Bad medicine today is driven by stale and awful rules of how things are to be done in America. These rules in turn spring from a lack of creativity and curiosity, a dullness that presages the fall of a civilization after its finest days are long past.
“When you break the big laws, you do not get liberty. You do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws. “ Chesterton
Please read Chesterton. Read the Medical Mistake, for much clearer insight than mine.
We live in the wasteland that remains after all the great laws were broken, and broken again. Our dense grid of little rules is not a map, but a spiderweb, entrapping. We are congealed in rules.
The banal obedience that the American people and the American bureaucracies endure, are enwrapped by today, require deep and far-reaching indoctrination over a long time. And this is why the American schools are a critical part of striking our path towards obedience rather than creative reasoning.
John Taylor Gatto, a former NYC schoolteacher, has written extensively on childhood programming and indoctrination. His essay attached is excerpted in Lew Rockwell’s website. All rights, of course, are those of Mr. Gatto and Mr. Rockwell in turn.
The attached article, The Politics of Schooling, is a chapter excerpted from Mr. Gatto’s book, The Underground History of American Public Education. It is worth reading.