Personally, I think college is overrated. Without a doubt, the most intelligent people I have ever met, were not college educated. I’ve met some smart college graduates, too… but they were all lacking something important… an open mind (or maybe it’s just “street smarts”). All the ivy league graduates I know always seem to know better than you, and they’re great salesmen, but they don’t have the ability to talk to people as if they are equals. It’s okay to want to learn on your own. School really doesn’t work for some people, if you ask me.
Don’t get me wrong, I think school is good in a lot of ways. I think education is VERY important… but privatization of school, just like anything else, seems to corrupt it’s very nature. Privatization corrupts to the point of making anything it touches into a leg that supports capitalism first, and the goals of the “industry” in question second. The problem I have with college is that it teaches students basically only to support the system that supports privatized schooling. Schools don’t teach students to open their minds to new theories as often as they should. They teach them to accept old theories, because that’s what all those professors have PHDs in… and they don’t want to lose their jobs. This would be fine, if humans had any idea how the world worked. All the great thinkers of the past were all stepping stones to knowledge, none of them really had it right. We made strides. From geocentrism to heliocentrism… from spontaneous life, to well… something more scientific (mitosis?). From witches, to… well… yeah, we still go witch-hunting. Never mind. But at least we know that the witch hunts were probably caused by wheat tainted with ergot. We’re getting somewhere.
So what the hell am I saying with this rant? As usual, I’m not totally sure… but I do know that privatization of essential systems like education and medicine tends to corrupt the good nature of these things. Just because you CAN make a ton of money treating cancer, doesn’t mean you should. There are several cures for cancer that are suppressed simply because they would hurt the profitability of cancer treatments. Look it up. Here are my two favorites: Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda oxygenates tumors, which has been known for a while to work), DCA (a drug made by big pharma that’s too cheap to produce but works without side effects. Taken off the market.)… and more. So that’s my point. Privatizing the medical industry removed the incentive to find an actual cure.
In a similar fashion, privatized education corrupts our knowledge… by making us study and support the very systems that create that corruption. In my eyes, the “ivy league army” is just an extension of the military. Toeing the line, supporting lost, corrupt, and destructive ideals. Spreading division and mis-education through the populace. Undermining our minds.