posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 07:01 PM
I do know one thing, we have since the 60's declined educationwise and we are in freefall at the moment.
Our exams at O and A levels are all passed with major star jobs etc but try to get one kid to write a letter or put a plan of action to do a simple
task and you have to stop yourself falling about with laughter.
I always assumed it was a government type of conspiracy because we were so well educated that we could write and debate issues and often hold our own.
This meant we were not a push-over for government and could see a lot of the tricks they deliberately hid from us. Nowhere does this become so
apparent as in the quality of newspaper reporting from that era. You had real investigative journalists and interviewers and tv was able to do
brilliant political satire. I watched a comedian programme last night and all the comedian's material was about finding a 'rabbit' on the stage.
It was mildly funny but not the slick, brilliant rolling in the isle laughter that late night comedians use to command.
The government didn't like people to be so educated that they could understand what it was doing in their names so it dumbed down our education
standard. The tv has been so dumbed down, many of us watch a few programmes and spend the rest of the time on a computer or doing other things, you
couldn't watch it for a whole evening, even if you wanted to anymore despite having a number of different channels.