facts spoke for themselves.
Why then we would not need historians
we would certainly not need pundits nor would we need editorial writers
we certainly would not need teachers to help us learn how to question and interpret
we would have lists of facts that spoke for themselves
Of course, we would still need people to determine which facts were empowered to speak
Those people would have to be trained or at least indoctrinated as to which facts to include
Oh wait, because our Main Stream Media are dominated by certain interests, that is already happening?
Besides, a factoid - a piece of information or data isolated from any context - may easily mispeak and mislead
What is relevant in one context may be totally irrelevant or even destructive in another
Wouldn't it be nice if all people were empowered on how to learn, to find "facts" and see in what contexts they occur, on how to interpret, and to make sense?
Wouldn't it be wonderful if ALL people were valued and empowered to participate in controlling their own learning and their own government?
Suppose, just suppose that we understood the purpose of PUBLIC education is not primarily economic, as in providing a compliant and trained workforce for corporate interests who do not want to pay for the cost of that training and want a surplus of labor to keep their costs low, but rather to prepare our people for full participation in a life that includes wonder, political participation, social communication as well as the economic interests that should be part but not all of our lives?
Suppose, just suppose that we began to value people for the content of their character an the depth of their hearts more than the size of their bank accounts ....