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Children Save Yourself From State Education, Get Expelled!

Politics / Educating Children Feb 20, 2013 - 10:55 AM GMT

By: Jeff_Berwick

Politics

Justin O’Connell writes: Hi Kids,

Do you find yourself locked down at your local dangerous public school between the hours of 7am and 3pm five days a week (six if you have Saturday school) for nine months a year (ten if you have Summer school)? Do you find it a waste of time? Well, there’s no need to worry anymore, because The Dollar Vigilante is here to give you the lowdown on how to handle your plight. Be sure to share this information with a friend in the same situation!


 I was recently speaking with my twelve-year-old nephew. I asked him:

“What grade are you in?”

“I am in sixth grade?”

“Do you like it?”

“Why would I?”

Of course, I am proud of him for this answer as is his extended TDV family. But his answer was also disturbing. Because by my public school-educated estimates, if he is currently in sixth grade, that means he has, like, six more grades to go until he is freed from the physical and mental confinement of public school.  A lot of damage lies ahead for this fertile, active mind. So I wondered, what could TDV suggest to this kid (and others like him) to help? I looked back on my elementary school, junior high and high school days and I thought to myself: If there is one thing I would  do differently, what would it be?

Would I a) study more, b) have more casual sex, c) do everything in my power to undermine the authority of all the robotic and totalitarian teachers and administrators, as well as campus officers?

Well, the answer is an undeniable "c." (Technically, I guess, "b" could fall under "c.")

So what does this choice entail? Simply enjoying the privileges being under the age of eighteen in the USSA? I figure that if I had to do it all over again, here is what I would do in certain situations. If you’re currently in school, you have a choice now: Every time a teacher disrespects you, treating you as a subhuman, you can either submit to their illegitimate violence-backed authority or you can develop your social skills.

Here’s an example of how to do the latter:

I remember the first week of junior high when a kid took my hat off.  I received detention for having my hat taken off. The Vice-Principal Nordquist took me by the arm and dragged me into the office. I was scared. She must’ve loved it – the power, the authority, the skin contact with a young life. Back then, I submitted, just hoping I wouldn’t be seriously reprimanded with weeks of detention or something for nothing.

Kids, this is how this would go over for me knowing what I know now, and I urge you to consider standing up for yourself, without fear of “expulsion.” So what if your high school grades won’t get you into college? Take the GED, go to community college, and then do whatever you want, whenever you want. Instead of ending up in debt and working for someone else, start a business. Use TDV Weekly to help with your investments.

VP: “Do you know why I brought you in here today?”

13 year-old me: “***** you, why did you touch my person without my permission?”

VP: “Excuse me, don’t you use that language with me!”

13 year-old me: “I will use whatever language I want – this isn’t church. Now I need to speak with your supervisor because you just grabbed me by the arm without my permission. Bad enough I am here against my will, forced to consume your sub-par services my parents are paying for at gunpoint. You need to let me speak to your supervisor and it needs to happen now or I will be calling my parents to tell them you’ve assaulted me. Do I make my 13 year-old self perfectly clear?”

My girlfriend's sister recently received no credit on a very important five-page paper in her English class. She now risks failing and being held back. My girlfriend had helped both her cousin and sister (they have the same English class) write the essay, and so the quality of both were about the same. But her sister received no credit (F-) because she hadn’t accurately done one part of the essay, while her cousin received an A.  The teacher told the sister that she received the grade she earned, an F, despite the fact that she spent hours doing the project. So the message is that all her work is rendered worthless (Isn't the point of  “grading” to measure the various degrees between perfection and getting everything wrong?). 

The sister and cousin have pointed out to us that the teacher makes quite a few grammatical and spelling errors on the board (I, too, have witnessed many an English teacher who could not spell. With that said, there are many people who spell words differently, and I believe that if I understand what is being expressed, then that's generally okay by me). But since the teacher is an unreasonable hag, my girlfriend's sister's spelling and grammar problems are completely unacceptable.

Were it I in this situation, I would raise my hand in class...

Me: “Teacher, teacher – who the hell taught you how to write English and then made you a teacher?”

Her: “Excuse me?”

Me: “You suck at spelling and grammar and I am supposed to sit here and respect you and trust your judgment on the subject? Give me back the time I’ve wasted in this class.”

The moral of the story? Be yourself in high school and don’t bend over. If you are out on recess and a teacher asks you to hand over an iPod just because you were enjoying music during what should be your break, refuse to hand it over; If a teacher insists that you raise your hand to go to the bathroom, don’t – just go.  As TDV has expressed over and over again, public schools are nothing but concentration camps for you to waste your time and brain. Let’s take a look at some very rich individuals who never graduated high school:

  1. Richard Branson (Virgin) – With an estimated net worth of $4 billion, Richard left high school at age 16 to start an arts and cultural magazine called Student.
  2. Eminem (Rapper) – With a net worth over $300 million, Eminem once failed the ninth grade three times before dropping out.
  3. Jay-Z (Rapper) – With a net worth of nearly $500 million, Jay Z never graduated high school.
  4. Andrew Jackson (President of the United States, picture on twenty dollar bill) – With little formal education, Andrew studied law in his late teens and became a lawyer.
  5. Jack London – American author
  6. Ray Charles – American musician
  7. Dizzy Gillespie – American musician
  8. Peter Jennings – US/Canadian journalist
  9. Ansel Adams – US nature photographer
  10. Louis Armstrong – American musician
  11. Humphrey Bogart – Actor
  12. Rosa Parks – Activist
  13. 007 – Superspy (Neither Sean Connery nor Pierce Brosnan graduated)
  14. Charles Chaplin – Actor-writer-director-producer
  15. Thomas Haffa – German self-made double digit billionaire

This list goes on and on and on.  I think one might have more of a chance for success by dropping out of high school than staying the course…

In fact, your chances for success in just about every area rises dramatically when you swim against the usual advice in this world full of brains so addled by government indoctrination. Nowhere can this be better seen than in the realm of investing. The short answer is to bet against the crowds of sheep in every developing mania, usually brought on by some government interference or another. The more complete answers can be found in TDV's Weekly Newsletter.

Justin O’Connell studied History and German Language at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, where, in his spare time, he researched current events and their relationship to history. In his studies he has found that societies have been managed by philosophically-kindred ruling classes seeking persistently a singular, total order across the planet. Justin does not believe in government as a medium for human relationships, preferring instead the race of human ideas stemming from a diverse, vibrant culture. Currently, he is a proponent of physical silver as a means of wealth preservation and disobedience to the financial system, and lives in southern California. He writes at the Dollar Vigilante-inspired site, Silver Vigilante.

Anarcho-Capitalist.  Libertarian.  Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks.  Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast.  Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and gold conferences as well as regularly in the media.

© 2013 Copyright Jeff Berwick - All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.

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