For years now I have wondered if Glenn Beck was getting his show topics based on my articles here at Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom. What he speaks about and what I write about seemed to parallel closely over a long period of time. I know I don’t have time to watch and listen to Glenn Beck in much detail. My exposure to Beck is usually what people send to me in the form of clips through email. On Beck’s end, given his success over the last 5 years, I’m sure he has the same problem that I do only 100 times worse, so I doubt he has time to read my articles—unless somebody he trusts sends them to him. But it is beyond coincidence that he has arrived at just about the same place that I have in regard to public education at virtually the same time. The only rational explanation is that people like Glenn Beck, Judge Napolitano, John Stossel and of course myself have arrived at the same independent conclusions based on our observations of public education because logic has delivered us to truth’s door. The conclusion of those observations that is difficult for many to hear is that if you love your child, you should take them far away from public education. If you love your country, you should take your children out of public education. If you love humanity, you should take your children out of public education. In short, public education is a terribly corrosive social element that is destroying everything we are as human beings toward an aim that is beyond human comprehension. Watch Glenn Beck state the same things I have been saying for quite a long time now:
When I first worked with No Lakota Levy to reform the cost impact of our local government school I didn’t feel so strongly until I learned how mindless the collectivism in public education truly was. But a few years into the levy fighting efforts and three elections later which were ignored by the administrators, I began to realize that Glenn Beck’s statements above were true, and a sad realization. It was actually hard for me to accept and I have never been a fan of public education or collective endeavors of any kind. Even in my own school days when many of the coaches wanted me to be on their track and football teams I was always hesitant because of the collective nature of the “team” concept. Even as a young man I never yielded my individuality to a collective endeavor—so with that position in mind it was hard for me to realize that public education needed to be scrapped in America in favor of a system that is independently competitive, and innovative. Anything attached to government control needs to be rejected and since The Department of Education was created at the federal level in 1979, public education has quickly degraded into a propaganda arm of progressive causes. But why is this so?
The best explanation for the degradation tendency of public education and collectivism in general cannot be found in the rally cry toward socialism or communism that comes from the political leanings of progressives—it’s a far deeper philosophical problem than those types of ideologies. To date, the best explanation behind the type of evil that is in the wake of public education was best defined in the fantasy film The Never Ending Story which came out in the 1980s just a few years after the creation of the DOE. The Never Ending Story is a fantasy about a young hero who must slay a fathomless enemy called The Nothing and the pursuit of the hero’s journey for the main character is to learn that it is imagination that destroys The Nothing. The way to destroy the evil that is destroying the world is to recharge the world with imagination—(thought).
Childhood mythologies often contain within them the stories of morality that all of society needs to keep order to their own value system. As anyone who reads me often understands, mythology is the most important ingredient that a society produces which is why I so openly support the Star Wars franchise, because the product of Lucasfilm is in the manufacturing of values society is hungry for. The reason that fantasy is so popular culturally in movies and books is because humankind seeks to counter the effects of the mythical “Nothing” which imposes itself on their lives—as defined in The Never Ending Story. WATCH THE BELOW CLIP to learn more about The Nothing.
When I was in the fourth grade my class went on a field trip to see the Cincinnati Pops at Music Hall play a symphonic rendition of John Williams’s music for Star Wars. Hanging behind the orchestra was a giant projection screen which displayed slides of the movie characters during the performance and the entire building rumbled with cheers as each slide arrived in procession celebrating the movie that had taken America by storm in 1977. Star Wars to all my young classmates from schools all over Cincinnati were being enchanted with the values of the music and the film behind the characters that contained limitless imagination and boundless energy. I thought the experience was a wonderful one. But later, when we returned back to the school on a silent school bus and were back in the seats of our classroom our teacher unleashed a fury of anger at how inconsiderate we were for cheering on the heroes of Star Wars and ignoring the efforts of the members of the symphony. Even as a young fellow in the fourth grade I shook my head at the obvious ignorance of the teacher. I knew that the teacher represented The Nothing well before The Never Ending Story so accurately placed a name on the type of evil she was spewing. Her values taught to her as an educator pursing the field of instruction through years of college thought the symphony was more valuable than the characters the music reflected—her values came from The Nothing. She valued the collective symphony as the source of goodness behind Star Wars instead of the individual characters who were the real heroes of the afternoon. The music only supported the plight of the heroes. She misidentified the value system of the entire event.
Years later when I first saw The Never Ending Story I had an awwh haaa moment while watching it, and it hit me most when I was first married and had a young child of my own sitting on my lap looking for family friendly programming to show my daughter. When the wolf explained what The Nothing was, I immediately thought of the political world in the wake of the Reagan Presidency, my personal experiences with public education, the relationship between public sector jobs and private sector and all the drama of local politics. The situation in America was not quite as bad as it is now so the impact of The Nothing was not yet in place so obviously. I could see The Nothing even then as clearly as can be expected for something that doesn’t exists–because even a blank space is “something.” The Nothing can only be seen for what it destroys, not for any mass it holds. It can only be measured by what is missing from one moment to the next.
Now, in 2013 many years after the release of The Never Ending Story following 4 years of George Bush senior, 8 years of Clinton, 8 years of Bush Jr., and now 5 years of Barack Obama as Presidents of The United States, it is easy to see that The Nothing is moving easily through the world and it uses people like the wolf did in The Never Ending Story to carry the message of The Nothing. The Nothing seeks to destroy thinking. It is what Ayn Rand calls “evasion” in the philosophy of Objectivism. In mythologies like Star Wars it is called The Dark Side of the Force. But in The Never Ending Story, it is most accurately described as “The Nothing.”
The products of The Nothing are all forms of collectivism which seek to strip away individual thought and action on behalf of a greater good. The greater good is never on behalf of individual freedom, it is always in service of The Nothing—the evil behind the evil that some cultures call The Devil, Sith Lords, demons, or any face of sinister display. The attempt to articulate such collectivism with a face only names the crime—but does not define the origin of the crime, or the tendency to succumb to it. In public education young people are stripped away of their minds and are vehicles for The Nothing which has slowly destroyed the entire world right in front of our faces. No one person controls The Nothing. But individual people dance to its strings just as the wolf did in The Never Ending Story. In that context it could be said that The Nothing is behind government seeking to increase taxes forcing parents to have two incomes to accomplish what one used to—to strip mothers away from their children leaving kids open and vulnerable to The Nothing of public education. It is The Nothing that moves the mouth of Barack Obama seeking to place every child in America during age four into pre-school so that a mind numb teacher can begin to teach young people to turn off their thoughts, and imaginations in dedication to The Nothing. The Nothing is often difficult to see. But in public education, it is evident for those with eyes that are open and willing to take notice. Public schools—government schools–are dedicated to The Nothing like a religion. To see The Nothing speak to people and learn what is NOT there. That is how you know The Nothing is at work.
It is The Nothing that Pink Floyd sang about in their Wall album. Many pot smoking patrons declared that the movie The Wall could only be understood when they were “high,” (mentally impaired, intoxicated—or otherwise inebriated) which has been the running dialogue among young people for the last 30 years. But for me, as a young man of 16, 17, and 18 years old who didn’t do drugs of any kind, I understood The Wall on my first viewing, and knew the protagonist was fighting against The Nothing ultimately. Pot smokers could only begin to wrap their minds around freedom from The Nothing when they were “stoned” and had turned off the rules of society. This is why people do drugs and get drunk, so they can have momentary release from the grip of The Nothing. But when the intoxication wears off, The Nothing has them again, and the poor souls become mindless dogs lobbying for more school levies, advocating more socialism under President Obama, and seeking to expand government so that it destroys each and every individual on planet Earth.
I know that many reading this will wonder how I can connect all these dots, and may even question whether or not I am even sane—because relative to their social position, these are outlandish claims. For many people fantasies like The Never Ending Story or Star Wars are just entertainment and the lessons of mythology contained within those stories are dead to them. Those are the kinds of people who are the wolves in our society who help The Nothing destroy the world without knowing it. Like the teacher from the fourth grade who represented The Nothing yelling at our class her embarrassment of students clapping and cheering the images on a slide show instead of the live collective symphony of the Cincinnati Pops, The Nothing destroys by ripping away the source of goodness through deferment. The teacher played her role in destroying the imagination of her students year by year until the kids were less mentally than what they were when they first entered kindergarten. Teachers like that fourth grade instructor plant the seeds of The Nothing so that the adult of 50 years of age has less of a mind than the 3-year-old, because The Nothing lives in their minds and eats their thoughts. It doesn’t mean the 50-year-old does not have statistical knowledge. But the ability to think independently has been destroyed in such individuals—and that is the result of The Nothing.
When Glenn Beck says to take children out of public schools he is saying the same thing that I have been saying and for the same reasons. However, it is not just collectivism that is the ultimate threat, but it is The Nothing that is behind the collectivism that we must fight against. The way to beat The Nothing is with thought and independent values produced by a mind free of collectivism. That was the lesson of The Never Ending Story which never does end. We are living the story today as we have in the past and will in the future. It never goes away; The Nothing will always seek to destroy mankind with the obscure allure of collectivism. It takes an imagination to see the truth and understand the shape of The Nothing. It also takes an imagination to apply thought and mythology to the legal world of the functioning adult which is what I spend a lot of time doing here at Overmanwarrior’s Wisdom. Just because it is difficult for many to grapple with, does not mean the evil does not exist. To stop that evil, every parent who claims to truly love their child should pull their children from public schools as soon as possible and find an alternative. If parents do not do this, they will subject their children to a doomed life in service of The Nothing, which already holds the hearts and minds of 99.999999999999999999999% of the adult population. Only a few—like Glenn Beck has managed to escape and report what is obvious to those not consumed by The Nothing—that public education is the vehicle that is used to destroy our children—and the problem is far bigger than most people are willing to accept. But The Nothing still is there hunting us all for its collective consumption in a quest that will last all eternity if left unchecked.
It is because of what I have learned about public education that my feelings have evolved over time to seek answers for these modern problems in the myths that have built our society. The logic of political life does not contain the answers—yet the childhood stories of our past contains the wisdom needed to understand the obscure problem of our present—why our children are growing ignorant over time instead of more intelligent and why our adults walk around like mindless zombies full of arrogance due to their years of exposure to The Nothing. At golf courses they add up their scores over a day time beverage and whisk their children to and fro soccer practice thinking they are parents of the year—only to discover too late that they have delivered their children to the gates of doom. The trivia of the adult, and school levy supporter who blindly believes that public education is the savior of society, are simply agents of The Nothing who reside behind all forms of collectivism and is instructed to our world population through public education universally committed to the kind of evil that only occupied the minds of childhood nightmares when the purity of youth could still tell the difference.
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That is how bad the system is. If you have a child in public school, they are being trained by those methods. Every child in a school district is being exposed to these things, and it is our tax money from property values that pay for it.