Back in the dizzay, Napoleon and his voluntary soldier homies ganked the Prussian’s professional mercenary army in the battle of Jena-Auerstedt in 1806. The folks back in Prussia weren’t into that, so they implemented Prussian style education with the intent of developing a more bureaucratic and subservient population (so their soldiers wouldn’t bail from battle and the ment of many can be govern-ed better).

Engineer yourself. Try to avoid someone else from doing it.

Seriously. Go read about Prussian style education. If words make your brain hurt, here’s the first of four dope videos by some cool cats: The Prussian Connection to American Schooling (Part 1), by John Taylor Gatto