I don’t know precisely when the dumbing down of America began, but my guess would be sometime during the 1960’s, the decade historians may someday identify as the beginning of the end of the USA. I believe this dumbing down has now caught up with us to the extent we are, collectively, one of the most stupid countries on the face of the earth.
We are so stupid that, just a few years after we came under attack from Muslim fanatics, we elected as president an inexperienced man contemptuous of America and sympathetic to Islam, instead of a war hero alternative.
We are so stupid we are politically correcting ourselves right into the grave. Terrorists must be doubled over with laughter (if extremist Islam permits laughter) as we hassle and search obvious innocents at airports instead of profiling those most likely to do us harm. It may turn out, looking back, that America was actually lost the instant the airplanes hit the Twin Towers on 9/11 and we are now going through a steady decline leading to the inevitable end. I’m sure terrorists can hardly believe their luck as they watch us doing ourselves in.
Beyond that, while the terrorists are clever enough to kill seven CIA agents recently through trickery — the use of a double or triple agent — we are too stupid to outfox the terrorists the way the U.S. and our allies did to the enemy on occasion in World War Two. “American intelligence” is an oxymoron.
We are so stupid that, while countries like China and India are graduating more scientists and engineers, we are graduating students barely capable of stringing two coherent sentences together. These are the same students who have little or no knowledge of American history, no clue who George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are and why they are important, no idea of how we saved the world between 1941 and 1945. And if that isn’t bad enough, students in public school, high school and university classrooms are being taught every day to hate America.
We are so stupid we are deliberating destroying the best system of health care in the world. It’s as stupid as “destroying the village in order to save it” during the Viet Nam war. But this time it’s us this stupidity is going to kill.
We are so stupid we have lending institutions allowing people to buy houses with no money down, and people falling for such schemes, ignorant of the severe economic consequences to individuals and the country as a whole.
We are so stupid we sit in front of TV sets and watch mindless “reality” shows that not only have no redeeming value whatsoever but further debase our culture. America is a country where the results of “American Idol” are actually reported as a legitimate news story, not only on the network that carries the show but on the news broadcasts of competing networks as well. We’re stupid enough to believe that celebrities matter in our lives.
We are so stupid we have allowed ourselves to become slaves to high-technology, wasting hours in kneejerk, unnecessary texting and cell phone conversations, following any latest hi-tech fad in lemming-like fashion, losing our humanity in the process.
Our stupidity is monumental. It has made us ripe for the picking. Our much smarter enemies know it but we will probably not wake up until it’s too late. We’re just too stupid to figure it out.
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