I was very tempted to ditch this in topic disposal, seeing as it is another
conspiracy thread and it was neatly wrapped when I arrived, already being locked...
Then I realised people might take this seriously, and I should probably do something.
So, the government is tightening schools up, effectively making them brainwashing machines so that you have to go to the college and have to go into debt and "Think their way" and have absolutely no freedom whatsoever. You then get a shit job, lose it, and the government pays $4 million per person (Really?!) getting you your job back.
Who profits? College.
Who loses? The government
Who does the work? The government.
Well wait one second! The government makes the rules, and then loses the most money in this equation? Well that sounds like Grade A bull shit
That was my first point
Boy oh boy do I love bunking conspiracies.
What's next? Well it's the tried and true, "They want to make us think their way!!!!!" Well case and point this one is EASY to debunk.
Which one are we being brainwashed into thinking like, and if they are succeeding then why does the U.S consistently switch between the two?
"Oh but dude, they're like, totally the same man"
Yeah wait no. They really really aren't, study politics before you say such things.
Second point done. Continuing!
Repressive De-sublimation (Damn I've been dying to use that on here for months now!)
Basically it's about false needs. Don't think conspiracy nuts are the first to land on it, the philosophers always see the "We're not free" thing before ANYONE else, and they actually diagnose the problem and find the illness, and it has a name, repressive De-sublimation.
So what's a false need, what is repressive de-sublimation?
The code about it is that: "The more society progresses, the easier living gets, but the price of easy living is the loss of our freedom. We do not attack this loss of freedom, because we are being given an easier way of living."
You can choose a house, but your money is restricted because you have to pay the mortgage.
Sky broadband? Same deal.
Do you want a Superdry jacket or an Ambercrombie and Fitch, doesn't matter, they're both just brands you don't have to pick either.
It's consuming for the sake of consuming, a state we enter when our most holy of urges (freud likes to use sex) is handed down to us in crude form (De-sublimation) but then repressed into something that can be consumed, like pornography, music, crude humor.
And in the act of consuming these things, we lose the creative urge to rebel against it. Because we are -at least partially- satisfied.
You want freedom? Run off into the wild. You will be required to do nothing, but life will be hard. You will be free, but upset. You could have all the things you desire whenever you want them, but they'll require effort.
You want it easy? Stay where you are. You will be required to do work, but life will be easy. You will be caged, but happy. You can't have everything you want, you must choose between gadget and gizmo, but they'll be easy to obtain.
Trust me on this one, this 'loss of freedom' is the result of capitalism and social progress, not the bloody colleges.
It's like no one studies anything.
Point three down, well this is so much fun.
And onto my final point, an unbiased education.
In the UK at least, education is biased. It's biased when you are very young, and gradually becomes more liberal. My critical thinking teacher said this is essential. That at college you are allowed to question the system, that you are given the opportunity to rebel. He said "Universities couldn't work if it wasn't full of people trying to bring it down"
Because if anyone wants to bring down university, all they need to do is invent a better system
This is self evident.
So the purpose of university is not to provide information that can be 'regurgitated' it is exactly the opposite, it is to fill students with a drive. A questioning of their environment. The unfairness of colleges, and I suppose universities, is necessary to their existence - of course it is they have to survive as well. I've seen figures (UK figures) and I know what I'm talking about - and that unfairness reflects questioning into its students.
Could their be a better system?
Could their be a better government?
Unfortunately, recently, almost all of this creative material has gone into making...
The ability to CHANGE THE WORLD, ADVANCE THE SYSTEM, DO SOMETHING GOOD, is replaced with the sheer desire to say "The system is unfair, I don't like it, I must not like it because it is evil, everyone else does not seem to mind, they must not know, I should tell them, that will make me good."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance
"I want a better life, but I can't get it, so it must be unobtainable or bad. I must have been lied to, I should warn the others."
Oh yes, this is the voice of the people who've 'uncovered the turth' about the world we live in.
It makes me very upset.
Anyway. That's all I have to say. This is complete nonsense, and if I don't see intelligent debate I'll just throw it in the trash as per usual.