The Only Valid Diploma
Wikipedia is more full of excrement than a septic tank!
Or a Christmas goose!
Or a parent who just said, “Maybe.”
Case In Point.
According to Wikipedia (last edited Nov. 6, 2019) …
“He [meteorologist John Coleman] has called the concept of climate change the ‘greatest scam in history’, and made numerous false or misleading claims about climate science. Experts have questioned his credibility due to his lack of relevant academic credentials, and said that he had not conducted any scientific research in the area of climate change.”
Roll up your pants! It’s too late to save your shoes!
Wikipedia collects disinformation like a windshield collects insect splatter.
According to John Taylor Gatto …
“School is a religion.”
According to FM-2030 …
“In our times the only valid diploma is update.”
According to the same source …
“Vertical information flow only reinforces existing biases. It is not open — interactive — evaluative. It lacks feedback and correctives. It disinforms.”
According to Ivan Illich (way back in 1977) …
“Today, doctors and social workers — as formerly only priests and jurists — gain legal power to create the need that, by law, they alone will be allowed to satisfy. Unlike yesterday’s liberal professions that provided ethical backing for high-status hawkers, the new dominant professions claim control over human needs, tout court [with no addition or qualification, simply]. They turn the modern state into a holding corporation of enterprises which facilitates the operation of their self-certified competencies: equal needs are laid in the citizen/client, only to be fulfilled in a zero-sum game.”
At least — prior to the Truman administration — We the People had the power to legally say, “No!,” to propagandists such as Edward Bernays, that allowed him to die with a clear conscience at the tender age of 103.
According to Don Juan Matus (Apr. 8, 1962) …
“Anyone can try to become a man of knowledge; very few men actually succeed, but that is only natural. The enemies a man encounters on the path of learning to become a man of knowledge are truly formidable; most men succumb to them.”