Requiring you to buy a less
desirable item prior to allowing purchase of what
you want is a phenomenal marketing scheme institutes
of higher indoctrination have been using for
decades. Professors of cranky women studies would be
serving fries at McDonalds if it not for humanity
mandates levied on students pursuing challenging
degrees which truly strengthen a graduate’s position
in the marketplace. This is the sole reason I landed
in a philosophy class in 1978. Apparently, requiring
ten hours of humanities enhance your ability to earn
wages thrusting your arm into a cow’s rectum. Being
a cow doctor is damn glamorous.
As I waited for my philosophy class to begin, I
glanced around and could not spot a single familiar
face. This was my third year at the University of
Wyoming, so I knew most students studying the hard
sciences, but these were strangers. Suddenly a
bearded grad student sporting a psychedelic orange
tie burst through the door introduced himself as our
instructor and asked “What are the issues?” The
class went insane like a pen of fat steers being
chased by a crazed blue heeler. Students hollered
out subjects as the teacher rewarded each with an
“atta boy” before jumping to the next. I sat
bewildered. Over the span of a bizarre 30 minutes,
consensus was reached neither the instructor, nor
the concrete in the walls could be proven to exist.
Because consensus never establishes scientific fact,
I closed my notebook, hit the exit, marched to the
registrar’s office and dropped the class. It was the
best decision of my undergrad career. I mentioned
this because today I address concepts proposed by
Greek philosopher Socrates as recorded in Plato’s
“Republic”; a philosophy book I read at my leisure
33 years after dropping the class. Once you learn to
read, the world’s knowledge is at your fingertips.
In the allegory of the cave, Socrates creates the
image humans confined in caverns in a fixed position
seeing only the shadows of figures purposely cast
upon the wall could soon be trained to accept this
display as the only true reality. Eventually,
subjects would go so far as to refuse to believe
anything other than what they were trained to
believe. Socrates’s point being education can change
the soul by changing desires, so it takes little
imagination so see how the ruling class can train
the masses to only see what it wants them to see.
Read the allegory of the cave because it helps
explain my point.
Of the successful business owners I know, several do
not have college degrees. Actually, the biggest
hitter in my circle of friends never set foot in a
college class choosing instead the education
garnered as a laborer on a fishing boat. Considering
my acquaintances, stories commonplace across
America, why does the ruling class perpetuate the
myth a college degree is your guarantor of success?
The answer is as Socrates taught; government can
change your soul by changing your desires.
Give progressives the mind of an 18-year-old and in
short order they will control the individual’s
thought for decades, which is exactly why President
Obama nationalized the student loan program. Never
forget the ruling class only implements programs
which benefit the ruling class; for the unwashed to
think otherwise is to be played the fool. Each year
thousands of 26-year-olds enter the job market with
worthless degrees, insurmountable student loan debt
and a world view contrary to reality. It is as if
they had spent eight years confined to a cave
watching shadows projected on the wall so as to
blindly accept ruling class illusions such as man’s
carbon emissions are changing the climate. Their
indoctrination is so complete they deny the truth;
ironically, “deniers” being the very moniker they
coined for those of us who failed to buy the lie.
Of all the fields of study, none have been more
damaged by this ruling class con than journalism.
What began as an honorable and critical profession
overseeing a nation of limited government has
morphed into the propaganda wing of the ruling
class. Worse yet, most in the media cannot see it.
America will begin her comeback the day journalists
begin honestly reporting news and resume their role
as the fourth branch of government; exposing the
other three branches to the light of truth. Until
then, they will only serve as a lamp shade.