when people say that raising the minimum wage will hurt workers because of layoffs or inflation they’re really just admiting that capitalism is structurally unable to provide an adequate standard of living for the working class
What do you think of schools and schooling systems?
12 years of obedience conditioning in the guise of education, which yields passivity and blind adherence to authority figures. This completely obscures awareness of the innate priority in actually educating oneself, because students then associate education with mundane unfulfilling tasks that are so obviously trivial.
It isn’t so much that the lessons presented aren’t relevant to our well being, but all of these books and articles are secondary information, and can only be validated via having experienced such phenomena personally. All recorded information is someone else’s sensory perception, words are convenient labels for phenomena perceived. The only authentic means of amassing knowledge is through direct experience and experimentation with one’s environment.
The ability to obsessively memorize information and regurgitate it in a timely manner is not a valid measurement of one’s intellectual capacity or usefulness as a member of the human race, so much as it is a measurement of one’s adherence to those in positions of authority. This sends the message to all students that they should do what they’re told and they will be successful in life, stifling essential creativity and independent thought.
Anxiety and repression become the state of normality, our zombified youth now open for manipulation at the hands of our oppressors. Individuals often become so out of sync with their own humanity by the end of these 12 years that they don’t even remember what it’s like to feel something real, and either degenerate in apathy and cynicism, or utilize denial to veil their submission in something moral or respectable.
All of this is interwoven with nationalistic and theistic undertones that dictate most social norms within our school system, contributing to the anti-thinking, faith in authority dynamic that basically creates the perfect formula for self destruction on a personal and collective level.
Fast forward to our current state of things in the world and how hardly anybody is actually doing anything about our oppressive circumstances. Perhaps it has something to do with being psychologically raped for 12 years…?