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From the hidden archives and covered annals of History, falls the troublesome tale of Tea, Camellia Sinensis, or as they called it in China, cha.

Like coffee beans, vanilla cane, cacao beans, sugar cane, yerba mate leaves and coca leaves, this light and soft, green leaf – delivers a nice energy kick for its users.

An important question elicits some response: how did such a distant Asian plant change the course of world history, and yet transform so many cultures – and even those far off lands where it is impossible to grow such a plant?

The answer lies not so much with the plant – but with the historical traders who have profited off such a traffic. Whether trafficking in human slaves for plantation death work, opiates for achieving quick deaths, high-tech weapons for creating more wars, psychotropic meds for encouraging more mass killings, or processed meats for allowing more efficient slaughterhouse floors – the trade in spices and herbs does engender some peculiar benefits.

It was not the spice-herb itself however. The human actions of traders changed everything through their cravings and desires for greater and faster profits. They have been the ones who have manipulated the prices, achieved monopolies, and pressured states to go to war over such rights of monopoly and the free trade of capital.

All of this rancid progress implied cheaper commodity prices across the board, and even cheaper wages for the unfortunate worker slaves on the plantations. Most importantly, all of their outrageous profits thereby insured the capitalist owners their legal rights to join the slothful, aristo-parasite club.

In the 1830s, one of the world history’s greatest colonial kidnappers, transporters, slave masters and mass murderers of Africans, the British Empire, had just recently ‘freed’ its slaves in the West Indies. Their West Indian, or really Caribbean, colonies represented Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua and a whole other list of little islands that were nothing more than African extermination centers located in the Caribbean.

Like the other mass murderers of Africans, such as the Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French, Danish and American Empires, the British authorities widely celebrated their so-called ’emancipation from slavery.’ The slave rebellions and escapes were too much to handle – although they never admitted this. The colonizers always stated that their abolition of slavery was due to their European benevolence.

Through such colonial benevolence, those same European authorities refused to offer any help to the former ex-slaves. The ex-chattel dregs received no property, money, housing, food or anything – instead the authorities always compensated the wealthy slave-plantation owners and traders.

The ex-slave had thus transformed into the new criminal class of the lumpen proletariat, last hired, first hired – and only offered the worst jobs in regards to both pay and health dangers. If the ex-slave, the newly minted criminal, dared to protest, strike or riot, then the local military or paramilitary police forces would simply shoot and murder them like exterminating rabid dogs. This is what happened in such ex-colonies as Jamaica, Brazil and Louisiana during the mid to late 1800s.

As a historian, there was always another driving concern in regards to the whole abolition of slavery myth. Why did certain European and Euro-American powers legislate emancipation at different times?

The Brazilian Portuguese and the Spanish Cubans legislated emancipation of the slaves in the 1880s. The French legislated final slave abolition in the 1840s. The British did it in the 1830s. What happened in the 1830s? Britain’s imperial possessions in other parts of the world can add some understanding to the general history.

At this same time in world history, the British began their colonial-imperial moves to control the entire international tea market.. They had also become the greatest drug dealers in world history. The British Empire would steal both the tea production and some seeds from China. Next, they would produce the Chinese tea on large plantations in northern India and Ceylon, (the island of Sri Lanka, off the southern tip of India), while using slave labor, or ‘coolies’ from all over South Asia.

The British Empire would soon cultivate another crop of poppy plants on their same colony of India, soon called ‘The British Raj’ in order to sell the product as black opium paste to the unwary Chinese, and thereby make millions off the addicts, while creating a permanent client base of junkies. With the abolition of slavery in the British Caribbean, the British Empire could coerce poor Asians to immigrate to the Caribbean in order to work as coolie slaves on the sugar plantations. The island of Trinidad was the worst of the lot.

The ingenious British capitalists and colonial officials had both corralled ready consumers and ready slave workers on three different, separate continents!

British tea drinking would become cheap and widely accepted in Victorian British culture, with even the British royal court having its ‘afternoon tea time.’ Tea converted into the cheap rage for all of its social classes: the aristocracy, the middle class who always aped them, and even the new working classes, who had to work so many hours that they had no time for proper meals. Tea breaks and drinking class time at the pub would often suffice.

Meanwhile, back in India, all the tea plantations had imprisoned slave workers, often worked to death, while others just died of disease.

Tea, or the milky chai stuff with masala spices, had also become a new fad for the Indian colonial collaborators, or ‘the civil service.’ These same people would take over the Indian state after their so-called, ‘independence-emancipation’ in 1948.

In China, plagued with its British ‘trading ports,’ such as Hong Kong and Shanghai, the colonizers had stolen the tea secrets, broke the Chinese tea economy, and at the same time, the Brit colonial merchants were drugging millions of Chinese with the opium poison cultivated in India!

Many displaced Chinese farmers had to look for work across the globe, and so they became the new coolie wage slaves found in the American west, in Andean South America, and often transported on flimsy work contracts to work on the other British colonial possessions, such as Malaya, in the Indochina region.

Tea is a light and bitter-tasting green leaf that alleviates against torpor and sloth. Often ground into power with water, or oxidized into a black dried leaf and sipped with deep creamy spices, camellia sinensis, offers an airy release to the doldrums of living life. It is a drug, but not even close to the power of soft drugs. Tea simply refreshes the mind from its constant struggle against inertia.

Tea’s history is ancient another story altogether. Always precious within the Chinese Middle Kingdom, Chan/Zen Buddhist monks, of the Mahayana persuasion, regularly used and extolled tea’s virtues in helping keep the monk focused, while persevering between meditation sessions. Monks in Korea and Japan also imbibed the grounded, powdery tea leaves. Soon an entire mindful ceremony revolved around the use, presentation, and sipping of tea.

Unfortunately for tea, European military colonizers and the dishonest merchants of capital had also spotted uses for the plant. They perceived tea not as a universal drink, but as a commodity for control, monopoly and export – and in the final product, a windfall of profits for their perverted dreams of laziness.

To live – and to never have to do any hard work again! Due to all of their gnawing cravings and desires for profit, the merchants of capital a would perform any crime imaginable for its conquest: theft, lying, disreputable livelihoods, profiteering, enslaving, and of course, murder.

The British colonial cloak and dagger plot goes even deeper. In the 1830s, The Royal Horticultural Society hired a Scotsman, dressed in Chinese mandarin garb, like the Italian Jesuits about 200 years before him, to spy out the production of tea in China. This man, a Mr. Robert Fortune, (yes, that was his real name), was able to take copious notes and grab lots of seeds. He even transferred his loyalties to a more ominous entity, The British East India Company. And yes, this was the same notorious outfit that got its tea monopoly taken care of during the 1770s in America, and lead to the revolt there, i.e. the Boston Tea Party!

Fortune did make his Fortune for both him and his East India Company. By, the 1840s the British had established tea slave plantations in Assam and Darjeeling, and when their coffee production scam fell through in Ceylon, the British switched to tea down there. Is it not a coincidence that the British Raj of colonial India began in 1848.

The British had a hard time in rounding up coolie, indentured slaves for their plantations, so they imprisoned them inside those hellholes, and would not pay them in coin. Instead, they gave out scrap papers, which made them debt slaves to the ‘companies.’ The British even refused to supply clothing, housing – and even food. Most of the slaves would die through overwork and disease. There were many escapes. One slave plantation owner actually sent a local paramilitary force to murder the escapees.

All of this happened. Even Indian official history refuses to tell the horrid details. Maybe because their great, great grandparents helped their own British overlords in committing the mass imprisonment and mass murder.

The British Empire was always expert in the importation of foreign workers. The locals knew the dangers of working on their tea plantations, so the British colonials brought in unwary Nepalese. In Ceylon, modern Sri Lanka, the Sinhalese would not work to die on those plantations, so the British imported Tamils from southern India to work as slaves. The British then snubbed the Buddhist culture of the Sinhalese, and so they purposefully fused the tensions between the two communities leading to the recent Sinhalese extermination of the Tamil communities in Sri Lanka.

Is not absurd that in many of the places where the British had recently colonized, they have also left legacies of hate and murder between once peaceful communities: Sri Lanka-Tamil Nadu, India-Pakistan, Ulster-Ireland, Jordan-Palestine, Iraq-Gulf States, Canada-Quebec, Malaysia-China, Egypt-Sudan, Iraq-Iran, Afghanistan-Kashmir, Kenya-Uganda, Myanmar-Burma, Australia-Aboriginal Reserves, South Africa-Boer Afrikaaner States, New Zealand-Maori Treaties, Rhodesia-Zimbabwe and Biafra-Nigeria?

And so it goes – the British Empire triumphed in their devious schemes to become the biggest tea importer monopolists around the world. We have only to look on the contemporary tea names of Lipton, Tetley and Twinning, to uncover their devious works.

The British ultimately ceded their port colonies to Chinese control – and the British lost America some 200 years before. Both the British and Indians are now milky tea drinkers. Tea has become part of their cultures – inclusive of cricket and lackadaisical civil service bureaucracies. Absurdity is everywhere and the Six Truths of History still reign supreme.

Tea has not just changed the cultures of China, Korea, Japan, India, Sri Lanka and Britain. Russia has also adopted tea drinking and its rituals with the samovar instrument to pour the stuff. Russian tea drinking actually became an integral part of its culture around the same time as British culture embraced tea, during the nineteenth-century.

Islamic medieval civilization had been enjoying the bittersweet and light brews of tea with little marzipan cakes for a thousand years before the Europeans began to monopolize the trade. They were the first merchants of both tea and coffee, and never did they pine to control the entire tea market.

In the Maghreb and the Sahel of North Africa, a marvelous tea culture has emerged among all the different nations that live there. Once the tea sits in the metal tea container for at least ten minutes, called a tetería in Spanish, then the pourer throws the first cup to the floor, which flows with loose grains. This is the cup for one’s enemies. Next, comes the first pour of hot tea around the table, and often between friends, which represents the fiery power of youth. The second round of tea usually has sugar added to it. This round signifies life’s sweet moments of love, family and one’s mastery of work. The third oblation is the final one. This last drink has a more lukewarm, grainy and bitter flavor to it. The last libation represents the bittersweet taste of life leading to old age, illness and death.

Still to this day, wage slaves in India work to death on those same British tea plantations. Now, it is the Neo-colonial State of India that encourages the murder of its own citizens. Tea retains its sacred position in Chinese universal culture, which includes calligraphy writing, distinctive stupa architecture, sublime intellectual masters, paintings on silk, pious Buddhist monks, five thousand years of history, and exquisite porcelain china.

Thanks to America, and especially to the Boston Tea Party of 1773, which helped move the American Revolution along, most modern tea drinkers use tea bags in their cups. In the American Southland, they prefer iced sweet tea, or mint julep tea, to the warm black-milky stuff.

Camellia Sinensis sits on tables across the Earth and remains a prisoner to the tea corporations that want us to purchase their products. They are all distinctly displayed on most supermarket shelves across the globe. We can visit China, Korea and Japan in order to taste the powdered organic stuff – and yet even there – tea still sells on the marketplace.

One can grow tea, but it only flourishes in particular oceanic-moderate climates. Every time we pour another cup, let us stay awake, keep mindful, and live with a mind well-freed – while we shall always remember its absurd, brutal, sad history.

Dangerous Ideologies X: Compulsory State Public Education

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Some of the greatest lies from history have now become our cherished truths.

One such modern ideology has the sweetest public veneer, yet this poison represents the most powerful destroyer of children and learning on this Earth. Its putrid name is Compulsory State Public Education.

The beginning part of the name gives it away entirely, Compulsory State. The second part continues the lies however. It is not public – since it forces itself through political will, top-down, or legal fiat, on both unwary citizens – and even non-citizen residents. Nor has it anything to do with real education. It is actually the opposite of education. Compulsory education actually mutates human consciousness.

This same ideology, and its willing institutions, the schools and education bureaucracies, have structurally combined into forming a slaughterhouse of useless knowledge.

Compulsory State Public Education is the modern state’s most powerful arsenal in the indoctrination and destruction of children’s lives.

It indoctrinates through bogus class divisions between students, such as learning levels, arbitrary class assignments and testing schemes. It destroys young lives through prison-like rule making, dividing students into cliques for greater control, and the institutionalization of boredom, while it severely punishes those who refuse to surrender to such a system, or those recalcitrant rebels who maintain their wills and autonomy after so much legal harassment.

This diabolical system encourages a gross ignorance of our actual reality, while accepting acquiescence towards criminal authorities. Compulsory State Public Education does not produce brave citizens –  instead, it encourages pathetic minds, mindless consumers and potential wage slaves.

Parents ought to beware. How did we get to this state of living where the criminal state now parasites off our children’s minds and bodies?

The stories that hurt me the most, in relation to this ideology, are the ones concerned with bullying. I too suffered bullying when I was kid, and I also participated in such bullying against other kids. Many of us fell into this institutional hell. We were stuck in minimum security jails for kids.

But it is the stories of the kids that eventually kill themselves after so much intolerable bullying at school, and then the school administrators suffer no consequences afterwards. The parents even resign themselves to the loss of their sacred children because it was simply their kids at the wrong place and the wrong time. Then there are the school shootings that have taken place. The most famous one was at a Columbine High School in Colorado.

The reasons for such outbreaks of violence are because Compulsory State Public Education has become the full embodiment of institutional violence, similar to bad paying retail-service sector jobs, local jail-minimum security prisons, and yes, even the army base with its soldier barracks.

Compulsory State Public Education rashes forth from the sewers of Liberalism, which is an ideology more violent, and bursting forth with a greater sacks of lies, than the Psychobabble Quack Cult. The ideology of Marxist Materialism-Socialism-Communism also loves compulsory state schooling. Most of our modern ideologies that worship the State, the government, political hacks, bureaucratic parasitism, authorities, social control, surveillance and the murder of happiness, also support the school institutional system.

Compulsory state education forces the wage slaves living under it to hand over their children, or the prisoners, for a greater part of the day. But some might ask, is it not free?

No, it is never free. The wage slaves are also the taxed and fined ‘citizens,’ and they must hand over even more payments and fees, in order to invest in their own enslavement. This is how our modern capitalist-liberal, ‘free market system’ works.

There is freedom – but only for the political-economic elites who run and game the system. They receive the second chances, while the prisons and the enlisted ranks of the military never touch them.

Super rich parents never send their kids to those state schools. Rather, their children often attend the elite prep-private schools, on the elite private university track. How do you get the children of the losers to support such an unjust and brutal system that regularly destroys their lives? The answer lies in compulsory schooling’s incessant propaganda as a ‘national necessity for a functioning Democracy.’ Compulsory Education now ranks up there in the State echelons, with the cops-police gangs of the State, the military, the flag, the president and the Constitution.

Meanwhile, the street mugger uses brazen violence to get what he wants, while the state mugger uses institutions to hide its crimes. The street mugger eventually winds his way into the prison system, yet the state mugger wins even greater power, prestige, accolades and control.

There are three institutional criminal syndicates that run this particular monster. The first group surrounds the state politicians who continue to pass laws transforming the schools into the growing prison gulag. The methods include increasing the mandatory ages of forced schooling from four to eighteen, augmenting the state minimum requirements in learning useless crap, extending the school year from August to July, imprisoning both teenagers and parents for truancy, imposing regular police officers to watch, arrest and imprison unruly students, creating gun free-drug free school zones while giving students’ names and addresses to military recruiters, so that they can become cannon fodder during the coming war.

The second junta call themselves ‘education leaders,’ or administrators, where they actually receive bogus degrees from flim flam university graduate programs. These are the chancellors and superintendents, their assessors and their advisers, and a whole slew of desk sitting, e-mail sending positions who teach no classes, rarely visit the schools, do no useful work – yet mandate ‘educational policies.’ They are the commandeering class with the annual increases of six figure salaries, excellent benefits and generous life pensions.

Under them are the junior officers, or the school principals and vice principals. All of whom eventually aspire to those Board of Education office desk positions with beginning six figure salaries, great state benefits and even greater state pensions – all paid by the same tax slaves.

The third cabal culminates with the teacher’s unions. The newer teachers are actually at the bottom rung of the hierarchy.

After doling out thousands of bank loaned money to the university fraud ‘education school,’ in order to become ‘certified,’ the beginner teachers have to work very long hours, and often receive the worst classes.

The reason for this underhanded tactic is that the unions run themselves just like the corrupt Boards of Educations. The union bosses also receive six figure salaries, with wondrous benefits and even greater pension plans. The bosses don’t care about the saps that owe money to the state and to the banks. Many of those first year losers get burned out from the terrible work and terrible pay. They rightfully escape teaching altogether.

This rotten institution leaves the few survivors who eventually receive ‘seniority benefits,’ and who often become jaded, brutally cynical and even transform into crazy people. This small group of ‘teachers’ possessing seniority, in due course, earn stable salaries, not exactly six figure salaries, but enough money to make rent paying easier, and they finally receive the cushion teaching jobs, like library positions or a desk at the principal office.

The union hacks support these teacher-parasites because they have already paid thousands of union dues money into the syndicate. After so much teacher turnover, there are not many of these hanger-ons left. This also means more personal money left over for the union ‘jefe’ crooks.

The compulsory state school system has become its own self-sustaining political economy, and now it is one of the most important management systems inside the decaying Amerikan Empire run by Sociopaths. If one travels in most small towns and rural counties across the western US, this crooked system is the biggest employer around. It doesn’t just have teachers and administrators, but also includes yellow bus school drivers, road guards, school board councils, school janitors and class-hall aid monitors.

The compulsory state school political economy is up there with the other big, exploitive employer-institutions around town: the Medical-Hospital-social services-HMO-Insurance complex, both the state and private prison system, the regional state university, civilian contractor-US military base structure, housing construction, which hires both legal and illegal workers, and general service industry jobs: legal front staff workers of waitresses and bartenders, while most back kitchens hire illegals. Meanwhile, structural inflation and unemployment continue to grow exponentially.

Compulsory State Public Education is a modern phenomenon. It has always aligned itself closely with the growth of the Modern State. The Modern State did not coalesce into its current malformations until the late eighteenth-century and during entire nineteenth-century, from 1790-1890.

From the fanatical Liberalism of the French Revolution, the dictator Napoleon began the process of a centralized, nationalist-identity curriculum, in order to further patriotism with a proud ‘national spirit’ for future wars. The Prussian Empire, first defeated by Napoleon, and later, helping to defeat the Beast, with the British and other nationalities at Waterloo, perfected this same putrid ‘educational system’ representing total control and bogus authority.

The Prussian State, implying its military machine, maintained complete power over the mental formations of its children. It imposed an imperial wide, centralized curriculum, and an instruction led and managed institution through teachers and administrators, called ‘gymnasiums.’

This rotten system included rote memorization schemes, punishments for slower students, military bells between classes, and constant repetition of movement while shuttling between rooms. This kid jail transposed the modern army manual to the actual classroom dynamic. You were either a good obedient student-slave, or a dysfunctional rebel-loser. Woe unto the ones who didn’t conform – German culture would hound them mercilessly until they dropped dead of shame and hopelessness.

While this militarist-statist imperial system coalesced, American copycat intellectuals visited the German Prussian provinces for some ideas. Two such intellectuals were Horace Mann and Henry Barnard from Massachusetts. These two rightly understood that Massachusetts Bay Colony had been the first colony to institute forced schooling for children, and so they infiltrated the state government of Massachusetts and set up a legal system for mandated compulsory schooling. This was during the 1840s-50s.

Another state bureaucrat emerged on the political scene, always anxious for more power with a good pay scale: the educator. The educator cabals in many other states also instituted compulsory schooling laws – but to their detriment, they had no way of enforcing them.

Most young people in the early American republic either learned at home, while working on the farm or plantation, or they worked as apprentice-journeymen for master artisans. Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain were two such people. These great men often attended school for a short time, or for no time at all.

With the growth of Progressivism in the late nineteenth-century, American capitalist magnates, such as John D. Rockefeller, called for reforms to the system in order to save Capitalism from its downturns. Owner potentates worked with ‘social justice reformers’ to end the use of child labor, and thereby allow moderate union influences, or company unions, within certain industries.

Some American Federation of Labor, (the AFL), union bosses joined the Reformist call, and so the US Congress enacted it first anti-child labor laws. The union hacks thought that this would open more jobs for men, and especially with all the recent immigrants to the country. As usual, they were wrong.

The capitalists had another card up their sleeves – women workers. What to do with all the children out of work, while many of these immigrants lived in urban slums? The capitalists rallied for a better educated workforce that could read diagrams and do simple math equations. They joined with the Social Justice Reformers in supporting state compulsory schooling. The robber barons never sent their children to such schools, of course.

Everything changed after World War I. In the 1920s, with the institutionalization of a National Income Tax, a federal political police, the FBI, and the First Red Scare against anti-war radicals, state governments also created enforcement agents to persecute the anti-compulsory schooling people, called ‘truancy officers.’

During President Roosevelt’s National Socialist program in the 1930s, most state compulsory schools changed their names to ‘public schools,’ and they all had state Boards of Educations enforcing not just attendance requirements, but also state-wide curriculum standards. One such monstrous school ritual introduced was the so-called ‘Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag’ with students giving a Fascist-like arm salute!

The culmination of compulsory schooling’s power was President Carter’s increasing the federal government bureaucracy with the nefarious Department of Education in the 1970s – whose agents now carry lethal weapons. The Department of Education has always been in the forefront of promoting National Standards Education, testing programs, placement systems, remedial classes, disciplinary sanctions, Special Education sections, High School Graduation to University Access, and other dubious rackets. Those federal bureaucrats only care about amassing more power and increasing their own six figure salaries with full federal benefits and pensions.

For most of us, our compulsory schooling experiences have been horrible and traumatic – and for good reason. Parents who truly love their own children don’t let them rot and torture within such hideous state operations. They often home school them, send them to private academies, set up Free Schools, or they have their children attend particular charter schools.

The bureaucrats are not finished however. They still persecute homeschoolers and seek to force alternative education programs, such as Summerhill, Montessori and Sterner schools to align their studies with garbage state mandates. So far, homeschooling resistance in the States has refused such cowardice.

As long as we demand our own autonomy as human agents, then we must always resist the Modern State and its Compulsory State Public Jail-Schools. Children are not enemies for subjugation, nor good consumers, nor future wage slaves, nor even potential state assassins in the military – they are humans just like us, and deserve such respect.