Saturday, August 16, 2008

Give Us a Kid for 12 Years and He'll Be Socialist Forever

If there's anything I loathe it is how the public education system has absolutely no reservations about brainwashing children at such a young age to become socialists. It's "brainwashing" and "concentration camps" if people on the right try to teach children the merits of capitalism, but it's compassion and caring if you teach them to become little Lenins.







The truth is though, they're only doing this for future job security. Wouldn't do the present day liberals any favor in the future to teach the youth about lower taxes and cutting government spending or the merits of fiscal austerity.

ht to Small Dead Animals

9 comments:

Ryan said...

That picture just reaffirms my belief that the chief battleground against all things socialist is in the reforming of the education system. I think the socialists/collectivists/planners all realize it too because they fight any attempt to introduce competition and profit into the industry tooth and nail. Ideas drive everything. Until all students are no longer forced to learn the same things and are finally permitted to choose according to their inherently different interests and abilities, the socialist/collectivist/planner ideas will persist, to the overall detriment of society and productive capitalists such as ourselves.

ps. I feel like I should end this comment with some resounding one word exclamation, such as AMEN or CHEERS!. I think we capitalists should develop a term to show solidarity, like PRODUCE!, or something. I don't know. The socialists already have one. It's EXPROPRIATE!, or at least that is what I think it is. Anyway, keep fighting the good fight.

Joie said...

You can say that again...
This is one of the factors in our choosing to keep our children home to learn. We want them to be free independent thinkers and capable of looking at both sides and making informed decisions for their lives. We hope they will grow up to appreciate our capitalist ways and our freedoms that were made posssible for a phenomenal price, thanks to our dear forefathers. It's amazing how quickly we Americans forget. Just watch the John Adams series that was done by HBO if you are need of a reminder.
Thanks for your posts on capitalism, Captain.

thewitlessknower said...

I hated public schools... and that's why i attend a private college. But, when I have kids, I am going to make sure they go through privates school all through their lives.

Shawn Abigail said...

And the people running the "Character Education Program" are volunteering their labor, or are they driven by that evil profit motive and are accepting a salary? Humm, let me guess...

Capitalist Pig said...

What they should teach kids is that if they invent something and want to be purely altruistic, then profit from it and donate all the money to charity. If the invention makes you a billionaire, well you helped humanity through the invention itself, but then you can also donate lots of money to charities, create your own charities, etc...

James said...

While I think the idea of spotlighting more successful business leaders in schools is a good idea, I don't think getting pissed because they pointed out that by not profiting form X-ray tech, it probably saved lives faster and in many more communities due to the lack of licensing feeds. Why must it always be one or the other?

I would have loved to see some more info on inventors and entrepreneurs who produced goods and services at a cost and embodied the spirit of capitalism, instead of griping at a poster, why don't you see if your local schools would allow you to find some guest speakers in the local business community?

Oh right, that would be even handed and would require work other then bitching at the current system while dismissing ideas you don't agree with as socialist or far left.

Ryan Fuller said...

"I don't think getting pissed because they pointed out that by not profiting form X-ray tech, it probably saved lives faster and in many more communities due to the lack of licensing feeds."

Without prices to reflect the true cost of the technology, x-rays were probably overproduced at the expense of other life-saving technology.

If you could increase total production by lowering prices, we could double our standard of living by government decree to drop all prices by half.

"...why don't you see if your local schools would allow you to find some guest speakers in the local business community?

Oh right, that would be even handed and would require work other then bitching at the current system while dismissing ideas you don't agree with as socialist or far left."

You DO realize that the Captain has already gotten himself personally involved as a substitute teacher, right? He's talked about it in previous posts on this very blog. That's just a *bit* more significant than finding a local businessman for the school to reject.

amcz said...

Wilhelm Röntgen probably did profit from his discovery of x-rays (and the corresponding machine), though indirectly (by receiving fame, awards, guaranteed employment at universities, etc.).

Of course, you can't patent scientific discoveries, only inventions (such as the x-ray machine). Someone who makes a newer and better x-ray machine may patent that as well.

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