… sending your children to public school in the US is a form of child abuse…Sending your kids off for twelve years of soul-sucking government indoctrination and risking them being shot or gassed by the police in the process should be the very last thing you consider.

by TDV Chief Editor, Jeff Berwick via THE DOLLAR VIGILANTE BLOG

Have you ever noticed that if something is really of value or interest to people that you don’t need to advertise it?  Bitcoin, for example, had no paid marketing campaign yet it rose from a total value of $0 to $13.9 billion in less than four years.  Why?  Well, obviously, some people felt it had value.  The same can be said for plants like cannabis.  For decades there was no television advertising of cannabis or marijuana and yet, despite the risk of being kidnapped and put into a cage just for acquiring it, millions did… including pretty much every President of the US.  Why?  Well, obviously, some people enjoy it.

This should be your first clue of why public schooling is not something of real value or interest to most people.  The state is constantly trying to drive it into people’s heads to “stay in school”.

But the fact of the matter is that, as far as humanity is concerned, the entire system of 12 years of government schooling is inherently anti-individual.  If we want the world to be a wonderful place then we should desire independence and individuality.  We should encourage non-conformity.  We should encourage each human being to be their true selves.

Government schooling does the exact opposite.  Central planning of “school” is a communist idea and is meant to turn all of society into an unthinking, dependent, amorphous blob.

The state has now even resorted to scare tactics to force conformity to the memes propagated from the ruling class.  The following commercial played on British TV shows just how bloodthirsty the ruling class is to making children conform to the bad ideas of the day.

But even if you accept the idea that government education is a good thing the latest meme is that government schools are targets for predators who want to kill the kids.  Whether it be an outside person or the kids themselves… they snap and try to kill others.

Even if that were a real fear the question needs to be asked, “What is it about this system that makes some people go insane?”

The answer is quite simple, really.  Humans are not meant to be cloistered, farm-raised and treated not as individuals but as part of a collective.

Yet, now, many publicly indoctrinated parents are calling for even more oppression and government involvement to “protect their kids” from people who can’t handle being oppressed anymore.

The results, if they weren’t so sad, would be absolutely hilarious.


In response to the outcry about the worry of children being killed in public schools the schools have been trying to bring police (centrally planned armed people on welfare with costumes that grant them extended rights and privileges) into the schools to show kids they are safe.

In the UK, a seven-year-old girl was shot by a police officer in front of a group of children while she was on a school trip to the Nottinghamshire Police Department. According to the BBC, the girl suffered “a minor injury to her lip.”

But don’t worry, the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping told BBC that, “I’m shocked, concerned and alarmed at this serious incident. I have received assurances from the chief constable that it won’t happen again.”

The poor seven year old girl was actually sent to the police station as a “reward” for her conformity to the system!

This is not the first time law enforcement has accidently shot children. Lee Paige, a DEA Agent and motivational speaker, was talking to high school students about gun danger when he accidently shot himself in the foot right after telling the children that he is the only one in the room qualified to handle the gun.

Funnily enough, after he shot himself he tried to continue on but was restrained by the school children from touching another gun!

Another incident in Wales entailed children as young as 4-years old being “accidentally” pepper sprayed by police officers from the Gwent Police Department. Technically, it wasn’t “pepper spray” but the new and improved “riot” spray called “PAVA.” (pelargonic acid vanillylamide) The chief of the force apologized for the “error.”

In another episode in Florida students, teachers and parents were scared for their life when an “active shooter drill” brought armed officers bursting into classrooms with weapons drawn.  Students said they were terrified. One seventh-grader, Lauren Marionneaux said she feared for her life.

“We actually thought that someone was going to come in there and kill us.”

Police say the drill was good for the children.

“These types of drills are vital in order to evaluate not only law enforcement response, but more importantly to educate the students and school officials in case an actual event were to occur,” Chief Charlie Bird said in an e-mail.

“Unfortunately, no one gets an advanced notice of real life emergencies,” Polk County Public Schools spokesman Jason Gearey said in an e-mailed statement to The Washington Post. “We don’t want students to be scared, but we need them to be safe.”

In Florida, a school bus driver called the cops on two students who brought a colorful confetti gun onto a bus.  School administrators applauded the bus driver for calling the cops even though he immediately recognized the toy as not a real gun.

According to

Once he heard the pop, even though it may be wasn’t exactly the sound of a gun he just wanted to be precautionary and so he called for backup,” Townsend said. “He did the right thing.”

Flagler County deputies quickly established there was no threat on the bus and the students from Buddy Taylor Middle School continued on the route to the school. Fox 35 showed parents a picture of the party favor, which the district considers a toy gun.

The system itself often causes some kids to lash out against the oppression.  This is what happens when they do in the US:

This was actually played on US TV.  A thirteen year old boy who has had some troubles is not dealt with kindness and love but instead intimidated, physically assaulted and scared to death by adults.


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… sending your children to public school in the US is a form of child abuse.

Beyond all the risks of being in the school is the basic fact that they are being trained to conform, to lose their individuality and to have their creativity sucked out of them.

There are other options… plenty of them.  If you are of the belief that a regimented school structure is a good thing (which I advise you to reconsider if your main goal is to see your child develop into a vibrant and free individual) then at least look at homeschooling (Ron Paul has an excellent curriculum for this for all age groups as does Tom Woods with Liberty Classroom).  Or if your child actually wants to go to a school at least look at schools such as Montessori which attempt to peacefully bring out the most in what your child wants and desires rather than beat them into a one-size-fits-all curriculum.

The main arguments many will have is that they don’t have the time or money to be able to do things like this.  They probably don’t have the time or money because the US government and the Federal Reserve are bleeding them dry.  In that case I highly suggest just getting out of the US.  Nothing good is going to come out of that region over the coming years as its collapse accelerates.

As one example, in Acapulco, Mexico, our 8 and 10 year old children actually want to go to school… the Montessori school here.  After having visited last week I can totally see why.  It is a wonderful environment that encourages fun and creativity.  Most things that are taught are what the child wants to learn and are taught through games and other creative and fun ways of teaching.

I went last week to watch “sports day” which is held every Friday where they play all sorts of sports for the entire day and parent’s are welcomed to come and support their kids.  On this day they had a mini-triathlon in the outdoor olympic size swimming pool.

The cost to attend this school?  Less than $400/month.

At our upcoming Anarchapulco conference at the end of February we will have numerous speakers and workshops on peaceful parenting and even the most radical idea in “schooling”, Unschooling!  Dayna Martin is the world’s foremost expert in removing school from your kid’s lives altogether.  The result?  Vibrant, creative, independent, entrepreneurial children. Dayna  has a favorite saying, “My unschooled child will be the boss of your honor student”.

I’ll be attending with my family to learn more along with many other families looking at new, liberty minded ways to live.  You can read more on her workshop here (it is only $95 currently for an entire family to attend but that price will go up to $145 at the end of this week).

Definitely, whether it be homeschooling, a private Montessori school or even radical unschooling there is little to no chance of an active shooter event breaking out! And certainly no need for the police to come to your home, by surprise, and scare your children by faking an active shooter drill because “we need them to be safe”.

There are other ways to live.  Sending your kids off for twelve years of soul-sucking government indoctrination and risking them being shot or gassed by the police in the process should be the very last thing you consider.

Questions, comments or experiences? Let us know in the comments…

Anarcho-Capitalist.  Libertarian.  Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State and the Central Banks.  Jeff Berwick is the founder of The Dollar Vigilante, CEO of TDV Media & Services and host of the popular video podcast, Anarchast.  Jeff is a prominent speaker at many of the world’s freedom, investment and gold conferences including his own,Anarchapulco, as well as regularly in the media including CNBC, CNN and Fox Business.


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