Agitate, Educate, and Organize ~OO~
“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.”
~H. G. Wells
“Education is a system of imposed ignorance.”
― Isaac Asimov
“Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything. ”
“In 1980, scientist and writer Isaac Asimov argued in an essay that “there is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been.”
That year, the Republican Party stood at the dawn of the Reagan Revolution, which initiated a decades-long conservative groundswell …
It’s a familiar contention. There have been critiques of American anti-intellectualism since the country’s founding, though whether or not that phenomenon has intensified (as Susan Jacoby alleged in The Age of American Unreason) may be a subject of debate.
Not all of the unreason is partisan, as the anti-vaccination movement has shown. But “the strain of anti-intellectualism” writes Asimov, “has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”
― Frank Zappa
“Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. ”
“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.”
“The highest result of education is tolerance.”
“You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.”
“Education is all a matter of building bridges.”
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