Saturday, September 3, 2011
Stupid is as Stupid does
He was talking about racial disparities and all the usual bullshit about how the inner city schools are performing at a level way lower than the schools in the suburbs. He told a story about how his son went to a debate class somewhere out in the stix in the state in which he lived and his son felt inadequately prepared for the type of challenges that he faced. This guy was saying that inner city or surburbs really doesn't matter because schools are failing all over the country.
The usual question was posed...Why is this happening?
I have a theory on that subject..Too bad I won't get invited to TJ Holmes Saturday morning show to give my opinion about it.. But who needs CNN when I have this?
My theory is this....
Schools are failing not because of bad teachers and even worse parents; even though teachers and parents are two of the main reasons schools in this country are piss poor.
Schools are not failing because of cutbacks.
They are not failing because of overcrowded classrooms.
They are not failing because of all the "illegals" that are here that cannot speak the chosen language of this country.
Now granted all of these reasons are valid and they are playing their part.
But as in all theatrical productions, they only have small roles in the overall picture.
Schools are failing our children in this country by design.
Let me explain...
I figure that all this goes back to slavery. Yes I am going there...bear with me please...
Slaves were not permitted to be educated because the powers that be knew that if you opened someones eyes to the truth,,then all hell would break loose. They knew that if a person did not know what was going on around them; if they did not know how to discern for themselves what was right or what was wrong; you could control them. They would be forever dependent on you to lead them around by the neck.
The same applies today. Educated people are a very unstable people. Educated people ask educated questions and they expect educated answers. If they don't get answers that satisfy their educated minds they are capable of holding an educated revolt against the powers that be.
Remember the 60's?
When was the last time in this country a group of people stood up and demanded the rights that were promised to them?
Not since the 60's.
After the 60's, education in this country started to decline. The government learned from it's mistake.
Now the only revolt that Americans are capable of is revolting against the winner of American Idol. Which by way has more votes cast than any election held in this country.
Our government wants us dumb. They want us to be stupid. They want us as docile as possible so that we will not pose a threat to their power.
And if we do get educated enough to see the shit that they are doing ain't right; what happens?
Let me see....
Martin Luther King...murdered.
John F. Kennedy..Murdered
The list goes on and on and on and on and on.......
So do you understand why it is in the governments best interest for schools to fail?
A nation of dummies are easy to control and manipulate.
Wealth and race and family lineage and all that other shit DOES determine the type of education people receive....But all that still does not guarantee a person will get the education they deserve.
At least this is my theory anyway...