002: Pavement On the Road to Hell…

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Critical Thinking Question:
What would you think of a person who claimed that they had the ability to make plans for the life of another person who they had never met and didn't know anything about?

What if they said they had the ability to make plans for the lives of ten people that they had never met and didn't know anything about? 100 people? 1000? A million? And so on...

Topic:
Central Planning in Education and Beyond

What if people tolerated the same system for their food as they did for their education?

Examples of people who did:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USSR
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Chinese_Famine

Government school is factory where followers and authority worshipers are made. The American education system was borrowed from the Prussian model for compulsory public school. The Prussians were conditioned to blindly follow their leaders.

German philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte, a key influence on the system, said: "The schools must fashion the person, and fashion him in such a way that he simply cannot will otherwise than what you wish him to will."

(We'll be talking more about this in the future)

Bumper Music:
Chad Verbeck, "Heaven In the End"
http://www.myspace.com/chadverbeck

Look Closer:
"The Violence of Central Planning" by Llewellyn H. Rockwell
http://www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/centralplanning.html

"Separating School & State: How To Liberate American Families" by Sheldon Richman
http://www.sntp.net/education/school_state_3.htm

"Complete Liberty:The Demise of the State
and the Rise of Voluntary America" by Wes Bertrand
Chapter 1: WHY POLITICS IS SO CONFUSING
The Timeless Allure Of Communism
http://completeliberty.com/chapter1.php#15

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