Government-supported effort to ‘encourage critical thinking’ actually encourages obedient regurgitation of lies
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
“We don’t need no education….we don’t need no thought control.”
In a week where the establishment is desperate to reinforce the official 9/11 fable, a government-supported charity group has embarked on a mission to include the state-approved version of events on the school curriculum in the UK as part of a bid to “demolish conspiracy theories” surrounding the attacks.
As we reported yesterday, the launch of the project was timed to coincide with the unveiling of a macabre 9/11 “memorial” in Battersea Park, London, after which Mayor Boris Johnson resolved to carry out a “controlled demolition” of conspiracy theories to “remind people of the tragedy of what really happened”.
A website for the “9/11 London project” has been launched which includes downloadable lesson plans for teachers. The program is designed “to teach schoolchildren in Britain about the events of 9/11 and “demolish conspiracy theories” surrounding the attacks,” reports AFP.
The project is supported by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as well as establishment figures in Britain such as Common Purpose member Maqsood Ahmed, Lord West, Lord Carey, and Lord Fink, CEO of International Standard Asset Management (ISAM) and Treasurer of the Conservative Party.
“A lot of the children… didn’t know much about the event, some had only heard a lot about the conspiracy theories, so it’s great to have another insight,” 26-year-old history teacher Nat Ogborn told AFP.
In explaining the need for such an educational program, the website for the project states the goal is to develop the critical thinking of students who are “confused about the actual events of the day.”
However, in announcing its purpose is to “demolish conspiracy theories,” ie any evidence that contradicts the state-approved version of events, the program has already ‘demolished’ any notion that it will encourage critical thinking. It will only pursue the exact opposite.
This is brainwashing 101. It’s about indoctrinating children with the pseudo-science that giant steel-framed buildings like WTC 7 collapse into their own footprint at near free fall speed from fire damage alone. Any real educational inquiry into the events of 9/11 would uncover clear evidence of controlled demolition, and would provide as a resource the thousands of architects and engineers who are on record asserting that the official story is impossible, not to mention six of the 9/11 commissioners themselves, along with thousands of other credible individuals, who have all rejected the official story.
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It’s not the first time the state has relied on using the power of the curriculum to brainwash British schoolchildren into accepting the official narrative about a subject.
A controversy ensued in 2007 after the government sent Al Gore’s global warming polemic An Inconvenient Truth to schools in England, Wales and Scotland, advising that teachers make the documentary part of the curriculum.
A parents group later brought the case the court, complaining that the government’s circulation of the film amounted to “political indoctrination” and was in breach of the Education Act 2002.
Assessing whether it should be shown to school children, a British High Court judge later ruled that the documentary contained nine significant errors, that claims in the film were made in “the context of alarmism and exaggeration,” and that the documentary was of a political and not scientific nature, therefore should not be used in school curriculums without the material also including opposing arguments.
Along similar lines, a University Professor in the United Kingdom recently conducted a comparative analysis of a BBC documentary on 7/7 “conspiracy theories” and an independent documentary in which the official story behind the London bombings is questioned. The Professor concluded that the documentary produced by “conspiracy theorists” was more accurate and more likely to be a truthful representation of the events of 7/7.
You can be certain that the evidence contained in the video below will not be part of the 9/11 school curriculum, primarily because it actually encourages critical thinking, unlike the “911 London Project,” which only encourages children to blithely regurgitate what they are told by the authorities.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.