ISBN: 0865714487

Dumbing Us Down by John Gatto is a book that gives you the red pill on modern education and how it is tragically failing those who have to endure it. Since I am a product of the public schools in a predominately Democratic state (Maryland), and received a steroidal dose of liberal brainwashing in university, it’s a small miracle that I was able to fully digest the red pill since the whole point of those who educated me was to keep me ignorant.

School is a twelve-year jail sentence where bad habits are the only curriculum truly learned. I teach school and win awards doing it. I should know.

This book is nothing new to those of you who are already aware of the problems in education, but there are a few key segments that I want to share as Gatto offers his perspective from working as a public school teacher.

The [establishment] ensures a workforce that will not rebel — the greatest fear at the turn of the 20th century — that will be physically, intellectually, and emotionally dependent upon corporate institutions for their incomes, self-esteem, and stimulation, and that will learn to find social meaning in their lives solely in the production and consumption of material goods.


The schools we’ve allowed to develop can’t work to teach nonmaterial values, the values which give meaning to everyone’s life, rich or poor, because the structure of schooling is held together by a Byzantine tapestry of reward and threat, of carrots and sticks. Official favor, grades, or other trinkets of subordination have no connection with education; they are the paraphernalia of servitude, not of freedom.

To keep people engaged in playing the rat race, you have to give them material rewards as young students, priming them for addiction so that as adults they will eagerly take on debt and other hardships to continue receiving more shiny rewards placed just beyond their reach. Public education teaches children to greatly covet the material through the focus on class status, prizes, and the benefits of having a “good job.” When these children grow up to be adults, their self-esteem is wrapped around the gain of material items, making them obedient and compliant workers for the elite class who happens to control what goes in the school curriculum.

I began to realize that the bells and the confinement, the crazy sequences, the age-segregation, the lack of privacy, the constant surveillance, and all the rest of the national curriculum of schooling were designed exactly as if someone had set out to prevent children from learning how to think and act, to coax them into addiction and dependent behavior.

He makes the analogy that public schools are essentially prisons, but now that schools are doing away with physical education, you actually get less exercise in schools than being locked up in jail.

I’ve come to see that truth and schoolteaching are, at bottom, incompatible, just as Socrates said thousands of years ago.

How much can we blame those on the left, who put their fingers in their ears and scream and yell as you speak the truth, when they are logical products of the education they received? We have to accept that humans were never meant to be self-aware after decades of indoctrination, and that once a mind is lost, it is likely lost forever. Instead of sharing the truth to those who are no longer capable of receiving it, the better option is to neutralize them away from positions of power and influence so that the health of society is not negatively affected.

Lives can be controlled by machine education, but they will always fight back with weapons of social pathology: drugs, violence, self-destruction, indifference, and the symptoms I see in the children I teach.

Forcing students to sit through mind-numbing lessons for hours causes so much inner tension and conflict that the only way they can balance that is to act out in expressions of “freedom” that tend to be destructive and degenerate. This is also commonly seen in children with strict parents who try to control all aspects of their lives.

Adults are also not immune from the balance equation. If you forbid me from having sex, and I am unable to release that tension, I will find another outlet to release the aggression. For example, it’s so common to see fist fights among men at the end of a weekend night in the city because they are frustrated that they could not act on their sex urge. Other outlets for repressed sexual energy include accumulating excess material wealth, using drugs, and joining the cult of social justice.

Networks do great harm by appearing enough like real communities to create expectations that they can manage human social and psychological needs. The reality is that they cannot. Even associations as inherently harmless as bridge clubs, chess clubs, amateur acting groups, or groups of social activists will, if they maintain a pretense of whole friendship, ultimately produce that odd sensation familiar to all city dwellers of being lonely in the middle of a crowd.

The problem with communities is that they only cherish one specific part of us, while ignoring the rest of the whole. In your work network, what will happen if you talk about your thoughts on women? You’ll be fired. In your gym network, what will happen if you talk about the latest philosophy books you’ve read? You’ll be looked upon as too brainy. Loose communities are a poor simulation of friendship, which is more suitable to share the totality of your experience and being.

As we approach the twenty-first century it is correct to say that the United States has become a nation of institutions, whereas it used to be a nation of communities. Large cities have great difficulty supporting healthy community life, partly because of the coming and going of strangers, partly because of space constrictions, partly because of poisoned environments, but mostly because of the constant competition of institutions and networks for the custody of children and old people, for monopolizing the time of everyone else in between. By isolating young and old from the working life of places and by isolating the working population from the lives of young and old, institutions and networks have brought about a fundamental disconnection of the generations.

We’re segmented, we don’t talk to each other, we don’t understand each other. You probably look at someone just five years older or younger than you as belonging to a wholly different generation. Thanks to the internet, we’ve become so used to interacting only with people who have the exact same niche interests as we do that we are losing the ability to talk to those who differ only slightly from us. This artificial tribalism is further amplified in urban environments if people who live in your neighborhood studied at the same liberal schools, consume the same mainstream media, eat the same trendy foods, and work similar types of politically correct jobs.

…every institution’s unstated first goal is to survive and grow, not to undertake the mission it has nominally staked out for itself. Thus the first goal of a government postal service is not to deliver the mail; it is to provide protection for its employees and perhaps a modest status ladder for the more ambitious ones.

This applies to every organization. Whatever their stated goal of helping citizens or providing a service, it is always subservient to the interests of individuals who are a part of the organization. When it comes to organizations related to intelligence or defense of the state, you will find that they may actually work in opposition to the country they’re supposedly in service to.

One of the surest ways to recognize real education is by the fact that it doesn’t cost very much, doesn’t depend on expensive toys or gadgets. The experiences that produce it and the self-awareness that propels it are nearly free. It is hard to turn a dollar on education. But schooling is a wonderful hustle, getting sharper all the time.

How much did it cost you to educate yourself on game, fitness, and politics? You bought a few books, read reams of text on free web pages, and watched some Youtube videos. Compare that to what you paid for during your university education, and what your parents paid in taxes for your public education. These expenses amounted to a colossal waste that can no longer be justified in the internet age where education now merely requires motivation instead of money.

…some disturbing evidence exists that the income of working couples in 1990 has only slightly more purchasing power than the income of the average working man did in 1910. In effect, two laborers are now being purchased for the price of one — an outcome Adam Smith or David Ricardo might have predicted. And an unseen social cost of all of this has been the destruction of family life, the loss of home as sanctuary or haven, and the bewilderment of children who, since infancy, have been raised by strangers.

By pushing wives into work, feminism is a war against the middle class for no gain in household wealth while children can be “educated” in Marxist and far-left thought. The elite pocket all the monetary gains from having an increase supply of cheaper labor at the same time they successfully put a wedge between men and women, who are now forced to compete against each other for resources instead of bonding together to create a strong institution of family that can resist negative governmental influence. All the while, children suffer because they are educated to be weak, ignorant, and dependent on the system for the entirety of their lives.

…people are less than whole unless they gather themselves voluntarily into groups of souls in harmony. Gathering themselves to pursue individual, family, and community dreams consistent with their private humanity is what makes them whole; only slaves are gathered by others.

And that’s why the community we have here, especially at Roosh V Forum, is so powerful, because it was self-organized based not only on mutual interests, but also the values of how a society should be, and through that community we educate each other in a more profound way than what we experienced in the schooling system.

If I ever have a son, I will either home school him or find a specific school that is not intent on brainwashing him to be another beta male slave in the machine. Because leftists have unsustainable birth rates, the only way they are able to further their movement is to capture the children of those on the right. It makes no sense for me to feed my children through their machine, for them to score another convert to their sick cult.

While Gatto’s book focuses more on education, it’s essentially an introduction to the red pill by showing us how we can relay the truth to the next generation so they are more sane and fulfilled. I strongly recommend it, especially to those who plan on having children or who already have them.

Read More: “Dumbing Us Down” on Amazon


  1. cococrispy May 1, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Glad you covered this topic, I used to be very ignorant about education until I read Gatto’s work (it really is the red pill for education). Also, I highly suggest you check out the book “The End of School” by Zak Slayback.

    It’s absolutely ridiculous how kids are treated worse than prisoners. They have to ask for permission to go to the bathroom for fucks sake. They’re forced to take classes they aren’t even interested in. The worst part is that it doesn’t prepare kids AT ALL for working. Funny to think that Roosh studied biology at one point of time, yet makes a living off of writing.

    1. MKDAWUSS May 1, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      It prepares you for either one of 3 things: Prison, the Military, or Career Academia.

  2. Deus Vult May 1, 2017 at 11:49 am

    788. What lies at the bottom of all talk
    about the “materialist treadmill”? Treadmills are boring. People who use
    them as metaphor to denigrate “materialism”, i.e. the products of mankind’s creativity,
    are thereby saying that they don’t like said products; that they don’t
    know how to use them, they don’t know how to employ them to enhance
    their lives and extract enjoyment out of them (not to speak of using
    them to create new and higher products and experiences…) What these people are ultimately saying, then, is that they are too lame to figure out what to do with mankind’s latest and highest creations. Put simply and crudely, they are saying that they are not human… And they are not mistaken either! Take a good look at them and you’ll see.

    1. Arthurian Athoritarian May 1, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      Way to create a need where one didn’t exist, Draper.

    2. Da Mac May 2, 2017 at 7:09 am

      The problem is, the use of said products almost always has consequences unintended by the user at the start.

  3. MCGOO May 1, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Public schools expend enormous resources sending shuttle busses throughout an entire county to selectively pick up children in a narrow age bracket. Further, once inside the school compound, the unloaded children are segregated into one year incriments and held incommunicado for 8 hrs from other age brackets. The separating of age groups quickly forms a generation gap which cannot form naturally in a traditional family.

    The ‘generation gap’ was another oxymoronic term that didn’t exist in the 19th century schools. The phenomenon didn’t exist until some globalist slime pulled it out of their ass and there it was, on your table and mine. Previous to the 20th century, the ‘Little Red Schoolhouse’ model was in effect, where a small one room school building would draw students from all ages in the neighborhood. There was no massive effort to fish the entire county for every different ethnicity, mix them up and then divide and conquer them by strict age regimentation. In the one room neighborhood school, a first and sixth grader could be sitting next to an 80yo sheep farmer who is just learning to read. And your neighborhood culture was everpresent. Every age in the village attended and the elders generally passed down wisdom. Thus no ‘generation gap’ could form.

    When you separate students by the shortest one year incriments, trained instructors are able to police ‘first grade think’ vs ‘second grade think’ and so on. The propaganda meisters can control the youth in less than a generation when children are all separated into age camps. Then it appears to the students as a growing up experience when they are gradually spoon fed stronger and stronger doses of propaganda. And the wiser, older generations are knocked out of the ballpark.

    With the ‘red schoolhouse’ model, there would be no need for $100k busses and no massive multi million dollar compounds. Each neighborhood could have a small trailer within walking distance and afford to hire a PhD instructor for every small school with 10-15 students of varying age. It would be the next best thing to home schooling culturally. It would be like comparing recently squeezed refrigerated tittie milk to mama’s milk warm from the spigot. That’s close enough.

    1. Deus Vult May 1, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      lol you seem to have no conception of the concept of higher education. If society followed your advice the most educated persons on the planet would be blacksmiths. Or would you have us built a wind tunnel lab in every village? But I am sure you’ve never even heard of a wind tunnel, or fluid mechanics, or bioengineering, or anything at all to do with modern education.

      1. MCGOO May 1, 2017 at 12:16 pm

        Ha. Wind tunnel is easy. Big fan. Hallway. Strips of construction paper taped to walls. A kindergardner could build a wind tunnel. The older kids could graph the results. It’s about preserving culture generationally.

      2. Deus Vult May 1, 2017 at 12:40 pm

        Culture is Nietzsche and nanomachines. And by their nature, these subjects require extreme intelligence that very few have. Ergo why trying to teach these things in every neighborhood is an error and why smart people go to Stanford. What you call culture is called barbarism. What you ask for is a return to the Middle Ages. There’s certainly a lot wrong with what the leftist wretches are advocating, but the format of modern education isn’t one of them. And while I appreciate what Roosh has accomplished as a writer, I appreciate what biologists have accomplished for civilization even more. It is a matter of keeping in mind the proportions of these things and not blowing out proportion the importance of “alt-right” virtues, such as self-sufficiency. Lions are for more self-sufficient than humans, and that’s why they are in zoos.

      3. MCGOO May 1, 2017 at 4:23 pm

        It takes intelligence, creativity and order to make the jump from lo-tech to hi-tech. The nanotech has been standardized and every nit wit now posesses a nanomachine and the innovators and creators are being marginalized and smeared for wearing a ‘sexist’ tee shirt upon landing a probe on a comet. Too many rogue techies and the implementation of tech can be steered by the non elites. They want dumb users and consumers of tech while the innovators grow sterile and inactive, curing like epoxy cement while the dummies are trapped in a tech hell they don’t understand. It’s a roach motel in the making.

        Still I can home teach my son calculus which requires nothing more than paper and pencil. I’ve seen plenty of lower brained kids that scribble and chew on paper while others make paper airplanes and ourigami. There’s no reason to send my son on a bus into a ghetto school an hour away to achieve federal racial quotas in an environment where parents are prohibited and where the bulk of funds go to social and behavioral re-engineering. Cut out the school busses and the pork barrel sjw/cult marx agenda programs and the ugly windowless concrete prison schools and the multi millions saved could build a particle accelarator for the boys with the aptitude for it.

        Then there’s the amount spent on prepping females for HR and socialist work when they should instead be marrying off and breeding. Three years of home-ec is all a female needs for a happy life.

      4. GRock May 2, 2017 at 1:28 am

        Funny you should say all this. One of nation’s leading laser experts / inventors is from my area. He literally taught himself almost all of it in his home-lab, and helped advance laser technology significantly. His kids’ show-and-tell were best in the class needless to say.

      5. pabo May 2, 2017 at 3:49 pm

        Rarely have any great inventions or discoveries come out of the vaunted halls of “higher education”.

        Higher education (especially government funded universities and even the elitist private ones such as Harvard) are tools by the elites to keep people and progress in check…even in the hard sciences.

        Though some corporations use universities as taxpayer funded research labs…this should not be.

        Universities are “progress historians” more than “progress creators” just as police forces are more “crime historians” and less “crime fighters”.

        The idea that Ph.D’s write a thesis that will someday be discovered and used for progress is self delusional.

        Ph.Ds and “higher education” and “science’ is used as rationalization to control society in the same way that religion was used to control society. (Harvard started as a theological school).

        “Well, a group of Ph.Ds said it’s true it must be true…”

        “Studies have shown that…”

        The idea that “If not for universities…we’d all be cavemen” is nonsense.

        Being a hard science major myself, I have nothing against passing on this knowledge onward in society, however, a formal elite/government-controlled system is not necessary to do so.

        A true self-actualized man of science and progress does not to cling to and defend flawed and harmful institutions such as “higher education”…unless of course he works at such an institution and needs to rationalize its existence to rationalize his cushy job…or for bragging rights because he is insecure and want everyone to know that he is a graduate of some university and can quote Nietzsche.

      6. OceanSon May 19, 2017 at 3:11 am

        I would have not liked “red schoolhouse” style early education, even as a cultural exchange between neighbors, then or now. I was glad to be away from the younger and older brackets along the way. It allowed the intelligent kids to be able to skip a grade early, and the availability of these step-wise moves felt age appropriate and merit-based in their isolation by “grades.”

        The splitting, stratifying and factions of schools and specialty schools (along the Bell Curve, artistic/mechanical aptitudes or myriad other essential criteria) is a good advance/refinement in the schooling structure. There’s a reason kids in NYC will transit 2 boroughs at 5:00 in the morning to attend Stuyvesant or Bronx Science (as an example of elite schools within the NY school system).

        I was mildly surprised to see Roosh endorsing MCGOO’s OP.

    2. GRock May 2, 2017 at 1:17 am

      ” the unloaded children are segregated into one year incriments and held incommunicado for 8 hrs from other age brackets.” – My dad was an elementary school principal for 26 years. They built the school from scratch before he got the job. He sat down with the architects and designed the school into classrooms with “pods” as he coined the term, instead of standard rectangular classrooms. Each pod was “L-shaped.” At either end of the L a class of different grade was taught. 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th in each pod. Dual classes with the next grade up were taught simultaneously in each L-shaped pods.

      It taught students and teachers to not yell or speak too loudly to avoid disrupting the other class. No loud mouths, respect was demanded and enforced. Each day both classes had 1-2 activities together, and even traded off teachers at times. It squashed the social division between students and teachers. The reading, math, and science scores were 10-20% higher than the rest of the school system by the 2nd year in operation. The media center had 4-5 fish tanks, turtle tank, snakes, even a constrictor that got lose in the 5th year. The maintenance staff found it 13 years later wrapped around the boiler, it had grown into an enormous monster they gave to the zoo! haha. My dad was the lone-wolf in the school system, revered yet hated for his successes.

      His successor was okay, but eventually to be expected, the pressures of this odd-ball school in “education experimentation” had to come to and end because… well, it worked too well and made too much sense. The building was decommissioned for 15 years, and just recently brought back as a community facility associated with the school system.

  4. rifleman May 1, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    I read Gatto’s “Underground History of American Education” YEARS ago… Online on his site, if I remember. Very large book and not as direct as Dumbing Us Down, so probably appeals to the more OCD inclined interested in the subject.

    Dumbing Us Down is more focused and concise, and a much better intro to an “educational red pill”.

    Due in no small part to those books, I decided long before I had kids that I would rather homeschool them than send them to those factories like I’d been subjected to.

    Even told my future wife that if I ever had kids, they’d be homeschooled. Should’ve seen her face, heh.

    If she had objected, that would’ve been a deal breaker, but she didn’t object. She only asked why, and accepted my reasons. She read Dumbing Us Down also later on, and it really opened her eyes as well.

    The book ended up becoming a staple to lend to friends & family who asked why homeschool. The “socialization” and “real world” items were the most common objections. Found two answers that seemed to cause people to drop those particular objections:

    1) Read “Lord of the Flies”
    2) Even military boot camp is more like the “real world” than compulsory schooling.

  5. Amanda Johnson May 1, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Public schools are also causing childhood obesity. Obviously like you said recess is being eliminated, but look at the shit they serve in cafeterias, it’s awful. Plus they make kids sit down all day, then when you get home, you have to sit down to do your homework. Then when you’re finished you “relax” by watching TV or playing video games. Obviously personal responsibility is important but honestly the structure is designed to make staying healthy much harder.

    1. MKDAWUSS May 1, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      I think the school lunch diet gave me more health problems (tolerable, but concerning in hindsight) than I’d probably care to know or admit.

    2. GRock May 2, 2017 at 1:32 am

      Copy and pasted from my 3rd grad daughter’s school lunch menu:
      Choice 1 Chicken Fries
      Choice 2 Bosco Stix
      Choice 1 Walking Taco
      Choice 2 Fruit Dippers Yogurt
      Choice 1 Mac-n-Cheese
      Choice 2 Baked Chicken Drumstick
      Choice 1 Lasagna Roll-up
      Choice 2 Popcorn Chicken

      Choice 1 Pepperoni Pizza
      Choice 2 Cheese Pizza

      All fucking garbage except maybe the yogurt and baked chicken. Literally junk food.

      1. Da Mac May 2, 2017 at 7:15 am

        But there are so many animals tortured for Americans that need to be eaten!

    3. Da Mac May 2, 2017 at 7:13 am

      I used to hang out in the library instead of eating lunch in high school (seriously). The librarian pretty much hated me for being antisocial, I later found out.

      1. Jim Johnson May 2, 2017 at 3:27 pm

        The librarian was probably missing his masturbation time.

      2. Da Mac May 3, 2017 at 11:17 am


    4. Amanda Johnson May 4, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Also would like to add that since people need niche interests, this forces you to get involved in drugs, degenerate music, Watching TV, becoming a follower of sports, following celebrity culture playing video games, and masturbating/having sex in your youth. If you don’t follow these trends, you are at great risk of no social life.

      Has also trained you to dislike reading, since it is shoved down your throat and the only reward you get for it is a good grade. Subconsciously, you see reading as tedious and not worth it. Also, it shamed as “nerdy” to be smart, so the motivation to learn stuff like philosophy, like you said, is attacked.

      Pair bonding gets fucked up too. Once the sexual marketplace gets active by middle school, social hierarchies become much more rigid, and men and women are pitted against the opposite gender, but also within their own sex. People can tell what the positioning is, for the most part, and as a result, friendships are withheld and/or broken due to the world of dating.

      Probably a ton more to add, but basically a vast majority of social issues are due to schooling.

  6. Alb92 May 1, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Great article.

  7. Tati K May 2, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Western culture including education robish destroing all beautiful on this planet! I hope they dissapear soon!

  8. GRock May 2, 2017 at 12:55 am

    The public school system my daughter is in was once one of the highest rated in Ohio. I went through this school system myself and have seen the drastic change. Here’s some background on what’s occurring that has our right-leaning community in an uproar, and even some middle-road lefties. The Director of Education – a “male college cheerleader” in his youth (seriously lol), changed the curriculum to meet common-core-type metrics about 6-7 years ago. Purchasing of new books, Chrome Books, equipment, etc. were made. The curriculum change eventually disconnected us from the apples-to-apples metrics the state and other education quality rating organizations use to gauge schools. Slowly each year our school system began rating lower, and lower by state standards. AT first it was one problem school with failing physical educations scores, and questionable history scores, etc. Then the cancer spread to all eight elementaries, three junior highs, and both high schools. This is an affluent small city, with many professionals. The teachers not only fail to use half the books, nor the Chrome Books at all (a total tech expense waste), they’re pretty much winging it, creating lessons that vaguely touch on points of the state tests with no lesson-plan road maps, but more so on the newly-formed curriculum’s metrics for aggregate semi-annual testing.

    As it stands the entire school system – get this – scores an “F” in K-3 education. It really can’t get worse than that can it? In 2016 a levy was passed for $6-7 million for district upgrades, adding even more to already high city property taxes. If THAT wasn’t enough, Dr. Director Cheerleader is pining for a shot a School Board Superintendent now! So how is he trying to make his mark? Well, at the expense of the entire community no less. He’s redistricting the whole city, which makes no geo-graphical sense unless you look deeper to see how he’s taking the more affluent, higher scoring schools, and forcing some those kids to go to the lower scoring schools. The community (or what’s left of it), has asked for proof of the drivers behind the need for this change. None have been given and the complete run-around is what the community is given by school officials. Public meetings have been held, and since so many people were frustrated and pissed, the school board made attendees write down their questions on pieces of paper to frame the entire discussion in the school systems favor, and control. Five different maps have been provided in the past three months, and they keep steering it towards the worst option that will literally up-root people’s lives. People who live literally 300′ from an elementary school for which they planned to have their kids attend, or currently do attend, are to be bussed 7 miles away. PEOPLE. ARE. PISSED.

    Homes are hitting the market all over the place and people are moving out to other suburbs. Kid’s who’re best friends with their neighbors two roads over are now attending different school (which is the least of concerns). The city has had to get involved because of the logistical nightmare this will cause. The entire bussing staff is in an uproar, this WILL create rush hour grid-lock. The teachers, well they’re all union and leftish so they don’t give a shit except for their jobs being easier and better paid (part of the levy scam, which has now come out after the fact, they were sitting on a $3 million surplus they cooked the books to hide from public before passing levy, no shit!). Much like how the presidential election used scare-tactics and dirty politics, it looks like there’s enough of them to potentially push this through.

    The kids this system turns out are most definitely fucking brainless drones. This is the final nail in the coffin for what once was tight-knit “community,” albeit still with plenty of back-stabbing suburbanites, but still functional, into city-wide educational dysfunction. So what’s happening? Homes are hitting the market at discounted prices, ghetto families are buying them up, crime is slowly rising, a complete societal disaster is looming on the horizon, driven primarily by one gayish cheerleader school administrator and his cronies, the teacher’s union, and the city shrugging its shoulders and following along. Fucking sad, very, very sad.

    1. Da Mac May 2, 2017 at 7:19 am

      Rah, rah! Go State!

      What’s important is that the US champions more sports “heroes”…

  9. Da Mac May 2, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Even more empowering, Roosh, is the co-housing community I live in.

    1. Roosh May 3, 2017 at 7:02 am

      What is that?

      1. Da Mac May 3, 2017 at 11:17 am

        A place where a variety of families covering multiple generations live together. Children are looked after (as desired) by people two generations older. Duties in the home and meals are shared so as to win as much free time as possible. Everyone obtains fulfillment by doing that which he/she can do best for his fellow neighbor, etc.

      2. Da Mac May 3, 2017 at 11:18 am

        By no means are all ideas from Sweden bad. 🙂

  10. jayteeniftb May 2, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Don’t take your ball and go home.
    You can do better by using your frame knowledge.
    Either beat them at their own game or play a different game.

  11. Morrison May 2, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    “If I ever have a son, I will either home school him or find a specific school that is not intent on brainwashing him ”

    All public and private education pretty much is brainwashing, and one can bet their bottom dollar that there will eventually be a national ban on homeschooling, if not a World wide homeschool ban for nations already in the pockets of the globalists.

    Seriously looks like one is going to have to move their life style to a third world nation in order to be exempt from this shit – otherwise keeping one’s child out of the hands of marxists could prove quite difficult.

    1. Jim Johnson May 2, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      We homeschool. In Utah (one of the better states for homeschooling), they do these homeschooling “charter programs” which buys your materials and have these websites that you can enroll your kids in. Which is fine, on the surface. But the curriculum is still tied to these nationally standardized systems like “CORE”. Yes, you can get microscopes and such, but there is the required blue pill stuff that they are tested on. Some more ambitious parents can do their own curriculum though, although they miss out on the financial and time benefits.

      1. Morrison May 3, 2017 at 4:02 am

        “Yes, you can get microscopes and such, but there is the required blue pill stuff that they are tested on”

        However at least in the case of homeschooling one can red-pill one’s child and explain that we now live in an orwelian society – and have him read 1984 along with other red pill literature (Isaac Asimov’s short story “Examination Day” would be a mandatory read to include IMHO). Explain to the child that the blue pill stuff is not to be believed, but simply regurgitated up on the government exam otherwise he or she will get liquidated.

        May sound a bit extreme thing to say now to one’s child – but in 10 years in probably will not be so. And in fact there could come a day when Orwell is outright banned – best but the physical copy now.

      2. Jim Johnson May 3, 2017 at 7:27 am

        Agreed, you can even use the more outlandish topics to teach about the propaganda problem as a whole and to think for yourself. Something I certainly wasn’t taught in school

  12. anon1 May 2, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Gatto is great, I have a few of his books. Weapons of mass distraction is good ad well

  13. anon1 May 2, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    How to teach your kids the proper method.

    1) first few years need to be dedicated on morality and religion, combine with homeschooling network of families with similar beliefs and outlooks. Next is Khan academy, supervised Internet usage in self directed areas of interest. Teach them an offline and online trade.
    Next is women. Not difficult stuff if they are learning proper skills and haven’t been infected by a sissifying culture of capitulation to women at every level.

    Next travel with them a lot, after puberty treat them as men and help them learn disciplines and read great books.

    Begin the shift to independent and self directed for them after you have laid down a foundational moral and character framework for them. It’s easier to teach someone right the first time and have it stick then to get them to unlearn the top down pop culturally enforced bullshit they get taught at schools.

    Also have them visit the elderly and learn stories of your parents are not there to guide them.

    More kids are better than less, helps child development a lot as well.

  14. Thalesourus May 4, 2017 at 3:33 am

    “To keep people engaged in playing the rat race, you have to give them
    material rewards as young students….”
    The objections you are using as examples are the same ones which appeared in left wing periodicals in the 60s. The people who didn’t learn to control themselves in class and be able to learn the skills that allows one to do a good job are not liberated, they are subsequently forced into mediocrity and end up voting for free stuff from the people who produce. Actual freedom comes from being able to control your body and your mind to do work that’s both profitable and interesting.

  15. Cecil J May 6, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Two other names to look into that expose the public “education”/aka indoctrination system (to be a wage slave for Illuminati ran corporations) are Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt (Former high ranked Education bureaucrat exposing this beast system mental slave mill mass brainwashing game) and Allen Quist (author of “Fed Ed”).

  16. TSK May 6, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    “Adults are also not immune from the balance equation. If you forbid me from having sex, and I am unable to release that tension, I will find another outlet to release the aggression. For example, it’s so common to see fist fights among men at the end of a weekend night in the city because they are frustrated that they could not act on their sex urge. ”

    This is SO true.

    A lot of men are going sexless and they are sexually frustrated so they will
    try to make up for that by being aggressive on the road and being hair triggered for a physical fight for just about anything.

    It’s really hard to be angry all the time when you are getting daily doses of poons.

    Also public education brainwashes kids to report everything to the cops.

    If your daddy spanked you real hard then call the cops. See something
    “suspicious”? Call the cops!… The school education kids to snitch on their
    own family members.

    If you have a child (specifically a son) and he goes little postal at home and start destroying furniture in the house and you call the cops, they are more likely to shoot the son dead. In the United States.

    1. Anti-Gnostic May 13, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Actually, from my own observations, increasing numbers of men are getting laid. They have little problem getting sex from easy women. And, surprisingly, there isn’t this naked aggression by men, since they were taught the golden rule in school and help one another out as wingmen. And little boys aren’t being shot dead by the cops, that’s just nonsense. I suggest you read Gorilla Mindset. It will change your outlook.

  17. Better Dead Than Red May 6, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Excellent article.

  18. skillett May 7, 2017 at 9:21 am

    That book by Gatto was one of the most important I have ever read. And I will have to say, it is sad. I come from an extended family with over 50 cousins, nephews etc. Almost all are liberal, I always had good relations. And if Gatto were around to day, he would see the advanced effects of the brainwashing in my own family.

    But especially since Trump was elected, I have become a total outcast for not supporting the GROUPTHINK. What is funny is that I have been trying to avoid politics, saying my views only when cornered. Yesterday, I found myself cornered.

    My own brother called me and started raising hell that “you have some explaining to do for voting Trump.”

    All I did with say timidly (as I could sense his pontification mood) that I did not agree with his assertion that NY Times and Washington Post were objective.

    Went on to attack me for everything from owning guns to supporting Trump’s wall (which I do not even support), and being responsible for global warming. (Never mind I do not reject global warming theory, I am an avid gardener and even campaign for gardening to promote eco-friendly food production. Am working to grow an orchard in the elementary public school where I teach with a 2000 dollar grant from Whole Foods.) I just said a few months back that I was worried about how the left wanted to use the science for political ends of control, but did not know if the science was true or not.

    A position with too much subltety for him to tolerate.

    The left could be right about global warming, could be wrong. I do not know. But I simply maintain that even if it is true, I do not think we should give the state the right to nitpick and regulate every aspect of our lives in order to “solve” the problem. Global warming activism is a Trojan Horse for totalitarianism, even if the science is true. I would support the left if theey were willing to push solar as a means to liberate the middle class from monthy payments to power companies and living off the grid.

    Of course, I told him none of my counter arguments, did not sspeak of my gardening efforts as an environment solution. As I had dared to say I did not share his points of view in totality, there was no way I would get in a word.. (I expressed briefly and piecemeal my this view only when cornered, as I was trying to talk about his guitar, share family news etc and avoid disagreeable political discusions.)

    But he demanded that I “fess up” about supporting Trump’s wall, said I was voting for the KKK candidate, and that I was a warmonger. (I voted Trump partly because of Hillary’s plans for a no-fly zone over Syria and never mind I was always more pascifist than he was, especially as I was against the war in Iraq, he was for it.)

    But again, I shared none of my views with him as he already “knew” why I voted Trump and all my motives. He said our liberal family family was “smart” and I needed to “sit down and listen”. And listen I did, and am convinced he is well down the path of the ideologue Bolssheviks of pre-Stalinist Russia.

    I hung up. Am taken aback at how the extended family is a brainwashed echo chamber of liberal rage. Fortunalty, I own my own home, my own telephone etc. And can survive nicely on my own island and in my own garden. It is sad I have had to make new friends though. An effort that is coming along pretty welll, but it is harder when over 50 than when you are a youngster.

    After I hung up to interrupt is crazy rant, my wife at least said. “Don’t worry, our son and I are still your family”.

    Thank god for my wife and my son who is also my shooting buddy. He is a fine cadet in ROTC. I am so happy that between his raging liberal professors and his right wing ROTC cadet buddies, he has a sensible view.

    But the brainwahed left has come down with rabies and insanity like never before. I almost wish they would break up the schools and university in the same way that major corporations had to undergo “trust busting” to dismantle monopolies 100 years ago. As the sstate has a monopoly over mind formation with the public sschools and gender studies departments.

    It is easy for me to imagine how the left could bring back something like gas ovens to fight judeo-Christian “patriarchy”. I do not think that will happen, but I think that it could.

    1. MCGOO May 7, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Your pontificating, hen pecking brother sounds desparate. I bet he shakes his fist in the air a lot. So many shitlibs led ineffectual lives with no handle on the real world. The ocean of tears Nov 9 has long passed and the crybabies have now internalized their ineffectualness and despair and they now project their absolute misery on their close family and associates. They need to just let it go already (no I won’t play Elsa on here).

      They had a sterile impotent mindset before the election and their shells prevented them from going outside their echo box community. Now they’re really trapped in their bubbles and they endlessly bicker and nab at everyone, trying to make victims of their own closest relations and trying to make a congruency of victimhood within their entire sphere of contacts.

      They’re doing like women trapped in an elevator pulling each other’s hair out. Usually people learn from a life experience but some shitlibs have had such a limited input from having their language and thoughts policed that they fail to process the many red pill moments that occur daily.

      1. skillett May 7, 2017 at 2:28 pm

        i have excellent therapy, though. I spent the morning listening with headphones to Jordon Peterson’s personality lectures. I would say he is the most important academic actually living today. He pulls together religion, Jungian psychology, Christianity and even Babylonian mythology. He has explored the roots of Western Civ, and exposes how shallow and nihilistic the post-modernist, deconstructionist, SJW ethos.

        I love how he speaks of “patriarchy”. Yes, there is a dark side of the “patriarchy” which can be surmised in the tyrannical usurper. But there is also the “wise king”.

        Rather than taking AJAX to culture, we need to examine the aarchetypes of our deep psychology. Whether it is Jungian archetypes or tarot cards, there is a light and dark meaning.

        If you get time, listen to Jordon Peterson. He is arguably the most important thinker alive today for they way he is bringing to live mythology and literature such as Dostoyevski, Tolstoi, Solzhenitzen, Jung, etc.

      2. skillett May 9, 2017 at 6:50 pm

        Dude is a genius in lots of areas.

  19. Jeffrey Horn May 9, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    If you think Gatto’s Dumbing Us Down is powerful, you should look at his book “The Underground History of American Education”. Its a little hard to find, but well worth the read. It shows this has been a programme since at least the early 1900’s and roots reach back to Prussian indoctrination and coercion started in the 18th century and brought to America by Horace Mann. I particularly like Gatto’s distinction between schooling (think schools of fish… following each other) vs. education. What we have in America today is schooling so that the masses can be herded to slaughter.

  20. Dave in Oz July 27, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    It used to be that girls did better in grade school and high schopl, while boys did better in college
    This was because grade school graded heavily on behavior, such as attendance, etc. Little girls were natural kiss-ups, and got better grades for it .
    Now, alas, colleges are designed around bullship majors, and juvenile grading factors to make the women think they are achieving. College is openly hostile to men now.

  21. Foxy Lord January 4, 2018 at 10:21 pm

    YEA FUCK PUBLIC SCHOOLS THERE TRASH i went threw that shit specially high school good lord i just wanted 2 kill everyone including myself most of the time horrible!

  22. Gilwhooley ✓Trump ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ February 6, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Thank God I went to school when I did, you couldn’t pay me to put my child in one of today’s brainwashing mills