- Education and Science
"Dumbing Down" America
Mike's Common Sense
One thing I have noticed in my life is that most people really can’t be bothered to think for themselves. In fact I find that most people don’t want to be bothered to think at all.
Perhaps I am being too hard on the majority of Americans; maybe they have been conditioned by the government and the major religions not to think for themselves. Perhaps they have not been taught how to think for themselves.
Why is it that so many people are not only willing to let others think for them, but want someone else to think for them? The herd mentality has always been very popular among the masses, whether it manifests as fads, religious dogma, popular TV shows, or blind acceptance of the words of people in a position of authority, but never as much as it is today. “The Bible tells me so”, “He’s my President, right or wrong”, are the mantra of today’s sheep.
Television and radio are filled with folks who are more than happy to tell the masses what, and how they should think. This does not bother me as much as the fact that there are way too many people out there who eat up this “knowledge” as if it were a box of chocolates, without consideration that they are getting fat…in the head.
The “dumbing down” of America has been going on for some time now. America’s schools were once the finest in the world, but are now nothing more than rote memorization factories, that teach nothing about logic, and reasoning. Most television today is entertainment, or contrived reality shows that encourage the viewer to turn his brain off. Even the commercials are geared for people with an I.Q. of 90.
I believe this “dumbing down” is an action of the global power elite who are out for world domination. They have been intentionally creating a generation of sheep craving for leadership, leadership that they will provide. The only problem is… we all know what happens to a herd of sheep in the end.