Cutting Through The Crap

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dumber Still


Well, I guess it doesn't exactly just happen, as a national enterprise anyway. Efforts to make our country dumber, as political strategy, began at least as early as Karl Rove's henching of George Bush. And, undeniably, it continues today as the centerpiece of the right-wing master plan (abandoning subtlety, Rick Santorum wants everyone home-schooled, like he was. Look how well that worked out). Now, funded by the Koch brothers and others, a curriculum will be developed to teach kids to be climate change deniers. Given the financial implications for those funding the current Republican party, it's not hard to figure why.
Internal documents acquired by ThinkProgress Green reveal that the Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank funded by the Koch brothers, Microsoft, and other top corporations, is planning to develop a “global warming curriculum” for elementary schoolchildren that presents climate science as “a major scientific controversy.” This effort, at a cost of $100,000 a year, will be developed by Dr. David E. Wojick, a coal-industry consultant.

Well, sure it's a controversy. Like the age of the earth and evolution. Like Obama's birthplace, like the shape of the earth.

I think we're way beyond the proverbial tipping point. Too many people want to be dumb, and they want to be lied to. It's the path of least resistance. They're only too happy to make sure their kids are even dumber. They've fallen victim to the Rovian plan to create a permanently stupefied electorate, pliable and manipulable, subject to whatever propaganda is leveled at them by people whose agenda would be obvious to anyone taught to think.

Whose agenda would be obvious to anyone taught to think.

Think about it.


1 comment:

Frank Drackman said...

Hey Julius, I mean Sid,Better watch beatin up that Straw Man, you'll blow an embo...
and Damn it, can you stop mentioning Climate Change? I read USA today, its almost as cold where you live as where I live. I'd LIKE a little warming right now.
and BTW, howcome YOU didn't go to a Pubic College if there so great and everythang, Like Me?
I went to a Pubic Medical School too, thats all they had(have) in Ali-Bama.
Or the Peas-Eater-in-Chief? don't think his kids are takin advantage of those great DC Pubic Schools...
Shit, even I broke down and sent my kid to one for her last 2 years.
Hey it's free, and if you look around you can find one without too many of "Those" peoples...
And don't call me a Racist, your the one recycling old "Der Sturmer" cartoons..

Frank