The ultimate history lesson with John Gatto

lorenhough

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Subtitled: A 5-hour journey examining the history, root-causes, and consequences of public schooling. Publication Date: 2012

Summary: Former NYC and New York State School Teacher of the Year (John Taylor Gatto) illustrates HOW and WHY our public schools are dumbing us down… and what We can do about it. This interview also includes solutions, documents, and references; asking only that you consider the information – THINK FOR YOURSELF – and communicate with others in order to share a higher-level of awareness, thus protecting ourselves from financial predators. This presentation is offered as a public service of the subscribers of the Tragedy and Hope online community, which is an international research and study group, composed of individuals who have screened our productions, and seek to take the next-steps in enacting strategic solutions.

John Taylor Gatto’s 14 Themes of the Elite Private School Curriculum
John Taylor Gatto’s 14 Themes of the Elite Private School Curriculum (as listed in part in The Ultimate History Lesson)


1. A theory of human nature (as embodied in history, philosophy, theology, literature and law).

2. Skill in the active literacies (writing, public speaking).

3. Insight into the major institutional forms (courts, corporations, military, education).

4. Repeated exercises in the forms of good manners and politeness; based on the truth that politeness and civility are the foundation of all future relationships, all future alliances, and access to places that you might want to go.

5. Independent work.

6. Energetic physical sports are not a luxury, or a way to “blow off steam,” but they are absolutely the only way to confer grace on the human presence, and that that grace translates into power and money later on. Also, sports teach you practice in handling pain, and in dealing with emergencies.

7. A complete theory of access to any place and any person.

8. Responsibility as an utterly essential part of the curriculum; always to grab responsibility when it is offered and always to deliver more than is asked for.

9. Arrival at a personal code of standards (in production, behavior and morality).

10. To have a familiarity with, and to be at ease with, the fine arts. (cultural capital)

11. The power of accurate observation and recording. For example, sharpen the perception by being able to draw accurately.

12. The ability to deal with challenges of all sorts.

13. A habit of caution in reasoning to conclusions.

14. The constant development and testing of prior judgements: you make judgements, you discriminate value, and then you follow up and “keep an eye” on your predictions to see how far skewed, or how consistent, your predictions were.
 
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lorenhough

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RIchard said;

Secondly, there is likely cultural knowledge handed down of cataclysmic events that might have threatened human populations before, not to mention the rise of militaristic activities that begins necessarily with agrarian land settlement, as opposed to hunter-gatherers simply moving on to greener pastures, to return later perhaps. In my opinion, the evidence for a sequence of cosmic impact events are indeed related to such as the 'Carolina Bays' craters and the 'black mat' found across North America, at least.





Those who say the mammoths were eaten because of the Clovis people forget, the Clovis people disappeared at the same time. Yes Carolina Bays' craters and the 'black mat' found across North America, is smoking gun. Killing off the most of the big animals in North America ! NOT because of too many people!

Review
The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes tells a fascinating, remarkable, and scientifically convincing story that will change how we look at our world. The important conclusion that catastrophes like this could happen again at any time should inspire a united global effort to confront this serious danger to Earth.” (Prof. Anders Nilsson, Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford University, and the Department of P)

“Reads like a mystery novel while presenting hard evidence for a cosmic catastrophe 13,000 years ago that rendered mammoths and many other large North American animals extinct. This is serious research presented in an easy-to-read style.” (Bob Kobres, Carolina Bay Archivist, University of Georgia Libraries)

". . . possibly, the most concise picture of our planet's history ever presented." (Henry Reed, Venture Inward, Jan 2007)

"This well-written book reads like a captivating detective story and, in my view, is the best available popular account of the great ice-age calamity that significantly shaped humanity’s cultural evolution." (Georg Feuerstein, Traditional Yoga Studies, Oct 2006)

"This is a memorable reading experience with much information to consider. This book is a page-turner." (Lee Prosser, Ghostvillage.com, July 21, 2006)

"The Cycle of Cosmic Catastophes is not a book for the faint of heart; it is true to its title. In an easy to read manner, three vetted scientists bring ancient myths and geological facts into, possibly, the most concise picture of our planet's history ever presented." (The Intuitive Connections Network, Jan 25, 2007)

"This is a book to get excited about. It's riveting, suspenseful, factual, and thoroughly science based. The authors are certainly not shallow armchair couch potatoes spinning tall tales as they have solid credentials and backgrounds in science and have traveled extensively to numerous archeological sites all over the North American continent to literally unearth and to piece together numerous scattered and startling clues." (Brent Raynes, Alternate Perceptions Magazine, Dec 2007)

"The authors, through their own research around the world provide a new explanation about the puzzling mysteries of cosmic catastrophes, especially one 13,000 years ago at the end of the Ice Age that is chronicled in rich oral traditions." (Nancy Pearlman, editor, The Compendium Newsletter, Nov/Dec 2007)

From the Back Cover
NEW SCIENCE / EARTH CHANGES

“The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes tells a fascinating, remarkable, and scientifically convincing story that will change how we look at our world. The important conclusion that catastrophes like this could happen again at any time should inspire a united global effort to confront this serious danger to Earth.”
--Professor Anders Nilsson, Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford University, and the Department of Physics, Stockholm University, Sweden

“Reads like a mystery novel while presenting hard evidence for a cosmic catastrophe 13,000 years ago that rendered mammoths and many other large North American animals extinct. This is serious research presented in an easy-to-read style.”
--Bob Kobres, Carolina Bay Archivist, University of Georgia Libraries

There are a number of puzzling mysteries in the history of the earth that have yet to be satisfactorily explained by mainstream science: the extinction of the mammoths and saber-toothed tigers, the vanishing of ancient Indian tribes, the formation of the mysterious Carolina Bays, the wild temperature swings at the end of the Ice Age, and the cause of huge underwater landslides that sent massive tsunamis racing across the oceans millennia ago. Eyewitness accounts of these events are chronicled in rich oral traditions handed down through generations of native peoples. The authors’ recent scientific discoveries link all these events to a single cause.

In The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes Richard Firestone, Allen West, and Simon Warwick-Smith present new scientific evidence about a series of prehistoric cosmic events at the end of the Ice Age. Their findings validate the ubiquitous legends and myths of floods, fires, and weather extremes passed down by our ancestors and show how these legendary events relate to each other. Their findings also support the idea that we are entering a thousand-year cycle of increasing danger and possibly a new cycle of extinctions.

RICHARD FIRESTONE holds a Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry and has been part of the Isotopes Project at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 1979. ALLEN WEST, Ph.D., was the owner and CEO of an international scientific consulting company. SIMON WARWICK-SMITH was a field exploration geologist and mining geologist in Australia and now heads Warwick Associates, a book consulting and publicity firm. Richard Firestone and Simon Warwick-Smith live in California and Allen West lives in Arizona. Amzon

Loren
 
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Richard Stanley

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Yes, I have that book. If you don't have it already, you might be interested in Andrew Collins's book, Gobekli Tepe - Genesis of the Gods, which posits that this is where things began to be put back together, from the perspective of building the foundations of what we know of the ancient pantheons and what came after. One tribe that understood how to employ scary stories that invoked the generational memories of the survivors of incredible destruction of those impacts. Gobekli Tepe is only a short distance from Haran and Urfa/Edessa, where the Abraham story begins.

 

lorenhough

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The Venetian Conspiracy
Address delivered to the ICLC Conference near Wiesbaden, Germany, Easter Sunday, 1981; (appeared in Campaigner, September, 1981)
The Role of the Venetian Oligarchy in Reformation, Counter-reformation, Enlightenment, and the Thirty Years’ War
ICLC Conference, 6 September 1992; (appeared in New Federalist, April, 1993)
Giammaria Ortes: The Decadent Venetian Kook Who Originated The Myth of “Carrying Capacity”
Printed in The American Almanac, June 20, 1994
How the Dead Souls of Venice Corrupted Science
Speech to Schiller Institute Conference, September 4, 1995. Printed in The American Almanac, January, 1996.
Venice’s War Against Western Civilization
Appeared in Fidelio, Summer 1995
The War of the League of Cambrai, Paolo Sarpi and John Locke
From ICLC Conference panel titled: “The Axioms of the American System,” Feb. 18, 1996; (appeared in New Federalist, March 18, 1996)
The British
How the Venetian System Was Transplanted Into England
New Federalist, June 3, 1996
The British Empire Bid for Undisputed World Domination, 1850-1870
Schiller Institute Food For Peace Conference, Chicago, February 22-23, 1992
Lord Palmerston’s Multicultural Human Zoo
ICLC Conference, February 20, 1994
King Edward VII of Great Britain: Evil Demiurge of the Triple Entente and World War 1
ICLC Conference, February, 1995
Sir Edward Grey Turned Sarajevo Crisis Into War
Printed in The American Almanac, March, 1995
The Versailles Treaty: The War Guilt Clause
Printed in the American Almanac, March, 1995
British Financial Warfare: 1929; 1931-33; How The City Of London Created The Great Depression
December 1996
Britain’s Pacific War Against the United States in the Age of the Anglo-American ‘Special Relationship’
April, 1995
British Coup d’Etat In Washington, April 12, 1945: How The Harriman Gang Started The Cold War
 

lorenhough

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John Taylor Gatto: Advice from Harvard: 10 Skills for Success in the Global Economy

It was a transformation noted with horror by Abraham Lincoln, who thought it signified a re-assertion of the British social class system on our shores, brought back by British bankers financing the westward expansion of the U.S., in the middle 19th century, men made uneasy by the voice given by America to ordinary families and working class individuals; men determined to end popular interference in management by infiltrating, and weakening the minds of future citizens. According to a brilliant American scholar, Anthony Sutton, writing in a book I highly recommend, entitled, “America’s Secret Establishment,” schooling was inserted into America by an elite German secret society, working through Yale University and Johns Hopkins to gradually infiltrate every institution, directing all policy toward the end of American sovereignty. Sutton supplies chapter and verse of this sophisticated conspiracy, tracking it through its inception at the University of Berlin and the Prussia of Von Bismarck and following it through the thousands of American young from wealthy families studying in Prussia for the coveted PhD degree, granted only there in the 19th century, not in the states.

To achieve this ambitious goal of national domination, the common American population, according to the plan was to be converted from an independent citizenry into a proletariat, a landless, lightly-rooted ignorant rabble, one freed from religious faith, an inactive, indifferent mass, one content to be taken care of by a paternalistic government, one stripped of religion and traditions of liberty, independence, self-sufficiency, family ties, and concern for politics, content to cede all such matters to bankers, lawyers, business interests and the American counterpart to Britain and Germany’s upper classes.

A few years back, the School of Government at Harvard issued advice to those planning a career in the global economy of the future; it said that school credentials would be devalued compared to real world skills acquired by experience; it identified 10 qualities to acquire to meet the changing standards, none of which are usually found stressed by public schooling:

1. Ability to define problems without a guide.
2. Ability to ask questions that challenge common assumptions.
3. Ability to work without guidance.
4. Ability to work absolutely alone.
5. Ability to persuade others that yours is the right course.
6. Ability to debate issues and techniques in public.
7. Ability to re-organize information into new patterns.
8. Ability to discard irrelevant information.
9. Ability to think dialectically.
10.Ability to think inductively, deductively, and heuristically.

A math book common in the northeast U.S. in the 1830’s was The Self-Taught Mathematician, the story of an 18 year old boy who taught himself geometry, Latin, and physics, having learned to read at the age of 8, after which, one by one, he acquired scholar textbooks, and by asking questions of adults, self-taught a college-level curriculum. The message was that if he could do it, so could you.

How far we have fallen from educational schooling since colonial days can be measured by a book published in 1812 by Du Pont de Nemours, the man who owned the gunpowder monopoly during the war of 1812. In National Education In the United States, he wrote: “less than 4 in every thousand cannot read and do numbers with great facility.” He predicted that kitchen table debates about the meaning of disputed passages in the Bible would result in an explosive growth of lawyers in this country, a prediction the Wall Street Journal certified in 1990 when it reported that a quarter of all lawyers on earth were Americans.
 
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