Hope this is in the right place - I don't want to irritate any mods while I'm still so new...
Trawling the boards here at ATS, along with other research elsewhere, has lead me to an inescapable conclusion: as a species, we're regressing.
For the first time in centuries, the educated are no longer the elite. Indeed, how often have seen the intelligent people discriminated against? The
geek doesn't get the girl, the troglodyte does. The popular press isn't interested in Hawking or Dawkins, but in Beckham or Britney. Even the
scientific method itself is under assault from the credible fools - it seems as if you can't turn around without someone denying the existence of
evolution, or making ludicrous and indefensible claims about everything from MMR vaccines to the Atkins diet.
So my question is this: is this change occuring spontaneously, a natural social and cultural development which will cripple our development for a
short time and then be lost to the pages of history like Victorian Spiritualism? Or - and this is where the conspiracy bit comes in, NWO-fans - are
we being deliberately kept gullible and docile by manipulated media, mindless religion and puppetry on a grand scale?
[soapbox mode on]
Let our battle cry be Deny Ignorance, and let it ring forth from every home in the land! Put down your tabloid papers, your TV remotes and your hippy
dreamcatchers! Look upon the world with fresh eyes, an open mind, and a dedicated intellect!
[soapbox mode off]
But you get my point, I trust.