The Dumbing Down of America

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This is the 4th time I have tried to write this post. The problem is knowing there is a significant percentage of people who are so susceptible to being manipulated into believing what they are told to believe even to the point of their own destruction. It’s mindblowing. When I read comments people make about politicians and who and what they support, it is a direct reflection of the garbage spewed over and over on mainstream media. Tell people what you want them to believe often enough and it becomes truth. Then the people will indignently insist it is the truth. The people behind the curtain laugh at how easy it is to get the citizens to believe what you want them to believe. People will believe the stupidest things.

In our next US presidential election people still actually think the person elected has the power to affect change. So people argue over who is more honest ,who cares about the American people more, who is a better Christian, etc. But from the beginning of this country we’ve been manipulated into thinking this matters because this is what the 1% of the 1% want us to believe.

We are told that woman aren’t intelligent enough to make decisions about their bodies and people would be too confused if GMO foods were labelled. It doesn’t matter that most of the people want food labelled – Monsanto doesn’t. They don’t want their flow of money stopped no matter how many different cancers they cause and have know they cause for decades. The FDA has known. But money talks. They don’t give a rats ass if their product kills. So what? Too many people don’t care what they eat anyway.

America gets slammed with the same issues every single election and like sheep, the people fall for it every single time. The only thing accomplished is getting you riled up over the same issues that are absolutely none of your business and don’t affect your life in any way. Stay emotional over things like gay marriage and be occupied insulting idiots on facebook. Watch Fox News and don’t pay attention to the real issues of what is happening. Ooh and aah over pictures of your pets – and hope someone else will fix things.

The dumbing down of America is complete while we insist on carrying our guns and shooting people we don’t like, because dammit we have the right! We were told we had that right and yet we are still shocked at every school shooting. How come there were NO school shootings when I was growing up? How come I never heard one person say they had a RIGHT TO CARRY A GUN? People say that now, because they were told to. You want a gun because your neighbor might have a gun. Over and over the media said we had a right to carry a gun. The world is a scary place – you better get a gun. Stupid stupid stupid. Are you hunting to feed your family or does a gun make you look like a bad ass – don’t mess with me or I’ll shoot you. Like good sheep everyone started yelling they had a right to carry a gun. School shootings don’t even phase me anymore. You want the right to carry a gun and you do? Then don’t be shocked when kids die.

From my cold dead hands

It’s always been about money and the control of money. And we know that. We also know we can’t do anything about it. Every war we’ve ever had was planned. Every single one. The American people were manipulated into believing the wars were needed to defend our democracy. Our what?Our democracy?? Excuse me while I roll on the floor hysterically laughing. Boy have you been had if you believe that.

Even when we find out later the reason for going to war was based on lies, we go right ahead and support the next one, even if it means we lose our sons, daughters and grandchildren – for lies – because we think we are defending a democracy that DOES NOT EXIST ANYMORE.And if you don’t know that the dumbing down of your brain has been complete.

People have forgotten all the proof that was documented about the World Trade Center buildings that showed how and why they came down. Through the media, people were told over and over so many lies so we would support the manipulation of needing to invade Iraq. We had to believe we were defending our democracy. WE WERE NOT. We were after resources certain people and corporations needed to control. They needed us to believe they had WMD’s. They got away with it. Gee golly, Cowboy George kept us safe. It couldn’t be done unless we were willing to sacrifice our families for the cause. So what. We weren’t important.

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Prescott Bush’s bank supported Hitler. Bush Sr. called people “fodder units”. GW Bush was a puppet and really sounded as inept as he was. He only got C’s in college and really set childhood education on a down slide with mandatory testing, taking all enrichment classes out of school. No art and music. Shut down school libraries and guidance counsellors – unless, of course you lived in an affluent school district. Poor schools were often closed. And don’t forget “no child left behind” which we won’t recover from anytime soon -if ever.

There is no President who can do what is promised. But some are inherently evil.

People fight over the candidates. People use the exact same words they hear on main stream media. Bernie Sanders is a “moron” they rant. They can’t even come up with something original. But the money people don’t want him elected. They need someone much more easily controlled. So like good sheep, people repeat what they hear on the media. They harp on “socialism” yet have absolutely no idea how it applies to us and act as if the “democracy” they think we have actually exists. This election is a sham. It is the banks that run everything because the banks control the money which controls everything.

The media is used intentionally to dumb the people down. Our education system was intentionally destroyed. We are last in everything. Standards have been lowered. Should a college student know who the first president of America was? Smart people don’t hang out in front of a TV watching the entertainment garbage being broadcast because they have better things to do with their life. If you watch a TV show every approximate ten minutes you will see 15 commercials force feeding you with everything you need to know about how to spend your money – and you watch the damn things.

You watch Fox News and actually believe it is news – and think it is all truth. People have told me, “Only Fox News tells the truth.” OMG! If they ever looked at the world through a clear lens they’d feel like a fool for saying that! Fox makes money by manipulating politics the way they are told and you buy it. After all look who owns it. Rupert Murdock has now bought National Geographic. It won’t take long before that magazine will only be publishing what he wants people learn. I’m dropping my subscription.

Even the poorest families have a wide screen TV bought with tax refunds and feel privileged. People park themselves in front of it and waste their time watching pure stupidity and then think they are well informed. I threw my TV away 20 years ago, for the second time, because it is such a fucking waste of life. I still watch movies. There are weekly shows I enjoy – but I don’t allow commercials and I don’t watch the best of the worst garbage because I’m bored and have nothing else to do. Entertainment has it’s place. Many people walk into their house and the first thing they do is turn on the TV. They might even have a TV in every room. The TV stays on until they go to bed. And as time goes on they get more and more obese because the eat the junk being advertized. Look at the people around you. How many people in your family have diabetes? Look in the carts of people in the grocery stores. Look at what they buy for food.

I know there are people who understand what I’m saying and feel as helpless as I do to change things. It’s hard to combat ignorance.

I apologize to my grandchildren for their world being destroyed for profit. We all know it. We see it. We willingly gave up our freedoms and our privacy because we were told to be afraid of terrorists this country manufactured. It’s going to get much, much worse. Survival will become much harder as the poor get poorer and education will become less available – unless you have a lot of money. Look at it now. It didn’t get that way by accident. Corporations took over education, health care – hospitals and prisons. They are all now “for profit”. We let it happen.

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I know I’m talking to a wall. You won’t change. You won’t see it. You’ll do nothing. You’ll allow it continue. Go ahead, spend your time called Hilary,Trump and Sanders stupid names along with the rest. Listen to Jeb (with a straight face) publically say his brother kept us safe. Was he told to say that or is really that stupid? Who cares with all the money they have. We’re screwed no matter who is elected. Go ahead and convince yourself it means anything. And then, after the election you can call the new president names as well. That’s what you do. You’re such predictable fodder units. . . .Blog posts and news about injustice in the world

12 thoughts on “The Dumbing Down of America

  1. George Carlin bit dumb Americans

    There’s a reason for this, there’s a reason education SUCKS, and it’s the same reason it will never, ever, EVER be fixed.

    It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it, be happy with what you’ve got.

    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’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. Thats against their interests.

    Thats right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. They don’t want that.

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    1. You hit the nail on the head with that one – they don’t want people who are critical thinkers. Even in our police force they screen out people if they have higher than a C average. They are harder to control. They have a greater sense of right and wrong. The want a squad of followers, not trail blazers. This is another reason why things won’t change. The Koch Bros buy up mayors and school boards and have the last call on hiring so they can control the educational agenda being taught

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  2. This is a tough one, I agree on a lot of thing with you, but… This is a very hard and delicate subject, I’m from Venezuela, so what I have learned is that all politicians are worthless, specially on this new wave of populism in both wings (Left/Right), because the problem is at the root, it is in the people, as you just have said all those cultural problems are the real problems, the politician just get up there and say the things people want to hear, win an election and start to do their business that’s all, It is the people that have to organize it and make a sacrifice, and must people don’t want to sacrifice nothing until they have nothing to lose (so it will be no sacrifice) like is happening right now in Venezuela and even in this adversity there are some people who don’t see the catastrophe that is upon us.

    Very hard subject indeed It would need a very long debate, thanks for publish this, we need (the world) to talk more about it.

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  3. I had to reblog this. I hung on every word. I had to read it twice. My mom and i feel the way you do. My aunt watches fox news and believes every word of it. Many people in this country are clueless about the bush-hitler connection. GW Bush was nothing but a puppet. Fahrenheit 911 shows a perfect example of his inept, inadequate and mindless “leadership” skills. The dumbfounded look on his face when the secret service whispered in his ear about the first tower. A deer in the headlights! Clueless. Time to call Jeb and daddy. They will know what lies to tell and who to screw.
    WMD’s my ass! I’m not even college educated and I knew that was a load of crap.

    I look forward to losing myself in your words. Thank you for speaking the truth!

    Many hugs,

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    1. lmao – Also don’t forget, when Bush continued reading to the school children, he was holding the book upside down! Probably to flustered to think straight. People have forgotten so easily what his 8 years did to us. It just continues to get worse and worse. As for Fox –

      Some people wallow in ignorance!
      Thank you very much for the reblog – I wondered why my stats went up on that post today!

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  4. I can’t stop agreeing with you. It is not only happening in America. We see the same happening in India too. Extremists put on the ‘development’ agenda to come to power just like a wolf adorns sheepskin, and then once in power, they are puppet in the hands of propagandists. People who speak against the regime are either gunned down, or just ‘taken out of’ public. Paid media rules. They show people what they want to hear as news and truth. Voices of stupid honest people like you and me get dissolved among their loudspeakers. Time to make the nation open its eyes.

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    1. It’s bad everywhere. People want to put their head in the sand and hope someone else with fix it. They say, “I don’t want to know. I just want to live my life.” When I was younger I said the same thing and never paid any attention to what was going on in the world. It’s easier that way. But I woke up long ago and got angry. But when corporations and wealthy people who have the power to override anything the people want, you can scream all day. Kids don’t know schools don’t teach them enough. People in power don’t want smart people. They can’t be as easily controlled This is why the US is on the bottom of the list for education and just about everything else. Something else- our violent cops. They only hire cops with a C grade average or less. They are more easily controlled. Also more intelligent cops are less likely to automatically be violent. It’s hard to overcome stupidly.

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