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The dumbing down of America. My thoughts. Makes sense now

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posted on Oct, 17 2020 @ 10:00 PM
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I've said it before many, many times here:

People who cannot rule themselves need to be ruled.




posted on Oct, 17 2020 @ 10:01 PM
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a reply to: PhatalError

Great thread and story.
May the Good Lord bless you,
and may the force be with you ...
always.

S&f



posted on Oct, 17 2020 @ 10:18 PM
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a reply to: PhatalError
You know that a significant number of Americans have been "dumbed down" when it takes a scandal to make people decide not to vote for a candidate who has dementia.

Biden Family Scandal is hurting Joe in the Polls: nypost.com...

In a non-dumbed down country, Dementia would be enough to make the candidate un-desirable.



posted on Oct, 17 2020 @ 10:20 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

Damn what did I miss x.

Grr the dumbing down of America began when the simpsons hit number 1 in America..



posted on Oct, 17 2020 @ 10:25 PM
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a reply to: Bicent
I tried to watch 1 episode of the Simpsons, about 5 years ago, because my teenage son had it on. I guess its the modern day version of The Three Stooges.



posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 12:42 AM
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As with every profession, there are good and bad teachers. Regulation creep and growing class sizes is gradually impacting the effectiveness of teachers to address individual needs.

When there are some involved with education policy and common core saying that 2+2=5 might be right, it fits in with eugenics agenda. Reducing education standards makes events like 9/11 easier to pull off and enforce ternary with things like covid as many people are ignorant to all the technicalities.

There where some reports a few years ago that the USA police reduced their education standards for new recruitment and discriminated against those that where too smart. Now there is a big push to defund the police going on as well. For those that choose to live in corruption, lie, cheat, steal and do other nasties, it is in their benefit to have thuggish law enforcement that bully the little people over trivial matters while letting the more serious crimes go. Anthony Winner and Hunter Binden's laptops are a couple of examples of this.

When a nation undertakes a policy of perpetual war, critical thought is a risk.



posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 05:56 AM
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a reply to: PhatalError

People overseas have been saying that America has been dumbing things down since about the 1950s.

It's not a new phenomona.



posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 06:28 AM
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a reply to: PhatalError

I can relate more than you will believe from this post. Same situation, single mother struggling to keep a roof over our heads. Christmas was one present, as best as she could do. I got a job at 15 just so I could buy clothes that "fit in" with the fashion at the time. High school was tough for me, I didn't want my friends to come over to see our crappy apartment. The one time one of my affluent friends came over, he left his bike in the front yard and it was stolen.

I made friends with the richest kids in school just to see what life was like on the other side. I learned to be humble and honest. I got ran over by a car one time coming home from one of their houses, the driver left, I picked up my shoes and walked my busted bike home knowing my mom would be mad at me that my bike was wrecked. It was hard to walk that bike home, the front wheel was so bent it wouldn't spin. Nothing came easy for me.

I got a job right out of high school at a local business, basic labor. I worked hard, never called in sick. I'm now just 6 levels under the president of that company. I studied Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill and others.

For anyone out there struggling, you and only you can do it.

Mahatma Gandhi Quote: “Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.”



posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 07:37 AM
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I posted several times on the form where convenience leads to the destruction of any Nation.



posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 07:39 AM
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a reply to: PhatalError

I think that’s part of it, and possibly a large part of it.

But have you noticed how HAPPY people are in their ignorance? Have you noticed how really dumb people are perfectly fine staying that way? Have you seen as many kids as I have (and even adults) proudly proclaim they never read anything but text messages and their Instagram feed?

How does anyone fix that?



posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: PhatalError

originally posted by: MRinder
a reply to: PhatalError

Did you really just write a thread about the dumbing down of America after you said you had to go smoke because you were frustrated by an Xbox match? Point proven lol!



More or less the fact that i smoke one every 45 min or so and i was heading into the 3-4 hours without one area because i was playing matches.

Idk if you use any nicotine products but deviating that far off your usual pattern causes some very noticeable irritability. And i mean, if i have to martyr myself to get a point across. I dont mind doing so. I can handle. I’ve been through much worse.

During these covid lockdowns, please tell me, what else am i supposed to do? Since my state is still severely locked down? Perhaps i break into a bar and invite all my non mask wearing buddies? Perhaps we’ll go break into a bowling alley for some good old fashioned bowling matches. Perhaps we’ll go break into a movie theater and have a marathon on the latest 2019 flicks. Sorry, i dont side with your antifa thugs. I’d rather respect law and keep my city civil. I’ve seen enough violence in Iraq. I’d rather not see that here.


You said it yourself, think outside of the box. Instead of playing xbox, find a way to make money online. I made about $200 pure profit after all fees and expenses reselling on Ebay. There is affiliate marketing, create your own youtube viedos, have a website use google adsense. Even better have an affiliate website with google adsense. There is skill share, where you can learn new things for a monthly fee. Or create teaching viedos to teach others something. Could be anything from being a better gamer, change oil in a car, fix computer errors, how to take better pictures, to how create your own latte. There are more ideas out there.



posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: Cancerwarrior

But are they really happy though? By that, I mean are they truly content in their life circumstances or are they envious of others who have more than they do for whatever reason, enough that they try to find ways to tear those others down?

Because that seems to be the pattern at work. Ignorant people don't want to work to elevate themselves, they want to tear down those who have more because "it's not fair"! Instead of taking a look at why their own life decisions and patterns might be keeping them down, they find every other reason under the sun why someone else has more than they do (which is, of course, one of the patterns keeping them down). They constantly externalize blame.

Now I'm not ever saying there aren't sometimes external reasons that put obstacles in your path and create challenges, but the successful mindset views those things as challenges to be overcome, not walls or barriers that are insurmountable and reasons why you can't.



posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 11:44 AM
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All NATIONS rise and fall. Even the great ones. Looks like it’s a pretty good chance we will get to see ours go through the decline. I see no golden age on the horizon.



posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

You make a fair point.

I guess I should say they are satisfied to be totally ignorant. ‘Being smart’ is not something really aspired to by many in our society. Meanwhile folks like the Kardashians are admired and looked up to.



posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 01:20 PM
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originally posted by: Never Despise
There never was an obesity epidemic until everything became automated, from factory farming to elevators instead if staircases. The modern body became flabby.

Now with the information age and Google, AI, apps, phones, spell-check, etc. to automate mental work, minds are getting flabby. Why memorize anything when you can just look it up? There are kids these days who can't even memorize their own 7-digit phone numbers.


I don't think the obesity problem has ANYTHING to do with automation. Have you been anywhere lately where there's lots of families around? Mom's a chunker. Dad's caring a keg around his waist. The kids under 8 are little porkers. Hell, even the dog has diabetes.

It's the food man. The FOOD

This also relates to the OP. Part of the "dumbing down" is getting people to think that Chik Fil A is suitable for a meal
edit on 18-10-2020 by TXRabbit because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: TXRabbit

It's a combination of things.

Food is part of it, yes. People eat too much and the wrong things. But that's only part. If you are active and exercise, you can actually eat more, but not so much that you're eating your head off.

Every Friday night, we order chicken wings and fries with hushpuppies, but my one order is actually about three meals and I treat it that way. Most people would eat it in one sitting, and that's a lot of where your extra weight comes from.

Most people don't get how many calories they should be eating and how many are in what they're eating, so they wind up eating way, way more than they could ever work off. Then most people don't bother to exercise, and the heavier and more out of shape you get, the harder it is to get started.



posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse




chemistry meaning it is psychoactive in nature


Yeah quite a few "mind drugs" made from fluorine



posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 03:35 PM
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originally posted by: incoserv

originally posted by: Never Despise
There never was an obesity epidemic until everything became automated, from factory farming to elevators instead if staircases. The modern body became flabby.

Now with the information age and Google, AI, apps, phones, spell-check, etc. to automate mental work, minds are getting flabby. Why memorize anything when you can just look it up? There are kids these days who can't even memorize their own 7-digit phone numbers.


Hell, my 30+ y/o son can't read an analog clock and doesn't want to learn. I try to tell him how easy it is and he gets pissed.

Yeah, loosing hope for humanity.


Lol, even us homeschoolers can't avoid a good old fashioned try at Teh Stupidz. My kids tried that on me a few years ago (12 & 11 now), "I don't WANNA learn how to read your Roman Numerals clocks, mom, they're too hard!"

So I took away all the clocks using Arabic numerals (i.e the standard written numbers), put up more Roman Numerals clocks in their place, and they spent 2 weeks crunching Roman Numeral math, and learning about time-keeping throughout history.

They never gave me that line of BS again.

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posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 03:44 PM
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originally posted by: Cancerwarrior
a reply to: PhatalError

I think that’s part of it, and possibly a large part of it.

But have you noticed how HAPPY people are in their ignorance? Have you noticed how really dumb people are perfectly fine staying that way? Have you seen as many kids as I have (and even adults) proudly proclaim they never read anything but text messages and their Instagram feed?

How does anyone fix that?


I flat refuse to allow my kids any social media accounts, until they turn 18 or get a job and pay more in taxes than mom and dad -- whichever comes first (lol, 18 will come first)

However, we do have a Kindle reader. My younger kid prefers her physical books whereas the older kid prefers her Reader format. They have a blank check, so to speak, for weekly book purchases (it's bitten me in the ass a few times, damn digital gets pricey)

Their friends make fun of them now and then for not having any social media footprints out there, but it doesn't seem to phase them any, either. "Yeah, that's nice. Did you read this series yet? it's AWESOME, you'd love it!"

It all boils down to the parents. It really does. If I say no, No is the word. Most parents can't be bothered to give that a whirl today.



posted on Oct, 18 2020 @ 03:58 PM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: rickymouse




chemistry meaning it is psychoactive in nature


Yeah quite a few "mind drugs" made from fluorine


Entry level medicines have a fluoride base so they can make people believe the doctor is actually helping them. Water pills usually are one of the first prescribed and are most times fluoride chemistry.

I understand the need of the doctors to take the edge off of people so they can treat them when needed, I can't condemn that action but also understand it not only effects the relationship with the doctor, it also makes the people believe scammers on the phone too.




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