Socrates knew: Democracy only work with well educated people,

destroying education means destroying democracy

Socrates was killed by a democratic process – involving 500 randomly chosen Athens (obviously badly educated)


Countries with top education:

  • Norway (spending #4 by %GDP)
  • Finland (spending #9 by %GDP)
    • kids start school at year 7 or even 8
    • 10min of homework
    • stop teaching to standardized tests (have this in Germany as well…)

(Thanks Mr Moore! For your very educational movies 🙂

The Finland Phenomenon: The Best Education System:

Those countries have cut funding of education:

  • USA (ranks #19 in the world by spending % of GDP for education and more cuts to come:
  • Germany (ranks #35 in the world by spending % of GDP for education)
    • the teachers: “there are not enough teachers” and it is true Norway and Finland are better at PISA and have more teachers per student and spend more on education. (rank #4 and #9)
    • for a country with this economy/export revenues it is simply a UNDERFUNDED CATASTROPHE and there is no excuse to not spend less than Norway and Finland.
    • (budget is increasing but it is still little)
    • also Universities are experiencing budget cuts and are WAY TOO MUCH dependent on external private sponsors thus producing biased science – not good.
    • what is very very bad in German schools is: no teamwork
      • there is a lot of competition among students to be “the top 10 best”
      • instead of focusing on learning useful broad horizon knowledge process
      • instead of 1teacher (dictator) vs 30kids (worthless material) learning testing forgetting random bullshit “knowledge bulimia”
      • they should reserve time for students to teach students
        • this would be way more effective because students can explain things in their own words from a different angle making more students understand the subject – this is thought to be “inefficient” but it is NOT.
  • Brazil: (ranks pretty good #7 in spending for education budget in % of GDP), Bolsonaro seems to not like it and wants to cut it.


Demagogue = Populist


A demagogue /ˈdɛməɡɒɡ/ (from Greek δημαγωγός, a popular leader, a leader of a mob, from δῆμος, people, populace, the commons + ἀγωγός leading, leader)[1] or rabble-rouser[2][3] is a leader who gains popularity in a democracy by exploiting prejudice and ignorance among the common people, whipping up the passions of the crowd and shutting down reasoned deliberation.[1][4] Demagogues overturn established norms of political conduct, or promise or threaten to do so.[5]

Historian Reinhard Luthin defined demagogue thus: “What is a demagogue? He is a politician skilled in oratory, flattery and invective; evasive in discussing vital issues; promising everything to everybody; appealing to the passions rather than the reason of the public; and arousing racial, religious, and class prejudices—a man whose lust for power without recourse to principle leads him to seek to become a master of the masses. He has for centuries practiced his profession of ‘man of the people’. He is a product of a political tradition nearly as old as western civilization itself.”[6]

Demagogues have appeared in democracies since ancient Athens. They exploit a fundamental weakness in democracy: because ultimate power is held by the people, it is possible for the people to give that power to someone who appeals to the lowest common denominator of a large segment of the population.[7] Demagogues usually advocate immediate, forceful action to address a national crisis while accusing moderate and thoughtful opponents of weakness or disloyalty.

the silent way to revolutionize:

mankind (= aka the world) can be a growing awareness of what lifestyle changes are needed to be done in order to allow a sustainable future and secure the survival of mankind.

You do not have to kill anyone for this – a little boring – changing your own lifestyle – bit by bit – step by step.

growing vegetables yourself (of course needs a piece of land? where to get it form? you will have to fight hard for it, this is where violence probably occurs) but also studying science and developing technology that allows humans to travel to distant planets and settle there – would be such thing.

what country who spends most on education by % of GDP according to OECD:

Data table for: Public spending on education, Primary to post-secondary non-tertiary / Tertiary, % of GDP, 2016 or latest available
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South Africa #1
Costa Rica #2
Denmark #3
Norway #4
Iceland #5
Belgium #6
Brazil #7
Israel #8
Finland #9
Argentina #10
New Zealand #11
United Kingdom #12
Sweden #13
Korea #14
France #15
Portugal #16 3.392
Latvia #17 3.254
Switzerland #18 3.232
United States #19 3.207
Mexico #20 3.204
Australia #21 3.182
Netherlands #22 3.176
Canada #23 3.169
Colombia #24 3.069
Chile #25 3.026
Austria #26 2.978
Slovenia #27 2.955
Poland #28 2.929
Luxembourg #29 2.794
Italy #30 2.780
Estonia #31 2.749
Hungary #32 2.674
Greece #33 2.660
Spain #34 2.656
Germany #35 2.608
Slovak Republic #36 2.554
Turkey #37 2.533
Ireland #38 2.511
Indonesia #39 2.492
Japan #40 2.479
Czech Republic #41 2.424
Lithuania #42 2.315
Russia #43 1.843

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