By Nathan Barton
Last week, I commented on a couple of stories regarding stupidity, especially here in the Fifty States. I want to elaborate on those, and think about stupidity and government and their relationship.
First, according to British news reports, a virus has been discovered that may affect up to 50% of all humans, survives in the body for years, and makes us stupid. Really! A chlorovirus, ATCV-1, was discovered 30 years ago but now seems to be in a major part of the populace, at least in the Fifty States. The story says that the drop in intelligence is measurable and statistically significant.
Mama’s Note: Intelligence and stupidity are two different things. Intelligence can be measured (sort of), but stupidity comes in far too many different packages to be quantifiable. Ignorance is the misunderstanding or lack of available information. Stupidity is the refusal to accept verifiable facts or learn about them, whether from personal experience or that of others. Many very “intelligent” people are incredibly stupid. I seriously doubt that actual base intelligence is decreasing, but the stupid is certainly epidemic.
Second, David Hodges (The Common Sense Show) wrote an article that was picked up by several other websites: “The number one weapon that is used against humanity in order to further the globalist agenda is induced stupidity. Many older foreigners are in awe as they witnessed the dumbing down of America in just a few short decades.” As I mentioned, the whole article is worth reading and pondering on, because we see it EVERY day. What he is talking about is the “garbage in, garbage out” and it ties to the daily insanity we see going on in hundreds of government-run, tax-funded (GRTF) schools and colleges across the nation.
We also see the stupidity in the District of Criminals on a regular basis. A whole raft of cartoons this week equated the Fuehrer’s behavior on various things (like immigration, the Caliphate, ObummerCare, and Congress) to the new movie “Dumb and Dumber, To.” [sic] And there is much to be said for that. It would be fun (if impossible) to take throat swabs of every member of Congress and the top 100 or so White House officials and see how many of them have this virus…
Of course, blaming the virus and blaming the schools for us being more and more stupid is in a way a “the Devil made me do it” kind of argument. “Ain’t my fault, McGee!”
Except that it IS: The people, individuals and families of America who have allowed themselves to be gulled and bullied into accepting poor quality education, “freebies” that are not, have done it to themselves. And with each generation, the level of stupidity gets worse. Nature has a cure for this: mass die-off of a population so that the deadwood is cleared away, and there is a chance for sounder stock to survive and flourish without being encumbered by the sick, lame, lazy, and stupid.
But for those who wish power, stupidity (even in their own ranks) serves a purpose. Of course, we are constantly bombarded with the idea that we are a “democracy.” This is a concept that claims that a whole bunch of people are smarter than one person, and that the voice of the people is the voice of God. We KNOW that is flawed.
Winston Churchill, that evil imperialist and warmonger, wrote: ““The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Isaac Asimov added this: “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” Henrik Ibsen once remarked, ““I don’t imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely overwhelming majority all the world over.” Democracy is NOT a good idea.
Actually, there are some scientists that claimed, a couple of years ago, that Americans are not smart enough for democracy to work. The American Enterprise Institute (foolishly, in my opinion) pooh-poohed that idea in a column, asking if Americans were too dumb for democracy to work. None of them went far enough: people are generally so stupid that democracy does NOT work, and if we are making ourselves more stupid through viruses or “education” then it means more than ever that democracy is even more dangerous than we usually assume. Why? From the point of those who want power, this is precisely why they want a stupid population AND democracy. It maximizes their potential for power while minimizing the potential for losing that power in either a violent or nonviolent revolution.
To summarize: the growing stupidity of the American people is NOT a flaw of the current system of education and government and society, it is a key FEATURE of the system.