Indoctrinate You

Holy cow. (ht Falken) Valedictorian quoting H. L. Mencken:

H. L. Mencken wrote in The American Mercury for April 1924 that the aim of public education is not "to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence. … Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim … is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States."

But unfortunately this is the way to go. This is what it is supposed to do. As philosopher Metallica said: 'Sad, but true.' Home-schoolers instinctively do the same thing. Very few people aim to raise a Hitchens-Dawkins. Imagine the mess we would be in if everyone tried to raise a contrarian. That is why any large scale libertarian effort is bound to fail. Consider Rand Paul. Dude actually said what he really thought (and, for the record, I agree with him) and got himself 'a teachable moment.' Fuck, man, honesty is overrated and will not land you a job. Especially in human resources. Burp.

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