Depressing Survey Results Show How Extremely Stupid America Has Become


Samarami's picture

"America" has not become stupid. America does not exist. People exist.

It might be true that many individuals in a place many have been calling "America" (which I assume would include a place called "Canada", as well as central and south "America") are stupid. That would be in the eyes of the beholder.

And, as the late Delmar England has observed, if one can't escape "...the government-centered way of thinking with which we are indoctrinated from birth..." in one's writing, s/he will forevermore flounder around in half-assed "anarchy". And half-assed "anarchy" is probably stupider than full-assed statism.

For example, the author laments over:

    "...Seventy-three percent couldn’t correctly say why we fought the Cold War. Forty-four percent were unable to define the Bill of Rights. And 6 percent couldn’t even circle Independence Day on a calendar..."

First of all, "we" didn't fight in any "Cold War" that I know of. At least I didn't fight in a "Cold War". I can't speak for you.

Secondly, I don't want to belabor my little brain concerning the white man's so-called Bill of Rights. I have no dog in his fight, and he couldn't grant me any "rights" if I did.

And, third -- whose "independence day" would you want me to circle??? Every grand wizard of every political entity called "nation" everywhere on the face of the globe from the beginning of recorded history has come up with celebrations supposedly depicting "independence". I want no part of it.

Who's stupid??? (or "stupider"???) Sam

mjackso6's picture

Sam, I think we all agree on the underlying unreality of conceptual "objects" like counties and concepts like citizenship, but I do believe some valid points are made here. People, in large part because of their belief and participation in such fictions are allowing themselves and their children to be "dumbed down" (whether this is a flaw in the "educational" system or simply it functioning as intended... well, that's another question). I personally don't see this as a fixable or even valid system; compulsory "education" is just incarceration and indoctrination. If parents want to avoid this, I believe home schooling, or more specifically ~un-schooling~, is probably the best answer.

Samarami's picture

Correct, M-Macks! And, anybody who knows me understands I am a strong advocate for homeschooling -- for the reasons you outline and infer. Sam