ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Using Stupidity

Updated on May 26, 2021

The Decline in Intelligence

It has been documented that during the 1970s a 'Dumbing Down' process began at educational institutions.

This came right after the post World War II push (1950 -1968) to create a super educated population which could 'win' the Cold War.

A copy of a syllabus of a 6th grade class in 1960; compared with the syllabus used today in a 10th grade class, is so superior it is astounding.

What children were required to know to graduate elementary school in 1960 is far above that which allows graduation from High School.

This 'dumbing down' as I call it, was and is deliberate. It is to prevent an intelligent population which is capable of questioning.

The Purpose of 'Dumbing Down'

In the late 1960s there was a vast population of highly educated and intelligent people who questioned their government.

Despite the absence of an Internet, the ability of the average person to gain information and utilise it, led to a great deal of public demonstrations.

Whether Civil Rights, Anti-War, Women's Rights, people could think for themselves and were willing to go out on the streets and demonstrate.

The United States could not deny entering Cambodia and get away with it, because enough people had links to outside sources to prove that was a lie.

To be blunt, people questioned their government and had the mental acuity so to do.

This led to the process of Dumbing Down, so that educational institutions would no longer separate the child with an I.Q. above 130 but put him or her into a class of those who had I.Q.s beneath 90.

The intelligent child was bored, distracted, and diverted from learning. The less intelligent child would not be challenged as the lessons were modified.

In this way, one could produce a population of persons of average intelligence or less who did not have the capacity to question.

Dumb and Dumber

As the rich could hire tutors, send their children to prestigious private schools, the class system was strengthened.

The child of average means would need to be quite intelligent and motivated to go to University so the cost became prohibitive.

This resulted in a large population of people more concerned about what came on television that evening than what the government of their country was doing.

They were easily led, confused, and tended not to think.

They accepted what they were told unless a louder voice told them something else.

Comprehension limited, minds distracted, they were easy prey for the demagogue.

Reality vs Propaganda

As education created persons of low comprehension, who grant their volition to those who 'press their buttons' a demagogue could easily twist them as he pleased, knowing they had not the capacity to verify what they were told.

For example, during the past twenty years, China has created markets in most 3rd World nations. Everything comes from China. The only America products are available by 'string loans'; this is when America offers to loan a 3rd World Nation a sum of money, but that sum must be spent on the importation of American products.

Nations which do not have these kinds of loans do not have American products as they are more expensive than the Chinese.

To attempt to launch a 'Trade War' with China is ridiculous. China would not suffer dislocation; it could buy from other nations.

America would suffer as many of its products are bought by China; i.e. soybeans.

Hence, if one removed every American Car from the streets of China the influx of Japanese and Korean cars would immediately fill that void.

If China did not buy soy beans from America but from Brasil and other nations, America would be stuck with tons of a product there is no other market for.

As the American people are unaware of this reality, they could rally behind their leader and agree to this 'Beautiful Trade War'.

The supporters of the President are stupider than he is. They were raised to be stupid. The went to modified schools and took modified classes and might not easily find China on a map.

Unless they are employed in some China related industry they accept the 'Beautiful Trade War."

The fact that America suffered and China didn't is only known outside of America, for inside, the minds are locked.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)