School Sucks Podcast #070 – “What You’ve Been Missing”

Today's guests are Richard Grove, Jan Irvin, and Paul Verge: three friends, independent media creators, collaborators, and School Sucks listeners who have teamed up to produce a new You Tube series called What You've Been Missing.

From Tragedyandhope.com: What You've Been Missing was created to fill the massive gap created by corporate media, between itself and reality.
A virtual variety show with a point, WYBM helps you learn how to outgrow the status quo; through a systematic process of critical thinking supplemented with comedy.

In addition to discussing this superb new project, we also explore the lost art of real learning and critical thinking, self-esteem, the deceptive power of language, and the people who lurk in the shadows of state power. Paul, Jan and Rich have done an exhaustive amount of research on these topics, and I am very pleased to introduce them to my audience and the LRN community.

Bumper Music:
"Dirty Work" Steely Dan

Look Closer:
(Show Notes Courtesy of Richard Grove)

Invitation link to the T&H online community:
http://tragedyandhope.ning.com/?xgi=2B88r5zkcOCWwy

500 B.C.: The Trivium Method of Critical Thinking and Creative Problem
Solving is popularized by Plato, Aristotle, Demosthenes... and held among
the elite for 2500 years... until now
http://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/D36749F1-3A40-09FA-957F-41294B88CB70

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(Links to the T&H brain model)

1798: John Robison (British Physicist) who realized the evidence of a plot
in action: "Proofs of a Conspiracy"
http://www.google.com/search?q=Charlotte+Iserbyt&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

1798: George Washington's personal letter regarding the "Illuminati":
http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/toccer-new2?id=WasFi36.xml&images=images/mo
deng&data=/texts/english/modeng/parsed&tag=public∂=388&division=div1

Charlotte Iserbyt: is the consummate whistleblower. Iserbyt served as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, during the first Reagan Administration, where she first blew the whistle on a major technology initiative which would control curriculum in America's classrooms."

John Taylor Gatto: ended his teaching career as New York State Teacher of
the Year after being named New York City Teacher of the Year on three
occasions. He quit teaching on the OP ED page of the Wall Street Journal in
1991 while still New York State Teacher of the Year, claiming that he was no longer willing to hurt children.
http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/underground

Links:
www.SchoolSucksProject.com/
www.DivergentFilms.com
www.PeaceRevolution.org
www.TragedyandHope.com
www.GnosticMedia.com

  2 comments for “School Sucks Podcast #070 – “What You’ve Been Missing”

  1. March 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    “It’s like the very words “liberal” and “trivium” themselves because if you look up in any good dictionary the word liberal actually means “of or befitting the free” and it comes from the word “liber”, which is also Latin for “book” and where we get words like library and liberty and any liber* word basically. But we’re not told by the corporate media, who is seeking to subvert our freedom, that liberals is the antithesis of what they are calling it. And, in fact, antonyms for liberal, which is kind of a funny when we get into these, but antonyms are uneducated, unintellectual, closed off hearts, selfish, narrowed, contracted, mean, small, fascist, rascist, bigoted, homophobic, stingy, close-minded, supportive of monarchies and slavery, against freedom of religious expression and speech, and low in birth and mind, and of course in a free country, it’s anti-American.
    And the reason why they have done this to the word liberal is because the word liberal is directly related to the seven liberal arts. The seven liberal arts are composed of the trivium and the quadrivium. The trivium is grammar, logic, and rhetoric in that order, the quadrivium is math, geometry, music and astronomy in that order. And when you have all seven of those that is the liberal or the classical education.
    So, they’ve twisted the words so people don’t realize that the word liberal itself is the key to personal and individual freedom. They have to suppress the word liberal to keep people from making that connection. And then the other word is the word trivium.
    They trivialized the word trivium and they’ve made it trivia so that people whenever they hear the word trivium they go ‘Haha that’s trivial, that’s trivia, I don’t need to learn that. That’s been debunked, it’s 2000 years old, what can I possibly have to benefit by looking at that?!’ And these are tactics that they have intentionally put into place to keep people from realizing that freedom is found in the books.” (@ 1:09 min)

  2. Duncan
    June 1, 2011 at 4:53 am

    The new pledge of allegiance If you havn’t seen it… it’s about time this came out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2BfqDUPL1I&feature=player_embedded

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