One day, when I was in high school – a government high school, in California – I'd finished getting dressed after dance class well before the bell rang. If you're fortunate enough to have never been inside a government school, let me explain what that means. The "bell' is a signal the administrators use to let the students know when it is OK for them to move from one place in the school to another. If you're in one place, and the bell hasn't rung yet, you're not supposed to move from that place until it does.
"When I left high school, I really thought I was leaving high school. I thought that the world of mindless, group-think, authority-worshiping, government schooling was behind me. " This strikes home. My lifeline as a kid was thinking it would end. And when I discovered, as an adult, that it doesn't, the bottom fell out for a while. And then I found out that if I wanted to find my people, I had to be honest with myself, and honest with others, and they would magically appear.
And they have. The Remnant rides. But it's a dark forest, and wide.
It was a joy to read this, Bretigne. I was one of the conditioned who got it not only from school, but from church and home as well. Wasn’t until I was approaching 50 that I began to understand the truth after discovering Ron Paul. I began reading Lew Rockwell’s site, and found the brilliant Butler Shaffer. He played a big part in my awakening. Thank you for continuing his legacy.
Reading through this, and how you mentioned your dad passing in 2019...can you IMAGINE what he would have thought and written about life in 2020+ had he lived to experience it!
But on the subject of traffic lights, I had visited Lebanon some years back. I didn't see a single traffic light in the country. Not even in dense Beirut traffic!
Bretigne, I can just imagine the scene in that room with your dad and mom! Special people, your mom and dad.
So glad my parents pulled me out of public school after 3rd grade and then put me in an academically rigorous but friendly hippyish private school. I am honestly amazed how much people go along to get along, and I am sure you are correct a lot of it comes from public school conditioning.
There were two bells when I was in the public fool system.
The first one told you to leave one class and pass to the next.
The next one told you to sit down and shut up in the next class.
The results of this have been on display in sickening Technicolor for the past three years – sorry, "two weeks".
JHC you nailed it. Yup how many today still love their groupthink. Great article!
Thank you for this revelatory article!
I love your article. It's right down my alley.
Here is a video I posted years ago in an attempt to demonstrate the same warning.
Spot on again! Getting rid of traffic lights would be an excellent way of lowering the population. Basically it would turn into a four-way stop which people do when the lights are not working. but for high traffic locations, no way. Besides today's humans lack the chops to do that.
Look how people on a highway, at least in the South, can't even properly execute a merge into a single lane. They merge way too soon instead of at the actual entry point to the "funnel". The latter was how we did it in Canada which is way faster and smoother. but that was the 80s so likely that's toast too.
Mentorship doesn't exist. The school-doctrination has lobotomized humans and boy is it evident with dealing with today's people in support or customer service.
Beam me up.