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Not when Capital owns the government

Posted by: Deep Daddio Nine on May 01, 1999 at 00:47:18:

In Reply to: govt run capitalist school? a contradiction posted by Gee on April 29, 1999 at 12:46:12:

DADDIO: ....Growing up in a government run, capitalist controlled school system.....

GEE: A contradiction. A capitalist society would not have govt run schools. Separation of state and church, state and education, state and economics.

DADDIO: Its not a contradiction at all. Why should capitalists want seperation of state and education (or state and anything) if they can CONTROL the state? The state runs the school and Big Business runs the state. Ultimately, the public school system primarily reflects greedy industrial interests (the super-rich) to the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual detriment of many (everybody else). This intent is in the original design, and this is the function it has served and continues to serve to this day. Consider its final product: Politically complacent clueless consumers all jacked up for a lifelong, impersonal, 9 to 5 pergatory that serves mostly to make someone they've never met fabulously rich.

Government run schools are a mandatory staple in a capitalist dominated society, especially in one where the capitalists are as amoral as the ones here (USA). The SMART capitalist knows that he can't just keep killing off his human resources - eventually he has to at least give them the illusion that THEY are in control. So, he has given them puppet rulership via HIS government over key institutions such as the school system.

I thought this premise was 101 over here, what gives?


DADDIO : I'd be more than happy to provide examples of the generalizations I've stated here but I would first like to solicit a general response to Ayn Rand. Any takers?

GEE: Oh good, thats what I would like to see- an issue discussed. Ad homineins are boring (and are not arguments), and Rand is continuoully assaulted with them (read book reviews of her stuff, its either praise of the book or ad homineins of the person) - so insulting rand is even more boring than usual!

DADDIO: OkAAaaaay.....This is obviously a hot button topic over here. That's what I wanted to confirm. Thankyou. More to come.

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