Thursday, 1 July 2010

Thought Control


If it is true that the Department of Military Training Education either has, or until very recently had, a plan to install "military training officers" in senior high schools, junior high schools and elementary schools, then this surely ought to be lit up on front page headlines as often as possible.

Such a policy would of course be a backward step toward totalitarianism and must be resisted.

Not only should such a plan be withdrawn, but its' proponents should be made to suffer its' very public and embarrassing withdrawal.

Yet why not go further and remove the possibility of such a thing being introduced on the quiet at some point in the future? Why not go further and dare to remove the very presumption itself that government has any right to decide what your children can learn (or unlearn) or think (or unthink)? Completing the privatization of the market for education services would not only be a great blow struck for human freedom but it would also enable a massive reduction in debt assumed by national and local governments.

In brief sirs, why not advocate - now - a policy of dismantling this entire pretense of an "education system" behind which the state-enforced mutilation of children's minds will always hide?

Yours freely,
Michael Fagan.

(Sent: Thursday 1st July 2010. Unpublished by the Taipei Times)

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