February 28, 2014

For the state, racism is the best divide and rule strategy out there. Instead of coming together to defeat a common enemy — a bankster dominated plutocratic state — racial division is recycled and reinvented to keep us fighting among ourselves. From the Roman Empire onward, elites have used divide et impera to rule and dominate. Thus it comes as little surprise this age old tactic is being used to control children in government internment camps — also known as public schools — and a new generation is being prepared to embrace self destructive tribalism.

From The Guardian today:

Students at US schools are to watch the Oscar-nominated race drama 12 Years a Slave as part of the national curriculum from September.

The National School Boards Association has made the film’s viewing mandatory in all public (state-run) high schools. It will also provide children with copies of the 1853 memoir by Solomon Northup which formed the basis of the biopic and a study guide. The board has partnered with the American talk show host Montel Williams, distributor New Regency and publisher Penguin Books for the project, according to Variety.

“When Hollywood is at its best, the power of the movies can be harnessed into a powerful educational tool,” Williams said in a statement. “This film uniquely highlights a shameful period in American history, and in doing so will evoke in students a desire to not repeat the evils of the past while inspiring them to dream big of a better and brighter future.”

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