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A Brief History of Fabianism (Occult Yorkshire Part 2)

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Since the Fabians are the conspiracy bugaboo of the right, this presents a problem so far as finding reliable information about them, because a great deal of the unofficial history of the Society seems to be confined to websites with axes to grind. One premise of this information is that the Fabian Society was behind the various Labor movements in Britain and that it concealed elitist, and even capitalist, interests. This is something I can vouch for from direct experience, having grown up in a wealthy Socialist family (we were called “champagne socialists”) who were above all business people but also actively involved in local (and, I am slowly discovering, global) politics, in seemingly reformist and New Left movements such as the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) party, all having sometimes obvious, sometimes less so, ties to the Fabian Society.

According to one online source, the Fabian Society has 7000 members, 80 per cent (5,600) of whom are members of the Labor Party, amounting to about three percent of the general Labor Party membership (about 190,000 in 2010).… Read the rest

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John Taylor Gatto – The Purpose Of Schooling

What does the school do with the children? Gatto states the following assertions in "Dumbing Us Down": It makes the children confused. It presents an incoherent ensemble of information that the child needs to memorize to stay in school. Apart from the tests and trials that programming is similar to the television, it fills almost all the "free" time of children. One sees and hears something, only to forget it again. It teaches them to accept their class affiliation. It makes them indifferent. It makes them emotionally dependent. It makes them intellectually dependent. It teaches them a kind of self-confidence that requires constant confirmation by experts (provisional self-esteem). It makes it clear to them that they cannot hide, because they are always supervised
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How to End Oppression

Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are thus schooled they will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished … The social psychologist of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for more than one generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen. – Bertrand Russell quoting Johann Gottlieb Fichte, the head of philosophy & psychology who influenced Hegel and others, Prussian University in Berlin, 1810.
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The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto

“Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important: how to live and how to die.” -- John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
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