posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 03:09 AM
I'm 58 and old enough to remember the protests against Vietnam. I had several high school friends who went there and never came back, and more that
came back damaged in one way or another. Our whole generation was scarred by that. Some remained deeply suspicious of government, others never really
were to start with. I always thought this latter group seemed slightly dazed by it all.
I think it comes down to this: Half of the population has an IQ under 100, by definition; And to me, anyways, an average IQ is pretty damned limited,
especially now with the education most people get. Imagine someone with very little curiosity about the way the world works, not good at book
learning, and not inclined to change that fact. Now add in religion (not to mention early lies about Santa Claus, the Easter Fairy and the Tooth
Bunny...); children by instinct HAVE to be able to trust adults; their lives depend on it. If Mommy and Daddy say there's a big rather scary but
loving guy up in the clouds who can see everything you think and do, and if you pray your prayers will get answered, and Jeebus died for your sins,
well, the kid is going to take it all in, encode it, as odd and confusing as it all sounds, cuz Mom and Dad say so. Very few have the mental
wherewithall to resist what is, in effect, propaganda and brainwashing.
Fast forward to your boss. He's not the brightest bulb in the world (as we've already determined, well over 50% of the population are not..) he
may be a great contractor, but his ability to think rationally and skeptically is severely limited due to his early upbringing. He now believes what
he hears on the radio and sees on the teevee, cuz they've taken the place of mommy and daddy, and 'they wouldn't lie on teevee...'. He's doing
the best he can, truly, but he'll never be able to make sense of the world. It's far too complicated for any one person, even the brightest, and no
one has access to the whole picture. Most people are quite content, if fear driven, to stay in their own little neighborhood, thought-wise.
The greatest flaw in humans is their inability to plan more than one harvest season ahead in time... this flaw has led to most wars, Fukushima, all
things bad and horrific. Add in the mistrust and fear engendered in confused and not-too-bright people by someone who is smarter than them, and,
well, there's a reason the more savvy types have been called witches and killed over the centuries. We've allowed the race to become stagnant and
instead of embracing those that know more or think more rationally, we've eliminated them. Reverse Darwinism.