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Kids at my school, parents, other stuff.
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happy fool called Nigel Offline
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Kids at my school, parents, other stuff.

Kids at my school: The kids at my school have gone to school in my town their whole life and have been brainwashed to the extent that they are stupid, don't listen to people who use big words, and don't know what 'institution', 'defiance' or 'compulsory' mean. They also don't understand the concept of individuality. I am basically the only 'rebel' at my school and I have always been an individual. When the kids at my school ask me why I wear my hair the way I do or why I am 'weird', I don't really have a good answer because it's always been natural to me.

Parents and teachers: I notice that parents and teachers have a certain treatment for kids they don't like. It is a mixture of punishment, abuse, control and manipulation that they define and cover up with 'Educating you' 'Preparing you for life' and 'doing whats best for you'.

I will only be 'Thanking them once I'm older and understand what the world is about' if they are successful in they're brainwashing scheme. And they won't be. Wink


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11-03-2007 10:20 AM
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Halla Wrote:The most important thing to do is mentally drop out from school. School is the tool of the government to brainwash youth; mentally dropping out is the single most important thing to do.

But just because you decide to "fuck school", doesn't mean you should "fuck learning". Learning is essential, and schools kill curiosity. Bring curiosity back into your mind.

1) Brainstorm a list of everything and anything which might interest you, i.e. juggling, electronics, poetry, soccer, etc.

2) Through the Internet or a local library, read a little bit about every single subject on your list.

3) Put some money into better materials for the ones that interest you.

4) Learn.

Read about every subject, from underwater basket waving to rocket science. Find what you like and pursue it.

School still has resources which you should use. Many schools have A/V departments where you can rent out expensive equipment for free. The libraries, while generally shitty, might have books which you like. Check out the clubs at school; they might spark an interest in something you enjoy. Also, they usually don't have grade requirements, so administrators won't be able to kick you off the team if you have a subpar GPA.

It's an individual battle for the most part. If you see someone who has tendencies similar to yours, try to guide them towards the anarchist/libertarian point of view. You seem to want to take "action", but the evils of school and government will not fall apart drastically. They'll fall apart by people merely "dropping out". Government will not be destroyed with a bomb. Instead, it will slowly fade away as people cease to support it.

Quoting myself; it should help you.

Specifically for you: don't care as to what others think of your hair. But then again, don't wear it a certain way just to piss others off.

Even if they aren't successful, you need to counteract them by learning something anyway. Saying fuck school and then partying and smoking pot all weekend doesn't do anything.
11-03-2007 11:13 AM
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Thank you.

I actually kid of knew all of that all ready, and I was just informing others of my case. Still, thank you.

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Quote:I am basically the only 'rebel' at my school and I have always been an individual. When the kids at my school ask me why I wear my hair the way I do or why I am 'weird', I don't really have a good answer because it's always been natural to me.

That sounds like me Smile

Quote:I will only be 'Thanking them once I'm older and understand what the world is about' if they are successful in they're brainwashing scheme. And they won't be. Wink

I'm older now and I'm not thanking them Razz
Of course, they'd say I don't know what the world is about yet. Screw that, the world is what you make of it. You can do whatever you want to with your life, but that doesn't mean it's gonna be easy... Their version of "what the world is about" probably revolves around picking the easiest option, staying in one place and doing the same job for years. In that case, not having any big ideas of better things to do with your life will probably make life a lot easier for you, and may even result in gratitude. Uhoh

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Halla Wrote:try to guide them towards the anarchist point of view.

Dumbing down people won't help.

The Anarchist revolution is near! We will crush the evil government by drawing the Anarchy symbol on school desks, listening to alternative rock, watching Loose Change, and shouting:"Anarchy rules!!!".
11-07-2007 04:17 PM
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TheSovereign Wrote:
Halla Wrote:try to guide them towards the anarchist point of view.

Dumbing down people won't help.

You're right, the schools are already doing that job.

The good die young, therefore I shall live forever.
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TheSovereign Wrote:
Halla Wrote:try to guide them towards the anarchist point of view.

Dumbing down people won't help.
halla Wrote:try to guide them towards the anarchist/libertarian point of view
And anarchy isn't dumbing people down, it's just a different way to think about the world.

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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Your peers actually don't know what "institution", "defiance" and "compulsory" mean? That's sad.

I was like that in high school too. I dressed the way I wanted to dress and did as I pleased. Oh yes, they hated me for it. I just grew not to care. If you're an individual, the rest of the pack will always attack you and try to get you to conform.

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TheSovereign Wrote:
Halla Wrote:try to guide them towards the anarchist point of view.

Dumbing down people won't help.

Let me guess, you think anarchy is chaos.
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I wear my hair a few different ways. Mainly just

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