I wasn't actually set out to call this brainwashing, but now that I think about it that pretty much is a basis for all of it.
Why is the oppressive school system allowed to continue to begin with? Is it because we're stupid? No, we're not stupid. Is it because it's really, REALLY enforced?
Partially, but this only somewhat explains it.
The reason wrong things are brought upon us, not necessarily only by school, but any wrong belief, etc, is because the idiots telling us (I'm in a particularly vindictive mood atm, not all of them are idiots) tell us politely.
If you had somebody shouting at you telling you what to believe, you might be intimidated, but you wouldn't truly believe. But if somebody tells you with a smile it's "for the better good", you're more inclined to believe it.
It shows how evil such techniques are, if they're intentional. They're trying to destroy you by telling you it's okay.
The moral is, think for yourself.Commentary by SoulRiser on July 6, 2009 @ 6:50 PM