Dumb and Getting Dumber

Article posted on September 15th, 2015 by WhatAmIMissingHere

Stupid voters Obamacare by Eric Allie, Caglecartoons.comBy Monty Pelerin

Americans know the disgraceful performance of the VA in honoring commitments to our veterans. But are they smart enough to understand an even bigger problem? The populace is dumb and getting dumber.

From the movie Dumb and Dumber comes this line from character Harry Dunne:

     According to the map, we’ve only gone 4 inches.

Dumb and dumberIf this progress were in regard to the educational system, the progress would be measured in miles and preceded by a negative sign. The educational system has been in serious decline for at least forty years. Most Americans are dumb and getting dumber.

Ignorance is the greatest threat to freedom and we are creating it overtime! Ignorance is also the best friend of the political class. Are Americans deliberately being made dumber? How better to use them for political fodder? The political class looks at the masses as votes to be mined and wallets to be picked. Keep them stupid to assist in the plunder.

Motives are not addressed in this Zerohedge article but the conclusion that ignorance is winning is apparent. That becomes especially obvious when it is recognized that the SAT tests themselves have been dumbed down over time.

Americans Have Never Been Dumber

By Tyler Durden

Three years ago, we noted the dumbification of America was accelerating as SAT scores hit record lows. It appears the need for the Derek Zoolander Center For Kids Who Can’t Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too has never been greater as Bloomberg reports that students in the high school class of 2015 turned in the lowest critical reading score on the SAT college entrance exam in more than 40 years, with all three sections declining from the previous year.

Reading and Math Charts

The mean score on the math portion of the SAT, 511, is the lowest since 1999. The highest possible score on each section is 800.

The reading score of 495 is the worst since 1972, according to data provided by the College Board.

The test administrator reported the lowest score for the SAT’s writing section since it began in 2005.   (my emphasis)

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But apart from that… “I am Cait” is on later…

By Monty Pelerin for Economic Noise

By permission Monte Pelerin

www.economicnoise.com

http://www.economicnoise.com/2015/09/03/dumb-and-getting-dumber/

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