Monday, August 13, 2007

Western Indoctrination

People feel less free in a totalitarian state than in a democratic one, but they have one advantage...they know they are being controlled whereas in a "free" society such as ours, people are unaware of how they are being manipulated therefore making our system of control much more powerful because it's impossible to resist or rise up against a system of control that the majority of the people are ignorant.

Nazi Germany is a perfect example of how efficacious western indoctrination can be. Germany was considered one of the most advanced civilizations the world has ever seen. German people lead the world in many areas such as art, science, technology, literature and philosophy, yet disintegrated into a barbaric shop of horrors in the blink of an eye, with the consent of these "civilized, progressive" people.

One is more likely to remember something if he or she is experiencing a heightened sense of emotion at the same time. The Bush Administration, in particular, knows this all too well and is very good at controlling what they want us to remember and distracting us from what they don't want us to remember.

Our educational system does not teach us the necessary critical thinking skills to combat propaganda or indoctrination rather we teach our students to be sponges, absorbing the "right" answers, many times, without thinking about why these answers are "right". In other words, students are prepared to join the herd so that group think can continue preserving the status quo. "No Child Left Behind" emphasizing test scores encourages teachers to teach the test, further indoctrinating our future American citizens, instead of teaching them to evaluate, solve, reason and gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter in order for them to think for themselves.

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