What happened to James Tracy highlights all that is wrong with education from kindergarten clear through college and the country, as well:
- Silencing dissenters. James Tracy has a right to his opinion, especially when he can back that up with a sound theory. There are enough facts disputing that this actually happened to question the official narrative. The school being closed due to asbestos and other environmental hazards is a huge clue.
- Not only silencing dissent, but causing people who dissent to lose their means of providing for themselves.
- Denying the exchange of ideas through education.
- Denying students their voice and influence of their own educations.
The Communications major is especially dear to my heart, so I understand the gravity of removing Prof. Tracy from a position where he could have any influence to the students, and therefore inspiring them to think critically about what information is spoonfed to them and always check facts and other sources of information to get at the truth.
The blog about the Israeli influence on academics and the discussion of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict here. came to mind as I was reading about the students of Tracy. This gangstalking was to quell dissent. As I said in the previous blog, in the 60s, students were engaged with their educations and actively debated topics with their professors and other students. This was one of the things that I looked forward to when I began my college education. I was sorely disappointed at how they had changed the active role of students to passive roles. Classes were mostly formatted to be lectures in huge halls that discouraged active debate and exchange of ideas.
Of the few small classes I had, when the instructor allowed debate and exchange of ideas, it was an enriching experience. One of the topics that got heated was one debate on a current protest of students in the middle of campus. They were protesting the use of sweatshops to produce the university’s official sportswear and clothing sold on campus. They had pitched tents and went on a fast. One of the students in the class was openly laughing about how she and her friends put up grills next to the protesters, and grilled steaks. She thought it was a riot and also, more dangerously, thought that the protesters had no right to protest. Her hostility towards them was palpable.
I was just beginning my journey and I believe I was vegetarian at that time (but went back to eating meat after being advised that I needed to), and I remember saying something about the sweatshops, but it escapes me at the moment. I do remember a few times getting into shouting matches with one of my kids about buying clothing made by someone being paid $1 per day. This is another thing about education — I probably would never had been exposed to the information about sweatshops had it not been for not only the official education — but the ripple effect of intelligent, thoughtful people coming together and exchanging ideas inside and outside of the classroom.
Here is an update to 5 broken cameras:
Removing Tracy from his position speaks more to his impact. If he were a sheep, and blindly followed what was spoonfed by the Military Industrial Complex media, he would not only still have his position, but would likely be rewarded financially for going along with the haux, as the talking heads whom have sold their souls have…