The Dumbing Down is Complete
Butter Brings Breakfast
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, April 24, 2017. Our creamy friend, Butter, is here with me at the breakfast table. She has prepared an American breakfast of eggs, bacon, toast and coffees, and she has asked for the pleasure of your company this morning. Butter has spent a great deal of time flying around and observing everyday life in our cities, our small towns, our college campuses and in the halls of Congress. She is not encouraged by what she has observed. Please join us this morning and discover Butter's conclusions about life in America today. We hope to see you soon.
Thank you all for joining POP and me this morning. Let me get right to the heart of the matter. The dumbing down of America is complete. A quick visit to a college campus will tell the whole story. A quick llisten to the likes of an Elizabeth Warren will fill in the gaps. A speedy perusal of the New York Times will confirm the news. A sound bite from a Hollywood celebrity will cement the findings. A call to customer service in the hope of getting a problem solved will reveal all you need to know. The dumbing down of America as a whole and of Americans individually is complete. Far too many of us are ripe for the pickings. The scavengers are out there using the dummies to further their own agendas. If it is possible to reverse this trend, it had better start now. The next generation of parents, teachers, workers, politicians and journalists are already a lost cause. We need to save the children, the little children. To do that we need to find educators who teach because they love to impart knowledge rather than propaganda. We need to tailor higher education to producing productive members of society, and we need to do it more efficiently and for less money. We are now going to graduate students who will probably end up back home in their parents' basements. They know nothing about the real world, and their ability to handle adversity is crippled. We have reached the end of the road, and if a way out of this mess is to be found, we had better start looking.
It's time to cut the strings that bind us. Let's start with our colleges and universities. The cost of one year of college is astronomical. It is also probably not worth it. At one time, the value of a liberal arts education seemed like a good investment. In today's world it doesn't prepare students for anything other than a good conversation, and that is true only if the student took notes. Students who want to train for a particular career should be taught only what is pertinent to that career. Philosophy may sound like a worthwhile class, but at today's prices is it really a good idea? Years ago the question asked of a philosophy major was, "are you going to open a philosophy store?" The question still holds up. If accounting is in your future study accounting and forget geology. If geology is in your future, study geology and skip accounting. Get what you need, get it done and get out there and start producing. At this point, being saddled with a quarter of a million in debt sounds like a really bad idea. Next we have to make sure that those that teach our students do just that. Professors are not paid to brainwash, and if they do, out they go. Administrators are not paid to bow to the most moronic of demands placed upon them. If they do, out they go. The University of Minnesota agreed to pay $65,000 to a former employee who said she was fired for "speaking passionately" against the racial profiling of Africa-Americans. Specifically, she stood against the use of racial descriptors in university crime alerts. In other words, if a black male committed a crime on campus, this employee wanted the fact that the suspect was black to be omitted. The lawsuit was nonsense, the demand insane and the payout pathetic. This kind of garbage has to end. We need zero tolerance for stupidity.
Is Failure Still Allowed?
Children are being told that every thing they do is worthy of an A, a trophy, a blue ribbon and a pat on the back. The first failing grade, if there is one, creates hysteria on the part of the student and the parent. The teacher had better be prepared to explain this most unusual grade, because today's children are all superstars. By the time these coddled babies get to college they believe the hype they have been told all their lives. They are special, they are sensitive, they are right and they are to be protected from real life at all costs. They end up in schools that cater to their every whim. They graduate and look for employers who will do the same. It doesn't happen and the blame falls on everybody but themselves. You know something is wrong when you learn that Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has some students in a tizzy at the thought of Chick-Fil-A coming to the food court on campus. They complain that the company makes them feel unsafe because of its supposed questionable history on civil and human rights. Personally, Chick-Fil-A should be the one to feel unsafe. The idiocy begins with the tots, continues through grade twelve and is cemented in college. Graduates emerge who are fit for nothing. Some of these ex-students may end up in Washington, which is how we get politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi. They are voted in by people who know nothing, expect everything and are never disappointed in what follows, because they lose interest and wander away physically and mentally. We are badly in need of a major overhaul. Let it begin!
I won't grow up
I don't wanna leave school
I won't grow up
I just love to play the fool.....