"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." What are your thoughts on this quote?
States are based on limitation, organized violence, mental enslavement, law and order, human rights abuse, inequality, social stratification, and finally human domestication.
I don’t know how a state can function without sheep and wolves.
Silent acquiescence is born of indoctrination. American indoctrination is unknowingly provided by parents, teachers, and peers as they are all puppeteered by our government. All work together - largely orchestrated by the ruling class - to create individuals without the ability to critically analyze their environment.
The government is largely to blame for the propaganda waterfalling into society's rivers, and America's education system is its Amazon River. Our schools are astoundingly successful at not teaching the millions of students spending up to eight hours within them each day. Generation after generation is taught test-taking technique, rather than the pursuit of
creative inquiry (or its value). The goal is to keep the general population a group of "impotent spectators," continuously deceived to think they're participating while ensuring they are not threatening to those in power (the financial and business elites).
When one is educated via indoctrination (e.g. saying the Pledge of Allegiance each school day) and propaganda (e.g. in-school marketing by milk and sugar-based industries), it becomes hard, as an adult, to identify nonsense. Subsequently, it's nearly impossible to understand it or attack it intellectually. This designed, learned helplessness of adults is passed on to children, whose biases are confirmed by schools and peers. Thus, a nation of sheep are born: If you lack the skills to lead, you must follow.
Educational fault lines can be theoretically plugged by enacting socially-responsible policy, yet discussions of policy are rarely tackled at the national level. Even less discussed [read: never] is the tidal wave of government influence in education, even amid the government's silence. Our leaders - kowtowing to large business interests as they always have - are the wolves. They will continue to keep us ignorant in any and all ways possible, because a blind population is not a threat to those wearing costumes.