People throughout history have been enslaved by ignorance, with only the rulers and those they chose allowed an education.
From my early days in the early ’50s at Henry Raab Elementary School, I was a voracious reader, with much of my time spent at our local library. With the advent of internet search engines, my thirst for information and American history knew no bounds.
Even more enlightening are those magazines and newspapers available going back to the 19th century. You would be surprised what one can learn from old Time, Life and Newsweek articles of the ’30s.
The point being that ignorance today is of one’s choosing.
Americans have every opportunity to find out who we are and how we got here. Instead, they have chosen to let others tell them what is truth, what is right or wrong. The power of media is to enlighten and also become another tool of enslavement.
The word of God has been replaced by “The Age of Reason” and “Das Kapital”. Either those reading this think it’s just wonderful, or find it incredulous that we’ve fallen so far, so fast.
Toffler, explaining the success of his book “Future Shock” in the ’70s, stated that he simply studied our past, then our present and looked ahead like a navigator charting a course. Look ahead and see what lies ahead for our nation and our children.