Bertrand Russell quotes Fichte- “education should aim at destroying free will”

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872-1970) was a renowned British philosopher and mathematician who was an adamant internationalist and worked extensively on the education of young children. He was the founder of the Pugwash movement which used the spectre of Cold War nuclear annihilation to push for world government. Among many other prizes, Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 and UNESCO’s (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) Kalinga prize in 1957.

Bertrand Russell wrote in his  book entitled The Impact of Science on Society (1952)  that:

“It is to be expected that advances in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries.

Fichte laid it down that, education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished. But in his day this was an unattainable ideal: what he regarded as the best system in existence produced Karl Marx. In future such failures are not likely to occur where there is dictatorship.

Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible.

Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so.

Above was written so long ago yet it reflects what is happening today, IMO. I find this kind of stuff eerie… yet enlightening  I don’t wear rose tinted glasses like I used to.

6 Comments on “Bertrand Russell quotes Fichte- “education should aim at destroying free will””

  1. giraffedancer says:

    Hey Jatinda. You are there as a link in my blog so I can´t forget you. Thought I would check you out as I am a web-addict. Thank you for the Jefferson quote. I had read it before but then lost it.
    I treasure that quote.

    “Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so.”

    Here is an RSA film that I was reminded of by this quote. Keep smiling folks!

    Also in the same series is the inspiring Jeremy Rifkin “Empathic Civilisation”.

    Check it out girl! It really seems possible don´t it?

    Love JOe and Carme, to your family and the land.

    • Thanks JOe, will defo check out the links. I can’t forget you guys either. It is weird but I dreamt of you Carme and O,L last night!! In my dream you were back living at the land. you had your half but it was more towards Paco’s land.. You guys were happy and it was just a great dream 🙂
      Coincidence hey…

      • Giraffedancer says:

        Yes, great dream. The great coincidence is that it is all one, perfect, of course.

        Bless us all. And your money worries are over. If you read this page you will discover that the money system is going down in November this year. Fifth dimensional Earth is not far behind!

        Love Joe

      • Hi Joe, just spent loads of time on the land and we are off again tonight. The river is such a beautiful.. completely enchanting especially after a morning spent clearing and digging out weeds in the burning sun!

        The intrepretations of the crop circles… I suspect some intelligece is shouting out some important information to humanity.. to take heed etc..
        We are living in the end times of kalyug (the dark age as per my cultural background and belief) and I guess all this stuff going on seems to point to the “end”. This “end” is simply a change of the earth through floods and a humongous REDUCTION in population.. For me the main thing is not to worry about it as everything happens for a reason but to pray for all…

        The BP oil “spill” wrong word sorry.. “disaster of biblical proportion”…. is being tremendously downplayed. I asked some neighbours what they thought and none of them seemed interested or concerned…its not in the papers and media in general..
        .. I feel scientists from the whole world should be putting their heads together to try and stop this “bleeding of the earth”..and money should not be an issue!
        I guess we have leached so much of our mother Earth that she is saying, here have it all…

      • Giraffedancer says:


        I sent this link, though …..

        not for the bit about the money but because it is a stunning new crop-circle.


        We are in England in July and I want to go do a crop circle tour. I am also doing a course in Vortex Healing in London.

  2. Hope England is treating you well. Would love to see you guys here…?

    Crop cirlcle is certainly VERY BEAUTIFUL…. This life presents so much to mystify my mind.. Love to know what happens with the course. I am experimenting with MMS2. It is early days but have had positive outcomes will share experience in an article. At the mo I am getting ready to go to the land again. (I came back to watch the footy!)

    love to chummies and C xx

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