No Recess For You!

Remember when you were a kid at school and recess came along and you could play for what seemed to be hours with your friends, doing…whatever?  If you’re under 30 years of age…probably not.

At the school my 10 year old grandson attends, recess is limited to once a week, and then only allowed in the hallways. Now that’s some choice superior care “for our children” in one of the state indoctrination centers, also sometimes referred to as an elementary school.

But hey, indoctrination of ramping up young minds to believe in the state-approved slop our schools dish out these days takes time. Depriving young kids of recess…well, it’s one of those “we have to” things, like so much of the guano Americans are served each day from a 12-plex and more of disinformation centers.

The Death of Recess in America – thebestschools.org

Indeed, there are those that would have you believe unstructured play time during the course of a school day is somehow healthier, more natural, and more beneficial than Ritalin. The only oligarchy likely to hate this conclusion more than Big Pharma is Big Testing.

Both industries have so much to gain from squandered youth. Both have benefited considerably from the wholesale destruction of recess. And both have enjoyed robust financial returns as the time set aside for play has dwindled.

But according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), we are depriving young learners of precious time. And not to get all existential on you, but that’s time they’ll never get back. – via thebestschools.org

Well, these young tikes will just have to pull themselves up by their boot straps and bear it all – after all, if these young Americans aren’t properly indoctrinated with state approved bullshit, how can they dream of spending $80K and probably more for extended indoctrination courses in college, for which they’ll be rewarded with a job at the DMV (if they’re lucky); paying a handsome fee for “affordable medical insurance”; allowed to purchase a home with a mortgage that might allow them to  purchase Ramen noodles for their daily sustenance, and one that in most major metropolitan areas in the States, is no more than 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, and a pleasant view from their balcony, catching a glimpse of other indoctrinated souls who also took the requisite hours of indoctrination to live the American dream – by golly, we have a failed system to keep propped up here. Any deviation of the status quo is unacceptable.

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If not fully indoctrinated with government and media nuttiness, people might actually think for themselves, have the availability of studying other cultures, and wonder…Hmmm, how does that evil, malevolent, and awesomely wicked country, Russia, provide its citizens with free healthcare, and still manage to keep up its daily activities of plans to lay the planet to waste? Such inquisitiveness and free thinking can’t be allowed to fester.  After all, Washington has so many wars in the planning stages that we need keep the espirit de corps among our youth gassed up, and ready to take a look up from the smartphone’s and say, F*** yeah, America! –  ready to die for whatever wars their psychopathic leaders have in mind.

“The most erroneous assumption is to the effect that the aim of public education is to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence, and so make them fit to discharge the duties of citizenship in an enlightened and independent manner. Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States, whatever the pretensions of politicians, pedagogues and other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else.”
― H.L. Mencken

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Tonight’s musical offering:

Leo Kottke – “Louise” (2008)

Leo performs the classic, “Louise”,  from his “Green House” album from 1972

Yes…it’s a very sad song…a novel included in a song…but it’s still beautiful, with Mr. Kottke’s magical playing of the 12-string guitar

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