by Todd Walker
“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.”
— Dresden James
The continued existence of the failed socialist experiment of Government schools proves the above quote.
In the circle of schooled ignorance spiraling down the toilet bowl, I’ve run across several reasons why tax-payer funded educrats hate me and other self-educated, DIY educators. Here are a few of my “lunatic” ranting that would prevent me from rising in the ranks of the Government school factory if that was my goal, which it certainly is not:
A. The self-educated students threaten the government’s monopoly on education and control. Follow the money!
B. I don’t serve the good of the group/society. Self-educated people tend to be very self-reliant. They aren’t dependent on government handouts. I ask too many questions. This adds sand to the assembly line of ignorance.
C. Non-mass minded individuals are not easily manipulated. It takes too much energy and too many lies to convince liberty lovers to worship stupid State institutions.
D. DIY-educators reject blind obedience to state doctrine and embrace moral integrity and self-ownership. We take education into our own hands.
E. De-schooled students learn by exercising muscles like self-reliance, play, following their own interests, curiosity, passions, and thinking freely. The nature of Government schooling atrophies these vital muscles of learning.
F. Individuality is recognized by DIY educators. Interest-Led learning is encouraged and not crushed by State run curriculum and standardized testing. Added bonus: No BELLS!
G. Un-schooled/home schooled students experience freedom from violence against individual rights. They surpass schooled students academically. If you’re a stat-head, check out our report card here. 15 year-old public schooled students scored below the average for advanced nations on math and science literacy.
H. DIY’ers have not forgotten the equation which should be taught in schools but is left out of the curriculum: Government = Force… and the threat of violence. As free individuals, we condemn the desire for power over other individuals.
I. Education Vigilantes recognize and embrace an individuals right to privacy. Big Sis cameras watch our every move in government schools – Except in front of the urinals…at least that’s what “they” tell us!
J. We recognize that no one, from the Department of Education, board of education, principal’s office, or even the most caring teacher, knows more about how YOU learn than YOU. State-licensed “expert” teachers tell students what, how, when, why, and where to learn. Surely they know. They are the “experts” with the education degree(s).
K. Self-educators reject the State’s lip service to freedom and it’s crusade against ignorance. We recognize a Ponzi scheme when we see one. Institutional forced schooling is centralized control of the herd where the few control the many to create a cooperative, collective paradise. Government schooling is a social duty (a collectivist brain washing term) of all people for the sake of all people.
L. State-run schools promote the myth that the individual detracts from societal happiness. How can we have peace on earth and good will toward men with individualists in the mix? Individuals should melt into one societal glob. Education Vigilantes expose this myth at the expense of the Leviathan. Self-education can’t be controlled by the State.
M. The number one reason statist educrats hate me is: I refuse to be collectivized…being a self-reliant individualist infuriates them!
Feel free to add more reasons in the comment section.
Keep Doing the Stuff of Self-Reliance,
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