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I think it's a bull**** excuse for America's lack of capacity to educate its population better.
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#3
Don't think there's any kind of conspiracy behind it, but it's happening and it's just getting worse.
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Anyone ever seen "Idiocracy"? A frightening look into the future that movie is...
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#5
stop spending money on war, spend money on the school system. problem solved????
#6
By keeping our minds off ourselves, they speed us to our end.


EDIT: You can't be so naive as to think there's anyone to blame but yourself if you're dumbed down by modern technology. There's so much information right in front of you. If you're not benefiting from it and you're instead caught up in video games and MTV and text messaging and other distractions then it's your own fucking fault.

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#7
I saw Idiocracy. Did it even go to theaters before DVD? I thought it was pretty good.
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stop spending money on war, spend money on the school system. problem solved????

Not really..
#9
Give the people bread and circuses.
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#10
Uh, wouldn't you classify "Idiocracy" a form of media?

They just never show the smart people, because whenever you see those shows that go around asking stupid easy questions in the street and people get them wrong, it's like 20 people out of hundreds to thousands.

I think America has a nice balance of smart and stupid people.
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I think it's a bull**** excuse for America's lack of capacity to educate its population better.


2nd post and it was the best

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Very good film.

And yeah, apathy and ignorance in America is disgustingly acceptable.
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#13
Everything's a conspiracy these days, huh? It's just one elaborate plan after the next.
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#15
i think we should do everything the government tells us, throw away your tin foil hat you unpatriotic son of a bitch

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#16
This has happened history many times and we should learn from it. Any nation that grows immensely like America has in the past couple of centuries, will become stagnant like it is now as a result of ignorance to the world among it's own people, and then finally be overtaken as by another nation, maybe not physically but definitely economically and military wise. The current nation that is growing a ton while America is taking a backseat is China. The only thing that can destroy and bring the downfall of America is ignorance among the American people themselves.
#17
Cuz the school systems suck. Every time someone learns some useless **** they lose common sense
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EDIT: You can't be so naive as to think there's anyone to blame but yourself if you're dumbed down by modern technology. There's so much information right in front of you. If you're not benefiting from it and you're instead caught up in video games and MTV and text messaging and other distractions then it's your own fucking fault.

We live in a great age. Utilize it.

Actually I think part of the "problem" is the informed are even more well informed and those that don't care have always been that way. Before the fairly modern media revolution, nobody really knew so it didn't stand out as much.
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Actually I think part of the "problem" is the informed are even more well informed and those that don't care have always been that way. Before the fairly modern media revolution, nobody really knew so it didn't stand out as much.


That's a good reason for not watching CNN. It's also the basic premises of 'Brave New World'.
#20
Glad I don't live in America.

Haven't heard of this.
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#21
The only dumbed down person here is the guy with the link to their myspace, who's also a christian.
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EDIT: You can't be so naive as to think there's anyone to blame but yourself if you're dumbed down by modern technology. There's so much information right in front of you. If you're not benefiting from it and you're instead caught up in video games and MTV and text messaging and other distractions then it's your own fucking fault.

We live in a great age. Utilize it.


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Ya I'm not saying it's just the media causing this. Here is the site where I thought about this and I have thought about it before about how schools really don't teach how to use the information in real life just how to use it on a worksheet.

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread294899/pg1

Of course not every post in there is that reasonable but there's some pretty good thoughts.
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I think it's a bull**** excuse for America's lack of capacity to educate its population better.


its not that america has a ****ty educational system, its that most kids dont give a ****. they go to school because they believe they have to, because its more trouble not to. but they dont give a **** about learning, they'd rather read about celebrities or sit around listening to whatever is on the radio.
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its not that america has a ****ty educational system, its that most kids dont give a ****. they go to school because they believe they have to, because its more trouble not to. but they dont give a **** about learning, they'd rather read about celebrities or sit around listening to whatever is on the radio.


+600000 My friend.

I look around on my bus and everyone is acting like a ****ing animal and it disgusts me. They make fun of me for being smart. The fact that being smart is now looked down upon is INSANITY and it is sad because vulnerable intelligent kids will give in to the dumbasses and start making bad grades and getting in trouble to prove that they aren't smart either. It is gonna take something like a massive disaster to knock some sense back into the ****ing ignorant obese Americans. I just want to get up in class one day and condemn everyone because they are all so misguided by the media and blinded by religion, it is so ridiculous that I just want to cry.
#29
there are just as many idiots in the world as there have always been. the internet just makes them more visible.
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+600000 My friend.

I look around on my bus and everyone is acting like a ****ing animal and it disgusts me. They make fun of me for being smart. The fact that being smart is now looked down upon is INSANITY and it is sad because vulnerable intelligent kids will give in to the dumbasses and start making bad grades and getting in trouble to prove that they aren't smart either. It is gonna take something like a massive disaster to knock some sense back into the ****ing ignorant obese Americans. I just want to get up in class one day and condemn everyone because they are all so misguided by the media and blinded by religion, it is so ridiculous that I just want to cry.



it really isnt anything new. intellectuals have been persecuted (although i really shouldnt use that word as it hasnt really gotten so bad) throughout history. it tends to only happen during a society's conservative phase. take a look at america's 1950s, the image of the stereotypical white shirt, thick glasses nerd was created here. a more extreme case was stalins purges of the intellectuals. while his basis of ideology was leftist, his societal views were much more conservative.
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#31
Yup, to sum it up...there are idiots and there are smart people. Sometimes one is a majority..in todays case atleast from what often appears in the media most people seems to be dumb and ignorant of the world around them.

However i've seen a large number of smart people who have real priorities, but they don't make the evening news for getting a 16 year old girl preggers...
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#32
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I remember learning this is my freshman world history class.
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But yeah I think we already have this thing happening already because we can already obtain food easily via McDonalds or whatever other fast food and they always show these damn reality show crap.
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#34
The thing is... as the dumb people get dumb(er), the smart poeple get smarter. Pretty soon all the smart people will have sickly humanlike primate pets as slaves and a select group of people will think to themselves "what the hell happened to all the dumb people around here?"

Oh it'll happen, you wait and see...
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#36
I've heard some poeple say that and they are all retarded. How fucking selfcentered are you when you think our own Swedish media would actually care enough to give out false perceptions of your nation? You live on the other side of the planet; no one here gives a shiit about you!

And besides that, we HAVE got American TV over here too, you realize? Some of us watch the same news that you are watching!

My perception of a United States of Retarderica comes from what I've seen come out of your country; in your newspaper, on your news and definently in all of the Americans I've encountered; IRL or otherwise. Also, I have some friends that have lived in America for some time (who moved there for a couple of years and then returned to Sweden), and some of them's got a couple of real horror stories from their experiences with the American educational system.
#37
It's because of all the **** Tv shows I tell you. All those crappy celebrity shows and reality Tv.

But anyway I'm sure that there are still alot of smart americans, just alot of stupid ones as well.
#38
it makes sense. if we are in fact, the greatest country in the world, then why is the majority of the population so god damn stupid? it wouldnt happen unless the powers that be want it to happen. they are trying to control us. keeping us nice and stupid is the best way to do it. having an informed public is the last thing they want.

ugh... im too tired to continue this. but all i can ask anyone to do is that you think for yourself and challenge authority (meaning dont just accept what you are being told. ASK WHY).

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I've heard some poeple say that and they are all retarded. How fucking selfcentered are you when you think our own Swedish media would actually care enough to give out false perceptions of your nation? You live on the other side of the planet; no one here gives a shiit about you!

And besides that, we HAVE got American TV over here too, you realize? Some of us watch the same news that you are watching!

My perception of a United States of Retarderica comes from what I've seen come out of your country; in your newspaper, on your news and definently in all of the Americans I've encountered; IRL or otherwise. Also, I have some friends that have lived in America for some time (who moved there for a couple of years and then returned to Sweden), and some of them's got a couple of real horror stories from their experiences with the American educational system.


i apologize for those piece of sh*t jerk off retards who are content living their lives in a haze of ignorance and stupidity. i assure you, we arent all like that. just dont judge all of us Americans by those select few. im sure if i visited Sweden i'd be able to find many people i dont like, but i'd hardly use that to judge the entire nation.
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#39
Less money spent on war and controlling drugs, and more money spent on education?
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it makes sense. if we are in fact, the greatest country in the world, then why is the majority of the population so god damn stupid? it wouldnt happen unless the powers that be want it to happen. they are trying to control us. keeping us nice and stupid is the best way to do it. having an informed public is the last thing they want.

ugh... im too tired to continue this. but all i can ask anyone to do is that you think for yourself and challenge authority (meaning dont just accept what you are being told. ASK WHY).


Kind of like the Feudal system. Keep the poor poorer and the rich richer.
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