Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 30, 2013, 1:18 a.m. EST by GypsyKing
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Since time immemorial human society has followed a recurring cycle:
Society reaches a a state of crisis.
Either competent leaders emerge to counteract the crisis, or society collapses.
Competent leadership produces reform, and reform in turn . . . eventually, prosperity.
Prosperity, in spite of the tiny minority of voices screaming in warning, leads to disipation, selfishness, greed and corruption.
Disipation, selfishness, greed and corruption lead again to a state of crisis.
Now, I ask you . . . just why in the fuck are we teaching our children math, science and technology, for when in ignorance of this truth they will be ipso facto incapable of improving the human condition. How interesting that in a society capable of creating a nuclear accelerator we can't fathomigigger this? I wonder why (not).
What the fuck are we doing?
This knowledge needs to be bred in the womb if we ever really want to improve anything on earth, but we don't do it. Why?
That was a retorical question, but it might be worth a leeetle thinkeemadoodle.
(Hint: it's the same reason we don't teach critical thinking.)