On today’s podcast, I finish my report on Konrad Lorenz’s book, Civilized Man’s Eight Deadly Sins. The last two sins are The Break with Tradition and Indoctrinability. I hope you find something useful to ponder and share with like-minded people.
In part two of my talk about “Lies My Teacher Told Me”, I explore the concept of heroification as it pertains to Christopher Columbus. Our high school history textbooks whitewash the atrocities perpetrated by Columbus and those who followed by (once again) blaming the victims. The Arawaks were to blame for their own demise. They should have developed better weapons, I guess. Columbus’ actions in the West Indies set a precedent that affects us to this day. We celebrate Thanksgiving by gorging on food and drink and praising the ingenuity of the Pilgrims, yet most do not know the truth behind the holiday. If they did, I do not think they would have much of an appetite. Then again, one has to be open to the truth in order to understand it. Such critical thought is not allowed in the classroom. Only blind obedience to authority, whether it be a teacher or the federal government.
Today’s podcast is another book report. “Lies My Teacher Told Me” by James W. Loewen is an eye-opening study of 12 high school history textbooks and how they effectively destroy any curiosity of history in the minds of their students. They do this through such techniques as information overload, authoritative tone, heroification and lies of omission, just to name a few. Today’s podcast covers just a couple of examples of how history is distorted to elicit favorable perceptions of certain historical figures and events.
It seems the change agents in the educational system don’t have enough to do anymore. The current educational model is antiquated and inefficient, according to the Ford Foundation and its NGO, the National Center for Time and Learning. In order to bring education into the 21st century, the school day and year must be extended. There are just too many children on the streets, doing drugs, having sex and committing crimes. They need to be herded into schools for more indoctrination. With all that extra time, the school can add some humanist morality to the curriculum. Of course, the parents will benefit by being able to spend more time at work without having to think about their children. Better yet, why not have a post birth abortion and save yourself the headache?
For those of you who think democracy is a workable system, a couple of scientists have a bone to pick with you.
If you find all this too much to take, the Dutch have legalized euthenasia and they’ll even come to your house, granted you have a terminal condition. (I’m sure that little detail will fall by the wayside in the future.) If you’re the thrill-seeking type, a Lithuanian roller coaster designer may be looking for capital to build his “killer” coaster.
And if all that wasn’t bad enough, NASA scientist say the clouds above us are getting lower. If only they heard of chemtrails, then maybe the news wouldn’t be so shocking.
The age of chaos is steamrolling along and gathering speed. Zbigniew Brzezinski sees portents of catastrophe if the U.S. declines too rapidly. China is not yet ready to take over as policeman of the world, and quite frankly, many countries would prefer that not to happen at all. Without a strong, centralizing presence the world may fall back into the chaos of nation states. (gasp!) How will the world survive? What is more interesting is that Mr. Globalist himself doesn’t mention the United Nations as a possible stabilizing force. Wasn’t that its original purpose?
These days, the U.N.’s reputation with Americans is tepid at best. With the coming presidential elections, this isn’t really the best time to step into the limelight. Behind the scenes, however, the U.N. has been busy taking over every facet of our government, from local to federal. The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) has been around since 1990, quietly taking over city councils in the name of sustainability and initiating the Rio conventions and Agenda 21. See if your town or city is a member on their website. Perhaps all this current chaos is designed to force people to see the U.N. as the only viable solution to solve the planet’s woes.
The U.N. is also popping up in comic books again, this time hiring an international team of superheroes led by a corporate shill named Booster Gold. The propaganda is so obvious that it would be laughable if so many were not blind to it.
This is my last podcast from Seattle. It’s a bittersweet departure, but it’s time for me to leave the emerald city behind and start a new life. I’m going to take a few weeks to relax and recharge. Take care and we’ll be back soon.
(Big thanks to listener, Justin for the beautiful new logo!)
As a totalitarian regime manifests, it must rewrite and/or obliterate the cultural history of its subjects, so that its power can appear eternal, and therefore, infallible. George Orwell exposed this technique in “1984” and now we’re beginning to see its use throughout the world. But that’s not good enough for the global elite. They also feel the need to kill us off and bring our population down to a more manageable level. What better way than to poison the well and affect the weather, causing droughts or floods? You know, real wrath of God stuff. But it doesn’t stop there. As health and wealth decline, people tend to become upset about reality and start to question whether or not this is the right path. Our “illustrious” leaders will have no opposition, so they implement large-scale spying operations, in order to “get to know us” better, understand what our grievances are and respond appropriately, thus lulling the masses back to sleep. And you thought the iPhone 4 was just for your entertainment.