Raising Up Compliant Children in the American Police State|
“[The aim of public education is not] to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence. . . . Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim . . . 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…”—Henry Mencken, American Journalist (April 1924) How do you persuade a nation of relatively freedom-loving individuals to march in lock step with a police state? You start by convincing them that they’re in danger, and only the government can protect them. Keep them keyed up with constant danger alerts, and the occasional terrorist incident, whether real or staged. Distract them with wall-to-wall news coverage about sinking ships, disappearing planes and pseudo-celebrities spouting racist diatribes. Use blockbuster movies, reality shows and violent video games to hype them up on military tactics, and then while they’re distracted and numb to all that is taking place around them, indoctrinate their young people to your way of thinking, relying primarily on the public schools and popular culture.
The Iranian Threat That Never Was|
I love how the media/government cycle from one "imminent" threat to another and the idiot public goes along with it none the wiser. - Chris
Kennedy's "Weakness" During The Cuban Missile Crisis Saved Our Lives|
The neocons want to start a thermonuclear war because Putin is making Obama "look weak."
Where's their nerve? Today's comics mock poop, not the powerful|
Superb article. The absolute worst comedy movie in modern times has to be "Grandma's Boy," a film in which every joke revolves around laughing at the socially-awkward and disenfranchised. It's the exact opposite of a movie like "Revenge of the Nerds." - Chris