Tao Te Ching - Dao ~ Tao #65 - Education
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Tao Te #65 ~ Education

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A well educated electorate
is essential insurance
against tyranny
which is why in the ancient days
the people were kept ignorant

It makes the elites happy
when you don't want to study
they prefer to keep you down
this is why it is easy
to find drugs and whisky
in the poor side of town

the rich celebrate
when your push speed
in your viens
they say it is fate
that you wallow in pain

when the sage comes
to give you strength
they grow angry
and begin to seek
methods to destroy the master
to kill your teachers

those who live through domination
are always seeking submission
since they do not know tapu or noa
how can they respect rangi or papa?
living the lies of the sterile markets
they are ignorant of Pachamama

being a conservative
supports those who fool you
rewards the clever fox
who by his his news rules you
writing him more checks
he is happy to use you

Listen to the whispers of the elites
and ear to the ground
the word on the street:

"the people are hard to rule
when they go to school
so run the schools down
so they just turn out clowns"

"gather the commission
and choose someone
to be the leader of the land
pick a person who will listen
choose a dimwitted man
who will fulfill elite demands"

"Don't choose a leader
who wants to be a rock
upon which the people
can build firm foundations
such a man might ignore your talk
and support public education"

This would lead to problems
when the people begin to learn
about the corporate media
and the stories they churn
out just to blind the masses
and support the "ownership" classes

"best to keep the people ignorant
otherwise they might want
a good life for their children
and begin to vote their conscience"

So you are faced with a challenging choice
what are you going to do?
support rule by the few
or give your heart a voice

 

 

Let us find the shades of grey and allow the light to shine today!

What can this teach us?


Why is a well educated electorate insurance against tyranny?

Who first articulated this idea?

Why is it that some elites are happy when people are uneducated?

Why is hip-hop heavily linked with drugs?

Why have so many rocknroll stars died from overdoses?

Why do elites dislike sages?

Why were Ghandi and Martin Luther King killed?

Why is submission important to weak leaders?

What is tapu and noa?

What is rangi and papa?

What is Pachamama?

Why to the wealthy "kingmaker" elites prefer fools?

Can you think of any world leaders who were easily manipulated?

 

 
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