Are You Part Of a Managed Herd?
“He flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions” is the story of my life.
I sent away for my astrology, and was advised, “Hitch your wagon to a fence post, and forget the stars.”
So, of course, I don’t believe in ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder).
It’s a total shuck, fabricated by The Usual Suspects (Rockefeller, Morgan, Carnegie, Ford, etc.) to debase and depreciate the POWER of the Common Man.
Attention, according to Hegel, is “the negation of one’s self-assertion and also the surrender of oneself to the matter at hand.”
William Torrey Harris was the U.S. Commissioner of Education from 1889 to 1906.
He wrote (referring to American students in his 1893 book, The Philosophy of Education) …
“Ninety-nine out of a hundred are automata, careful to walk in prescribed paths, careful to follow the prescribed custom. This is not an accident but the result of substantial education, which, scientifically defined, is the subsumption of the individual.”
John Taylor Gatto (The Underground History of American Education, Revised Edition, 2006) wrote …
“He who controls language controls the public mind, a concept well understood by Plato. Indeed, the manipulation of language was at the center of the curriculum at the Collegia of Rome, in the Jesuit academies, and the private schools maintained for children of the influential classes; it made up an important part of the text of Machiavelli; it gave rise to the modern arts and sciences of advertising and public relations.”
Alexis De Tocqueville (Democracy in America, Vol. 2, Third Edition, 1863) wrote …
“The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting: such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”