This week I talked about the real purpose and effect of schooling our children. I talked about the idea that crony capitalists and the government made a conscious choice over a hundred years ago to try to tame the American citizenry to be good corporate citizens. There is much evidence to support this and I had at least three informed callers who offered their knowledge confirming this. The best source for both understanding the origins and purpose of the current system as well as insight into what real education is all about is John Taylor Gatto. I am reading Dumbing Us Down right now and also highly recommend The Ultimate History Lesson, a five hour interview with Gatto that is worth every second of your time.
The Police State Cometh:
I mentioned this story on the air last night. A man had his door broken open by a SWAT team sent by the Department of Education! Here’s a link to the story and the video: SWAT Team Breaks Down Door. I highly recommend the video–the guy really brings the story to life!
Clips from the show:
I played two clips on the show last night. One was me agreeing (somewhat anyway!) with Rick Santorum–a first and probably a last…The second is of Eric Holder, then US Attorney, now Attorney General, explaining how he uses the schools to brainwash the kids.
Also on the show, I referred to a Council on Foreign Relations study on how American schools are failing their NATIONAL SECURITY DUTIES! I can’t take it anymore! We are now openly sending our kids to school to serve the state. Here’s an article about that: US Education Very Grave Security Risk.
School Loan Bubble
I had a guest in the studio last night, my friend Jason Riddle. He was prepared to tell us about the looming student loan crisis and how that bubble bursting might affect our already fragile financial system. We had so many great calls that we just didn’t have time in the end to give this topic its due. Jason graciously agreed to post his insights and comments to his website, A=A.com, so check there for his post on the subject, and on general libertarian and Austrian economics themes.
New Feature: The Paulbot Next Door
Next week I’m launching a new feature: The Paulbot Next Door. I have noticed how Libertarians and Ron Paul supporters are often labeled crazy or fringe by the mainstream media. That has not been my experience however, and I’d like to give the normal libertarians their say. If you are a normal person and also a libertarian, please leave me a voicemail or click on the Call Me tab above.