Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Welcome To America's Dumb-Downed Society!

Good Day World!

Let's start off with the fact that Americans rank 5th in the world when it comes to overall education.

How embarrassing is that?

Thirty years ago, America was the leader in quantity and quality of high school diplomas. 

Today, our nation is ranked 36th in the world

Related: American education fails because it isn't education

The effects of our dumbed-down society

We're paying a steep price with a new generation of under-educated Americans who are easy marks to manipulate. They are easily entertained, and have trouble focusing on reality.

That dynamic gave us Donald Trump for a president. 

That same dynamic is on display in headlines of the day;

People are debating why Billie Eilish actually made her iconic 'confused face' at Oscars

"There's fire on the sun" - from Fox News

This public safety headline: "Health officials: pools and diarrhea don't mix 

From WBTV: Man killed to death

I could go on, but I believe you've got the point.

Because people don't bother to fact check what they read, most are in bubbles that favor their world views... which sometimes doesn't comport with reality, or the truth.

To get a broader view of this subject, I strongly recommend reading "The Dumbing Down of America - By Design"

George Bernard Shaw's quote seems prophetic when it comes to Trump;

"He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points to a political career." 

We live in fragile times where truth fights fiction daily. It's never been more important to educate our children to insulate them from dangerous ignorance. 

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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