The Dystopian Future Of “Education” Is Here

Kunstler is very worth reading, very perceptive, very thoughtful, and his general depiction of the decline and slow collapse of petrochemical industrial modern “civilization” is in broad strokes most likely to unfold. That doesn’t make him omniscient or infallible, of course. He, like most people across the political spectrum, radically misunderstands the tectonic global shift we have experienced in 2020.

But other than that, he makes a pretty cogent assessment of public education in 2020 and beyond.

In sum, public education is dead. Or rather, it is dying fast.

(Kunstler explains the simple mechanics of its demise. But know this: a virus did not lockdown nations and economies – that was a political decision.)

Get ready for home schooling for K-12, and distance education for college and university, to soon become the new norm. And that is one of the few relatively positive developments about the positively not inevitable (unless we are utterly spineless cowards) “new normal”. The rest is Maoist insanity.

Welcome to the Brave New World.

And isn’t it lovely that Google, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook – whose senior executives sit around boardroom tables with members of the CIA, the NSA, the Pentagon, the WEF, and the military industrial security complex, and are deeply and eagerly embedded in the new global surveillance and police state – are to be the digital caretakers, nannies, security guards, “fact checkers”, and providers of the remote “virtual” education infrastructure for our children?

Re-read Huxley, Orwell, Zamyatin, Solzhenitsyn, Jack London, Chomsky, Kafka and Thoreau. The people are sleep-walking straight into the slaughter house, and sending their kids in cheerfully ahead.

Go watch, The Wall, again.

Or Brazil…. 1984…. V For Vendetta, The Matrix, The Corporation, The Shock Doctrine, The End Of America, Requiem For The American Dream…

Fresh meat is what our children have become, more than ever. Indoctrination was already the norm, much more than education. Now that we have the Gestapo of the FANGs overseeing public education, do you think it is going to improve the situation?

JTR,

September 6, 2020

James Howard Kunstler on the death of public education:

https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/20310119-back-to-school-d-ya-think

One Response to “The Dystopian Future Of “Education” Is Here”

  1. The same is true for all the FANGs (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google), or the Big Tech MAGATS, as I call them: Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, and social media giant, Facebook: They have proven they are darkly Orwellian, Machiavellian, and are wedded to the corporate military industrial security complex, and the new global surveillance and police state.

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