The absence of knowledge, fact or experience. That does not make the word pejorative. Until the knowledge, fact or experience is revealed we remain helpless. We may be intelligent and well meaning but while we are ignorant of something, it is beyond our power of comprehension. You crawled until it was revealed to you that you could walk upright. You babbled until words were revealed to you so that you became able to communicate. Revelation is the essence of human growth and independent thought and for centuries in Western Christian culture was the purpose of education and study. Unfortunately, since the late nineteenth century our system of education has become preoccupied with indoctrination, which by its very nature leaves its victims ignorant of the necessary knowledge and facts to perform their familial and civic duty. This is evidence of intentional tyranny. The tyrant must not reveal the knowledge or facts that will harm his tyranny. There is a multitude of evidence of this state imposed ignorance and I can find no better spokesman than the respected Harvard Professor of education and psychiatry who in 1973 at the Childhood International Education Seminar in Denver revealed tyranny’s motives. Professor Chester M. Pierce stated, “Every child in America entering school at the age of 5 is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiance to our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you teachers to make all these sick children well – by creating the international child of the future.” No doubt Professor Pierce studied the socialist writings of Bertrand Russell who earlier stated, “Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are thus schooled they will be incapable…of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished.” Today’s popular culture evidences the success of this system of ignorant education. All who are alive today suffer as victims from some aspect of its insidious pervasiveness. Many people become voluntary enforcers of their own ignorance through fear. Thus, it is that state imposed ignorance has become the implement of bondage of America in the 21st Century. Your ignorance of truth in no way alters truth and self-enforced avoidance of independent study only strengthens your bondage – giving rise to frustration and hopelessness, which are fuel for the demagogue and rest for the tyrant.