Friday, 22 June 2018

Systematic ignorance - by design

Modern government-run education in the West or influenced by the West teaches people what to think, not how to think.

But as Patrick Deneen, via Justin Taylor, points out at the link below, it's worse than that. The selection of "what to think" deliberately overlooks the history of our civilisation. It is systematically absent.

That's very handy if you want people to uncritically believe a set of new ideas and prefer those new ideas not to receive much scrutiny and opposition.

That's not a conspiracy theory. Conspiracy theories are plots carried out in secret that only those with privileged access to secret information can know about. The content of government-run education is a public fact, available to the observation of anyone who is concerned.

In other news, the UK government wants all home educators to register with them, so that it can check up on the standards involved in what they're doing.... ... it'd be funny if it weren't so serious.

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