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THE MISUNDERSTANDING OF EDUCATION AS HUMAN NEED

October 13, 2013

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Subject: FW: WHAT’S THE FREQUENCY, KENNETH? (1994):
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 08:58:43 +0000


From: hsethknight@hotmail.com
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Subject: WHAT’S THE FREQUENCY, KENNETH? (1994):
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 08:58:13 +0000

WHAT JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH MEANT BY “EDUCATION” IN THE NEW INDUSTRIAL STATE (1967, 1972)

An overall accommodation of culture itself to the apperatus and interests of what Galbraith called the technostructure of the New Industrial State, was, in the end paramount to its very stability through time as a collective, human vital context for life itself.

And in the end-as well as the beginning-was always human need.

As economist theology goes-even today-‘education’ from a systemic standpoint meant a base platform of minimum intellectual development of individuals on which could be placed the curcial ability for people in life to 1) be trained to carry out New Industrial State functions (and hence be better paid for it), and 2) to be able to respond, as individuals, to the aggressive, never stagnate advances of science and technology-the logic being, the better educated you are, the more ability you have to adapt to the changing social circumstances technology unfailingly produces (ie, being re-trained for different, novel New Industrial State systemic functions).

Galbraith, it is also true-but The Economist et al don’t actually tell you this-defecated (intellectually) at every opportunity he had in economic theology itself-and probably in any other kind of theology, as well.

Because theology as intellectual stagnation becomes a kind of ritual that precludes, eventually, logic itself as a form, finally, of comfort as shield against the need for higher, more complex intellectual understanding.

You would call this your comfort zone; and junior’s sphincter muscles always tighten when he-or she-perceives-anticipates, even-being effectively pushed into the plight of having to re-interpret reality through rational understanding.

And because you-both individually and culturally-don’t take easily to this, the Coca-Cola Company would also spare you the hardship as affliction of having to actually understand the world you live in.

They just leave it at the difference between them and Pepsi-you are not going to pay for pain as discomfort, are you?

And the notion of ‘education’ as employed by Galbraith on his meditation of the Control of The Wage-Price Spiral (chapter XXII) is expressed purely as a dictate of the cultural-economic system itself, as, ultimately-and even at the highest levels-a kind of training of the mind for the body-so that body may eat, and protect itself from the cold, and perhaps be respected as it comes across other bodies in the street-just as well dressed, as they, too, enter into their mortgaged townhouses or apartments for bodies as more than likely owners, also, of dogs, cats and even children.

And through a sort of cruel and elliptic sarcasm, Galbrath never comes out to make clear exactly what he means by ‘education’ as he methodically critique’s the crypto horror of intellectual denial that is also-it is clear-a dictate itself of the New Industrial State as cultural and existential context for human collectives.

And even the legacy, today, of Galbraith, is in example itself of denial, for Gailbrath, from the moral vantage point of the intellectual that he was, is anathema with respect to economist theology and the pulpit of the MBA as chief of staff as cultural logistics officer-even, probably, at Harvard itself;

But it is his technical analysis that is, basically, what everybody still holds on to and preaches today:

They take and accept the technician, but cower and run form the light of the moral implications Galbraith never-ever-strayed from as an intellectual.

Exactly what he held in such abomination about ritualistic thought as vital stagnation with regards to the New Industrial State itself.

I bet you have never even heard the term New Industrial State.

Admit it: it sounds awful.

And so is the concept, I assure you.

But(t) you’ll need more than an education to understand that.

Now go to your room!

(You can have your Iphone back in the morning.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NXkM8PsPXs

SK

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