The public education system in the US was designed to create dependence on the system as being the ultimate authority. It is therefore, not necessary to have everyone be educated in the belief system they designed for it to be secured as a powerful tool. It is only necessary that those who are educated in this way to be the best able to dominate those who aren't.
Once the tools of manipulation and domination are created compliance to a set of nationalistic goals is much easier to demand. Nationalism encourages laws that are void of reason. Nationalism is dependent on militarism so militarist virtues are what a nation with empirical aspirations will encourage the public to learn. Building an empire depends upon aggression so those who are deemed to be the most successful in a culture with these goals will be the ones who are best able to intimidate and/or manipulate the most people.
Many academics absolutely believe that they do and should own, regulate, and police the Internet and any other method the public may use to communicate. The purpose for understanding and helping others to understand has been completely obstructed by academic debates where the winner of the competition that academics design and regulate can reinforce their illusion of superiority.
Many of the so-called skeptics within the autism wars I find on the Internet seem to reinforce an ablest value system. Many are constantly using names to insult people's intelligence and attempting to show how autistic people already have superior intelligence based on typical standards. This is self-defeating and contrary to the goals of neurodiversity.
Insults that describe selfishness, ignorance, self-serving attitudes,etc., are also meaning stupid, dumb and retarded. These insults are typically used to describe someone who is thinking independently from the established norm. Therefore, using such insults in this way support the established norm, which ultimately restricts diversity and independent criticism so all the problems with the established norm are not only not solved but the evolution of intelligence is stifled.
As I said in my previous post Mindectomy, the control of the condescending and manipulative discipline known as behaviorism fits very well into further establishing the US public school systems as a military training ground. Using such a value system to train public students will further normalize or otherwise exclude any diverse and/or independent thinkers.
All the social programs that have been described as progressive in the public school systems have claimed to encourage inclusion. However, this inclusion is meant to promote socialization by way of either normalizing or excluding the students. This ideal is not contradictory to the encouragement of further institutionalizing dissidents and social outcast that could not otherwise be controlled.
The failure of our other forms of institutionalization are now encouraging a firmer control by the federal government on the behavior of school children so the children are taught early how to be obedient to the state.
As terrible as I'm sure the Judge Rotenberg Center is, it is not operating independently from how behaviorism is being practiced in other institutions. Using words of propaganda such as "positive" and "support"does not in any way show how the form of Applied Behavioral Analysis known as Positive Behavioral Support will use restraint and seclusion in any safer or more humane way.
Industry depends on repeat business and government contracts ensure industries the ultimate authority to create and demand the only rules that govern them.In the same way that John D. Rockefeller created a monopoly of Standard Oil by controlling every stage of the production and distribution of its products the US government understands very well the importance of controlling every aspect of the industry of public education.
Science and mathematics are languages, which are created to understand the nature of our relationship to the environment. Since very few people are given an opportunity to understand these languages and therefore contribute to the expansion and depth of understanding these languages are claiming to promote, everyone's understanding of that nature is severely limited.
In the same way that industry in the United States has promoted institutionalization, behavior modification works as well at promoting consumerism as it does in neutralizing the progress of our educational system and making it more exclusive. Unless we want our nation to be nothing but an empire protected by a strong military, we need to consider other ways to engage people in learning that are less manipulative and domineering. If freedom and democracy are the goals then intimidation will not serve as an effective tool for accomplishing our goals.