"The ruling class has the schools and press under its thumb.
This enables it to sway the emotions of the masses."
Albert Einstein
(1879-1955) Physicist and Professor, Nobel Prize 1921
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Well done Albert; and, it still applies today but even more so...
 -- Robert, Sarasota     
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
     -- Mike, Mount Holly, NC      
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI      
    How true! How very true! And when will the "people" ever learn this?
     -- Dick, Fort Worth     
     -- darrell thompson, jognson city tn.      
     -- Chelsy      
    totally agreed, esp. in North America
     -- michael, kitchener,on     
    very true, very, very true.
     -- Anonymous     
     -- JoW, Utah      
     -- Anonymous      
    How much more true this is after the 2008 elections.
     -- Alyblueyz, Phoenix, AZ     
     -- Anonymous      
    Yes, and add Hollywood to the list.
     -- John, Centennial, CO     
    Applies so well to 'global warming'.
     -- Beansie, California     
     -- Anonymous      
    Time to home school!!!
     -- Byron, Fort Collins, CO     
     -- J. Allen, Arlington, Va      
    10 stars at least.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
    Without a doubt, ethics, morality, family values, personal responsibility, adherence to our Founding Principles and any kind of nobility whatsoever are being brainwashed right out of our society. Even our "Dept. of Public Education" feels it is their responsibility to take our children from crayons to condoms. We have become a very sick society, all in the name of the Nanny State.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Einstein failed physics in school -- just goes to show how it works. Turn off broadcast news -- they don't call it 'programming' for nothing. This is why out of 300 million people, we are 'given' a 'choice' of a dozen puppets to elect as the protectors of our rights. Anyone who would challenge the ruling class system doesn't have a chance to even be known. America is waking up though -- will 2012 be the year?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    This is the reason why the federal government decided to take over the education of our children. Before that, it was the responsibility of the separate states. I'd like to see it go back to that. We'd better if we want to stop the socialist machine who already have our children brainwashed.
     -- GunnyCee, Durham     
    Gunny, I agree. Here's a thought for you though...Don't you think its strange that so many people will die before giving up their guns, but they don't seem to mind handing over their childrens minds...I don't think we should give the state either one.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    I think he was talking about the Koch Brothers, Fox News and some of the Tea Party crowd.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    Imagination is more important that education. A Einstein. yeah I like the man.....
     -- C A Butler, Bangor, Maine.     
    An astute observation in the obvious. Waffler, your moniker should be prefaced with Half Truth to None (Half Truth to None Waffler)
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    A truism extending back to the Stoics.
     -- James Wermuth, Newport, RI     
    Einstein was brilliant in more ways than one! Sadly, his statement is as true today as when it was first spoken.
    Too bad we cannot say the same for the straw-man Waffler, Smith who seems to live in his own alternative universe.
    Waffler needs to join a page where he can find like-minded COMRADE Progressive-Socialists to dance his ludicrous and fully despoilment of Liberty jig. Sadly, Waffler has yet to learn that we aren't ever going to fall in line with his obvious ignorance... but, he must like to fully waste his time being ignored. Such is the case when someone can't put one brain cell in front of the other.
     -- Mary - MI     
    Waffler, you demonstrate the truth of the quote as the only reason you bring up the Koch's, Fox, and the Tea Party is that you have been conditioned to do so, just as Einstein has asserted.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Unfortunately, true. Education is a key. For those of us that are aware, RIGHT information must be spread, & dis-information, must be halted.
    WE, not the ruling class, are the majority, & must take appropriate action.
     -- Valerie Nixon, Richmond VA     
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