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Seven Lessons We Should Have Learned From History But Didn't

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Looking around the globe today? “Wait! Aren’t we repeating history?” Authoritarianism, nationalism, tribalism,extreme inequality, social breakdown, rising demagoguery? Lessons we should have learned from history:  1-When too much money piles up in too few hands, economies stagnate. Germany was made to pay war reparations for WWI that it simply couldn’t afford — it’s economy was wrecked. Americans are paying the equivalent of reparations, too — call them taxes or fees or hidden costs or shifted costs — only not to another country, but to their mega-rich -- too much money piling up at the top of economies cause the middle classes to flatline, collapse, & shrink. When economies stagnate, the social order -- usually a broad middle class, a tiny number of rich, & a larger number of poor. gets upended when  stagnation occurs.2-When the social order breaks, demagogues arise.

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Shared knowledge that MAKES DEMOCRACY POSSIBLE.
When the Koch brothers get to decide how history is taught, as in No. Carolina then everything changes.

A stressed population where most people need 2 jobs to put food on the table and still pay rent is what the the cabal of billionaires desire will elect what they perceive as 'strongmen. "Why do people turn to strongmen? Well, they are really saying that authoritarianism might be able to give them what democracy cannot"--"decent lives. When economies stagnate, and the social order breaks, people lose everything that matters to them (even if, as American economists love to point out, they have bigger TVs and cars)"--"they lose their dignity, meaning, possibility, their communities, families, their sense of self-worth and efficacy and power."

THE ploy IN THE PLOT TO END PUBLIC EDUCATION is to remove all the experienced teacher-practitioners, so the schools will fail, but in doing this, by

ridding the schools of the only PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHAT LEARNING LOOKS LIKE...the genuine professional teacher, allows the oligarchs to devastate public education to dumb the people down,
... and with it income equality... not to mention ending the

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