The late George Carlin, in what might have been his finest moment ...
"It's a big club, and you ain't in it." A sample:
They don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don't want well informed well educated people capable of critical thinking ... They don't want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and figure out how badly they're getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard thirty fucking years ago. They don't want that. You know what they want? Obedient workers.
Raw? Sure. Rude? Pretty much. Don't care. Dude was right.
(P.S. Should probably add this, just to give some historical context. H/t thwap.)