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Feb 24 2013

The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

Our liberal overlords are socially engineering a nation of dysfunctional idiots content to live below a very low ceiling in exchange for guaranteed free sustenance — i.e., suitable subjects for socialist tyranny. They do this in many ways, including through the media, immigration policy, the deliberate destruction of meritocracy by political correctness, and most aggressively, through their control of the education establishment.

A little tinfoil-hattery intrudes, but the main point is sound: education has fallen into the wrong hands.

On a tip from Andre Maunsell.

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  • http://blog.ushanka.us Karl

    Damn – that starts out great. Then da floride nazi talk. What a wasted opportunity.

  • Flu-Bird

    Its all Big Brothers plans so no one can catch onto the plans of BIG BROTHER and the UN real motives for a ONE WORLD GOVERMENT all under SOCIALISM and run by the leftists UNITED NATIONS

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    Sorry, but I had to stop when the narrator got to fluoride in the water, vaccines, GM foods ect.
    Public school educational standards are dropping because of sloth, and the grip education unions have around the Democrapt party’s gonads.

  • numnut

    I donna know what you’re sayin,that could never happen here.
    Wirrten through my subsidized ‘lifeline’ phoneline.

  • Tchhht!!!

    Separation of School and State:

    http://www.honested.com/essays/fritz/wash_u.php

  • Got third world banana republik?

    The country a smoldering ruin? So what as long as I have my cellphone and welfare checks.

  • MicahStone

    When Maya gets to voting age, she spontaneously becomes a JULIA.

    They are no longer “teachers” – they are SOCIALIST INDOCTRINATORS.

  • Flu-Bird

    All the plans of SATAN and his UNITED NATIONS which he created

  • M.Wilson

    It is interesting to note that, despite what eugenicists and “poisoned water” tinfoil-hatters say, the average IQ has steadily risen since it began being measured. The scale and tests have repeatedly been revised to be more difficult, because it is a relative scale where 100 is supposed to be the average. So a 100 today is worth more than a 100 in 1950 (unlike our currency).

    So, why are people so dumb if their brains are more powerful than ever? The truth is that they are mal-educated, the one point the video gets right. They don’t lack the capacity to think, they lack the skill to think. All the money we pour into education is wasted not because the modern student is biologically deficient, but because the modern curriculum is fundamentally broken.

    It has abandoned reading, writing, and arithmetic, replacing them with class envy, racial hatred, and party loyalty. It has replaced problem solving with indoctrination, reason with dogma.

    This isn’t a problem that can be solved with more money, bigger buildings, or fancier gadgets. What they need is an entirely new philosophy, or perhaps more accurately, to rediscover an old philosophy that they have foolishly abandoned.

  • Elizabeth

    It’s not tinfoil hattery to question flouride in your water, genetically modified foods & the massive amount of vaccines that are pushed on us.

    Bill Gates, Prince Charles, Spookydude Soros, along with the rest of the powers that be are all on record saying that we, humanity, are the problem. They’d love to have us at 500 million population worldwide.

    Do you doubt that the evil people running things wouldn’t try stuff like this? Please research this before you say it’s tinfoil hattery b.s. We have to look out for ourselves, the govt certainly won’t be looking out for us.

  • http://politicalhat.com The Political Hat

    Sorry, but it started out great by explaining how trendy hew educational “theories” screwed kids over, but completely shot itself in the foot with the Fluoride wackiness.

  • johnnosk

    For education to work, it must begin at 8am and continue until 8pm that evening.

    Education is not only schooling in maths, spelling and rote learning; but through socialization between peers, critical thinking and analysis, problem solving in real world situations, seeing something and asking “Why is it so?”

    Or, just as importantly, thinking of something and asking “Why is it not so?”

  • greaterthepete

    Yeah,just like the paxil,prozac,ritalin and,seroquil wackiness;right!

  • http://iopian.blogspot.com IOpian

    And what is the result of this dumbing down? People who believe that the Bush family are all evil villians but the Clintons and the current Chicago thug regime in Washington are the good guys.

  • DJ

    The truth is the public school system is working fine for most white and Asian students; however, most blacks and Latino students, for some yet to be determined reason, (ahem) aren’t benefiting much from it … even after hundreds of billions were spent on remediation since the 1960s.

  • Dr. 9

    “To conquer a nation without the use of military force, you must first control the minds of their young…” — Karl Marx

  • M.Wilson

    I’m going to have to disagree with the proposal for a 12 hour class day. For one thing, right now the problem with education is not the quantity but the quality. Going from 8 hours of socialist sewage to 12 hours of socialist sewage will not make it stink any less.

    Second, it’s important to leave a window where parents can participate in raising their children. It’s a shocking concept, I know, once upon a time Parents were more than just the set of organs that spat you out and now have to feed and shelter you for 18 (or 20, 24, 26, whatever it is now) years. They actually taught you things, things that weren’t taught in school like how to be a parent yourself, or how to be manly.

    Third, I just recently survived high school myself (I would like to thank my parents for keeping me sane) and 8 AM to 4 PM is quite long enough, thank you. Besides, can you imagine how much homework 12 hours of classes would generate? We have to sleep too you know! Though I was an AP student so I suppose the homework load was different for me… I think regular classes might not even get homework anymore.

  • octa bright

    I am retired and have gone back to college to get a degree in history. I thought that I would be at a great disadvantage since I hadn’t written an academic essay since early in Nixon’s first term. Instead I find that I almost always am the best writer in the class. When a senior citizen retiree who has been away from academic life for forty years out shines new graduates there is something wrong. My classmates are sorely lacking in background information and are ignorant of high culture. Our schools have failed us.

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