If a person’s parents are lucky enough to have been let in on the secrets of our great ancestors, the chance of those lessons being relayed to himself is greatly diminished by his compulsory attendance, for the largest part of his childhood, to what is paradoxically referred to as ‘public education’. This displacement of parental guidance, conducted at the expense of a child’s parents, is justified as being necessary to ensure the child’s value to society. In too many cases, after a parent has been taxed, the promised return is not given. Millions of citizens have been equipped with no skills which improve anything. They cannot be employed and do not have the critical life skills which are acquired outside a classroom. What little knowledge is possessed by the disenfranchised , other than the worthless trivia they are exposed to in school, probably came to them via television, magazine, or social media; all platforms for sponsored propaganda.
Some of the disenfranchised are employed in busy work that would never be supported by a market due to its ineffectiveness. This is done to prevent revolt, or as a project for righteous bureaucrats. Others resign themselves to a feeling of worthlessness. This has created an epidemic of reclusive weirdos in Japan. For some, the reaction is violent. Young people commit terrorist acts and run off to support militant groups.
In the United States, busy work is provided in part by the University. The University has asserted it’s significance by forwarding a narrative in which our workforce is under-coddled. With just a bit more “education”, they assure their victims that prosperity is attainable. The result, yet again, is burdensome debt and, for many, nothing to show for it.
What is left of our once great empire is in danger of being lost. There is potential for a dark-age, comparable to the one which followed Rome’s collapse. It took many generations for our ancestors to rediscover the knowledge that built Rome and much of it is likely gone forever. If it were not for the people of Asia who carried the torch of civilization, America may never have been born.