You've put very clearly some of the very things that bother me about life on planet earth. I wish I had more answers than questions on how to change things for the better.
It seems as though a declaration of human rights should be designed to apply to all humans from the first instant of birth.
Where the only permissible early education of the child is designed to firstly give the child the tools to think rationally and secondly to fully describe the societal structures that the child has been born into.
We currently expect our children to hit the ground running, and to just pick up life skills along the way. They are supposed to be nurtured and trained for life from their first moments by their parent/s, who themselves have had little or no formal training in the most crucial aspects of this monkey madness.
The parents themselves having been forcibly conditioned from birth to "believe" in whichever system they've been born into.
If we do not educate our children honestly (and assuming/pushing that "our way of life", "our belief system" is the only correct one is dishonest in the extreme), then we "slave" our children (from birth) to the existing Heath Robinson machinery of inherited inevitable acceptance of a failing status quo.
Just some of the things I didn't learn in school. Things that were not a specific deliberate part of the curriculum.
We were never taught anything about humans behaving towards humans.
It's a joke. The game is rigged. Surely the one thing we are going to spend our lives doing (normally) is interacting with others of our species?
Why is this not a most significant study stream all the way through school?
So it leads onto the disastrous fact that we were never taught anything about emotions and rational thought.
If we are untrained in discerning our emotional response from rational response how can we be expected to recognise which factor colours any specific action?
For example, if the complete structure of the path to violent action is not described (and understood), how can general societal condemnation and law making be expected to stop it? IRL it doesn't.
It is stupid to believe that we can pass laws like thou shalt not act from anger, greed, fear, lust, revenge, etc etc when all we do is describe the titles of these symptoms and do not educate our children to recognise the basic source of them.
"Irrationality" should be a fundamental study course from day one all the way through all education.
(and I know previously I stated that rational thought is a limited tool, but it is the only tool that has a chance of improving our species.)
Further, if we are untrained in discerning conditioned response from reasoned response, then we are surely condemned to repeat the sins of our fathers, as we are conditioned "expected" to fit in, to get ahead, to adopt a family, a tribe, a football team, a state, a country, a religion.
It is as if the overwhelming arrogance of the elders is such that they are so assured of their "beliefs" that they are not only willing to indoctrinate their children totally from birth, but they will actively ensure that those children will not have the tools to possibly disagree.
Is there some basic inability to look realistically outside of ones position in life?
Society as a whole seems to demand slaves for children/children for slaves.
So I was born. I got no choice in that. I was not asked if it was what I wanted, it was foisted on me.
So I was born white, I got no choice in that, and yet our irrational systems (so worshipped in the steadfast ceaseless following) have forever judged one colour more meritorious than another.
So I was born catholic, australian, upper working-class (with aspirations). .........I don't think so.
These were the labellious (sic) lies I was breast fed.
I was born atheist, earthling and free (within my own mind at least).
Everything else, presented as reality was in fact an unconscious attempt at my enslavement to my parents and their society's perception (for their benefit).
(And I fully acknowledge the unmistakeable fact that I was born one of the lucky ones.)
The world should be described to children as it is, not distorted by emotional connection or from the desire to be part of something more than a random chance generated chaotic point on a historical timeline (a timeline which only exists within this monkey evolved self awareness anyway).
And again I point out that the hardest thing about infant indoctrination, is for the indoctrinated to even realise they've been indoctrinated.
If we do not educate our children and offer them the chance and the tools to think past the traditional chains, then we condemn the future through our stupidity.