Selling a culture of ignorance to the young: key moments
Sam Cooke: Don’t know much about anything, what a wonderful world
by Jon Rappoport
April 3, 2017
As my readers know, I’ve been documenting the downfall of education in America for a long time. My basic logic course, contained in my collection, The Matrix Revealed, is one antidote.
Aside from what happens and what doesn’t happen in the classroom, the promotion of a popular culture devoted to glorifying ignorance certainly erodes children’s ambition to learn.
Let’s return to a “more innocent time” to pick up a clue, and a turning point.
Wonderful World, composed by Sam Cooke, Herb Alpert, and Lou Adler, broke on to the scene in 1960. It had legs. Later covers of the tune climbed the charts in 1965 and 1978, and then Cooke’s original performance was resurrected as a hit in 1985 and 1986:
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