What do you think is the worst ennemi of the human conscience, human culture and human History ? What makes people topple down statue in the name of a protest they don’t even understand or just because they follow a group and it seems to be cool to fight against the government ? A phenomenon that gives you the “right” to loot shops that are not filled with food but smartphones, clothes, electronics etc. A pathetic wave that has been killing our human culture in a lot of countries just because of this : Uneducation.
Imagine an underground chamber like a cave, with a long entrance open to the daylight and as wide as the cave. In this chamber are men who have been prisoners there since they were children, their legs and necks being so fastened that they can only look straight ahead of them and cannot turn their heads. Some way off, behind and higher up, a fire is burning, and between the fire and the prisoners and above them runs a road, in front of which a curtain-wall has been built… Imagine further that there are men carrying all sorts of gear along behind the curtain-wall, projecting above it and including figures of men and animals made of wood and stone and all sorts of other materials, and that some of these men, as you would expect, are talking and some not (Plato, Rep. 514a-515a).View of the Education by Plato
Uneducated people are probably the worst kind of people on earth, why ? Because, they would believe anything since they don’t know if it’s true or false. They would gather in number because alone, they are no one, don’t know anything but once gathered , they are persuaded that they are right, that they have the right to do whatever they want, even beating up other people just because someone, visibly more educated but mean, pointed this person out in the name of social justice, representating at this very moment the ennemi, the government.
Before, propaganda was a malicious way of making mass population think a story was true. Nowadays we can witness this method in countries like China, North korea, the latter having said at the last olympiades that its country had won all the medals, yeah pretty funny. Now propaganda doesn’t need to be printed anymore, no one has to risk his life to distribute in the streets some flyers to tell a so-called truth. Nope, now propaganda uses the most famous plateform on earth, twitter and facebook, because moderation cannot be made with the daily humongous amount of posts published either publicly, or also in secret groups, organizing the next protest, the next riot and the next looting.
Do you think uneducated people would react or just act the same way if they knew exactly the whole picture of the situation ? Would they destroy shops of people that had been working so hard to make a living for them and their family?
Before internet and its flaws, we were educating ourselves with schools, with teachers and books. But that’s not all. Let’s imagine a mother with her child walking in the streets and they reached a square with a Statue in its middle. Curious, the child asks his mother what is it? What does it represent ? If the mother is educated and knows her city, she will be able to answer who is this and why this statue had been put in place and then will teach a History lesson to her child. This is EDUCATION and whatever the statue represent an evil person or a good person, it was in place to let people remember the History, and this is the purpose of oral education.
Back in middle age, most of the population was not just uneducated but also illiterate, mean they couldn’t read anything at all. So how the Church was able to pass on some religious knowledge among the faithful ? Thanks to the stained glass windows. Indeed, they were describing scenes from the bible like a comic book would do nowadays.
Uneducated people are the sheeps in our modern world, often belong to lower classes and probably spend the most time on social media, thinking that it is actually real news and that they don’t need to watch the real Tv News, results of journalistic work and not just a post from an activist, looking for a buzz and to stir up some shite to put others against the government or any organization.
Take a step back and think!
Use your brain