Our founders knew the same thing.
“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories. And to render them safe, their minds must be improved to a certain degree.”
“If a nation expects to be ignorant & free, in a state of civilisation, it expects what never was & never will be.”
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion… Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Edmund Burke, British statesman
“It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”
Is there any doubt that our civilization has for over 70 years been destroyed from within, and its traditional institutions (family, government, church, school, literature, art, media) perverted into machines of our own self-destruction, by “progressives” (liberals, socialists, communists, fellow travelers) driven by demonic visions of an Ideal Society run by government elites who have transformed the backbone producers (us) into serfs, whose talents, work, and earnings (that is, LIVES) are used to fund the tyrannical apparatus itself and to feed and pacify the increasingly large class of violent, useless defectives whose votes sustain the elite and whose persistent and endless grievances provide ever-more “need” for social justice and “care” requiring ever more of our lives?
No, there is no doubt.
But how does a people become dumber and dumber, such that good persons don’t see what’s happening, while gullible, smug “believers” are easily turned into useful idiots who WANT everyone to belong to the government, and who think that corporate profits should be outlawed? [Well, so much for any new drugs, you idiots!]
In part, the answer is that public education—Ed Land—turns inquisitive kids (and before them, their parents) into alienated, illiterate, ignorant pleasure junkies with their caps on sideways and their pants falling off their butts.
In the space kindly lent to me by David Ben Moshe and our Mad Jewess, I’ll tell you EXACTLY how it’s done.
But for starters, go here.