Just a bit from it now, a part called The Information Monopoly. (pg.130-131)
Because, if you think the press is here to inform you, and school is there to teach you.....
You are wrong!
"In March 1915, the JP Morgan interests the steel, shipbuilding and powder interests, and their subsidiary organizations got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world, and employed them to select the most influential papers in the US and the sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the press of the United States..... They found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. The 25 papers were agreed upon, emissaries were sent to purchase the policy, national and international, of these papers. And editor was provided for each paper to properly supervise and edit the information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies and other things of a national and international nature considered vital to the purchasers [and to suppress] everything in opposition to the wishes of the interests served.
This tidbit is available in it's entirety here
Fast forward from 1915 to 1983
Fifty media corporations were down to 6 corporations with directorates interlocked with each other and commercial banks.
( I think here in particular of the National Post/Canwest which is IMO a subsidiary of JP Morgan/Chase)
A quote from Howard Zinn
Whether you have a Republican or a Democrat in power, the robber barons are still there.... Under the Clinton administration more mergers of huger corporations took place then had ever taken place before, under any administration.Then Ellen goes on to discuss John Taylor Gatto and his book "The Underground History of American Education"
Whether you have a Republican or a Democrat in power big business is the most powerful voice in the halls of Congress and the ears of the President
Dare I say, that if whether the education is American, Canadian, Australian, European, it is all the same. So, his title applies equally to all countries that fall under the moniker of 'western' nations.
If you missed the interviews I had posted here with John Taylor Gatto, from Gnostic Media, I highly recommend you go back and listen again. Part 1 and Part 2
His book that I have read, Weapons of Mass Instruction, is excellent.
Eventually I will get around to the Underground History book!
Back to Ellen Brown writing about Gatto...
"Gatto traces how Rockefeller, Morgan and other members of the financial elite influenced, guided, funded and at times forced compulsory schooling into the mainstream of society"
Check this out
Why would they do this, you ask?
"They needed three things for their corporate interests to thrive"
2- a guaranteed and dependant population
3-a predictable business environment
Compulsory schooling guaranteed these business needs.
In other words, you really are here to serve the masters, the corporate masters.
Don't like that idea? Then do something about it.
If you as a human being continue to allow yourself to be servile, you will become as downtrodden, as chained, as beaten down, as abused as any slave has been by their master.
Worst of all.
You will have willingly done it to yourself.