Sunday, January 10, 2016

They Made You A Moron

From an item on the decline of human itelligence.
Dumb as a doorknob nailed to a post in a box of rocks, & you want to be that way. Salon has a double-barreled death blow to your pretensions, ill-informed Yankee cretins!

Perhaps this is why the Republican Party of Texas literally wrote into its 2012 platform that, “We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs [that] have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs.” God forbid children start questioning their “fixed beliefs” about religion — or politics.
When a legislator proposed that Vermont adopt a state motto in Latin, the blog responders displayed their ignorance: “No way! This is America, not Mexico or Latin America. And they need to learn our language…” When combined with prejudice and arrogance like this, ignorance can be horrific: I think of the hundreds of cases of violence against Sikhs, including multiple murders, by Americans who mistake Sikhs for Muslims.

When the conflict in Ukraine was at its hottest, a respected survey asked Americans to locate the country on a map. On average, the responses were off by more than 1,800 miles, with some placing Ukraine in Africa, Latin America or Canada! Of even greater concern: The further off from its actual location a respondent was, the more likely that person was to advocate U.S. intervention. It’s very dangerous when the less we know, the more we want to act on that ignorance.
You could've had real democracy (eventually) but no, you had to stupefy yourselves. Well, now you'll get what you want, &, to quote the master, you'll get it good & hard, too. (The schaden freudes itself, to quote another master.)

1 comment:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

To be honest, rich greedy assholes invested big bucks in the stupification.