Welcome to normal education, a blog devoted to sabotaging the myths and attacking the sacred cows of the school system and empowering you, dear reader, to seek education in the normal, ordinary way, for yourself and for any children you may have. I invite you to stand on a mountaintop with me and look over the history of the world – a history in which people have discovered for themselves the things they wanted to know, or found for themselves the books and people that could teach them. I ask you to breathe with me the fresh air of freedom. And I would suggest to you that, even in a world where the powers of bureaucracy are becoming more frightening by the day, you can still be free in your own mind. If you have the courage.
Let’s face it – we live in a society that views the state as God and ‘education’ (meaning school) as the Messiah. That is, surely, the only sufficient explanation why millions of loving parents send their children out the door every morning to places where they will be threatened, intimidated, offered drugs, solicited to have sex, and possibly violently attacked, raped or murdered. It’s hard to understand why else the epidemic of arson, vandalism and terrorist attacks directed against schools should be interpreted as senseless, insane assaults by lunatics against decent people, and not as the death throes of ruined minds against those who ruined them.
It takes courage to step outside of this mindset. It’s only going to take more and more courage in the years to come to admit to it. But it’s even more frightening not to.
The Western world can’t keep going the way it’s going indefinitely. It’s already exhibiting all the classic signs of a civilization in its decline and fall. If we become dependent on the present order and all its systems, where will we be when the crash comes?
Even if you don’t choose to view the world and its present problems in quite such a dramatic way, you have nothing to lose and much to gain by educating yourself and your children. Let me say it again: it’s just the normal thing to do.