Black, White, male, female, Democrat or Republican, it is becoming increasingly evident that corporate influences have invaded the hearts and minds of our politicians through collusive legislative decision making.
Clinton, Bush, Obama, we are told, all played a part in the destruction of public education. Comparisons are made between the education policies of Trump and Cuomo yet Americans are still reluctant to break away from their political party affiliations for fear of something they cannot fathom, the responsibility of being a government of the people, by the people, for the people.
We, the people, have for so long relegated our responsibilities for self governance that our complacency has resulted in our enslavement to a system of government that works for the economy of the wealthy, not for the people by whom they were elected.
Social programs that we are told benefit the poor only serve to maintain poverty. The “middle class”, we are told, must be grown in order to secure the blessings of liberty when in fact, in America, we fought to gain our independence from classism in the belief that “all men are created equal”.
We cannot fault the politicians for taking advantage of the ignorance our system of education has promoted for over a century, they were taught in that same system. A system of education that promotes the standardization that appalled us during the Hitler regime. A system of education that places economics above humanity. A system that classifies our disabilities and ignores our abilities.
We are no longer a democracy, a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through the representation of those we elect, we are an aristocracy, governed by the elitist who pay to have their will be done.
Until we change our system of education to one that is truly free and public, one that is developmentally appropriate and concentrated on discovering, developing, and directing the gifts and talents of all children, who’s who in politics won’t matter, the result will be the same.
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