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America dumbs down

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posted on May, 18 2014 @ 10:55 PM

originally posted by: links234
The U.S. is being overrun by a wave of anti-science, anti-intellectual thinking. Has the most powerful nation on Earth lost its mind?

Instead of educating themselves via the Internet, most people simply use it to validate what they already suspect, wish or believe to be true.

It really makes me wonder what we think we're doing right in this country. Any takers?

It seems that we are currently experiencing a lack of cultural foundation. When a society doesn't uphold a standard of morality you get a bunch of people who think their randomly assembled beliefs are more just than others. I believe we are merely witnessing the consequences of becoming a cultural melting pot, but it is a necessary lesson to be learned.

posted on May, 18 2014 @ 11:11 PM
a reply to: buster2010

As I remember so eloquently, the founders were deists. I wasted hours debating that in my fundamental Christian days.

Why are you wanting to infringe on my right to believe in a creator? I reject YHWH, the violent trial war God. That does not mean I do not accept a different creator, one far more tolerant and forgiving.

You better look before you leap.
edit on 18-5-2014 by Not Authorized because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 18 2014 @ 11:56 PM

originally posted by: TDawgRex

But isn't this what Socialists want?

To be fair, this is what every (totalitarian) Government wants... people unable to think critical and independent are easier to govern and oppress, no matter what agenda they're pushing for.

posted on May, 19 2014 @ 12:09 AM
a reply to: buster2010

I do and so did the founding fathers they wanted to leave religion out of politics. If he wants preachin then let him go to a church where it belongs. - See more at:

That is damn right effing hilarious.

The US government, and congress is the new 'church' complete with their 'preachers' called politicians.

Thank You for clearly IGNORING the current state of the union.

The only thing people of today have done is replaced religion with a 'new' one.

But hey who CARES !

Government is a RELIGION!

Complete with it's version of 'charity' called entitlements etc.

At least the government is real. Try proving the mythical man in the sky exists - See more at:

Is that right ?


The benevolence from government, and those ignorant enough to believe they give one snip about the 'well being' of anyone or anything but those 'preachers' on Capitol Hill.

Is as 'mythical' as that so called man in the sky.

Oh with exception of real men in the sky using their satellites to SPY on people.

Since that is the only way 'Government' is 'all knowing'.

If you knew anything about American history then you would know there never has been an American "God". - See more at:

See here is the prime example of American being dumbed down because of the sheer ignorance of that comment.

So there why did the pilgrims leave Europe to come to America again?


Hint God had a lot to do with it.

Seems someone knows quite a hell of a lot about American history because GOD was right along ALL the way to current modern day America.

The founders were truly wise, even with their faults. Because they damn well knew the danger of a 'religious' institution running this country.

We were warned, and history repeated it self.

Because one 'church' was replaced with another one.

edit on 19-5-2014 by neo96 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 19 2014 @ 12:21 AM
The GD ignorance of that comment is infuriating.

From the US Constitution:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

'Blessings' eh sounds like that has a religious reference there oh 'smart' people.

Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Oh damn did people read that ?

Did they ?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

Next up:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

'Natures god' eh.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

That folks is American HISTORY right in front of you.

Natures GOD.

The creator.

edit on 19-5-2014 by neo96 because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 19 2014 @ 01:26 AM
While I fully agree that the majority of people DO just validate their own opinions on the internet now rather than learning, there's something very important to consider.

It may simply be the very early stages of growth.

I believe that the internet and it's usage has unlimited potential to bring humans to higher ways of thinking as well as re-shaping society into a much better place to live. The internet is still VERY young in it's existence.

The dumbing down that this article suggests may well be currently true, but I see it as an almost an embryonic stage of development of the masses within society. I know in the very early stages on the internet, one would see the most primal, unintelligent, exchanges between people on the chat rooms and I would spend hours trying to get one simple conversation going between anyone. It's so much better today! Look what we've evolved into on this site alone!

It's going to take time from a few more years to decades even, before people open themselves up to knowledge through the internet to the points where real change can occur. I know that personally, I have learned more from the internet than I ever would have through RL means. Granted, I'm guilty of being a Grand Timewaster as well.

This is why the internet and net neutrality is so very vital. We have only begun to transcend from television and outside sources that tell us what IS and what we need to know. If we lose that option in the internet and can only peruse areas deemed ok by our ISP, then the window of opportunity that is the internet will close forever.

We have to give it time! There will always be the one's who just validate themselves, but there are many learning as well. Don't think there aren't!

edit on 19-5-2014 by gottaknow because: "isn't" to "aren't"

posted on May, 19 2014 @ 05:30 PM
a reply to: Not Authorized

I do agree with you. I'm not sure why you'd think I wouldn't. I think we'd be better off encouraging critical thinking skills than remembering what year the constitution was written.

posted on May, 19 2014 @ 07:39 PM

originally posted by: jaytay
it's easier to control someone with a lower intellect than someone that can think on a higher level which TPTB do not want . What they do want is a world of Morons that would be-leave anything TPTB say.

Why do they let us use the internet?

The internet will have us all thinking the same.

I already see it in my daily life-- internet users have much less individuality than those that learn from experience.

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