The feature image is taken from a 2017 report, Impact Bonds in Mexico: Opportunities and Challenges, sponsored by Brookings Institution, incubator for the Center for Universal Education, and Ethos, a sustainability think tank based in Mexico City that advances policy innovation.
For awhile now I’ve been encouraging those who follow my work to try out the lens I’ve fashioned and use it to look with compassion around their own communities. Recently, I talked with a few people about writing letters that might illustrate how the research I’ve undertaken relates to developments in their hometowns. The understanding was that these letters could be shared with the wider community as a series of “Letters from Around the Labyrinth.” A secondary goal was to try and practice compassionate examination of these systems of domination without getting entangled with them and allowing these energetic forces to steer our consciousness. My hope is that in developing this skill we can aspire to think clearly, as John Trudell long exhorted, dispel some of the anxiety, and set intentions for healing along the way.
This first letter is from Maria in Mexico. Education is United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4. The children of Mexico and the rest of Latin America are being directly targeted for “human capital improvements” via ed-tech solutions that will groom them to build and defend cybernetic Metaverse “life.” The solutions offered will generate profits for social entrepreneurs while containing and directing the life prospects of millions within the sprawling chains of distributed ledger technology. All of this will of course be framed as economic liberation through skill badge crypto gaming. Poverty continues to be a huge issue in her country. Mexico has been a testbed for conditional cash transfer policies since the 1990s, a fact that deserves attention and wider discussion. If you haven’t read my research on that, you can do so here. It’s important context as is the clip of Jeremey Corbyn speaking of early childhood education finance in Southern Mexico. What Maria and her fellow citizens are facing is structural economic dysfunction engineered from within and without through decades of strategically weaponized debt compounded by ongoing social unrest. In her letter and supporting documents we see how the United Nations is grooming middle school children to take on the Sisyphean task of remedying the harm wrought by inhuman global hedge funds. It’s not right.
Thank you Maria for your sharing your view from where you are on behalf of the children.
“Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. what was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the Spice they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it…all their ferocity was turned outwards against the enemies of the state against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children.” George Orwell, 1984
How are you? I’m attaching the information about the called “cuadernillo” or “textbook” for children of 6th grade of primary school, textbook created by the Mexican Government together with the UN and with the help, as they used to, of NGOs. In the document I include too my opinion, as I consider the language and the instructions are a manipulation, besides that the children of 10-12 years old (6th grade) are kids, not adults and do not have the age to sign letters, to commit, to have the judgement and criteria to decide many things that are mentioned in the cuadernillo.
The aim of the “cuadernillo”, is to teach the children about the Agenda 2030, each of the 17 SDGs, and each one include a practical exercise “forcing” the kids to make a commitment together with their families to “help” reaching the goals in their communities of each SDG. It goes beyond the families, as its mentioned in the attached document I translated into English as the “cuadernillo” document is only in Spanish. This with the help of the teachers of all schools, as in the document it says they were trained to teach properly the Agenda 2030 and SDGs. Other important thing to notice is that coincidentally they printed the textbook / cuadernillo in Mexico in 2020, exactly when the pandemic started. Thus, it was planned in 2019 like many other projects planned exactly before 2020, in 2019 to be ready for the pandemic. It was for the scholar year 2020-2021, and it says too that it was for free distribution, not for sale.
In my opinion, after you’ll see the attachment, it’s more than clear, in my opinion, that this is a complete indoctrination for the children, but more than only about the Agenda 2030. It’s about involving the family, spreading the word, involving and checking that their community is behaving according to the SDGs, with this textbook and exercises, the kids will have clear that if you don’t commit with the Agenda 2030 and if they see other people doing something different vs the SDGs, they have the right to be vigilant, to accuse, to take evidence and inform the authorities. THEY’RE CREATING “AGENTS”, THAT´S THE NAME THEY GIVE THE KIDS, AGENTS. They’re creating spies or kind of Communist / totalitarian monsters to spy their neighbour instead of really helping them by heart.
Thank you for your kind attention. Attached the document and there includes the sources of all the documents.
Greetings from Mexico.