Exposing the Cause of the Teenage Opiod Crisis
WASHINGTON, DC – Joe David, the controversial author of The Fire Within, believes that the current drug problem in America is a strong statement of the age in which we live, where ignorance and sensations are esteemed, not knowledge and reason. For this, David blames the educators. By denying the supremacy of reason with anti-conceptual and anti-intellectual nonsense, teachers are creating disordered minds that can't integrate information conceptually. David points to the volumes of information (devoid of rational content and logical cohesion) that students must swallow in order to get through school. "Being 'educated,' "The Fire Within author claims, "is accepting propaganda and half-truths as historical facts, in lieu of objective reality linked meaningfuly and honestly to a larger historical truth and overview." Failure to do this has resulted in creating the modern teenager--the babbling idiot--who can't intellectually integrate the "knowledge" he "learns," and who deals with his ignorance (and his mental confusion) by wiping out reality with drugs. David strongly believes to end this critical crisis the schools must hire teachers with subject knowledge and a commitment to teaching sound thinking skills. "A healthy mind," David said, "dedicated to the joys of learning in a truly intellectual sense is not a mind that needs to obliterate reality with drugs."