Friday, August 29, 2014

Re: Mind's Eye Re: Positive ideas education

I find the philosophy of focusing locally ethnocentric and short sited if that is the whole of it.  Working with local community for local needs is important, but so is a more global focus like world peace, climate change, space program, world hunger, disease irradiation...these things can't be resolved on the local level yet individuals can make a difference on them within their communities.  My local community does not manufacture cars, but there are certainly enough made in my state, so I need to expand my scope to get one.  I have a Land Rover for brutal Michigan winter driving, so there, I have supported Archy's community too.  

Folks are drawn to herd mentality for many reasons, usually an underdeveloped mind. There is no particular "they" doing the brainwashing but the cultural norm of the time, whether it be local, national or global culture.  Each of us is responsible for our own development, we choose to look away from ourselves and get stuck in a stage of development, or choose to face what stops us and get beyond it.  An ongoing process of introspection that many find too painful to pursue. Those who believe in conspiracies are themselves stifled by the belief that forces beyond their control limit them. 

On Friday, August 29, 2014 5:48:36 AM UTC-4, andrew vecsey wrote:

Nature clearly demonstrates cycles of growth and separation.  This trend is seen from cells to mountains and from families to empires.  Growth reaches a point where the size becomes too big to sustain itself and then falls apart, separating into smaller better manageable pieces.  Man tends to interfere with nature, and the trend to globalization as desired by the few greedy powerful that want to have it all is a clear indication of this.  Schools have followed this trend. They started out as facilities of learning in families and communities. They became international centers of indoctrination.  Politics also have followed this trend. They started out as communities and ended up as empires. Businesses started out as family run enterprises and ended up as global corporations.  Left to themselves, they will all get too big and fall into smaller pieces.  Thanks to the technologies available at the present, this cycle of growth and separation can be allowed to follow without the normal destructive processes that would be otherwise necessary to allow the "too big to fail" to fail.

For schools and education, this is the internet. For empires, this is the democratic process of voting instead of wars.  For the banks, this is the bitcoin protocol.

It high time for people, especially educated ones and those claiming to be "free thinkers" to embrace these possibilities.  But unfortunately too many are already brainwashed.  

There is hope. The simple solution to this ever growing trend of the few rich to actually get it all is not to play along. Once people actually find that "local small" is more desirable to "global big", then the first step is made. Then you can vote with your wallet and support local schools and businesses over the global ones. This is possible because the driving force of these greedy few rich that want it all is money.

If this seems too simplistic, it is because most "thinkers" are brainwashed to believe in "the bigger the better" way of thinking. Most "thinkers" also are brainwashed to believe that "if it is too simple, then it has not been fully thought out and needs more expertise to make it work at all".  Unfortunately with the mass media, most of us have been brainwashed not to think at all and to be complacent with entertainment and drugs.  


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