Many sayings speak to the ignorance of mankind but none so relevant as those of Adolph Hitler who said,
“How fortunate for leaders that men do not think.”
and, “The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.”
The biggest lie ever told is “ignorance is bliss”.
People have clung to this saying to remain complacent in their own lives while living vicariously through others who feel more deserving of a better life because they have more money.
The truth, ignorance is not bliss, it is deadly.
The RSCD monthly business meeting was postponed until today, Monday, July 29, 2013. On the agenda is Resolution 2013-14 which calls for the district to enter into an agreement with the Gates Foundation for $360,000.00 to teach them how to manage the district.
There is only one speaker at tonight’s meeting addressing this agenda item.
The larger community is aware of the devastating effect of corporate influence on education, yet remains blissfully ignorant of their power to stop the corporate carnage devouring our children’s educational future.
We tell ourselves that nothing we do will make a difference, not understanding that by relinquishing our power their power increases.
They know they cannot take our power, we have to give it up freely and in doing so, we remove ourselves from the responsibility of self governing.
As their role models, seeing our lack of commitment to the truth, our children believe they are powerless and fall prey to the lie.
Our children look to us to help them make sense of this world. They see the acceptance of man’s inhumanity to man and believe this to be “the truth” of life since few speak out against it.
When we, as role models for our children, don’t believe in the power of our voice to change our world, what chance do our children have to stand against the “powers that be” to change their world?
We must stand together against the lie of ignorance.
Knowledge is empowering, our voice is powerful.
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