March 1, 2009
The WORld Management System (WORMS) is good at creating slogans that encourage people to act without thinking. It is a “talent” that has been cultivated for decades, Professor Ross L. Finney’s book, A Sociological Philosophy of Education, published in 1929 explained to students and fellow sociologists that they needed short slogans in order to force-feed their new philosophy of life. He wrote:
Granted that the old sayings now current express as a rule an antiquated philosophy of life, that only means that we need a new set of sayings. It is only by the use of such shorthand symbols that the minds of socii can operate together; and if our old symbols no longer epitomize the philosophy by which we are living, then we need new proverbs, slogans, couplets, catechisms, epigrams, and witticisms that will express that new philosophy of life by which we are to operate the new society.
As rapidly as possible we must reduce our new philosophy of epigrams, and drill them memoriter into the memories of dullards. Of course the new coinage waits upon the smelting of the new intellectual bullion; but the bullion must be minted as fast as it is produced. In the fields of the new humanities, accordingly, the phrase maker has a real function to perform. If his coins ring true, are beautiful, and of convenient size, they will soon find their way into general circulation, there to predetermine collective thought and action. We need a new Poor Richard! And it is principally through the schools that this new coinage of the collective intellect should be paid into general circulation. It is not enough that we teach children to think, we must actually force-feed them with the concentrated results of expert thinking. P. 394-495.
“YES WE CAN” is one of the popular new System slogans. What does it really mean? First, we must realize that “WE” refers to the WORMS (WORld ManagerS) and their supporters. When the WORMS say “Yes WE can. It is a power boast:
“YES WE CAN cause economic problems and use them to our advantage. YES WE CAN dictate experimenting with, and financing new, expensive, and unproven forms of energy. YES WE CAN manage the entire health care system, along with doctors, nurses, and hospitals. YES WE CAN take control of education and force conformity to the United Nations world government agenda.”
“Yes WE can,” does not include the rest of us. The states, the counties, the cities, towns, and the people are not included in the world management concept of “WE.”
The System’s motto for the rest of us is, “NO YOU CAN’T” When Barack Obama says “Yes WE can,” he is talking to the WORMS. To us he is saying: “YES WE CAN, but NO YOU CAN’T” He is saying: “We control the debt money, WE will spend it as WE please. WE control education. WE will do it our way. You have no say. WE control Congress, and WE will control your health care. WE have the power. Yes, WE do. Yes, WE CAN.”
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Listen to what Obama and the social science WORld ManagerS are really saying. Understand that their “WE” does not include you or me. To them, we are the dullards who will not be allowed to make personal decisions for ourselves or for our children. Please explain this to your friends and family, and to every elected official you know who still has eyes to see, ears to hear, and a mind that is not so dull, it cannot understand.
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Erica Carle is an independent researcher and writer. She has a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin. She has been involved in radio and television writing and production, and has also taught math and composition at the private school her children attended in Brookfield, Wisconsin. For ten years she wrote a weekly column, "Truth In Education" for WISCONSIN REPORT, and served as Education Editor for that publication.