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Woodson, Carter - School and its brain washing effect

Identifier

019788

Type of spiritual experience

Background

In this extract, Carter is explaining the dangers of 'factory schooling' and its effects on the psyche, as well as this same brain washing technique applied to the media

A description of the experience

If you can control a man’s thinking, you don’t have to worry about his actions. If you can determine what a man thinks you do not have to worry about what he will do. If you can make a man believe that he is inferior, you don’t have to compel him to seek an inferior status, he will do so without being told and if you can make a man believe that he is justly an outcast, you don’t have to order him to the back door, he will go to the back door on his own and if there is no back door, the very nature of the man will demand that you build one.

The source of the experience

Woodson, Carter

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Activities

Observation contributed by: Margaret Booth