The Dumbing of America

Posted on 02 Nov 2010 at 6:45am

I recently posted this following comment on my Facebook status that got a lot of hits:

“I'm beginning to think that the Tea Baggers share one brain between all of them, and no one knows who has it at any one time. It's easy to see that they still haven't let Christine O'Donnell use it.”

This all started because of this following video that was sent to me by a good friend:

The status generated a lot of comments, mostly in favor of what I said, but others said I shouldn’t be making fun of people like that.  One can easily understand why I feel this way.  It's disheartening to see people who aren't smart enough to pour urine out of a boot if the instructions where written on the heel being elected in their primaries for Congress and even the Senate.  (The “urine in the boot” thing is a comment my father used to make, only he didn’t use “urine.”)  And, others raised to super stardom because they are so “fokesy” and cute, but have nothing that resembles gray matter.  Jon Stewart wanted to restore sanity in a country where insanity rules.  Good luck with that, Jon.  Steve Corbert had it right.  There’s plenty to fear.

The Teabaggers are the visible expression of what is REALLY wrong with this country.  They say they’re not racists, but they embrace people who used the N-word to describe the President and they lump all Latino people into the same “illegal” category.  They say they aren't homophobic, but they select people to leadership roles who advocate killing LGBT people.

They want change, but don't have a clue how to make change.  They just don’t have a clue, period.  They say they’re patriotic, but wrap themselves in the flag only to hide behind it and not respect it.  They want “We the People” to run the country, as long as corporations get more of our tax money.  They’re angry, but they channel that anger into hate instead of action.  You can’t build a house without plans, yet it seems their goal isn’t to build a House but to tear it down . . . and the Senate . . . and the President.

My comment about Teabaggers sharing only one brain between them is more spot-on then people want to admit.  With people misquoting or having zero idea of what's actually in the Constitution saying they want to “preserve it,” we get a bleak picture of the true dumbing of America.  The TV show, “Smarter Than a 5th Grader” is more scary then it is funny.  A country cannot compete in a global market if the average citizen isn’t smarter than a 5th grader, and America is quickly heading in that direction.

Here in Georgia, we have a Governor’s race that I’m embarrassed to even mention.  Hate, lies, hypocrisy and bigotry are the primary ingredients of the campaign.  I think we have it bad here, until I hear what is happening across the country.  Sometimes, I hope that the Mynas are right about the world ending in 2012, but when I think of my grandchildren, I hope they’re not.  A line from an W.C. Fields movie seems to fit well here, “It ain't a fit night out for man nor beast.”  I pray that America doesn’t become a country that “ain’t fit for man, woman nor beast.”  Looks like we got another struggle ahead of us.  Are you surprised?
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