posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 03:31 AM
This is my first post ever on this site. The topic is dear to me, as I have commented on this in conversation with people for years now. I see this as
a rather complex issue because it's not as simple as people just getting dumber or forgetting knowledge. God knows, we are constantly being bombarded
with information...facts, truths, half-truths, lies, news, advertising, ideas, wisdom, junk, the list goes on and on. We're exposed to more and more
news and news overload, events, anniversaries, weather events, emergency situations, family and social situations, it's enough to make anybody crazy.
A medical finding today reveals a particular item causes cancer and a new study tomorrow determines the information to be flawed.
So people switch off the news and resort to watching whatever programming just happens to be on "the tube" at the moment. Especially if you just
tried to have an intelligent conversation with someone, only to feel they belong on the aforementioned "Jay Walking" segment. (The Tonight Show with
Let me get to the point, Are people getting more stupid? As I see it, yes and no. Despite a lack of proper education in our schools, I've met some
very smart young people. Then there are those that don't seem to know anything besides what pop star just married who and what new apps are available
for the Iphone. As for the older folks, attrition is a factor, along with those being dumbed down with medications (many likely doing more harm than
Depopulation is now going on, Jay Leno even mentioned it in last night's monologue. Here's a red flag...I haven't confirmed this, but I heard beer
sales in the U.S. are down 11% this year. Does anyone believe Americans in hard economic times, have simply chosen to drink less, or is it because
there are less of them? Oh, and yes, the U.S. population is down as well, you can check this out.