I know, that sounds a bit daft, linking one of the foremost intellectuals of the 18th Century with the morons of Modern Progressivism, doesn’t it?
“Progressives,” being regressive in intent and result, just HATE capitalism, right? Makes some richer than others, some poorer. Waaah….. (Newsflash: Who does well? Those who work. Who does poorly? Those who don’t. Not rocket science.)
Let’s skip the part about the ONLY economies on the planet that actually have created wealth for their citizens, increased standards of living, become wealthy enough to spend time and money on the environment, the only ones in which Human Rights are recognized, including Women’s Rights…. Are Capitalist economies.
Because that’s not what I’m writing about today.
But – get this:
Adam Smith, the Author of the most important book on Capitalism, one of the leading intellectuals of the 18th Century, was very concerned that zero education would be needed for a worker to make a bazillion pin-heads every day (the example of making pins being one of the foremost, and most-quoted, examples of specialization that would lead to wealth in Wealth Of Nations), and that yet this specialization would increase everyone’s wealth… a conundrum. He was concerned that this specialization would drive the average working citizen to become a complete dolt.
So – he pushed public education to ensure that all citizens were educated enough to understand their world and the policies that affected them and their heirs. That it was important in free societies that everyone understand what’s going on. Capitalism would not automatically lead to this, he understood it was critical, so he pushed very hard for an educated citizenry.
… and … who was AGAINST this education of the citizen? Who was afraid that, once these workers were educated, they would consider themselves the “equals” of “their betters”??
The ruling elites, that’s who.
They didn’t want Joe Bag O’Donuts thinking he was equal to his “betters,” you know, the ones making the decisions to ensure Ol’ Joe had what THEY KNEW BETTER THAN HE THAT HE NEEDED, without any input from poor Ol’ Joe.
Sound like John Kerry yet? Al Gore? Barak Obama? Nancy Pelosi? Noticing a trend?
If that doesn’t sound like “Progressives” today, nothing does.
The decade-on-decade DEMAND that We the People roll-over and just take the scraps handed us by our “betters” just makes any intelligent person want to puke, right?
… And who is it who VOTES to have their “Betters” make all their decisions?
The badly-educated. The 47% of the population that pays no taxes, happily subsisting on what their “Betters” want to hand them. Minorities who are absolutely being forced to remain on the plantation by not being educated enough to challenge their “betters” on policy that ABSOLUTELY DEGRADES MINORITIES, but who continue to do so because they are happy enough with the scraps, and PURPOSELY not educated BY THE PROGRESSIVES enough to understand what’s going on.
So -Democrats have won the day in public education since Dewey, inarguably the greatest enemy of human beings in the 20th Century, and whose “Progressive” ideas are STILL the core of public education and the fundamental curricula of “Schools of Education”. How? By institutionalizing a system that intentionally results in citizens being so stupid that they vote for those who want to keep them stupid, those who think that only THEY, the “Experts” possibly can understand how to manage others lives.
This is called TOTALITARIANISM.
AND AMERICA IS OKAY WITH THIS!!!!!!!!! Year after year, decade after decade we send our future voters off to public schools that ARE DESIGNED to ENSURE THEIR STUPIDITY AND LACK OF REAL EDUCATION!
Is it just me?
Who demands bad education? Progressives and Democrats.
Who do Progressives and Democrats demand be in-charge of our lives? Elites, experts, call it what you want – but specialists in policy rather than We the People who created the best nation in history.
Who demands nanny-state policies? Progressives and Democrats.
Who demands BETTER schools, actually EDUCATING the students? Conservatives.
Who do Conservatives want to be in-charge of our lives? OURSELVES
Who HATES Nanny-State policies because we are more than smart and educated-enough to make our own decisions? WE THE PEOPLE.
Who works hard for their future? Conservatives
Who is lazy, unionized, entitlement-driven, thereby NOT working hard for their future? Democrats
Who has children to pay for these entitlements generation-on generation? Conservatives
Who does NOT have kids to pay for this crap they demand? Democrats.
Who is paying for all this government largesse? Conservatives.
Who is TAKING all the entitlement money Conservative EARN, to waste it on dumb ideas, dumb policy from dumb votes? Democrats.
Who DEMANDS crap education to ensure the citizens are stupid generation after generation? Democrats
Who wants good education so we ALL move forward as a nation? Conservatives.
And people still actually VOTE for Democrats?
WHY would ANYONE VOTE FOR PEOPLE WHOSE ENTIRE PROGRAM IS ENSURING THE LACK OF EDUCATION OF THAT VOTER AND HIS/HER CHILDREN?!?
HOW dumb are Democrat voters?