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“Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.”


“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.”


“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”


“Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”

Victor Hugo

“Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.”

Mark Twain

“It’s an universal law– intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”

Albert Einstein

“Education is a system of imposed ignorance.”

Noam Chomsky

“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears, and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call … The Twilight Zone.”

This piece is a continuation from…








Mid Sixteenth Century,

“the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university.”

Call me Gonzo,



Conspiracy theorist,

Call me what you like,

But there is,

If you choose to see it,

A mountain of evidence that proves,

As Marx stated;

“The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e. the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force. The class which has the means of material production at its disposal, has control at the same time over the means of mental production, so that thereby, generally speaking, the ideas of those who lack the means of mental production are subject to it. The ruling ideas are nothing more than the ideal expression of the dominant material relationships, the dominant material relationships grasped as ideas.”

It is plain to see,

That once our masters,

OUR masters,

Had control over global finance,

Thus the desecration of any earlier creation,

The sovereign nation,

Again a replacement of an earlier paradigm,

The religious one,

That they had control over the physical means,

Of ALL production,

Yet, a substantial piece of the puzzle was missing,

That would further enshrine their wealth,

Requiring a fundamental reshaping,

Of the way that we are bread,

To think, or lack thereof,

More to obey,


To infiltrate, destroy, redesign and reshape,

The spirit, principles and delivery of education.

It is perhaps,

The highest duty,

Of all humans to be informed,

And giving credit where it is due,

My parents imbued me with a delicate mind,

Instructing it to be filled,

At a very young age,

With a voracious appetite for knowledge,

Page after page,

Book after book,

Day after day,

Year after year,

My best friends were and still are the worn pages,

Of books many would not even know,

Let alone read,

The subtle time worn stain,

The faint aroma of those perplexed, uplifted,

Embroiled and entertained before me,

Names like Plato and Aristotle,

Interspersed with Machiavelli and Hegel,

Characters like Sherlock and Dorian,

Mingling with Santiago and Raoul Duke,

Each presenting the opportunity,

For my mind,

Actively to expand horizons,

In search of ever greater new ones,

Not just for myself,

But for all.

A real education,

Not promised me,

Nor any of us,

But enforced, by my parents,

That lit the flame,

Fanned it,

And watched me roar.


As I revisit the past,

With a mind matured and also ravaged by time,


As self evident now,

I realize beyond a shadow of a doubt,

And certainly outside the reach of some stuck in Plato’s Cave,

That the machinations of true power,

Have conspired to control the spiritual and mental means of production,

Creating chainless minions,

Unaware slaves,

Through magnificent efforts reaching back,

At least a century or more,

When those same powerful creatures,

In elegant rooms,

In order to perpetuate and consolidate their power,

Forced upon the unaware, or worse uncaring,

A purpose built system to invisibly dominate minds,

From the earliest ages,

Inside the institutions known as elementary and secondary schools,

A system of vile and vicious propaganda,

Established to ensure that the means of production,


Not only did not question, would not question,

BUT, could not question,

As the erosion of critical thought ensured,

That you would; “look, listen, kneel, pray,”

At the alter (spelling intended) of consumption,

While mindlessly promoting their wealth,

Celebrating it,

Coveting it,

As moment by moment you gave way,

To a well oiled plan.

And, as the Bard would say,

Herein lay the rub;




Greek and Late Latin,




Early Seventeenth Century,

“the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.”

A beautiful and noble goal that,

To promote welfare,

Through generous donations,


In purpose and practice,

The age old idea of charity,


Like all institutions,

Been corrupted,

To engage in the spread of ideas and practices,

Contrary to the public good,

And instead,

As facts in evidence prove,

To deepen the stranglehold,

Of a very select few.

Until recently,

The Vatican,

The Holy See,

That great institution, (tongue in cheek)

The Roman Catholic Church,

Had a prominent and indeed almost monopolistic control,

On systems of education throughout the world, let alone every Sunday,

Only partially dismantled after world war two,

And like those who follow herein,

Pays no tax maintaining,

That their mission is;

“to promote the teachings of Christ.”


Pray tell,

The Crusades,
Eleventh to Thirteenth Century

The Wars of Religion,

Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries,

Second Sudanese Civil War,

1983 – 2005,

The daily ongoing in all but name forced proselytization,

Of various people the world over,

Is this what the man or myth would answer to the question,

What would Jesus do?

But to name a few more;

Rockefeller Foundation (Standard Oil)

“Promoting the well-being of humanity around the world.”

Ford Foundation (Ford Motor Co.)
To receive and administer funds for scientific, educational and charitable purposes all for the public welfare.”

John A. Hartford Foundation (Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea)

“It is necessary to carve from the whole vast spectrum of human needs one small band that the heart and mind together tell you is the area in which you can make your best contribution.”

W.K. Kellogg Foundation (Kellogg Cereals)

“We believe that one measure of a society is the importance it places on the optimal development of all of its children. We envision a future and a society where every child thrives, and we invest in areas to advance that vision.”

Carnegie Corporation (Carnegie Steel)

“ to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.”

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (General Motors)

“believes that a carefully reasoned and systematic understanding of the forces of nature and society, when applied inventively and wisely, can lead to a better world for all.”

Moody Foundation (W. L. Moody’s oil, realty, newspapers, and bank holdings)

“to benefit in perpetuity present and future generations of Texans.”

Lilly Endowment (Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals)

“exists to support the causes of religion, education and community development. The Endowment affords special emphasis to projects that benefit young people and promote leadership education and financial self-sufficiency in the nonprofit, charitable sector.”

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

“advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity.”

Pew Memorial Trust (Sun Oil Co. or Sunoco)

“is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.”

Endowments aside,

These very few ‘tax exempt foundations,’

Not to mention our Universities,

MANY more hidden behind page after page of illusion,

With noble goals and purported idealistic aims,

Served two much more important aims,


To protect and indeed advance the fortunes of a very select few,

And if not more importantly, as money is just a fiction,

To seek, design, implement and control the minds,

From the earliest ages possible,

Of the means of production,


Don’t believe me;

Think of the McDonald’s Happy Meal,

The principle is the same.

As earlier demonstrated,
Words have meaning,

Some understood by all,

Others coded instructions,

Secret directions,

And ominous predictions.

In a delicate move of evil genius,

These same men,

Robber Barons to their core,


That the general public,

Already devoid of will,

And increasingly intellect and the ability to question,

Opened the doors of their secret halls,

Presenting to Carol Quigley,

The keys to the proverbial kingdom,

Minutes of the Tax Exempt Foundations,

An understanding which would become the basis for Tragedy and Hope,

A direct, substantiated and nefarious cabal,

Giving direction and instruction where necessary,

Worse where required,

As in the masterfully created wars,

Knew that the minds were needed, as early as possible;

Welcome the International Bureau of Education,

“Its aims were to centralize documentation related to public and private education, to take an interest in scientific research in the educational field, and to serve as a coordinating centre for institutions and societies concerned with education.”

A private foundation,

At the end of World War Two,

Integrated into the International system,

Absorbed by the United Nations,

Through UNESCO.

Such a tangled web,

Impossible here to fully weave,

Foundation after foundation,

Private family and endowment trusts,

All working toward,

A series of control, social,

Engineered to promote and protect,

The endgame of the perversely wealthy elite,

This included,

Though you may be aghast,

Nazi eugenic experimentation,

That may enable the breeding of ‘superior men,’

Psychiatric experiments,

Guarded by Rockefeller (Standard Oil) paid goons,

We speak off the destruction of the Jews ill fated,

Yet never of the cause of their demise.

Further research in Canada, McGill University,

Vile experiments with Dr. Ewen Cameron,

Those that first started me down this rabbit hole,

Of researching and attempting to understand,

Exactly how the machinations of collective suppression work,

At seventeen I began to question,

Absolutely everything I had been taught,

In school, in books, from history,

Realizing that truly one of the spoils of war,

Was the ability to control the future,

By controlling the past,

Orwell was and IS right.

I have written,

Time and again,

Of the wholesale destruction of thought,

The abject perversion of the human condition,

By those who benefit from it’s slaughter,

For years,

I have waged war,

With myself, my beliefs, the things I thought I knew,

And the world into which I was born.

Am I still Gonzo,



Conspiracy theorist?

Or the pebble at the precipice of the water,

Wishing nothing more than to create,

A perpetual tide of concentric circles?


Pray tell,

Do we refuse to see,

Or more apropos,


Refuse to see,

That there is a definite link,

Between the control of debt,

The duplicitous practices of the Internationalists,

That have robbed you of friend and supposed foe,

Hegel to the death;

The fall of sovereign states,

The decrease in critical thinking,

The rise in consumption,

The massive dumbing down of one and all,

And then further refuse to question,

Who does this all benefit –

Follow the money!

It is not the 1%,

It is the 0.0000074%,

As Fitzgerald,

One of my daily delusions maintains;

“The rich are different from you and me.”

And they are,

Even though you refuse to see,

For to them,

You are not even a pawn,

But a single atom, of a molecule,

Of a pawn,

And your resistance,

Despite their attempts to convince you otherwise is not futile,

The truth is out there,

Your liberation is within your grasp,

Will you take it,

I call not for a revolution with blood in the streets,

I call for an awakening,

Knowing that our TRUE power,

Is not within their institutions,

Of mind control and social engineering,

IQ and Standardized test,

But in our hearts and in our minds.

Will you open your hearts and minds,

Awaken to the realities around us,

Or march, slowly,

One day at a time,

Born for the dying?

“The truth is stranger than fiction.”
Hunter S. Thompson


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It Starts With YOU… Idle No MORE!

I belong to the world,
A voice in the universe,
A solitary voice,
Your voice,
Maybe I sound like a broken record,
Of a shattered dream,
Maybe I sound like Joshua,
Tearing down the proverbial walls of Jericho,
I feel the weight of history,
Like Atlas,
But I will not shrug,
I wall not allow apathy to reign anymore,
I will stand up against those that would shirk their responsibility,
Belittle their democratic rights by refusing to use them,
I cannot feign joy,
In the face of abject pain,
As the divisions of me daily record,
The mistreatment of a world that does little,
But pay lip service,
To those that are the poorest and weakest among us,
Social Darwinism is not acceptable,
Not anymore.

I belong to the world,
As I stand up,
From the mountaintops that King spoke of,
Looking for the long ago written cheque,
That has yet to be cashed, in every country the world around,
For unfortunately,
That cheque would bounce,
Given the rhetoric and hyperbole,
Platitudes and ineffectual sentimentality,
Have we not arrived at destination now?
Where we must, MUST,
Address the iniquities of the past,
As well as those present and accounted for.

We must, not because it is the easy thing to do,
But because it is the right thing to do,
Finally live up to the commitment that was bought with the blood of patriots,
My grandfather and yours,
We must address the growing divide between rich and poor,
We must finally look at the ideals,
Contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
Moving them from the notional,
From idea to reality,
A home for everyone,
Clothing, food and water for everyone the world over,
Access to medical care,
Education for all,
These are issues that have been spoken, written and professed,
Those have not been addressed,
For reasons of profit,
We must finally wake up and heed the call,
Of our great statesmen from a bygone era,
In so doing realize that the globalization paradigm,
Is one that because of the ruling class of corporatism,
Is inevitable.

We must stand up, proclaim and maintain,
That we, as citizens, will no longer accept the status quo,
We must,
As citizens,
Reclaim our universal rights,
Moreover that we must exercise those rights,
That our voice will be heard,
We must,
Demand better not just for our backyard,
But for our neighbors as well,
Our elected leaders will have no choice,
If collectively we demand better, more and what’s best,
Our voice,
Is one that they cannot ignore.

My voice,
Will continue to ring the bell of social change,
Quashing injustice,
Cry for the planet which is being raped,
Without consideration to the impact it will have on our children,
Defiantly announce where it is seen,
The faults of systems,
Based on theories centuries old,
I will stand,
I will scream,
I will use my voice,
To attempt to get you to use yours,
And together,
We may effect the change we want to see,
But that change,
Starts with you.

Will you stand with me?


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What FOOLS are we?

What fools are we,
Fools all,
Village idiot and town drunk,
Neatly packaged in the same decaying body,
The same disassociated mind,
Fools all,
Hell bent on destruction,
Dressing it up as creation,
Utilitarian designs that benefit only the few,
Facts and universal truths,
We’re always sweeping under the carpet,
As civilized repression,
Inevitably leading to universal schizophrenia,
Alzheimer’s and Senile Dementia,
Whereby we suffer the fool,
In order to be the fool,
Our society,
Less than civil,
Swallowed whole by social contract,
And Leviathan alike,
Paradise lost indeed,
Where with unparalleled ostentation,
Our leaders profess,
“Stay the course, we’ll right this ship, and we’ll get the job done,”
At times appropriate they create a new course,
But only half corrected,
Whereby the ship is not right,
And the job is not done,
For their masters,
The invisible leviathan that control the macro,
Of our micro lives,
Trusting that limited pertinence,
Will be enough to quiet the swelling masses,
We, the fools.

What fools are we,
Fools all,
Those accept at face value what politicians say,
What talking heads explain,
What the radio transmits,
No longer,
As healthy democracy requires,
Or holding to account those that owe,
Their greatest debt,
To we,
The people,
Who should now stand,
On every street corner,
In every town and city the world around,
It should matter not,
Whether village idiot or town drunk,
So long as the battle cry rings out,
That no longer will we be denied,
No longer will you exist without redress,
For we the people,
Are tired,
Of trickle down policies,
That trickle dollars up to the rich,
While education and health budgets are slashed,
While dolling out trillions,
To corporations with our dimes,
A whole lot of dimes.

Fools all,
We the people,
Have refused,
Either through benign neglect,
Or unprincipled resistance,
To accept the potentiality,
That exists inside each of us,
No longer can we allow,
The powers that be,
To coast,
For we need action today,
Or tomorrow may never come,
For the time is nigh,
For a brighter day to rise like a Phoneix,
A decision that starts,
With you and me.


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“We Choose To Go To The Moon…”


Now I’m no expert,
Though I am alive,
(Which means I, like you, have a say)
And sentient,
Thinking consistently,
(Possibly how I got to here?)
About abstract and the concrete,
Intuiting the many ways that this world,
Could be greater for all,
Concerned with why,
In this technologically advanced world,
We can still leave people behind,
Not just a few,
But billions,
Yes WE,
Allow them to toil and struggle,
For the most basic of necessities,
Allow them to exist on less than a dollar a day,
Deny them access to education,
Through loaded loans with ridiculous concessions,
Whereby debtor nations become indentured servants,
To US, theft dressed up as foreign aid,
Continue to allow infant mortality rates to climb,
Despite the obvious things that we can do,
To improve maternal health,
Deny those who need it most,
Access to education, medicine and food,
Though WE do pay lip service,
Through paltry sums earmarked on invisible budgets,
And through donations to NGO’s,
Not enough,
Not enough.

Now I’m no expert,
But from where I sit,
(Which I assure you,
I am neither a Monday Morning Quarterback
nor a Back Seat Driver)
I can point out the iniquities,
Perpetrated against the poorest of the poor,
The bottom of the pyramid,
Denied hope,
A living,
While you and I drive cars that are too big,
Live in homes that reek of excess,
Throw away hundreds of pounds of food each year,
Buy five-dollar coffees’,
Fight to get the latest gadgets,
Take vacations in places where those poorest we can’t see,
Hidden behind the big fence and the machine gun toting guard,
Through our actions,
Are guilty,
Allow them to suffer,
Perpetrate the iniquity against them,
Can effect change,
But choose not to,
So from where I sit,
Though I am no expert I do believe,
That we are guilty of the greatest crime in history,
In not helping where we could.

Now I’m no expert,
(Though I do know a thing or two)
We can effect change simply,
By demanding better from our so called leaders,
I say so called, because our leaders,
Are concerned with Military spending and tax cuts for the richest,
All cuts for the rich should be repealed, (don’t ya think?)
Subsidies for billion dollar corporations, taken away,
Forget Wall Street,
What about Main Street?
While people right here are dying of starvation,
Robbed of their dignity,
Mowed down just as effectively as if bullets from an M-16,
By foreclosures’ that were really theft dressed up as mortgages,
The culpability of our leaders, and by proxy we,
Is so readily apparent,
Is so obviously true,
Yet we do nothing,
Which for me,
Is the greatest crime,
We could stand up and give endorsement,
Only to those that will reign in out of control budget deficits,
Stop making cuts to health, housing and education,
Ridiculously named ‘austerity,’
What about austerity for the rich?

Unchain foreign aid,
Those who will shirk convention and go against the status quo,
After all,
From where I sit,
Isn’t that the very definition of leader?
Someone as vanguard, intrepid, at the cutting edge,
Of a paradigm shift that surely is upon us,
WE are guilty,
WE, are responsible,
WE, have to stand up,
Reclaim the fort and proclaim,
That the change is gonna come,
Because WE,
The people have finally said,
Of people dying of starvation or drought,
Worse still by tyrants that we gave rise and legitimacy too,
Enough of children and mothers dying,
Enough of Rape being used as a weapon of war,
Enough of Machetes being used to lop off hands or heads,
Enough of this lack of education,
Enough of a lack of water, housing, food and clothing,
Enough of joblessness,
Enough raping the planet for short term ill gotten gain,
Enough deregulation.

Now I’m no expert,
But if the industrialized world,
G8 or G20 elected leaders would hold fast and true,
As well as the BRIC,
To these ideals, notions and ideas,
It would take less than one generation,
And far less than is currently being spent,
To effect the change we’ve paid lip service to since time immemorial,
I would stand up,
I would even once more work for someone,
That held these things are necessary not luxury.

“We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too. “ JFK


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