“How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?”
~ Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of the Four
By Catherine Austin Fitts
What an intense few months the summer and early fall has been! More than once I have sat in astonishment at the latest development and thought, “I wonder what Joseph has to say about this?”
I caught up with Dr. Joseph Farrell from Amsterdam last week for a transatlantic conversation to “chew through” the Third Quarter Top Stories. If you want to cut through the noise and get to the heart of what is going on around the world, this is a high-octane conversation for you.
Among the many topics we explore, Common Core and the sweeping changes to the US educational system have struck a nerve…and with good reason. Here’s part of what Dr. Farrell has to say:
Students are now taking their standardized tests on computers and the computer adjusts the questions according to the student’s responses. And all of this is being done by an anonymous group of people who have programmed the tests. So, you’re handing even more power over to the corporations that created the standardized testing nightmare in the first place.
In no standardized test is the student allowed sufficient opportunity to explain his or her process of reasoning. They are simply regurgitating pre-selected answers. And now, with the adaptive assessment that common core puts into place, we have a tracking mechanism (yet another level of surveillance) on an individual from the time they enter the school system until they leave. This assessment process is continuous and ongoing in that it will be used as a social engineering tool to steer people into the selected careers that the system desires.
This was precisely the goal of standardized testing to begin with. I view this as:
- A social engineering tool
- Another layer of the surveillance state
- Another layer of corporate looting of the public trough
- Nothing more than another mercantilist policy to favor the big corporations
And the bottom line is that it is already an educational failure.
This is also a system that will put America — and any other country adopting a similar type of educational system — into the bottom tier. Because, rest assured, countries such as Russia, China, India are not going to go in for this.
You cannot sustain any form of American financial or economic or military power if you cannot sustain the culture under-girding it. And you cannot sustain that if you have an educational system that thinks it’s going to get away with training people completely by robotics and faraway, anonymous educators.
Dr. Farrell’s comments on recent developments in Syria involving Russia and the US military are even more astounding. Indeed, a number of his insights on this subject are simply stunning!
I hope that you’ll join us on this week’s Solari Report. If you’re not a subscriber yet, you can learn more about becoming one here.
It’s the last week of October, so our next Money & Markets segment will be in the first week of November. At that time, I will also report on Secret Space Program 2015 where I will be a presenter. Organized by our great allies at GlobalBem, this year’s conference takes place outside of Austin, Texas on the weekend of October 31. Dr. Farrell and I will be joined by host Dark Journalist Daniel Liszt and an all-star cast of researchers and investigative reporters. If you are unable to attend, you can join us by stream — our discount code is here.
Previous Solari Reports featuring Dr. Joseph Farrell:
- At Home in the Heartland
- The Bilderbergers
- Planet Debt: Part 2
- Planet Debt: Part 1
- 2015: Looking Forward
- Global 3.0: The Scientific Breakthroughs
- Oligarchy & Their Fronts
- Physics, Power and the Reinvention of Money
- Mysteries of the Middle Ages
- The Vatican Hires an Auditor & the Reinvention of Everything
- Covert Wars & The Mysterious Strength of the US Dollar
- The Breakaway Civilization, Part Two
- The Breakaway Civilization
Note: You can find Dr. Farrell’s latest books or join his website at Gizadeathstar.com.