How we are 'moulded' by our family and their values and our respective societies, including education, often determines our own core values as adults. Unless we have the innate desire and grow the courage to begin to see ourselves more objectively; how much of 'you' is not really 'you' at all, but a walking re-action to the above.
Undoing this destructive aspect of our history that obliterates visions, authenticity and subsequently a better and more fulfilling outcome for our life does require getting real with ourselves to break from the drone mentality to the beautiful, individuals we are at essence.
And yes, much of it is helped en route by our mainstream education which I prefer to call first-order brainwashing. Below, a piece by Michael Tellinger which speaks about that.
In magic, madness and mystery
Current Situation and the UBUNTU Plan of Action
Our school system, and how we continue to teach our children, is largely responsible for our mental and cognitive conditioning that prevents most of us from breaking free from many years of indoctrination. Some researchers have called this “the left brain prison” that has been imposed on us over the most important and formative years of our lives. The sad thing is that most of us never get out of this prison for the rest of our lives and many of us end up defending this prison.
“State schools are failing and government mandated education forces everyone to learn the same and often useless material despite the unique interests and learning styles of each individual. The curriculum is designed more to serve the purposes of corporations and the government than those of the student.” www.thrivemovement.com
Restructuring our education system is probably the most critical thing we have to do if we want to liberate ourselves from the prison matrix and the never-ending struggle for survival. It is through the current education system that we become the prison guards to the very prisons that have captured our own immortal souls and our humanness.
We look around us, at how things work, how things are done, and how we live from day to day, and we believe that this is the norm – that this is how things are done – that this is progress and we are part of this never-ending wheel of progress. And yet life gets tougher every year, every month, every week. But we believe that maybe if we hang on for a little longer, things will get better.
After more than 120 years of enduring the current education system, we are all products of this system and we are all equally tuned and calibrated by this system to endure its consequences – without any questions. Most of us now believe that this is the norm – and that this is the best way of educating ourselves and our children – and that there is no better way – because if there was the authorities would have implemented it.
We see the education system as giving ourselves and our children a chance in life. The better our education, the better our chance of having a successful life – getting a good job – having a good career that will earn us a lot of money. It is ironic that the indicator of success among living breathing human beings is not their ability to love others, compassion, creative achievement, contribution to society, but most of the time the emphasis is on money, as an indicator of our success.
We quickly forget that we are all born equal and we should all have a wonderful life, not dependant on the level of education that we can get for our children. And so, without most of us giving it any thought, the schooling and education system becomes the first tool of separation and division among all of us from the first day of school.
Remember that history is written by the victors, and our education is manipulated by those who impose their control on our society. The victors have a vested interest in holding onto power and therefore teaching their conquered subjects whatever it takes to stay in power. Those who do not comprehend this statement at this point will begin to comprehend it as the layers of deception are removed from our lives.
We are forced to place our children in schools at the age when they are most vulnerable to outside suggestion and influence – in the hands of strangers, who get their instructions and teaching manuals from some invisible department in the government. These teachers, most of whom have honourable intentions, have to follow orders and teach what they are told in the style and fashion they are told to teach it. If they do not follow these orders they get fired from their teaching job and lose their income and become undesirable as teachers in any other official educational institution.
For twelve years of our lives we are made to sit in classrooms, separated from mother nature, while we are forced to cram information into our heads, so that we can regurgitate it during an examination – so that we can get an ‘A’ on our school report – so that our parents can brag to their friends and so that we can try to impress our future employers – so that we can get a good job and earn as much money as we can – because we had good marks at school in subjects that we will never ever use in our daily lives and probably never use for the rest of our lives.
If we can regurgitate this information really well, we are allowed to go to university where the indoctrination and brainwashing reaches even higher levels. Those who are privileged enough to reach these levels take on a certain level of pride and arrogance, because they see themselves as special. Because they have worked hard and regurgitated well. And by being able to regurgitate, they have elevated and separated themselves from the masses.
And so, without realising it, the graduates become the quiet promoters and defenders of the system that creates hierarchy and separation amongst humanity.
From the first day of school we are exposed to academic competition and a hierarchy of intelligence that we are taught to conform to. When we do not understand the subjects or if we do badly in our exams, we are laughed at, mocked and reprimanded to work harder. We are told that if we do not get our “act together” we will amount to nothing and that we will end up on the street – that nobody will give us a job and that our lives will be a disaster. All this, so that we should excel at school in the subjects that are of little use to us in life.
From the first day at school we are exposed to continuous stress in many forms. The stress and pressure to succeed – to be the best – to get to the top. We are made to believe that this is all normal and part of life and that competition is good and that this is the way things are done in life.
The stress of passing exams and not failing, is one of the most cruel forms of subtle mind control we can imagine. We willingly expose our children to this cruel system of stress for most of their young lives. It is this subconscious stress, that finally spills over and becomes the cause of antisocial behaviour experienced by many teenagers.
We send our children to psychiatrists, feed them drugs like Ritalin and punish them for failing or behaving badly, not realising that it is the system, and not our children, that is out of our control.
We never stop to think about this indoctrination because we believe that this is the norm in life – because it comes from higher levels of the pyramid of hierarchy and authority. We do not question it and simply accept it – and plan how we will become “successful” in life. These subconscious scars stay with most of us for the rest of our lives.
By now we should all clearly see that the current education system does not work. It has nothing to do with true learning skills for life and inspiring children to follow their dreams and to use their god-given talents to give true meaning to their lives.
But instead our education system has everything to do with continued indoctrination and subtle mind control of young minds to follow orders, obey authority, and even fear authority. To believe in a pyramid of hierarchy that controls all aspect of our lives and to follow orders given by a higher authority in this pyramid of hierarchy.
All of this is done under the pretence of freedom and personal choice that does not actually exist because if we do not conform to the controls of the establishment, we will be seen as opponents of the system. In some countries it is now compulsory to send your children to school, to submit them to this inhumane treatment. Parents that do not conform will be charged and prosecuted under the legal system that upholds these laws and treatment of our children.
In an attempt to teach us about our origins as human being, spirituality and our immortal souls that all come from the same source of the divine Creator of all things, we are taught about man-made religions, that divide us even more. Religious division that has cause most of the conflict and suffering on our planet. And so the suffering continues, deeply buried beneath many layers of deception, our own ignorance and external mind control.
Most of the things we are taught in school is theoretical information with very little, if any, practical knowledge of how to do things, how to create things, build things, fix things and how to think outside the box – because that would be seen as being antisocial and not conforming to the norm of society – in other words: the normally accepted behaviour of those who have already been indoctrinated by the education system to stay within the boundaries of the matrix. These boundaries of accepted norms include every sector of our society, especially the commercial, financial and political sectors, that have somehow taken control of our planet.
Please ask yourself: What exactly does our education system provide us with when we leave school, other than a piece of paper or a degree that makes us feel special, and makes us believe that we will find a good job. Our education has nothing to do with learning, but everything to do with preparing us to get jobs and have successful careers. And what do jobs do? They allow us to earn money.
In the end, it is all about money. And therefore, those who control the money will continue to control the education system.
It is a well documented fact that governments have been manipulating and controlling the content of school textbooks for the distinct benefit of those in power, so that they can maintain their control over the people. For example, the majority of research in the medical field that is consequently included in the medical textbooks is funded by pharmaceutical companies who fund the printing of the textbooks. We are taught exactly what they want us to believe so that we can regurgitate their deception to others. The young minds that come out of medical school know very little about diagnosing and healing; about resonance and the laws of nature and how all disease can be cured and has been cured in the past because it is a result of in-coherence or being at dis-ease with nature and mother earth.
Schools have become prisons for young minds who want to create and explore without restriction. It is up to us to change it.
A NEW Way of Learning – For a New World
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Posted by Michael Tellinger at Sunday, January 20, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013