Creating ADHD is the goal of education

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

by Jon Rappoport

June 23, 2022

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There is a form of mind control that is really mind-chaos. It shatters the processes of thought into, at best, vaguely related fragments. There is no direction, no development, no progress along a line of reasoning. This is how you disable a person. You disrupt his ability to move from A to B to C. At that point, he becomes passive. He’s willing to be programmed, because it’s easier. He wants to be programmed.

“I learned twenty-four new things today at school,” the child said. “One right after the other. I felt so happy. My teacher told me I was learning accelerated. I wrote on my iPad. I saw pictures. I did group harmony. I added. I divided. I heard about architecture. The teacher said we were filled with wonder at the universe. We solved a problem. We’re all together. I ate cheese. A factory makes cheese.”

The new education is ADHD.

It’s a method of teaching that surrenders ground on each key concept, deserting it before it’s firmly fixed in the mind of the student.

It hops around from idea to idea, because parents, teachers, administrators, students, departments of education, and educational publishers have given up on the traditional practice of repetition.

Repetition was old-world. For decades, even centuries, the time-honored method of instruction was: introduce an idea or concept or method, and then provide numerous examples the student had to practice, solve, and demonstrate with proficiency.

There was no getting around it. If the student balked, he failed.

There were no excuses or fairy tales floated to explain away the inability of the student to carry out the work.

Now, these days, if you want to induce ADHD, teach a course in which each new concept is given short shrift. Then pass every student on to the next grade, because it’s “humane.”

Think of it this way. Suppose you want to climb the sheer face of a high rock. You know nothing about climbing. You engage an instructor. He teaches you a little bit about ropes and spikes and handholds. He briefly highlights each aspect and then skips to the next.

So later…while you’re falling five hundred feet to the ravine below, you can invent stories about why the experiment didn’t work out.

Since the advent of organized education on the planet, there has been one way of teaching young children…until recently. Explain a new idea, produce scores of examples of that idea, and get the students to work on those examples and come up with the right answers.

Subtraction, division, decimals, spelling—it all works the same basic way.

For the last hundred years or so, however, we’ve seen the gradual intrusion of Teacher ADHD.

School text ADHD.

Not enough examples. Not enough exercises.

Education has nothing to do with a full frontal attack to “improve the self-esteem” of the student. It has nothing to do with telling children they’re valuable. It certainly has nothing to do with trying to embed social values and team spirit in children.

And no matter how many fantasies educators spin, schools can’t replace parents.

If what I’m writing here seems cruel and uncaring…look at the other side of the picture. Look at what happens when a student emerges from school with a half-baked, dumbed-down education.

He can sort of read. He can sort of write. He sort of understands arithmetic. He tries to skate through the rest of his life. He fakes it. He tries to conceal the large territory of what he doesn’t know.

He certainly can’t think straight. Give him three ideas in succession and he’s lost. He goes on overload.

You say A and he goes to G right away. You go back to A and he responds with R. He’s up the creek without a paddle.

That’s what’s cruel.

Forty years ago, I was on the verge of landing a lucrative job with a remedial education company. The owner gave me a lesson plan and told me to write a sample program.

I did. He looked at it and said, “There are too many examples and exercises here. You have to move things along faster.”

I told him the students would never comprehend the program that way. They had to work on at least 20 exercises for each new concept.

He was shocked. “That’s not how it’s done now,” he said.

“Oh,” I said, “you mean now the student and teacher both fake it?”

And that was the end of that.

Several years ago, I explained much of what’s in this article to a sociologist at a US university. His response: “Children are different now. They don’t have patience. There are too many distractions. We have to operate from a new psychology.”

I asked him what that psychology was.

“Children are consumers. They pick and choose.”

While I was laughing at his assessment, he capped his display of wisdom with this: “There is no longer a clear division between opinion and fact. They overlap.”

Perfect.

I know all about how the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations torpedoed education in America. But their major effort was cutting off teachers and students from the history of the nation and the meaning of individual freedom.

What I’m talking about here is a different perversion. The unhinging of the young mind from any semblance of accomplishment and continuity. This goes far beyond the agenda of outfitting children to be worker-drones in a controlled society.

This is the induction of confusion and despair about what used to be called thinking. This is the imprinting of “gaps” that make it very hard for a person to operate, even as a drone.

In addition, if you seed children with all sorts of debilitating and violence-inducing psychiatric drugs, you have a profound and very dangerous mix.

People may wish it weren’t so, but that doesn’t change the facts of the matter.

The upside is, when you explain a concept to a child, and you then take him through a great many exercises designed to help him understand that concept, he’ll achieve a victory.

Then you’ll see the lights go on in his mind. You’ll see his confidence build.

Then he wants to learn.


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29 comments on “Creating ADHD is the goal of education

  1. Orpheus Owl says:

    Not only creating disordered, chaotic minds but filling them with lies and propaganda.

    Sample, the last sentence of what the child learned in school: “A factory makes cheese.”

    The truth is that cheese is made from cow’s milk full of animal hormones meant for a baby cow that’s been stolen from the mother cow.

    Children should be learning “You’re not a baby cow, bro, and that ain’t food. Time to wean.”

  2. Opie Poik says:

    Television is ADHD, too:

    “You’re television incarnate, Diana.”:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4DXaKuOAZ0
    (The movie “Network” – 1976)

    MTV ratcheted up the process:
    https://cinemontage.org/what-hath-mtv-wrought/
    “When the cable channel Music Television (MTV) began airing music videos on August 1, 1981, with the prescient “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles, no one had seen anything like it. An entire network devoted to music, where your favorite bands sang the songs while they danced, cavorted in wild costumes, acted out stories and mugged in crazy environments. Editors also paid attention to the assemblage of shots in these previously unseen videos: lightning-fast edits, one after the other, that left the viewer breathless, maybe a little dazed––even confused–– but definitely excited.”
    &
    http://www.hollywoodlexicon.com/mtvstyle.html

    “Children learn what they live. Put kids in a class and they will live out their lives in an invisible cage, isolated from their chance at community; interrupt kids with bells and horns all the time and they will learn that nothing is important or worth finishing; ridicule them and they will retreat from human association; shame them and they will find a hundred ways to get even. The habits taught in large-scale organizations are deadly.”
    ― John Taylor Gatto

    Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor.”
    ― John Taylor Gatto

    Add in psychopHARMacology’s bit, and GMOs and vaccines, and feminist/SJW decimation of the million-year-old family unit as basis for a society, plus help from Uncle Sam’s/Nurse Ratched’s welfare train, and voila – Zombie nation.

    https://antifeministpraxis.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/feminism-was-never-not-rotten/

  3. Lady M says:

    You might be familiar with the work of the late John Taylor Gatto. He was an award-winning New York City teacher who wrote several books about the roots and history of the American education system and would agree with your observations about education. He described how the very structure of the schooling experience is set up to create disorientation, frustration and learned helplessness leading to passivity and obedience. He described the jarring bells and startling starts and stops to the “sessions” and the built-in humiliation of individual students as well as the hostility based on competition among the “learners”.

    I first noticed the accelerated trend of disorientation that you describe when seeing Sesame Street and how it felt like a circus throwing out completely different ideas and styles in an unpredictable and overwhelming mix.

    • Chris A says:

      Another great author on the subject of mass education was Charlotte Iserbyt. She also has some videos out there.

  4. William R Hall Jr says:

    I always thought that television played a large role in ADHD. At an early age kids learn to block out the advertisements that interrupt the shows they watch.

    The only thing kids learn at school is to obey orders. Schools are designed to break a person’s spirit so that when they graduate with a diploma in dullness joining the military seems like a viable option.

    I think the economy remains bleak for the same reasons. Big Oil could cap gas at one dollar at the pump and that would make them richer in the long run. That would make the dollar very strong and the price of goods cheaper. The US would be back on the road to abundance.

    Most people that join the military and end up selling their soul to the devil. do so out of desperation.

  5. Paul says:

    Imagine if there was a class somewhere, where a creative writing course was being taught.

    And the task of the day was to write about the class they were taking.

    The teacher instructed them they could write about it in any way they liked.

    One student wrote a short story, who liked sci-fi, about a world that was being taken over by an outside agency.

    He framed it as a war, silently occurring on many fronts.

    In the schools, the student wrote how this outside agency was disrupting the normal & natural un-foldment, of the Human Mind.

    The teacher didn’t understand what the student was saying, & sent him for remedial studies.

  6. Paul says:

    A good 30 years ago I noticed the speeding up of TV ads.

    Voice production was slightly sped up, with the normal gaps: for breathing, for emphasis, for emotion, for consideration & reflection, were foreshortened.

    The message delivered verbally was turned into a rapid stream, lacking nuance, & dissuading recognition.

    It became a mere “booting down,” of data particles.

    Likewise, visual imagery, became twirling, whirling, staggering, with movements of objects inconsistent with real-world phenomena.

    It’s been a pile-on via pile-driver, ever since.

    They have thought this one through, with great efficacy.

    Ya gotta give them that.

  7. Paul says:

    Briefly, brief yourself:

    She’s polite.
    She’s smiling.
    She wants to be trusted.
    She’s rather certain.
    She works with authority.
    She knows about science.
    She’s concerned.
    She encourages teamwork.
    She knows stuff.
    She’s hopeful.

    She’s fantastic !

    …Now, what did she say again ?

    https://youtu.be/h62OpDVdkoA

  8. BoogeymanSlayer says:

    Thank you! You nailed it on the educational system. It’s a train wreck. The goal seem to completely derail the educational system, as you pointed out. And your comments at your interviews were right in target.

    If I could snap my fingers and disappear the Department of (Re)Education?

    Poof!

  9. Sue says:

    Throw in some vaccines, fluoride, and GMO’s, and we’ve got the perfect storm.

  10. Roundball Shaman says:

    “Creating ADHD is the goal of education”

    ‘Education’… that does not educate.

    A Medical Mega-Establishment… that does not heal.

    Mass State Media… that does not inform.

    Foods at the store… that do not nourish.

    ‘Social’ Media… that destroys Society.

    Churches on every corner… that do not feed the soul.

    Banks… that do not lend.

    A Housing Market… with no homes one can afford.

    Government Energy Policy… designed to destroy the Nation’s energy supply.

    Wars… designed never to end.

    Public Servants… who do not serve the People but only Themselves.

    Our Nation with boundaries drawn on maps… but gaping borders that are wide open.

    ‘Free’ Elections… designed to offer us the choice of two globalists.

    A ‘Free’ People… whose freedoms are demonized into our living blank empty lives of submission.

    ‘Intimate Relations’… that have little intimacy and hardly any relationship.

    AND YET we are told by State Media… ‘ALL IS WELL!’

    Or, All is just ‘Swell’.

    Or is it really… All is… Hell?

    • JB says:

      Yeah. And, not only do those churches not feed the soul, they feed their own coffers, and tell people to honor and be subject to government (a misinterpretation of Romans 13, which was really about the synagogue leaders in Rome, not the evil Roman government).

  11. Luther says:

    It seems to be that ADHD has been used as a beacon to shine on experimental drugs for both adults and children. This mad-up condition promotes these drugs at exorbitant prices for all to dampen their creativity. “You can’t do it on your own, no you need our help, don’t you?”, is the likely conditioning command, just like treatments for addiction! “Get programmed by our drugs and programs — you need ’em!”. Get the picture? you don’t!

  12. Tike says:

    Yesterday, someone asked me if I’d like to go to the movies with him, and I said “no thanks, I don’t like movies” to which he replied “what? what’s wrong with you?” to which I replied “it’s the new normal for me.” I then explained how I found the constant flashing on the screen and bombardment of imagery to be extremely annoying and I explained to him how movies nowadays are designed for people with ADHD — they’re for all the generations of people raised on teevee and video games.

    I’m an old dude by their standards — upper 60s — and still like some old movies, especially if they’re somewhat slower paced. “2001: A Space Odyssey” was always a favorite — but I bet you couldn’t find anyone with ADHD (most people) who could enjoy, much less even tolerate, that film.

    As a tangent, another reason I don’t watch movies or tv or much of anything on “social media,” is because I know they’re jerking me around, and excuse me, but I don’t like be jerked around. The control system, the evil agendas, the hidden messages, the symbolism are all in plain site now that I’m aware. No thanks. I’m fine out in my garden with the birds, bees, and bugs. BBB – not to be confused with Build Back Better.

    • John says:

      @Tike…

      Great post and thanks. I am upper 70s and couldn’t agree more. I too immerse myself in gardening, doing home projects and building birdhouses with scrap lumber I’ve accumulated over the years.

      This is a great article by Jon and the comments are great also….sad so few people will see it, or even if they do, care to read it.

  13. Christine B says:

    I literally just read this article from Daniel Greenberg, founder of a major tradition of self directed education, yesterday :

    The Invention of New Diseases

    So by the 1960s, academicians, educators, pharmaceutical companies, and the medical profession all focused on one thing: they have the key to taking people who previously would be characterized as “just regular people”, and if they deviate from what we want them to do, convince them that there’s something wrong with them, and break their self-confidence and sense of self-worth. I was first alerted to this in a shocking way, though I shouldn’t have been shocked at all. I remember talking to the parent of a child who had been “diagnosed” as having “ADD”, and who was a perfectly delightful student at our school. I was questioning the student’s “diagnosis”, saying: really? And this parent looked at me, and said, “Well, I’m also ADD, and I take drugs regularly, and that helps me work effectively.” I hadn’t realized what this had done to our culture. Our society has given a group of people the power to define new diseases, to label children with them, and to stigmatize those children for the rest of their lives as people who are not capable of existing independent of direction by others.
    https://sudburyvalley.org/essays/invention-new-diseases

  14. Christine B says:

    Iván Ilich once said (to paraphrase from memory) that schools produce failures. We love in the times of double speak, where to title something is accepted as truth. If you were an anthropologist, time traveler, alien, or simply from a foreign enough culture, what would you think a school is and its function?

  15. Christine B says:

    After lockdowns destroyed our livelihoods, we had to move and start over. My teen, desperate for a legally and socially permitted way to be with other people, applied and was accepted to a top private school that feeds top colleges. A year and a half in he began to doubt himself, and the school. Was he stupid for not successfully spending hours a day to complete homework? Why are so many assignments poorly matched to the topic at hand? Why don’t teachers want to try new ideas or stray from the plan in an attempt to make it more interesting, more valuable, and work better for students? Why, even with studying as prescribed, does the teen still feel precarious about what does he actually know and can he actually do? The teachers are nice, and the school is one of the best in the country, so, how can there be a problem? I bought him a copy of The Teenage Liberation Handbook. He read the entire thing and stopped school within the week. He made sure to meet with each teacher to affirm the choice. Some thought he was crazy and making an immature and harmful decision. A physics teacher quietly shared that his own son had done the same, and offered encouragement and support. What happens when you realize that things are not as advertised? What happens when you realize that life cannot just be scripted, and the path gets made as you go?

  16. Anna L Herzer, M. A. Independent Researcher says:

    It appears that none has really understood the roots of this form of education. All one has to read is the methods commonly known as established by Pavlov and his dogs in Russia, and B. F. Skinner with his conditioned rats. Itis the method that should be researched and examined by every doctor, educator, citizen and parent in the USA and now world wide. Anna L Herzer, M. A. Independent Researcher for decades in Education.

  17. Rick in Phoenix says:

    Ejukashun is a skam. Nobuddy shud haf to go too skool. Wy jis the uther day, I wuz pickin strarberrees and a thot okkerred tu me that them thar froots dint get no ejukation but they noo how to grow. Now how did they no that? How doo them thar berds lern how tu fly? I figger if we stop makin youngins go to skool, thayl lern on there own, like all of the creechurs in gods werld. Jis breedim feedim an givem a place to grow an thayl be fyn. Anyhoo, thatz my too sens. Thankyu fer reedin.

  18. BS Detector says:

    Children naturally love to learn. The education shitstem is designed to indoctrinate.

  19. A Reader emailed me the following comment:

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    I’m an educator & was shocked at the psychotic way in which we are expected to teach.
    Psychotic is not an understatement. We no longer provide instruction but briefly describe games that have multiple transitions that have little to do with the subject students are learning. We took textbooks out of the class & dumbed down everything. I also notice the autism & chronic illness epidemic & wonder who the fuck is going to ask “what’s wrong with the kids.”

    It is seriously distressing & I think the school boards care less about students & more about virtue signalling. It makes me sick.

    We are doing our children an injustice with the current state of affairs, clearly you know this .

  20. A Reader emailed me the following comment:

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    On point Jon. Repetition is the Mother of skill. Observe a very young toddler patiently doing the same activity over and over until they learn it.. I homeschooled my kids back in the late seventies, early eighties plus NO vaccines for anything. I saw how it was becoming what we face today.

  21. A Reader emailed me the following comment:

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    Get the kids OUT of the government schools. It’s legal to HOMESCHOOL in all 50 states, Canada, Australia, etc.

    http://www.TryHomeschooling.com

  22. A Reader emailed me the following comment:

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    ADHD: Of course it has nothing whatsoever to do with the poisons in the form of vaccines said child has been practically forced to take since infancy.

  23. A Reader sent me the following comment:

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    Hi Jon, interesting read and I agree schools are operating in unknown territory mostly of their making and it’s not good.

    I gathered some info on ADHD in the early 90s. I am always amazed how little people know about it since approx 50% of the population have it.

    Two sources. 1. Clarke Institute. Toronto. Dr Jain. 2. Autistic Research Foundation, I believe it was San Diego.

    Also Dr Jan worked with the same type of Institute in California. Together they were the authority for ADHD and ADD. Among other things.

    It doesn’t mean ADHD people can’t think. It means they don’t focus on one thing for long periods of time. It’s broken down into 2 parts: ADHD and ADD. ADD is the ability to focus on one project for long periods of time at the exclusion of all else. Polar opposites!

    I think schizophrenia I more what you meant.

    Thanks for everything you do. Love your posts!

  24. A Reader emailed me the following comment:

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    Excellent article again Jon,

    This topic is near and drear to my heart. Simulated learning, as I call it, it seemed to come on strong in the late 1980’s.

    This system pushes the study of unrelated factoids which are separated by the vacuum of space; rendering the mechanisms of reason and logic inoperative. The careful glossing over of complex topics and rote memorization of the historical dates without studying causes and the after effects of a historical event will lead to mind numbingly incompetent young people.

    Rote memorization is good, vital in fact, for without a large vocabulary or the ability to do basic math in your head you will more than likely be relegated to failure.

    When you ask most people today about an important topic they will tell you how they feel but ask the why they feel that way and …….Crickets.

  25. A Reader emailed me the following comment:

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    Your writing is phenomenal Jon!

    I always enjoy every single one.

    My 63 year old husband has ADHD and sometimes I wonder if I now have it too.

    This article helped me understand better what he goes through and explains why he has become so passive. It’s just easier to not have to think.

    Thank you for your wisdom and steadfastness in helping people to wake up and see the reality of our world.

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