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ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL PART 3

Marxist ideology has infiltrated all levels of the Australian education system.

Stephen Quinton

Stephen Quinton's extensive research in the education sector spans 30 years and he is published globally. Stephen was born in Pambula NSW in 1952. He is now retired in Perth Western Australia. His website and blog address is: http://www.ctec-think.com.au/

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Nothing has improved since 1982. Today, the main focus of education is on managing students and transmitting prescribed ‘knowledge’ into them, based on the assumption that no other factors are relevant.

This mindset has given rise to an intractable, highly inflexible organisational and delivery model that is so entrenched that it is often difficult for teachers to do the job they trained to do.





Thirteen years ago (2005), the standard of most popular songs were pitched at third (3+) and fourth (4+) grade levels.

The absurdity of word use has increased with time. In the last year of study, 2014, chart-topping hits had a reading level equivalent to second or third grade.

Broken into genres, the levels measured just 2.6 for Hip-hop/R&B, a tie of 2.9 for Rock and Pop, and faring best was Country at 3.3.


Brian May gave up a career in astro-physics to play for Queen. Not sure what this guy gave up?


Numbers aside, a cultural shift has occurred from intentional logical thought to fleeting reflexive reaction and living for the moment. Today, frivolous, meaningless radio and television content is both a symptom and confirmation of a decline in thinking standards.

Society focuses on entertainment, materialism, and self-promotion, and when coupled with a need for instant gratification, it is little wonder people are unconsciously failing to realise that they are no longer the controllers of their futures.


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Worse, there is no understanding of how everything that they see and hear has affected the Australian way of life. All the while, the mindless pursuit of happiness and entertainment has allowed technology to infiltrate and in some instances, dominate users’ time and attention. All these signals highlight the consequences of a sub-standard education.

Most people in Western countries know very little beyond the superficial. They live in a world in which their reality is a product of the propaganda fed to them by ‘news organisations’, television, magazines, and Hollywood movies.


Courtiers of Mary Queen of Scots......according to the latest movie.


For many, the only ‘information’ they receive are controlled explanations. The extent of their knowledge of the purpose and functionality of the objects, processes, and people that most affect their lives only serves to impede cognitive growth.

Even an attempt to question beyond what they have been told quickly leads to the realisation that their opinion is invalid if they do not belong to a group whose views and issues are on the mainstream media’s favourites list.

Social media has accelerated these destructive trends in that it has discarded the distinction between fact and fiction and claims authority to the notion that all knowledge is equal regardless of its logical soundness.

It consolidated a belief among its followers that the development of knowledge no longer requires the use of rational thought, eliminated the desire to reach consensus on meaning and most importantly, build a shared body of understanding.

Remember, our universities set this regressive trend in motion when they adapted the principles of cultural marxism to establish what they call cultural studies / critical theory.

The centuries old tried and true methods for deriving knowledge and understanding no longer applies to the social media cyberworld. Instead, ‘conclusions’ are so incoherently dispersed that competing mindsets and viewpoints, short-lived ‘memes’, and the illusion of shared interests are given equal status and assumed to be the majority worldview.

To make matters much worse, add the ability to influence popular opinion using advanced software algorithms to present or not present viewpoints, it becomes clear that social media is a force for spreading malevolent propaganda and not simply a convenient means for accessing information and entertainment, and connecting with others.



Australia no longer observes a laissez-faire capitalist system. In its place is an economy built on debt-based money creation, duplicitous privatisation, coercion of government by corporate and financial interests, and a covertly advancing welfare state.

Governments unashamedly take the wealth of the productive and wastefully divert it to ‘buy’ the support of the unproductive.

Australia is a nation of divided groups and individuals with no shared common understanding and national pride.Instead, there is only a distorted sense of cause (witness the equal marriage farce).

By not questioning the official narratives and through their actions, inactions, and rare reactions, Australians have empowered governments and corporations to do whatever they want, react the way they want, and to use the power of disinformation to manipulate and distract without fear of long-term consequence.

Even more destructive is the tactic of heralding goodness using empty words and gestures that are devoid of any intent to effect real change.



This deceitful practice dominates Australian politics today. While politicians and their weasel-word spin-doctors elevate trivial and even false issues to centre stage, they rarely discuss the problems and concerns shared by the majority.

As politicians and the MSM facetiously remind us, the best solution to fixing the nation’s problems is to adjust the feelings attached to them and allow identity groups to enlighten those who find it difficult to grasp the finer points.

The tried and tested enlightenment inspired methods of discussion and analysis, ranging from due process through to pure scientific method, are no longer valid.

Such methods (it is claimed) ignore emotional concerns and unfairly favour the interests of straight white males. Today, everyone has a voice, every narrative accepted without question, and once the negative feelings subside, all the (nasty) problems will be resolved.

The consequences of buying into such diversions are severe. What is important and oftentimes crucial is lost in the mire of confusion and illusion that remains.

Hilton (XYZ) sums up the extent and precariousness of our current state of entrapment:

They never notice the demographic replacement of the West, the moral corruption, the financialisation of every aspect of life and subsequent debt enslavement … we let ourselves be enslaved to pleasure and made blind by ignorance.

We succumbed to a hostile elite who obscured their agenda by hiding among us. We stopped fighting, because we didn’t know who our enemy is. We let our good nature and our openness be weaponised against us. We let ourselves be deceived.

It is disturbing enough to observe the gradual deterioration of educational standards (in that we end up with a population who think they have a quality education).

All the while, we learn to live with diminishing standards due to the gradual repositioning of the definitions of the terms ‘quality’ and ‘standards’ so that over time, we unthinkingly believe that nothing has changed (or worse that our lives are improving).


Small Steps to Thwart the Consequences

While it is not practical to stop the lugenpresse from spreading its deceptive agenda, nor can we easily repair the damage caused by the education system, it is possible to adopt a few simple steps that can assist to insulate against the dangers of believing in a false reality.

The first step of course is to acknowledge that a lie repeated often eventually becomes the ‘truth’.



Tom Stafford provides timely advice on what we can do to regain control over our thoughts in his book titled “How Liars create the illusion of truth”

 [http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20161026-how-liars-create-the-illusion-of-truth].

 I have briefly paraphrased a few of his insights:

Every time we hear or read something and attempt to logically assess it against all we know, we soon realise there are not enough hours in the day to do all that is needed.

We recognise that continuously applying reasoning powers to ensuring we have all the facts is a limited exercise. However, if we allow continual repetition to influence our beliefs, then there is a risk our judgements will be in error.

Sometimes they are right, sometimes they are misleading. In general, relying on how often we hear something is not always a good strategy for judging truth.

Over time, because of the necessity to make quick judgements, we may easily succumb to accept the illusion of truth.

Once we are aware of the effect, we can act to guard against it. There are several ways to avoid the trap.

One is to question why we believe something is factual. If it sounds plausible, ask whether that belief is true or if we have repeatedly heard it is true. The second is to stop repeating falsehoods.

We live in a world where facts matter, and should matter. If we repeat something without checking it is true, then we are contributing to a cultural norm in which the boundaries between lies and truth are difficult to discern, or worse, not discerned at all.

Use it


My personal hope is that this advice will prove helpful. For now, my closing thought on this topic follows below:

As the current education graduates increase their hold on the reins, the problems of today will pale into insignificance (hint: Victoria 24/11/18)



Comments

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Yep.

Hitler was Right !

Exactly Who Is Responsible For The Mess We Are In???
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m3UfMfU-Fo
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"..........First, you are asking me questions about the Stock Market.
(CHART on the video)
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How can the Stock Market go down 286 points, and then CLOSE, and then go down another 375 points?
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How can it keep going down after the Stock Market closes?
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Then, how can it go down another 500 points TWO HOURS after it closes?
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Then, how can it go up 250 points TWELVE HOURS after it closes?
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Then, how can it go to 23 points UP, only 24 hours and right before the Stock Market opens?
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In Western time... there is a TIME for the market to be CLOSED....
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Per a CFO... all of the numbers we are seeing are FAKED...after closing time, the Plunge Protection Team gets involved and fighting begins with London...
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So... (on the chart)... this is our President versus the Federal Reserve versus the City of London (aka International Banking cartel).
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SEARS is done.
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JCPenny is done.
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You won't hear about it because as soon as they begin to tank, they are taken off of the DOW...
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AMAZON gets $15 Billion every year from our "taxpayer" dollars... yet we are told they are going down. Jeff Bezos is worth $150 billion, because he received government dollars... he treats his employees like they are garbage.................."

And we are shutting down our Coal Fired power stations for this Global warming and Pollution, bastard assed, Energy bloody SCAM........ https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1229857/How-16-ships-create-pollution-cars-world.html

Like Hitler said ,''There is no body more stupid than a jew '' ,i disagree, a race of conniving scheming ,lying ,cheating crooks ,that rule the World behind the scenes,and own Capitol Hill the Pentagon ,The Federal Reserve ,you really have to feel sorry for the American Taxpayer who are Ruled by these SCUM

cant have guns the pworr wittle jews might get hit

lol yup just keeps on giving. Must have been slow night at the Tassie Tavern. No gutter action for our Gran.

Getting Married in Heaven
On their way to get married, a young couple were involved in a fatal car accident.

The couple found themselves sitting outside the Pearly Gates waiting for St. Peter to process them into Heaven.
While waiting they began to wonder; ‘Could they possibly get married in Heaven?’
When St. Peter arrived they asked him if they could get married in Heaven.
St. Peter said, 'I don't know. This is the first time anyone has asked. Let me go and find out,' and he left.
The couple sat and waited for an answer.... for a couple of months.
While they waited, they discussed the pros and cons. If they were allowed to get married in Heaven, should they get married, what with the eternal aspect of it all?
What if it doesn't work? Would they be stuck in Heaven together forever?'
Another month passed. St. Peter finally returned, looking somewhat bedraggled.
“Yes,' he informed the couple, 'You can get married in Heaven.'
'Great!' said the couple. 'But we were just wondering; what if things don't work out? Could we also get a divorce in Heaven?'
St. Peter, red-faced with anger, slammed his clipboard on the ground.
'What's wrong?' asked the frightened couple.
'OH, COME ON!!!' St. Peter shouted. 'It took me 3 months to find a priest up here! Do you have ANY idea how long it'll take to find a lawyer?”

NEW ARTICLE UP, BY OUR ESTEEMED MODERATOR.

Oh dear, another Lefty caught out for the grubs that they are.

Climate change expert Aaron Doering charged with choking his fiancée

A well-known climate change expert and professor at the University of Minnesota choked and brutally assaulted his fiancée, who told cops she fears he will kill her, according to a criminal complaint.

Aaron Herbert Doering, a 47-year-old tenured professor and the director of the Minneapolis university’s Learning Technologies Media Lab, was charged Thursday with two felony counts of domestic assault by strangulation in Hennepin County District Court, the Star Tribune reports.

Doering — who also serves as a fellow for the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and regularly appears on media outlets to discuss climate change, sustainability and related topics — had to be separated from his fiancée by responding officers when they got to the couple’s apartment in Minneapolis, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the newspaper.

Poor fellow my orphan ...

I don't have

willone ???
Wheelie bin Laden ???
Sigmund Fraud ???
poo buster ???
turd burgler ???
Peeps ???
Gay Guy ???
Incognito ???
Tremble Bumburgler ???

GetUp is a politically subversive movement masquerading as a 'people power' collective when, in fact it is a closed club of half a dozen directors funded and controlled by overseas interests promoting exteme Left wing ideology who's aim is to overthrow government.

Why ?.....2gb Michael McLaren - Coles brings out hot cross buns three days after Christmas...yes i have notice over several years the hot cross buns are in Woolies very early - however three days after Christmas is ridiculous .....can;t even wait until the new year.....however they must sell well or they wouldn't do it....unless there is another motive.

The left are really losing it........ They seem to be getting psychotic now...............Trump Derangement Syndrome on steroids.............

https://www.facebook.com/Ian.Furgeson/videos/2049564641767272/

Breitbart - "Kick them out" Syrian women tell Europe to send men home to rebuild country.

Breitbart - African soldier sues British Army over cold weather..........'

The invasion of Britain - Illegal migrants try to seize French fishing boats for cross channel runs.......Breitbart.

When was the last time you heard of a major violent incident caused by a Radicalised, Mormon,Christian,Buddhist, Amish,or any other modern religion or cult member?..Islam is a stand alone Terror infused Cult..Radicalisation has NOTHING to do with it, Terror is in it's DNA, It has demonstrated that on a regular basis for 1400 Years, and everyone knows that form is not going to change because you are Nice,Polite, kind to it of give it cash.What can Islam contribute to Australia, that we either Need or Want, that is worth importing the Terrorism that is fundamentally infused in the fabric of it's being..We are being FORCED to change our Culture and Values to accommodate It, It Refuses to integrate at every turn.and Governments are just Fixated on putting up Bollards to make us feel better...