posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 07:01 PM
What scares me is that it's to the advantage of government and businesses to have stupid consumers. If we're too stupid to understand important
issues, the government and business sector are free to take any action they choose. Because no matter what they do, we won't be able to figure it
out. If we're too stupid to understand how things work, businesses will be able to sell us products via emotional appeals in advertising rather than
solid product design.
Ask yourself this: How can it be that BOTH Democrats and Republicans are adamantly pro-education, but yet year after year nothing gets fixed with our
school systems?! We are stuck with schools where students are passed to higher grades, regardless of their performance, where grade inflation is
rampant, where disruptive and even criminal children cannot be removed from the classroom, where a growing population of college freshmen need
remedial courses on basis subjects, where… you get the idea. All of these “problems” and many more could be easily fixed without spending a dime, but
yet they’re never fixed.
We are stuck with a grossly inadequate educational system because those in power want it that way. And in a classic catch-22 situation, the general
population is to stupid to even care about it!