Hello, my name is Mike and I am NotYourAverageMillennial.
One of the things that are crucial in order to maintain liberty is education. But nowadays when children go to school, they do not receive a true education. They receive an indoctrination. We have moved away from traditional American principles of liberty and freedom mainly because of this. In modern times, the later generations only have a minimal knowledge of liberty. This is how those that are in power have been able to continue pushing the illusion of freedom in the minds the public.
In order to begin a paradigm shift, we must know the difference between education and indoctrination. We also must learn exactly how we ended up in the situation and finally how we can work to get out of it. In the article, I will briefly touch on the seven liberal arts which are split into two subjects, the trivium and quadrivium.
The Road to Indoctrination
For decades what has falsely been called education is nothing but indoctrination. If this word is new to you, allow me to define this word for you:
Indoctrination is ” the process of teaching a person or group to accept a set of beliefs uncritically”.
American public schooling (or public schooling worldwide) are merely camps for indoctrination. This began when John D. Rockefeller instituted the General Education Board in 1903. What most people accepted as an act of benevolence actually turned out to be a way to keep the public “dumbed down” so to speak. As a matter of fact, there was a quote from Rockefeller that sums up the agenda of the General Education Board:
” I don’t want a nation of thinkers. I want a nation of workers.”
Here we are years later and Rockefeller’s goal was achieved. But this makes sense when your agenda is to have the public willing sacrifice their liberty with little to no resistance.
I urge you to do a little research on Common Core education.
What is True Education
Liberty begins when the people become truly educated. However, in order for that to happen, we must know what education really is. The etymology of the word education comes from the Latin word educere which means to “bring out or to lead forth”. To educate is to unfold the power of the mind.
As you can see there is a huge difference between education and indoctrination, but allow me to simplify this: Indoctrination is telling people what to think. Education is showing people how to think.
Homeschooling Versus Public Schooling
One thing that people should keep in mind is that when you send your child to be “educated” (indoctrinated) is a government run public school, you are entrusting the state to care for your children. By doing this, they are being taught that their rights are given to them by an institution whose only interest is to have a population that won’t bother to critically think and never question what they are taught.
As discussed in an earlier article, when “rights” are given to others, they are not rights, but privileges. This means that whoever gave you these privileges can also take them away from you. And since the public doesn’t question this, they falsely believe that this is freedom and liberty.
The government run public schooling system also does not equip the youth with the life skills they would need in order to control their own destiny. Instead, they are giving training in order to be just smart enough to work a soul-sucking job. This makes them nothing more than a cog in the wheel of a machine, or more plainly, a slave.
But even more diabolical is that it makes those educated by the public school system dependent on the state. The government becomes the parent. This make sense because the child is in school most of the day and this means less time away from their mother and father. This breaks the family unit.
Believe it or not, there was a period in time when the child was taught at home. This kept the family strong and the child would actually learn valuable life skills that they could apply for success. Most importantly, the child would develop a passion for learning and could teach himself to do anything
The Seven Liberal Arts: An Anti-Indoctrination
We need to get back to the original way of learning by means of the seven liberal arts:
THE TRIVIUM (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) enables us to take in information, followed by processing it through the use of critical thinking, and then how to teach and explain what we learned and processed to others.
THE QUADRIVIUM (number, geometry, music, and astronomy) was learned after learning the trivium. This deals with arithmetic. Geometry is number in space, music is number in time, and astronomy, or cosmology is number in space and time.
With these seven subjects you will receive a true education which will free your mind and put you on the path to liberty
I hope that I gave you some food for thought regarding the difference between education and indoctrination. Indoctrination leads to slavery while education leads to liberty. Free minds will lead to a free society.