059: Escape From Imaginationland (1 of 3) – The Set-Up


A stand-alone episode of School Sucks Podcast...in three parts.

Critical Thinking Question:
What are some strategies you could use to tell the difference between having a debate with someone, and watching them have an anxiety attack?

This (first part of three) is a set-up for a two-part discussion I recently had with Wes Bertrand. On September 18th, I tried to weave a series of loosely related thoughts together into one topic, while driving. I wasn't thrilled with the result. I eventually contacted Wes to help me try to make sense of it all.

This is an examination of how fantasy is used to manage personal and/or political anxiety, the relationship between the personal and the political, and how outrage and attack are employed to deal with the disruption of fantasy.

Bumper Music:
"Under Pressure" David Bowie and Queen

Look Closer:
Trashing Teens (Psychologist Robert Epstein argues in a provocative book, "The Case Against Adolescence," that teens are far more competent than we assume...)

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The Underground History of American Education: A Schoolteacher's Intimate Investigation
Into The Problem Of Modern Schooling by Jonathan Taylor Gatto


The Gun in the Room, by Stefan Molyneux


Complete Liberty Episode 29 - Curiosity of children, faith and force of adults, logical metaphysics, origin of life

Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes, by Alfie Kohn


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  1. OH I cannot stop laughing at your Roosevelt impression and the Industrialist/masses quotes. Bwhahaha. Oh if it weren’t so sad perhaps I wouldn’t be laughing so hysterically! Thank you. I am going to subscribe to your podcast. It is SO WORTH it.

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