I got a proposal for ya folks. Ya wanna solve our social problems? You wana fix the world? You wanna make it so everyone has an equal chance? You wanna make it so that the electorate(the people who vote) of this country is inclusive and well informed? You wanna make it so that your kid and my kid and everyone else's kid has that most essential element for survival. . . HOPE?
Yes, you do? Well here's what you do:
Make education the #1 priority. Make it the #1 priority in your life. Make it the #1 priority in the lives of your children. Make it the #1 priority for the people you vote for on ALL levels of government. Yes, ALL levels of government and ALL offices. Yea, I mean the fucking dog catcher. Ask the guy running for dog catcher what he will do to educate the masses to keep them from getting their dogs caught.
DEMAND that education is a part of every single elected official's agenda and then when they are elected, hold them to it. If they perform the duties of office without making education their #1 priority, vote against them. Doesn't matter who is running against them, vote against the mother fucker who isn't on-board with making education the abolute most important social program at ALL levels of government.
I know, it all sounds cliche. "education opens up the world," "The truth shall make you free," blah, blah, blah. But it's true. Every word of it. Education enlightens. Education informs. Education gives people the ability to see beyond their own little tiny sphere of living, recognize the potential and understand the possibilities.
Educated people have jobs and are able to have choices in their life style. Educated people are able to raise their own children with more opportunity and vision.
I know, some of you will say I'm being elitist. That you don't have to be educated to do these things. I really don't care if you want to call it elitist or not. It aint elitist when I want every single person in this country to have equal access to what you're saying is elitist. Let's have a whole country full of elite people. Whatever.
If you believe that education is an elitist thing, then you're buying into the propaganda that is being shoved down your throat by the corpo-fascist elitists. Do you think they want an educated electorate? Do you think they want the working class to be educated? Fuck no! They want you proles to be stupid and ignorant. They want to be able to manipulate you with fear. They want you to believe there's a terrorist behind every trash can waiting for the right opportunity to blow you and themselves from here to kingdom come. They want you ignorant and afraid.
DEMAND EDUCATION!! It won't happen right away. In fact, most of us won't see an educated populous if we all began making the demand today. It will take a couple generation to make it happen. It will be our children and g'children who see the difference. It will be they who will inhabit a world where people act with reason and logic rather than purely emotion and fear.
So tell me, are there any educated people out there who disagree with my idea? Has education ever hurt anyone? Has education ever not been beneficial to anyone?