Education builds the future, and as you who read alternative media know so well, is a lifelong upgrade in virtue.
Alternative media is engaged in an education contest. We educate the public that US “leadership” is an oligarchy immersed in “Big Lie” crimes centering in war, money, and media (also in ~100 other crucial areas). The oligarchy “educates” through “leaders” that their actions are legal, wise, and in the public’s best interest. The oligarchy’s media controls textbooks, and are a major source of their propaganda.
To be clear: the above links (among work of hundreds in alternative media) easily explain, document, and prove a “1%” criminal oligarchy engage in psychopathic crimes that annually kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions. The education contest is not about what the objective facts are, but the art and science of communication for public recognition of those facts.
The irony is that this battle has been fought and won before: “Enlightenment” ideals of objective and independently verifiable data is where all educated people claim to stand, and apply in all areas of competence. When these academic and professional standards are applied in this contest, “official” stories are easily and quickly exposed as propaganda surviving with normalcy bias, “Big Lies,” and appeal to authority (to stop at just three factors).
When we win, the field of education for our children will become quite different from how it looks today. Among the changes, these three seem essential:
- Lifelong virtue.
1. Truth/facts: This “top 3 list” is a context; the upgrade of what’s necessary in detail is lengthy and goes beyond the limited work I’ve done in history, government, and economics (full archive here) to explain, document, and prove official lies centering in wars and what we use for money.
The good news is that this shift will be relatively easy after media control is ended. The bad news is that the struggle to discern fact from spin today is the best education I can imagine.
2. Love/community: The unspoken context of education today is education of one’s self as an individual. This is important, and just one of several essential contexts that include how to successfully relate to:
- one other person,
- communities from city, state, national to global.
This shift is one of connectedness to others, or an expression of love. Humans hold the ideal of love in high regard; it’s time to translate this ideal into real-world applications with the kind of attention that anyone really wanting to be educated in anything exercises.
Intended outcomes of this shift are human success and happiness with friends, family, groups, and communities of all sizes.
3. Lifelong virtue: Another unspoken context of today’s education is that it exists in schools, and generally comes to an end outside of work and hobby interests.
Education really means to learn how to experience and express virtue on one’s own terms at ever-higher levels. This means that with experience, as with any area, we become more proficient in feeling and contributing what we each see as what is good in Life. Obviously, this outcome produces human beings who find Life better and better with practice. This contrasts today with human beings who generally become less alive with experience, less enthusiastic, and overall less virtuous in what they experience and express.
How do we get from here to victory? Nobody I work with knows with any certainty how the endgame will play out.
The public rises in the 2014 Worldwide Wave of Action (and here) that began on the April 4 anniversary of Martin King’s assassination by the US government (civil court trial verdict, Martin’ 2-minute plea to you), and emerges unpredictably such as the Bundy land case.
In this present contest of real-world education versus propaganda, I offer my advice here.