Since I am a follower of politics and civics and often write my opinion on the subjects, particularly current events, I woke this morning not really wanting to write or speak on anything political. Why do I feel that way I asked myself. So why? Other than sometimes you just need a break from your daily routine, what other reason could there be? I don’t think in my case it is due to dumbing-down. I believe I am beyond that.
I grew up in a time we were taught civics, current events and studied the U.S. and state constitutions (Missouri) in high school. You had to pass both tests to move on. In college, as a Political Science major, we did have a lot of book learning but got mostly lectured on what the professors wanted us to know, which was their interpretation of nearly everything. Interestingly, my grade point average in my major was lower than the other subjects I studied (C average). Psychology subjects (B+). Yep, I may have missed my calling. Except, I may be interrelating the two. Their is definitely psychology to politics, I see little politics in psychology.
So, is my lack of interest today due to being worn down? I believe today’s government/elected officials on the national level in particular may have a wearing-down process. The current impeachment inquiry hearings is a perfect example. Everything we hear, is repeated and repeated like a broken record. It just keeps spinning as it is never turned off (spinning, two versions of spinning here applies). The American public does get tired of it. Too, if you hear something over and over, you (may) tend to believe it. That’s one aspect of psychology in/of politics………get in your head by wearing you down. It is different than the dumbing-down process, keeping knowledge away/keeping us ignorant.
Just look at many of the young protesters today. They know not what they protest. They have little to no knowledge. Its just what they’ve been led to believe; not an idea, just a person. Hate Trump! Why? They can’t tell you why, except he talks mean. Not bad, just mean, listen to their own language. Where’d they learn it? As my father would say…… “take your bar talk somewhere else!”. Oh yeah, he told me that once……..or twice.
So, lets be blunt, dumbing-down (and it is a designed process, this ain’t no accident) is to keep us ignorant. Now I know many will be “offended” by that word, but it is a meaningful term.
definition of Ignorant
lacking in knowledge or training; unlearned: an ignorant man, lacking knowledge or information as to a particular subject or fact: ignorant of quantum physics. uninformed; unaware, due to or showing lack of knowledge or training: an ignorant statement.
So, it isn’t all your fault. No I am not calling you, the reader of this post ignorant. If your reading my blog you aren’t. Most any way, but they have been dumbing-down our children for decades now. They don’t teach what we from my generation were taught. They only teach what they want us to know now. Its been that way for a long time.
Let us not get wore down. They’ll slip whatever they want past us if we do. To be honest, we’re smarter than they are. Who is they? You know who I am talking about. I said we’re smarter than they are. We now have those dumbed-down in the ruling positions. I avoided saying ruling class.
Take a break when needed. Then return aware. Use your voice………speak up, write-up, keep them in their place, remove them with our votes. We have much work to do. Not all are bad……..but it is overwhelming how much ignorance shows. The scary part, much is by design and some know exactly what they are doing. The Deep State is real.
They’ll never wear me down.