Pretext note: I wrote this as a response to a statement about school and education being only a tool to instill complanciency and blind submission into children so that they would become agreeable dependent drones who could be easily funneled into corporate jobs and the role of an unquestioning tax paying devotee of government authoritarianism. I focused on teachers/educators in my response because I believe that a central unspoken innuendo in this theory is that all teachers and educators are dullards and unaware instruments or tools who simply toe the tyrannical government line.
I do not believe this is the case and I think the matter much more complex than most would suggest or pretend. I delve into the primary complexities below.
I think most teachers do promote blind acceptance of “popular” socially accepted constructs/taboos and that government is supposed to be regarded as the ultimate trustworthy savior, ward, and defender of freedom and justice for all. Not this fact, but the actual reason this is so is crucial in understanding and correcting the problem. Some teachers may just be apathetic dolts, but I think that majority is fairly small. Most teachers have millstones tied around their necks with the weight of 1) an overburden of responsibility due to student numbers and excessive course material to cover (mandated from their superiors), 2) a very poor wage considering what they are actually expected to do, 3) a herd of destabilized parents, looking for a scapegoat, who most often have created and perpetuated the destabilization of their own children themselves, 4) the limitations of overbearing political correctness and standardization imposed vigorously by their superiors and the parent herd petitioners/jury, 5) the same indoctrination of apathy and encouragement to pursue the path of least resistance and minimal work that almost everyone in this country seems to be baptized in at a very young age as the norm. So, I think the ineptitude/apathy of most teachers and their tendency to promote blind compliance is in large degree from them being beat down into the ground and bridled by destabilized parents, a piss poor paycheck, and the lazy mentality of the majority of the rest of society that can’t even imagine applying themselves anywhere close to the degree that a teacher must on a daily basis. In essence, I think most of the teachers give up trying to help students and change the world through independent reasoning and questioning behavior because they get tired of fighting the rest of the world for the opportunity to do so. The teachers ultimately have to comply with the insanity and madness of everyone around them just to collect their paycheck and keep from going bonkers, so naturally it would follow that their beat down compliance gets passed onto the students. “Why not let a corporation or the government handle it anyway? It can’t be any worse than a bunch of crazy parent’s or the rest of society that has already gone to lazy greed and perpetually passing the buck onto someone else?” When no other alternative is given a real opportunity to exist and flourish, the corporate collective option or the government option will always appear rosier than it truly happens to be. And yes, I do believe that the majority of the corporate collectives and the government is more than willing to add to their numbers of indentured minions.
Some teachers are also outliers who have too much empathy and drive to ever give up or be run to ruin by the system. Those teachers are Angels and Saints, and though some of them may be more centralists than individualists, I don’t believe their centralism has an accurate correlation or is based on the principles of creating submissive-apathetic-indentured-herd-minions as is the (default) case above. This high drive “centralist” of a teacher/educator believes that “fire must be fought with fire” (the corrupt/delinquent/obstructive forces above must be over-dominated <they would say balanced> by the more reasonable tyranny of governmental authority). But their thoughts and motives are not submission, despair, and relinquishing control to the despotic juggernauts (corrupt government and corrupt collective corporatism). They truly want to kick those arch-villains in their balls and in their teeth, so that they might wrangle control away from them and fix the system to be fair and just for all.
The teachers of the first paragraph most likely fall into the Beta or Apath categories psychologically. The teachers of the second paragraph most likely fall into the Alpha and Empath category. The drives and responses of both of these types of teachers is largely based on their inherent genetic and psychological makeup.
My preference is the Alpha-Empath-Decentralist teacher/educator. These are the Jedi and they stand up against daunting odds. They are of legend like the Alpha-Empath-Decentralist small business owner also happens to be. These silly fools understand that “fire must be fought with water” and that “war must be fought with non-violence.” These entities will be specifically targeted by the psychopaths (~ 4-10% of our society) because they are the graces of natural societal correction and if left to their own devices, they would autocorrect all of the madness about them and establish more freedom and independence universally. The psychopaths who perceive everything only as a game of over-dominating as many other people as possible want these Alpha-Empaths-Decentralists defamed and incapacitated in every manner, so that they may rule and play and manipulate the rest of the world through collective corporatism and centralized governmental despotism.