St. Louis County, Missouri will have a new County Executive come November. Steve Stenger doubled up the votes on the incumbent County Executive Dooley. Hopefully we see a larger scale pattern of replacing elected officials across the nation on all levels. This is good news for a Wednesday morning.
I was going to write this evening on what I learned from reading Dinesh D’Souza’s America Imagine a World Without Her. It won’t be a book report, just my opinion of where we could be headed as a nation, our children’s future. However, I am having a difficult time focusing on the message I want to present; I’ll save it for another evening.
I was checking and reading blogs during lunch today, when I came across a very graphic photo, one that bothered me throughout the day, and still lingers. It was a young boy from Gaza, I would guess around 2 years of age. He was laid on a blanket, dead. I won’t describe anymore, it was obviously very gruesome, so much so after I studied it for a moment I flipped the screen so no one else could view. I had just stared for a couple of moments at this image of what was someones baby, wondering what the family was going through. I have no idea, I couldn’t possibly, I don’t know that I can even imagine. All I could think of was my grandchildren.
It doesn’t matter who this child was, he was Palestinian by birth, he could have been Israeli, or Mexican, Russian or American. It doesn’t matter. He died senselessly. I know its war, many die senselessly.
I don’t want to hear all the political crap right now about who is right or wrong or even why. I’ve heard it all or most. It doesn’t matter……..he was someones baby.
Did you ever watch The Tonight show with Jay Leno, where he would go out on the streets and ask questions randomly of those passing by? Now I am sure only those with the most ridiculous answers were aired, it was for comedy after all. Still, the fact people wouldn’t even know who their vice president was, or had little knowledge of current events etc. I apologize but for a lack of a better word, they were simply dumb, uneducated people, Americans.
Dumbing Down of America did occur and continues. Think about this, could this explain the mentality and intelligence (lack thereof) of our Congressional leaders and president? I will excuse Obama from this group, he learned very well from his mentor Saul Alinsky…..and college professors. He is executing Alinsky’s political philosophy of destroying the U.S. just as instructed. Our leaders just may be products of the Dumbing Down of America of our educational system.
Only 22 – 25% of voters will vote today, Tuesday Aug. 5 in Missouri. Lack of interest, lost hope…….is it all part of the Dumbing Down? This didn’t just happen over night. We don’t get involved, not enough of us anyway. Too many people either aren’t aware or don’t care what goes on in our country and the world. Too many zombies! Our society is too easily controlled by corrupt government and president. Dumbing Down is about control, keep us from thinking for ourselves.
I believe a lot of problems we face today could better be solved if it weren’t from a deteriorated education system. Am I off base here?