Complete Liberty Podcast
Show that promotes total respect for self-ownership, property rights, and personal choice--amidst the authoritarian/obedience-oriented political and psychological memes in American culture (and elsewhere). Basically, governments and all they entail are the problem, not the solution. Voluntarism (or market anarchism, or anarcho-capitalism) and customary law principles, in accordance with reason and dignity, spell the solution.

Salting roads for the common good (and corroding vehicles)
Private property owners have no interest in benefitting from commerce and trade--not!
But what about the roads (and fire and police "services)! Nothing like institutionalized legalized monopolies as the best way to solve problems
Bureaucratized utilities once again to the rescue; preservation of the status quo is always best, especially regarding the utility monopolies; thinking outside the statist electricity box; the genius of Nikola Tesla:
But what about the schools! Most realize the massive failure in this area
Harry Browne's hypothetical of government running the computer industry
Imagine if education worked like the computer industry; the sky's the limit
So, in the spirit of Thoreau, we must strike at the root of coercive education, not merely hack at the branches
Future School: Reshaping Learning from the Ground Up: Alvin Toffler tells us what's wrong -- and right -- with public education by James Daly
It's way past time to abolish governmental schools, which are designed to produce "disciplined" industrial workers but don't even accomplish that; instead, they barely inculcate rudimentary skills while fostering compliance and obedient mentalities
Leave it to Marx and Lenin to promote the essentials of authoritarian education
And leave it to John Dewey and Horace Mann (and Henry Barnard and Josiah Quincy and Jacob Abbott et al.) to implement their authoritarian scheme
Crossing Education's Rubicon With Horace Mann
Becoming the property of the State via compulsory education
Education: Free and Compulsory by Murray N. Rothbard
And leave it to religion to lay down a framework of blind obedience to "authority," in which "authority" is seen as benevolent
Mann is seen as the father of American "public education"; in addition to being a master of phrenology;) he was also a big supporter of the temperance movement (abstinence), which led to the prohibition era championed by big Mann-fan and despot Woodrow Wilson
Following the Prussian educationist model, Mann promoted the following: the debilitating "whole-language," or "look-say," reading method; a centralized educational system at the federal level; and, getting private universities to be publicly funded
With governmental schools, the bad ideas and bad money (extorted via taxation) drive out the good ideas and good money (voluntarily exchanged); it's hard for the private sector to compete with "free" governmental schools
The Spread of Education Before Compulsion: Britain and America in the Nineteenth Century by Edwin G. West
Families find themselves "...caught in a choice-restricted monopoly system serving the interests not of the demanders but of the rent-seeking suppliers."--as in all things involved in government, follow the money trail...
Coercive education, like coercive government, is predicated on the belief that some people know what's best for all people
In order to implement his own form of arbitrary power, Horace Mann and those of his ilk gravitated toward the coercive educational models practiced in foreign countries where the cancer of statism had metastasized (i.e., the most consistent adherents to the principle of statism)
The people in today's power-centers of coercive control see themselves as a cut above the rest
The essence of being an authoritarian sociopath is choosing to deal with others in a disrespectful fashion, using threats and violence instead of persuasion and reason
Hiding in and not taking responsibility for the system of authoritarian sociopathy is of course assuming its traits
The theme promoted and modeled in the governmental schools is one of obedience
The master/slave relationship is the ultimate example of racism
"Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism."
The Student as Nigger by Jerry Farber, 1969
Essays and Stories by Jerry Farber
"Authority addicts" defer self-responsibility to others (the "authorities")
A little lesson on Farber's reference to the torturous "Procrustean set-up" of education:
Slavery, like statism, tends to perpetuate itself from the inside
Harriet Tubman: "I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves."
Dealing with the psychological/social resistance to change; being attacked by fellow slaves who accept the constant theft, violence, and lies of government; such attacks reveal that they know the moral nature of the argument and they concede defeat
Curiosity requires a level of emotional intelligence (respect for feelings) that most people still need to achieve
It's idiotic to believe that authoritarian sociopaths have any regard whatsoever for you as an individual, or for your freedoms
Just as farmers benefit from having free range chickens that produce more for them, authoritarian sociopaths benefit from giving their perceived "livestock" the illusion of being free so that they produce more for them; this is the matrix we live in
True News 13: Statism is Dead - Part 3 - The Matrix by Stefan Molyneux
Who really are the human farmers, i.e., slave masters? Statist intellectuals who feed off others and thus justify institutionalized coercion (government)
The drug war as an example of erroneous thinking about morality and law, in which breaking "the law" is equivalent to being immoral (again, following from the master/slave relationship)
"The law" or "State" can never be the victim; individuals are the real victims within such a demented system--and governmental officials are the real criminals
The Socialism of Public Schooling by Jacob G. Hornberger
Elegantly exposing the contradiction: "Advocates of government schooling claim that parents are not competent to make educational decisions for their children. That raises an obvious question: Why not? Aren’t most parents products of public schooling? If public schooling has produced a nation of adults who lack the competence to guide their children’s education, why do we want to continue a system that is likely to produce the same result?"
The communistic methods of coercive funding and provision of education utilize vouchers as a trojan horse to further control non-governmental education
The institution of government is based on the idea that you don't own yourself, that you are a slave to statist "authorities"
Thus it's crucial to challenge the pemes (political memes) that are in our heads
#TL075: PEMES = POLITICAL MEMES by Frederick Mann
Project Abolish Stupidity & Increase Intelligence by Frederick Mann
Further historical reading: The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto
bumper music "School Sucks" by White Birch Home School Players (starring Robert Ryan Keech)
School Sucks - Low Budget Music Video

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