Monday, December 20, 2010

self-fulfilling prophecy

Does it occur to anyone else that our dropping standards in education, along with a nascent, out of the closet 'proud to be a dumbass' movement (as opposed to a pointy-headed elite librul) benefits the party that works hardest to slash education funding, thus presumably making people dumber?

This story highlights a recent poll that shows that 40 percent of Americans still believe in creationism.

A new Gallup poll, released Dec. 17, reveals that 40 percent of Americans still believe that humans were created by God within the last 10,000 years. This number is slightly down from a previous high of 47 percent in 1993 and 1999.

So, as education gets worse due to budget cuts and privatization--and thus presumably, people become less able to apply critical thinking skills--media conglomerates grow stronger, and more blatant about telling outright lies that serve the corporations that own them, demagogues and criminals become more audacious in their outright thievery of democracy, not to mention the taxpayers' dollars.

Sounds like a great plan.

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