There are huge efforts that do go into making people, to borrow Adam Smith’s phrase, « as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human being to be. » A lot of the educational system is designed for that, if you think about it, it’s designed for obedience and passivity. From childhood, a lot of it is designed to prevent people from being independent and creative. If you’re independent-minded in school, you’re probably going to get into trouble very early on. That’s not the trait that’s being preferred or cultivated.
Extrait de « Class Warfare », 1995