Cash Cows for Corporate CowboysI love your honesty. And you resolved why we are having a communication problem. Yes, I am working with the history of education and the history of the world and my mind seems to give a unique twist to everything. That is what makes human progress possible, that unique perspective, but only people with critical thinking skills can benefit from the creativity of human thinking. We brought that to an end 1958 the Military-Industrial Complex was given control of our education. We replace liberal education with education for a technological society with unknown values, and no one prepared to figure out what the new values would be. We did this for military reasons, the military technology of the second world war demanding rapid technology development. Be clear about this. Those who have control of education are a completely different set of people with very different goals than education before 1958.
When people are playing with nuclear weapons, we do not want to slow progress down with critical thinking skills, nor waste our money on culture, nor keep our women at home to care for the children. We need a fully employed population to pay for our high tech. national defense. And very important, with the change in our bureaucratic order, we do not need to train everyone for independent thinking and civic and political leadership. Harvard and Yale can produce enough leaders, who can run the Military-Industrial Complex for us, and now all we need is the education that you know is producing our young to be products for the Military-Industrial Complex. In the past, we did not have the bureaucratic organization essential to making this system of government authority over the people possible. I hope you understand what this has to do with our liberty? Our sense of who has the power and authority and why we are arguing if fascism is left or right.
High IQ individuals created all the world's weapons, all the technological changes, and all the world's surplus wealth. However, giving superior minds the same social, financial, and even educational rewards that superior athletes get, even though it worked as a way to get the most out of that talent, would threaten the false idea that the plutocracy creates the nation's wealth and jobs. So the ruling class achieved the goal of exploiting intelligence by arranging the educational structure to make High IQs miserable in social life and uncaring about all other material rewards. This would turn them into escapists seeking havens in laboratory science, shut off from all disappointing social contacts. They were suckered into "science for science's sake." The rest of the students were dumbed-down, because all they did was operate the inventions, which takes very little education.
So you miss the change completely, as the ruling class indoctrinated you to do. I'm heartened that no one answers your misdirected criticism, especially since you are so sure you're right, because your intellectual father-figures let you in on this false but special-sounding secret knowledge of "what's really been going on."