A Proper Gander At Propaganda

Truth Transcends Community

"Propaganda in the United States is spread by both government and media entities. Propaganda is information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to influence opinions. It's used in advertising, radio, newspaper, posters, books, television, and other media."  -  Propaganda in the United States - Wikipedia

"A man without a government is like a fish without a bicycle.” Alvaro Koplovich

"The rise of modern print culture The printing press and the relatively wide availability of printed materials further undermine the importance of the 'local community' in ... Feudal societies based on face-to-face loyalties and oral oaths begin to give way to nation-states and to nationalism based on a shared printed language." Marshall McLuhan: Theoretical elaborations

"The printing press gave rise to nationalism and nation states while the Internet is helping to create a world community."  Understanding New Media: Extending Marshall McLuhan

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Gnostic Media: UnSpun 069 - Robin S. Eubanks: “Education and Personalized Learning"

Common Core & Standardized Testing Scores Explored

Emotional Education in the Age of Virtual Reality: Crafting Standardized Minds

Are all opinions created equal? Do more educated opinions carry more weight than less educated ones? Should reality be defined by consensus?

Do you believe the government needs to grant you rights and liberties or do you believe you are already free? Do you believe you need governmental permission to do things like marry another adult? Do you believe you need governmental permission to end your marriage? 

Do you think you need governmental permission to breathe?

UnSpun 069 - Robin S. Eubanks: “Education and Personalized Learning"   source: GnosticMedia

More Questions Than Answers

Do you believe government exists to serve you or do you exist to serve it? Wouldn't you rather have more locally controlled bureaucracies that actually served humanity rather than the vast layers of ever expanding centralized government we have now? Do you believe you need some kind of external authority to define the bounds of reason for you? Does jailing people for adult behavior choices really look like we live in the so-called "Land of the Free" to you? Do you know how to mind your own business? Do you believe in individual privacy or should we all be forced to "let it all hang out"?

Doesn't it seem like the frog in the boiling water strategy is to get us all used to having no so-called "right to privacy". Online and off, we seem encouraged to literally let it all hang out. Governmental granted constitutional rights are the signs we are not free. Shall we continue to consent to a system built on lies? Do you like getting groped to catch a flight? Is this what Freedom looks like?

Social media and gender self identification and other babel like offerings seemed designed to get us to reveal more about ourselves publicly than we otherwise would. Future generations will grow more used to having no so-called "secrets" and will probably end up wearing see through clothing to show off all their fancy body "mods".

Social Engineering in the Digital Age of The Common Core Choir Practice

Do you think the educational system teaches students how to think or what to think? Do you think the educational system is designed to indoctrinate human minds or to teach human minds to think for themselves in a critical manner? Wouldn't teaching a (proper) Trivium and Quadrivium based educational curriculum make more sense? Do you really believe we need to reinvent the wheel? Do you believe you can self educate yourself by using the internet as the impressive library and educational resource it is? Do you think passing a bunch of official governmental tests a true sign of intelligence? How do you define intelligence?

People complain about teachers teaching for the tests. The truth is the educational system is predicated upon this very idea. The entire system is structured so all students are prepped to take the test. Students are not taught how to critically address the information they are presented with. Students are encouraged and graded more for clever parroting back of the curriculum than they are for original thoughts and ideas. It does vary with the subject and teacher, but more often than not students are taught what to think, not how to.