of work.
  2. Individual education with competent work should be a primary level for public education, and recognized as obviously incomplete because Life is lived only and always in relationships, teams, and communities.
  3. Therefore, research should explore how public education can empower children’s success in their relationships, teams for group work, and communities for ongoingly building brighter futures of virtue. This context will accelerate individual education beyond what we can imagine for success and happiness.

My friend and colleague, Fred Burks, sent me an article from U.C. Berkeley reporting on research that concludes that children who learn and live with better empathy/connection to others are the most likely to have all the successes public education intends to deliver.

Consider the research of HeartMath, and their 2-minute video and 7-minute video:

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Let’s consider our questions:

  • What would Life look like if all the lies of omission and commission were corrected to truth? Where would we go and how would we live with truth?
  • If technology fulfills its promise to free humans with unprecedented time for creativity, how would Life be?
  • If love were unleashed along with human creativity, how would we express it?

I can’t make you ponder, and have no interest to do nothing but allow your free consideration. That said, with respect to these questions:

Wouldn’t you like to experience Life in those conditions?

For an artistic consideration of living Life with Truth, Love, and Technology, you may find value in my 2016 interview with Socrates on this topic.

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Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences (and here). I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.

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Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at Carl_Herman@post.harvard.edu

Note: Examiner.com has blocked public access to my articles on their site (and from other whistleblowers), so some links in my previous work are blocked. If you’d like to search for those articles other sites may have republished, use words from the article title within the blocked link. Or, go to http://archive.org/web/, paste the expired link into the box, click “Browse history,” then click onto the screenshots of that page for each time it was screen-shot and uploaded to webarchive. I’ll update as “hobby time” allows; including my earliest work from 2009 to 2011 (blocked author pages: herehere).

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  • hidflect

    Shades of Adam Curtis’ narrative style from his “Century of the Self” and other documentaries.

  • diogenes

    The video from Storm Clouds Gathering is fundamental truth, brilliant, searing, dead on target, penetrating — and maddening when I reflect that we were realizing and saying the same thing almost 50 years ago.

    And that is the real measure of our problem, in all dimensions: American democracy has been frozen for a half-century like a victim of Medusa.

    • Carl_Herman

      You got it, Bro. And our opponents, the psychopathic .01% “leaders,” are exactly the Black Magicians you suggest to freeze humanity into un-evolving social and political idiots to serve as work animals for the .01% parasites.

      As fellow guests on Earth, you and I have no authority over its management other than co-creative self-expression for virtue. How other beings respond, and what Earth management does with the conditions we point to, is absolutely out of our authority.

      And that said, I’d soooo prefer to win this contest rather than this sense of relative solitaire of nurturing and expressing virtue on a planet dominated by parasitic psychopaths ruling over dominated sheeple. But perhaps we must act so out of service for the sheeple to have opportunity to choose better.

      Who knows?

      We certainly have full opportunity to live our sense of Faith rather than just think or believe in Faith 🙂

  • This is some more truth to go with your fine article Mr.Smith. August 02, 2016 If Voting Made Any Difference, They Wouldn’t Let Us Do It

    “The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”—Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45228.htm

  • Brockland A.T.

    Actually, one goes to school to prove one can learn and demonstrate good discipline. That’s all the H.S. paper really means to an employer.

    Stepping outside the curriculum is an acquired skill, certainly, but dropping out of school is a bad idea.

    Trump 2016.

    Or justify allowing Hilary 2016, because Never Trump = Only Hilary

    How will Hilary define lawful arrests?