I take Wells' words literally.
Without vigorous expansion of authentic educational process, humankind seems destined for another "Dark Age," replete with the primacy of opinion, the ascendancy of rumor/gossip, ubiquitous superstition, irrationality, and even the collapse of central government.
This new "regime" will be a right-wing paradise: men will rule by upper body strength, women will "know their place," and the ungodly rich will rule the roost of their atomized fiefdoms.
"The incrementalists" (who always comprise political power structures), will see my apprehensions as wild-eyed alarmism.
But it is a fact Rome fell, and that The Fall was followed by a 600 year-long Dark Age.
In our lifetime, the Soviet Union fell "overnight" (notably without a shot being fired).
And just yesterday - despite incrementalist predictions - Afghanistan fell to the Taliban.
It is not rocket science to see humankind's existential need for education... which begs the question, "What is education?"
Instruction And Education Aim At Antipodes
Compendium Of Best Pax-Barbaria Posts On Education (With A Failsafe Proposal For National Restoration)
If you have not read the following blog post yet, it explains (to my satisfaction) the roots of our idiocracy.
Is Ortega Y Gasset The Most Important Modern Philosopher? The Most Discerning Prophet?
(An aside that will interest you... In the early seventies, Bob Dylan was impressed by Ortega's "The Revolt of the Masses." Dylan's fondness for the book was such that a 1970's Time magazine article referenced it.)
On Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 10:10 AM FV wrote:
Very comprehensive and clear but who is listening to reason. The reasonable who are vaccinated. I feel the rest have deaf ears.On Mon, Aug 16, 2021, 1:10 AM Alan Archibald <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
"Christian" "conservatives" (who are neither) refer to "prudence" or "erring on the side of caution.It's as if The Law and Order Party has become the Scofflaw and Chaos Party.
A Very Readable, Highly Informative Report On The Relationship Between The Delta Variant And The Protection Afforded to Vaccinated People
The Death Of Epistemology: Update"The Case For Liberalism: A Defense Of The Future Against The Past," By George McGovernThe Deep State Is Real: Plutocratic, Oligarchic, Unbridled Capitalism
The Original And Enduring Conspiracy: It's About Keeping The Filthy Rich, Filthy Rich
"The Rich Plunder The Poor, Then Pile The Blame On The Dispossessed"
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Billionaire Nick Hanauer's TED Talk: "Capitalism's Dirty Little Secret"