Hitler was an idiot.
Hitler strove to create a perfect society, the Arian race, but if he ever reached his goals, the very fact of having a perfect race would mean that this race is perfectly flawed. The very fact that it is “perfect” suddenly makes it flawed, because by being perfect, it is now vulnerable.
This is because “perfection” is dependent on external conditions. A “perfect product” is matched to a person’s wants and needs. A “perfect coat” is matched to a person’s body. A “perfect species” is matched to its surroundings. But because perfection is dependent on this ideal match between an object and its environment, any changes in the external conditions will change the match between the object and its environment, and thus making it no longer “perfect”.
Since external conditions change, what was once perfect is now flawed. A perfect gene pool will never exist because the external environment changes. Sure, if you lived during the Ice Age and you were a dude who was so harry that you had to shave your back on your 11th birthday, you were perfectly matched to your environment. However, the environment has changed. A hairy back just isn’t quite the social symbol (and survival symbol) that it used to be. Read more »
Our nation doesn’t need more school. We don’t need more classes, more principles, and longer days. We just need more education. In “Weapons of Mass Instruction”, John Taylor Gatto explains just how far removed “school” and “education” are in his experience in 30 years of public school teaching, and if you care about the future of this nation, you should read what he has to say.
A note of caution: if you get your feelings hurt easily, if you want to read books that are non-confrontational, or if you think compulsory education is the greatest thing since sliced bread, then you probably should not read this book and instead return to doing homework.
However, you are a probable candidate for finding value in this book if any of the following are true:
1. You have surmised that working hard and gaining valuable life experience are more important than getting perfect grades.
2. You felt that the work you did in school was disconnected from your life outside of school.
3. You have met a lot of people with college degrees and certifications who you would never hire in a million years.
4. You think that a reference from someone who has a brain is more valuable than a list of past accolades on a cookie-cutter resume.
5. You sat in a classroom and asked yourself, “Why I am I learning THIS?”
If this is you, then read on... Read more »