Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Education for the Dumb

I came across this insightful excerpt from an enlightening interview with the Tunku Mahkota of Johor (popularly known by his initials TMJ) by an unnamed journalist that was posted on the Johor Southern Tigers Facebook page yesterday:
 
The former had revealed why Malaysian education standards are brilliantly unremarkable, to put it very politely.
 
“For example, I’ve questioned a certain important individual (not mentioning names here) why can’t we improve the education level? The individual answered that it was for two simple reasons. The first is to obtain votes, and the second is to make it easy to control the minds of the stupid and uneducated”.
 
You cannot be any more honest than that!
 
And that reminds me of Czeslaw Milosz’s words: “In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot”.
 
Now we know why 47 percent of Malaysian voters remain happily dumb and therefore, easily manipulated by certain politicians.
 
Coffee does more than start our mornings.
 
Yazan Ghareeb paints masterpieces using his daily coffee. And he hopes to educate people about Palestine's history using his artwork.
 

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