Institutional Pretense

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2003 06 14 Schools give added leverage to a culture’s quotidian repression of awareness so that the kids who’ve killed their gods and their parents and are now playing in their clothes, the inmates who’ve taken over the asylum … won’t be contradicted in their game that they’re the parents, they’re the staff, the nurses, the psychiatrists, the case workers …

kids in parents clothes
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All of kleptocracy’s institutions have this same cast of pretense. Churches exist so that we can pretend that we’re godly (rather than deicides), governments exist so that the thieves can pretend that they’re lawful (rather than kleptocrats): writing ever new laws until it’s so.

So long as no realities are imposed on us (like a smoker getting cancer, disease deniers dying …), the illusion may persist.

Wonderland reality
thanx redbubble

The school’s advertised purpose is to educate. Schools are inefficient and incompetent as well as inappropriate for education. (But as Ivan Illich said, civilized institutions come to betray their theoretical charters.) (Sounds good; is evil.) The school’s actual purpose is to domesticate. There the schools shine. A kleptocracy that wants assembley-line sheep for citizens really gets its money’s worth from a school.

(Furthermore, the term “education” confuses the concepts “learning,” “training,” “knowledge” …

some redundancy in a few of these, I’ll de-dup: but also fill in

School’s Purpose

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Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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