Friday, July 2, 2010

The 6 Lessons of Public School



In seeking to understand the realities of our Brave New World Order, I've read a few online works that were watershed moments for me in opening up a window of understanding in my mind's eye.

The first "awakening" was Dr. Amneus' The Garbage Generation.

The second was John Taylor Gatto's The Underground History of American Education.

I've always contended that the two primary influences responsible for the gender dysfunction and the promotion of feminist shibboleths are the mass media's cultural influence and the Prussian-styled, operant-conditioning, behavioral programming that is the primary purpose of our public schooling system.

Reading Gatto's online book is a great place to start in understanding how the Public Education System is one of the primary tools used to socially engineer the masses, to create sheeple who mindlessly pursue materialistic consumerism, and become wage/debt slave human resources for corporations and bankers...

(disclaimer: I write this as a person who is most definitely the product of the public school system for my entire life. It is precisely by contemplating Gatto's observations with my own educational experiences in the public schooling system here in Hawaii that confirms for me that Gatto is indeed on to something here.)

...but it is a long read, it does involve a lot of Gatto's musings and personal reflections that can make for comprehensive and perhaps even boring reading in certain passages.

LewRockwell.com recently published a short article written by him that essentially encapsulates his observations based on his experience as a Public School teacher in the New York DOE...so for those of you that don't want to - or simply don't have the time to - wade through his book, this latest article is a great synopsis.

The Six-Lesson Schoolteacher

To summarize succinctly -

Lesson #1 - Stay in the class where you belong.
This is why our system involves separating classes by age. In no other sphere or endeavor of life is this done. It is counter-productive and counter-intuitive in educating people in dealing with the "real-world" in which all ages intermingle, cooperate or compete together. But it sure imparts the subconscious lesson to KNOW YOUR PLACE. It is a subversive and covert introduction to a subtle caste system classification scheme.

Lesson #2 - To turn on and off like a light switch.
Here, Gatto exposes the actual purpose of having artificial and subjective periods to study curriculum, than cease all work at the sound of the bell and move on to the next class on a completely unrelated subject. It's ironic that the term "Pavlovian" is understood by most people...but the connection between salivating dogs conditioned by the sound of a bell and the conditioning an arbitrary bell ringing incorporated into your child's curriculum for a similar purpose is not readily recognized...or opposed. Just blithely accepted as normal.

Lesson #3 - Surrender your will to a predestined chain of command.
Your will is individualistic and must be suppressed in the interests of class order. The teacher is given the power of every aspect of a students existence when in the sphere of the teacher's power in the school sitting. Example - teachers can deny or allow a student's request to go to the bathroom.

Lesson #4 - Only I determine what curriculum you will study.
Or rather, the students must study the curriculum the teacher is forced to use by the school system. The primary determinant is not to "educate" students to learn to think critically and analyze and pursue individual success...but rather to inculcate conformity.

Lesson #5 - Your self-respect should depend on an observer's measure of your worth. The entire purpose of having grading systems and teaching kids to "pass a test" rather than actually learn real skills and real experiences relevant to a career course a student intends to pursue as an adult. This one is especially applicable to the MRA/Manosphere's constant focus on the feminization of school curriculum that caters to female students strengths that leads to what PMAFT correctly labeled Credentialation.

Lesson #6 - You are being watched.
Perhaps the most subversive and operant-conditioned aspect of our public schooling system...the continual surveillance of the students is one aspect ubiquitous in all public school environs.

When one reads or hears about the growing popularity and unparalleled success of homeschooled children in academic competitions with their public school peers, you now know why the homeschool children usually fare better...they're typically focusing on the three R's - reading,'riting,'rithmetic - and not being subjected to the 6 lesson curriculum of behavioral conditioning and social engineering of the public school system, designed specifically to deliberately dumb down we the sheeple into conditioned reactionaries that behave without purposeful introspection...ignorantly becoming debt slaves in the pursuit of materialistic consumerism, enslaved to our jobs and becoming nothing more meaningful than corporate human resources.

16 comments:

Hestia said...

Have you read Gatto's latest book Weapons of Mass Instruction? If not, do get your hands on a copy as you'll enjoy this book. I thought it was better than Underground, more fiery and activist in it's attitude and remedies. In the final chapter Gatto urges public schoolers to stage a protest of the system by refusing to take their standardized tests. To do so he doesn't advocate for a walk-out (or dropping out as I did!) but to sit down, fill out the name heading and then write something to the effect of "I refuse this test". Whether this would work or not is certainly debatable, but the attitude is correct.

njartist said...

Thanks for the essay and the link to Mr. Gatto's piece. It was very informative.

Anonymous said...

Just to offer a cynical perspective, these rules are exactly appropriate for the great mass of mankind.

1. Most people don't have the will or capability to escape the class they were born in. "Know your place" is a good lesson for them, as otherwise they would simply be pointless class envy.

2. Most people need, and respond to, regimentation.

3. Most people need, and respond to, being told what to do.

4. Most people have no ability, or even desire, to determine their own course of study. They wouldn't have the first clue what to study if they weren't spoon fed their curriculum. They'd probably sit there and do nothing. The ones that actually want to study still "don't know what they don't know", and can benefit from a defined curriculum. Most students lack the ability truly to "learn to think critically and analyze and pursue individual success" -- therefore inculcate conformity is the best thing for them.

5. In the real world, your worth will definitely depend on the evaluation of others. Why should school be any different?

6. Frankly we'd be better off if a lot of the rabble were under surveillance, and knew it.

A system designed to impart proper attitudes and behaviors to sheeple is appropriate given that most people are sheeple.

samsonsjawbone said...

the Prussian-styled, operant-conditioning, behavioral programming that is the primary purpose of our public schooling system.

Increasingly, I'm being won over to this perspective on public schooling. But I'm not there yet. I mean, cripes, man - I went to public schools! I turned out fine!

Unanonymous said...

Anon: "A system designed to impart proper attitudes and behaviors to sheeple is appropriate given that most people are sheeple."
Problem is that it is enforced not only on "most people" who are sheeple but on everyone else as well. Maybe I'm kind of arrogant because I don't mind the sheeple being trained to be perfect worker drones since I consider most people to be stupid, but I happen to know for a fact my son has above average IQ and I think he deserves better.
So, back to square one, problem is that my son could be taken away from me if I don't hand him over to some public school. Homeschooling is illegal in my country. (I live in the EU.)

MarkyMark said...

UA,

At least you have good public schools in the EU. Your students place a lot better than ours do in math, science, etc.

MarkyMark

Anonymous said...

#Lesson number 7, take it up the arse and come back for seconds.

Elusive Wapiti said...

HL,

A great book and a great review. Mine is here. Gatto's etymology on pedagogy is eye-opening.

Anonymous said...

Problem is that it is enforced not only on "most people" who are sheeple but on everyone else as well.

The conditioning doesn't work on smart kids because they see it for what it is.

At least you have good public schools in the EU.

LOL, European schools are even more into the six lessons than US schools. Where do you think US schools got most of these ideas from? Yup, Europe.

Thursday said...

Anonymous 6:38:

Exactly right. Which is why I am a conservative not a libertarian.

Thursday said...

When one reads or hears about the growing popularity and unparalleled success of homeschooled children in academic competitions with their public school peers, you now know why the homeschool children usually fare better

A lot of this is selection effect.

**** ***** said...

having been a part of the field....it's certainly a disenchanting spin on america's future, trust me.

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jon w said...

read the book over the summer and passed it on to my 16-year old son. it must have struck a note because he decided to quit school and yesterday got his GED. I was kind of hoping for a big scene where he tells kaimuki high school to suck it and walks out, but quietly dropping out in the summer is fine too...

thanks again for the blog. it wasnt too long ago that I thought the school system just needs to be improved and reformed. once you put on the tinfoil hat and start pursuing the truth it's amazing the things you discover.

Badger said...

I just re-read these six items and they sound like the path to getting whipped by a controlling woman, as well...stay in your league, be a mind-reader, the pu**y has control, etc.