The Prussian Connection to American Schooling (Part 4), by John Taylor Gatto

Where did the American school system come from? And what are its true purposes? These are excerpts from John Taylor Gatto’s book, The Underground History of American Education Chapter Seven: The Prussian Connection, Section 93: “The Technology of Subjection” and Section 94: “The German/American Reichsbank” Get the book: http://mhkeehn.tripod.com/ughoae.pdf For Part 1, CLICK HERE. For Part 2, CLICK HERE. For Part 3, CLICK HERE.
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Why Is it Important to Avoid Compromise?

Why should we avoid compromise and meeting in the middle as a means of solving our problems? We’ve all heard the adage that “we each have our own subjective truth”, and while this may be true, it does not negate the reality of an objective truth’s existence. There are gradients of truth, just as there are gradients of lies. Subjective truth and objective truth are very different, whereas subjective truth […]
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The Prussian Connection to American Schooling (Part 3), by John Taylor Gatto

Where did the American school system come from? And what are its true purposes? This is an excerpt from John Taylor Gatto’s book, The Underground History of American Education Chapter Seven: The Prussian Connection, Section 90: “The Prussian Reform Movement” and Section 91: “Travels’ Reports” Get the book: http://mhkeehn.tripod.com/ughoae.pdf For Part 1, CLICK HERE. For Part 2, CLICK HERE. For Part 4, CLICK HERE.
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The Prussian Connection to American Schooling (Part 2), by John Taylor Gatto

Where did the American school system come from? And what are its true purposes? This is an excerpt from John Taylor Gatto’s book, The Underground History of American Education Chapter Seven: The Prussian Connection, Section 89: “The Long Reach of the Teutonic Knights” The second installment in the second phase of the School Sucks Project’s Best of John Taylor Gatto series. For Part 1, CLICK HERE. For Part 3, CLICK […]
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The Prussian Connection to American Schooling (Part 1), by John Taylor Gatto

Where did the American school system come from? And what are its true purposes? This is an excerpt is from John Taylor Gatto’s book, The Underground History of American Education Chapter Seven: The Prussian Connection, Section 88: “The Land of Frankenstein” The first installment in the second phase of the School Sucks Project’s Best of John Taylor Gatto series Get the book: http://mhkeehn.tripod.com/ughoae.pdf For Part 2, CLICK HERE. For Part […]
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Teaching is Like Crafting a Sculpture

“In theoretical, metaphorical terms, the idea I began to explore was this one: that teaching is nothing like the art of painting, where, by the addition of material to a surface, an image is synthetically produced, but more like the art of sculpture, where, by the subtraction of material, an image already locked in the stone is enabled to emerge. It is a crucial distinction. In other words, I dropped […]
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Pronoun Magic! Tips For Aspiring Politicians/Criminals

“We” is a powerful and dangerous word. And peaceful people should avoid using it when talking about the actions of violent strangers. Imagine you lived in a neighborhood controlled by a violent gang… What if you started using first-person plural pronouns, like “we,” “us'” and “our” when discussing the gang and their activities, even though you were not in the gang, you didn’t know anyone in the gang, and no […]
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John Gatto on the Prussian Education System

John Taylor Gatto (born December 15, 1935) is an American retired school teacher of 29 years and 8 months and author of several books on education. He is an activist critical of compulsory schooling and of what he characterizes as the hegemonic nature of discourse on education and the education professions. Gatto was born in the Pittsburgh-area steel town of Monongahela, Pennsylvania. In his youth he attended public schools throughout […]
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Why do we Experience Jealousy?

Jealous people may feel that they are justified in their jealous actions, or they may feel guilty for being jealous, but jealousy is always an effect of the inability to go deeper in a relationship. If a person is jealous sexually, it is only because they are unable to go deeper into their own sexuality, and thus unable to deepen with their partner(s). Emotional, spiritual, physical, and intellectual depth also […]
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What is Mindfulness to the Gray Mystic?

In the Star Wars Prequels, we often hear Anakin being reminded to be “mindful of his feelings”, but what exactly does this mean to a Gray Jedi / Mystic? Is it the same thing that was implied by Obi Wan and Yoda, or is it something different? Additionally, what does it mean to the Light Side mystic? To the Dark Side mystic?
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What is Instant Karma?

What is karma, and by extension, what is instant karma?  The concept is extremely important to mystics of all types, learn how it pertains to how it governs how mystics from the various dispositions interact with one another. I apologize for the camera becoming blurry on and off in this recording, I am not sure why it had problems.
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Deepening Our Generalizations

I wrote this a month ago, but because of our site being down, I hadn’t gotten around to posting it yet. ~Nathan It is the generalization logical fallacy (logical deception) to say such things as “have faith”, “be loving”, “remain hopeful”, “let it go”, and “be mindful” when they aren’t first placed within a logical context and framework that defines their meaning, as they are general concepts that can mean anything the […]
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