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Friday, February 17, 2012

Paying to be programmed...The student loan conspiracy

PAYING TO BE PROGRAMMED ...THE STUDENT LOAN CONSPIRACY
The David Icke Newsletter, February 5th 2012

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I never went to college or university and, at least mentally, I was rarely at school. I used to find a desk by the window and daydream most of the time. The rest of my school life, apart from playing for the football team, is a blur, really.

Someone would be standing at the front of the class talking about something or other and might occasionally chalk something on the blackboard. They would certainly break my concentration on the window far too regularly with 'Icke, look this way and stop daydreaming'.

But I always got more from daydreaming than whatever they were talking about. I was never very good at exams for the same reason. I liked writing, daydreaming and playing for the football team. Most of the rest was not really for me.

I guess I was a rebel against 'the system' even then and they tried to bring me into their fold by making me a 'prefect', much to the astonishment of the other kids. A prefect was someone who was given authority to enforce school rules and I thought it would be a laugh to have a rebel on the 'inside'.

You were supposed to stop kids coming in the school during the break periods and make them stay out in the freezing English winters, but I used to let them in. Why not, they were perished? It was ridiculous. The school hierarchy realised that rigid rules and me were not going to be life-long buddies.

I left school at 15 without taking any final exams to become a professional football player. I was sad to leave my school friends behind, but not the school system that I had already realised was, as I would say today, a programming operation.

Programming was not a term used in those days before the computer revolution, but I could see that 'education' was designed to tell young people what to think and believe. The day started with a Christian service, including Bible readings and singing hymns, and then off we would go to be told what to believe about history, science and all the rest.

I don't remember hearing the word 'physics' ever mentioned, but then the science teacher, widely known among the students as the 'Ogre' for his size and authoritarian demeanour, was, apparently, more interested in sipping the meths supply than the nature of reality. I can honestly say that I remember absolutely nothing from any science lesson in my entire school life and I doubt the 'Ogre' did either.

The system would say that I left school as a 'loser' with no educational qualifications whatsoever and it certainly looked like that at the time. I wasn't bothered because I had no interest in their 'education' never mind bits of paper saying that I had passed this or that.

But when my football career ended I went on to be a journalist, television presenter, Green Party spokesman and author and researcher. So did I miss out by the lack of system qualifications? Not at all. In fact, it was great with hindsight because I didn't have my mind filled with endless nonsense in my formative years.

I am not saying that this is the way for everyone. We are all different, or should be. What I am saying is that a 'good education' (programming) is not essential or the be-all and end-all of everything. You can educate - truly educate - yourself on your terms and not the system's.

I was well into my 30s before I really got started in educating myself and I was entering my 40s before this went into overdrive. It is never too late to start and with the Internet the information is there for everyone across a vast tapestry of subjects.

Self-education also gives you the power to focus on what you want to learn rather than what the system insists that you must. I mean, how many people have ever used algebra since they left the education sausage machine? X + Y = bollocksπ (pi constant), it always seemed to me.

Young people have their minds filled with so much useless tosh that they will never use and can always learn later if necessary and that's even without the deluge of alleged 'facts and information' that turn out to be disinformation, diversion and downright lies.

I see authorities, politicians and parents discussing school budgets, teacher ratios, class sizes and all this stuff, but hardly, if ever, what children and students are actually taught. That is just left to the system to decide and dictate.

I make all these points because of the way that college and university have become a 'must do' for so many young people and their parents today. Here we are an expression of All Possibility' and yet the mind-numbing process of Little School, Big School, pass exams and go to university is the only possibility for so many.

Parents puff out their chests at their children going to university - the more prestigious the university the bigger the chest - as if it is a personal achievement by them. And young people often go through emotional trauma sweating over revision, exams and waiting for the results.

A piece of paper from an exam marker decides if they are a success or a failure. But what is the 'marker' marking? Quite simply, if you have told the system what it has told you to believe.

To do that is considered a 'success' and you get a degree for your degree of programming. Don't tell the system what it wants to hear and you are a 'loser' or a disruptive influence in the classroom. This was brilliantly described by a top American student in her valedictory speech, as you can see in the video that I have posted after this article headed 'Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling'. She is superb in her demolition of the system.

I have spoken and debated at the Oxford Union at Oxford University many times and had many discussions with academics and 'successful' students and I soon realised that examination passes are absolutely no proof of true, free-thinking intelligence.

My son, Gareth, made me look like a right 'swot' with his complete disinterest in anything 'school'. He didn't get even 'cs' and 'ds' in his final exams, but 'e's'. And yet he is an intelligent and highly creative man making his own unique way in the world.

My daughter Kerry was no super pupil in the system's sense, either, and I learned much later that she and Gaz often went to school only for the morning attendance register and then they were out of the place for the rest of the day. Yet Kerry today is an extremely intelligent woman with a mind that can grasp what most academics cannot.

One alleged 'conspiracy researcher' said recently that basically I couldn't be the person that wrote my books because I had left school at 15 without passing an exam! I mean, beam me up Scotty, it's mad down here. The programmed are claiming to unprogram others.

I am not saying that people should not go to university if they have a goal in life for which the system says a degree is essential. My other son, Jaymie, goes to college specifically to increase his business skills. There is nothing wrong with that at all, because you are taking from the system what you need and leaving the rest.

But so many young people go to college and university for the sake of it; because it is the blueprint to be followed and the 'done thing'. Or, because it sounds like fun to be with so many others of the same age. That may have been fine before when it didn't cost you anything, or comparatively little, but now university can be a massive fly-trap to hold you in financial servitude for most of the rest of your life.

'Education' has been ever more dumbed-down for decades because the system does not want an informed and aware population, and because the easier you make it to pass exams the more people can go to ... university.

The late and great American comedian, George Carlin, was right on when he said:

'But if you talk to one of them about this, if you isolate them, sit 'em down, rationally, and you talk to 'em about the low IQs and the dumb behaviour and the bad decisions - right away they start talking about education.

That's the big answer to everything: education. They say we need more money for education. We need more books, more teachers, more classrooms, more schools; we need more testing for the kids.

And you say to them, "Well, you know we've tried all of that, and the kids still can't pass the tests". And they say, "Ah, don't you worry about that, because we're going to lower the passing grades".

And that's what they do in a lot of these schools, now, they lower the passing grades so more kids can pass - more kids pass, the school looks good, everybody's happy, the IQ of the country slips another 2 or 3 points, and pretty soon all you'll need to get into college is a fuckin' pencil. Got a pencil? Get the fuck in there, it's physics.'


All of this was done for the benefit of the banks and the Cabal agenda for human control. You manipulate people to perceive university as a 'must have' if at all possible and that gives you valuable extra years of programming for the next generation of puppet leaders and slaves.

Then you move on to the next stage once they are hooked on the university blueprint - you make them pay crippling sums for their own programming and entrap them in mega-debt from the earliest possible age. This means that as adults they must serve the system that entrapped them to earn the money to pay back the debt for their own entrapment.

According to Push.co.uk, which provides guidance to students on universities and finance, those starting university in England this year, when enormous new fee increases come in, can expect to leave with debts of nearly £60,000 ($94,500).

My goodness, we are entering mortgage debt territory here just to be 'educated' (programmed) and with a future of working for decades to pay it back. They call this a life? The whole scam is systematically designed to put young people in a hamster's wheel of financial slavery.

Student loan debt in the United States exploded by 511 per cent between the first quarter of 1999 and the second quarter of 2011. Outstanding student loan debt of $90 billion in 1999 became $550 billion by last year. Some now put the student debt figure at in excess of $1 trillion.

What's more, some reports reveal that the US government is making a sizable profit on this debt and misery for the 36 million people that it is supposed to be serving. The Department of Education is said to charge 6.8 per cent interest for federal loans to students while borrowing at just one per cent on the financial markets. Even then it is all fresh-air-figures-on-a-screen anyway.

The situation has been likened to the 'indentured servitude' of America's past. Up to two thirds of white people arriving in America were indentured servants who signed their lives away for three to seven years in return for transportation to the 'New World', food, clothes and lodging while working for nothing in terms of money. Most were young people and it was slavery by contract - just as with student debt today. One American student said:

'Indentured Servitude? I'll be paying for my student loans for the rest of my life ... A large portion of my earnings goes to the Wall Street elites that have commoditized and securitized my loans ... I knew at the time I signed the student loans (again and again) that I would be responsible ... what I didn't figure was the cost to my children.'

But then that has been the plan all along - to financially enslave the young and so enslave the next generation of parents and families. Half of American students that take on this monumental debt don't even get their degree and many of those who do can't find jobs, or jobs that pay salaries that can cope with the debt.

The Chronicle for Higher Education reported 16 months ago:

'Over 317,000 waiters and waitresses have college degrees (over 8,000 of them have doctoral or professional degrees), along with over 80,000 bartenders, and over 18,000 parking lot attendants. All told, some 17,000,000 Americans with college degrees are doing jobs that the BLS says require less than the skill levels associated with a bachelor's degree.'

And for that they face a life-time of debt before they have even entered the world of adult employment, or lack of it. This is another layer to the student debt scam. The fees for 'education' get higher and higher, but work and career opportunities when the debt is accrued are falling dramatically.

Debt-ridden graduate students are also, as a result of the dismantling economy, now competing for jobs with those of substantial experience that have been made redundant. Talk about entrapment.

The UK media has reported that applications for university have fallen by 15 per cent in the wake of the near-trebling of fees to up to £9,000 ($14,200) a year from this autumn. Applicants aged between 25 and 39 have fallen by more than 20 per cent.

In some ways this is not good if people are denied qualifications that the system demands for whatever they want to do in life. The fees being charged are truly outrageous. There were no tuition fees in Britain until Illuminati Blair introduced them in 1998 at a maximum of £1,000 a year. By 2004 it was £3,000 and now $9,000.

This resulted from an 'independent' (sure) review of student fees headed by Lord Browne of Madingley, the former chief executive of BP who was massively implicated in the chain of events and decisions that led to the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

But there could be an unintended positive effect of this situation as well if the 'following-the-blueprint-because-that's-what-you-do' people are challenged to look at other ways of living their life - like, uniquely.

How about finding what the real 'you' wants to do when you are free from the influence of blueprints, parental pressure and convention? You are not a failure if you don't pass exams and go to university. You can live your own life, follow your own heart and desires. A piece of paper doesn't make or break you - only your perception of the piece of paper.

We are infinite consciousness, not a hamster wheel or a computer program. That is only what the system wants to turn us into. It succeeds, too, with billions who walk the treadmill of convention and 'done thing' in whatever cultural blueprint they may be enslaved by.

If people can get out of their 'head' and the left side of the brain, which perceives only structure and convention, and into their 'heart', or intuition, they can begin to see multiple possibilities where convention and the 'norms' (the 'head') see only one - like 'I have to go to university'.

It is also the case that student fees are not going to fall, only go on increasing, until vast numbers of people refuse to be university students. Only when the system itself is impacted upon financially will any change be forced upon them.

There have been very large protests in London over the hike in tuition fees, but the fees were still imposed. Nothing is going to be changed by protests in the streets by students who then go back to university and continuing to pay the fees on the system's terms.

People should protest by all means to make their case public, but only by boycotting the universities are they going to be made to respond. I would wager, too, that by the time any mass boycott was over that many would have seen their lives go in another direction and would no longer want to be a university student anyway.

Wherever I look, I see blueprints - conventional ways of doing things that people follow because, well, that's what you do isn't it? Everybody knows that. The blueprints are prison cells for the mind and the processes of perception and our sense of possibility.

And Little School, Big School and university is certainly one of them.

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