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To: LearsFool

Thank you for the info. I “waded” through his “expansive” underground history—I forced my kids to buy it for me for my birthday 5 years ago. Although it is quite long, I was fascinated by what he had to say. Very enlightened man. I had a “paradigm shift” in my understanding of “education” and I had worked in public schools for a number of years.

I was reading the Bonhoeffer book by Metaxas and when talking of his childhood in Germany, his mother states that she never liked the Prussian school system and never allowed her many kids to go to school until 7 or 8 years of age——so they wouldn’t “break” them.

I have run into many, many sources that have validated the things stated by Gatto and some people, like Mrs. Bonhoeffer understood even back in the early 1900’s —how evil the Prussian type of schools were for destroying individualism and “thinking outside the box”. Creating little socially-molded robots who all think the same exact way—into relativism and godlessness.
Societies perfect for a future Hitler where “Christians” welcomed the removal of crosses, a swastika in its place-—with few exceptions like Bonhoeffer who had parents who dearly protected their minds from the government indoctrination machine.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 1:05:46 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: savagesusie

Most interesting. What is the name of the book you’re referring to, please?


21 posted on 03/09/2012 3:25:19 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: savagesusie
Nevermind, I found it, and now it's on my wish list.

I've lately been studying Germany before and during Hitler's rise to power, and seeing many similarities to America and Europe today. And I believe you and Gatto are correct that schooling as we know it prepares the way for tyranny.

What grieves me most about our compulsory schooling is that it robs children of the opportunity to develop into what they could become - it deprives them of "the pursuit of happiness" in its original sense. (Reminds me of the kids in "Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom".)
22 posted on 03/09/2012 4:49:19 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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