Going outside of our esoteric, metaphysical awareness is the concrete and immediate world we live in, now and for real. And, as our public educational systems utterly fail as preparatory institutions, for our posterities, it behooves us to look at alternatives with rational integrity. Granted, there are wonderful people in the field of ‘education’ that are alienated for being ‘educators’ due to the perverse politics that manage it.
Yes, the national and public educational systems have no substantial credibility. A variety of alternatives are here, however. These alternatives are not just for our youth; rather for us, each person, as we enter into an era of the ‘war of minds’. With this reality in mind, this commentator offers sincere suggestions for young and old, whatever your present state of mind.
Joy Hakim. History of the Americas. The complete anthology totals 11 volumes, though there are other supplementals. Ms. Hakim is, as I have read many versions of American and European history, the most objective, authentic, detailed, researched with objectivity, written with a down-to-earth vocabulary understandable by all who can read, historian. I recommend every American to read these volumes in their quiet moments rather than watching a bunch of stupid Hollywood and intrepid movies and commercials. The complete anthology is very reasonable in cost while priceless for you and your posterity.
Hillsdale College. Just type this in and you will get the overall picture and purpose of this wonderful college of knowledge. It is totally free of government financial programs and focused upon authentic programs for credible degrees (and personal knowledge) that help make for a useful and credible individual in the real world.
College of the Ozarks. Located near Branson, Missouri, this college is a ‘working’ college. Folks actually work in their preferred areas of interest as they earn their degrees. Though originally a religiously based college, it remains non-proclitic, obliging all religious thought and free thought. The objectives are to provide an objective and informative education whereby each person is a useful and socially harmonious individual in society. I recommend it for folks considering any form of entry for their children or themselves. The financial alternatives within its variety of programs actually result in little or no debt for a degree.
A Comment on Skills
S.O.S.: (Schools of Skills). Every single, assumed insignificant item (or ‘thing’) the human does, needs, and uses is dependent upon countless people who have the ‘know-how’ and skills to find the resources, retrieve the resources, manage to convert them into materials and products and integrate them into the scenario of other products that provide for needs and wants. A single item, such as food, requires thousands of knowledgeable skills to get it to the table and the tools used to prepare it for the table. The clothing you are now wearing requires this same scenario Every detail of the equipment you are using to read this commentary requires thousands of skills and people with those skills. SKILLS are the foundation of civilization. Yet, we are a species totally ignoring this reality and have less skilled people than ever before; and, generations of people lacking the will, the temperament, the desire to actually work, conditioned to think a job is a computer and a padded cubical; or, playing the parasite game of using the government to support them (which is, ultimately, funded be those who actually work).
Ultimately, the future and salvation of any society rely upon the perpetuation of a populus with SKILLS relevant to the fundamental needs of society. All other ‘occupations’ and preferred lifestyles are pointless without them. The subject, issue, is enormous while mostly ignored. In our present time, a major contributing factor to our civil unrest and innate anger within our younger generations is ‘aimlessness’. In other words, a populus unable to function within the demands of society due to an illusional ‘mindset’ and no skills that are useful or productive; and a social system void of the structure to provide for the skills/training relevant to supply and demand.
Historically, skills and trades were handed down within families or apprenticeships. When governments assume this responsibility it always results in a bureaucracy that is ineffective and wasteful. Independent alliances between existing community groups, clubs, businesses, and trades-people is where the grassroots functionality rests.
Clay (The Universal Infidel)