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How can you tell that you have been dumbed down?

Autarchic 2012/08/09 09:11:48
Please give an example of the things which dumb people down!
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  • DeeB 2012/08/09 12:22:24
    DeeB
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    The school system is one way they dumb you down. They do not teach you how to do critical thinking, they teach you how to memorize what they tell you. Now they are not even teaching the children how to write. Television is another way, they do all your thinking for you, they tell you how to eat what to wear, how to clean your homes. I mean it's like the people are little robots just following instruction, instead of using their minds.

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  • holly go lightly 2012/08/10 00:35:18
    holly go lightly
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    I doubt that a dumbed down person would even wonder about it.
  • DeeB holly g... 2012/08/10 01:12:13
    DeeB
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    LOL! Good one Holly, it's fairly obvious to us that they don't!!
  • Azazyel's Dragon 2012/08/09 15:47:07
    Azazyel's Dragon
    +1
    One thing that dumbs me down is 'spell check' on my laptop. Man, I don't think I could spell for the life of me without that gadget. But I've become too reliant on it...
  • LibertyCaroline 2012/08/09 13:42:47
    LibertyCaroline
    +2
    The dumbing down occurs in the brain when we watch television. Activity in the higher brain regions such as the neo-cortex is diminished, while activity in the lower brain regions such as the limbic system increases. limbic system is commonly referred to as the reptile brain, is associated with more primitive mental functions. The reptile brain is unable to distinguish between reality and the simulated reality of television.
    Now, mix in Cable News ( CNN, MSNBC, FOX ),and under-educated viewers.
  • Dodgerfan 2012/08/09 13:30:06
    Dodgerfan
    +2
    You're watching the TV all the time and not reading books about history, classic novels, etc.
  • Striker 2012/08/09 13:26:46
    Striker
    +4
    I prefer to believe that I've not been dumbed down, but we oldsters didn't have to endure nearly so much of the brainwashing.

    Accepting being Governed by unknowns who know no more than yourself is a clue.
  • DeeB Striker 2012/08/09 14:43:52
    DeeB
    +4
    There ya go.
  • HOMBRE 2012/08/09 13:22:10
    HOMBRE
    +3
    I found out that we have 57 states and we now have corpsemen in the service ;-)
  • DeeB HOMBRE 2012/08/09 14:42:16
    DeeB
    +4
    And he supposedly went to college!! LOL! Says a lot about our education system!
  • holly g... HOMBRE 2012/08/10 01:02:37
    holly go lightly
    +2
    LOL.i learned that too hombre.No dd with us huh?
  • Atlas 2012/08/09 13:10:44
    Atlas
    +1
    The internet.
  • Maynard 2012/08/09 12:29:30
    Maynard
    +1
    DUMBED DOWN DEFINED.


    If you believe Obama is a transparent uniter, you most likely believe Mitt needs to turn over documents.

    If you believe that Republicans want to BREATH dirty air and drink dirty water, you most likely missed the fact that WE BREATH AND DRINK THE SAME, but wait,

    Do the libs in Congress legislate that they get their own Health Care?


    Republicans can't legislate different water and air but the LIBS DID SO ON HELL CARE.


    How clear does it need to be?
  • DeeB Maynard 2012/08/09 13:01:30 (edited)
    DeeB
    +7
    They both need to turn over all records. Dumbed down is actually believing there is 2 parties in Washington.!
  • holly g... DeeB 2012/08/10 01:03:30
    holly go lightly
    +3
    That is it DeeB!the perfect definition.
  • DeeB holly g... 2012/08/10 01:11:07
    DeeB
    +3
    LOL! Right?!!
  • JMCC 2012/08/09 12:28:35
    JMCC
    +3
    BBC news.

    It used to actually contain news and analysis from around the world....

    Now it is does little more than the tabloid newspapers do only more tastefully.
  • holly g... JMCC 2012/08/10 01:04:21
    holly go lightly
    +3
    Taste? that is just an English accent.
  • JMCC holly g... 2012/08/10 01:15:39
    JMCC
    +3
    You obviously haven't seen our tabloid newspapers ;)

    The tend to feature full page pictures of topless models on the inside page....
  • holly g... JMCC 2012/08/10 01:20:33
    holly go lightly
    +3
    Actually I am quite familiar with page 3.or is now page 6?Either way The BBC is far from tasteful.
  • JMCC holly g... 2012/08/10 01:27:05
    JMCC
    +3
    Neither do I, what I mean by that is that it pitched at "middle England"....

    It's true - sarcasm doesn't work so well in written form,,,
  • DDogbreath JMCC 2012/08/10 13:25:13
    DDogbreath
    +1
    I want subscription!
  • JMCC DDogbreath 2012/08/10 13:29:15
  • DDogbreath JMCC 2012/08/10 13:48:09
    DDogbreath
    +1
    I just checked out this story.
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/h...

    Calling it "porny" is a bit over the top prudish if you ask me.

    The real obscenity? All our USA "news" media totally "blacking out" Ron Paul's "Campaign for Liberty". You probably heard more about him across the pond then we did here.

    I used to be under the impression I lived in a "free country"
  • JMCC DDogbreath 2012/08/10 13:50:23 (edited)
    JMCC
    +1
    I don't think I called it "porny", just lacking news and being tasteless ;)

    Equally their website does not exactly copy the printed edition.
  • DDogbreath JMCC 2012/08/10 13:56:17
    DDogbreath
    +1
    If you happen to come across any Norton motorcycle spares, Please send me some. LOL

    norton motorcycle spares send lol
  • DeeB 2012/08/09 12:22:24
    DeeB
    +8
    The school system is one way they dumb you down. They do not teach you how to do critical thinking, they teach you how to memorize what they tell you. Now they are not even teaching the children how to write. Television is another way, they do all your thinking for you, they tell you how to eat what to wear, how to clean your homes. I mean it's like the people are little robots just following instruction, instead of using their minds.
  • Sport_G... DeeB 2012/08/09 12:52:08
    Sport_Geoff
    +5
    Good points..........the idiots just sit around waiting for their next talking point or instructions.

    applauding kitty
  • DeeB Sport_G... 2012/08/09 12:59:24
    DeeB
    +4
    Thanks, it's all by design and will only get worse until the people reject them and start thinking for themselves.
  • Striker DeeB 2012/08/09 13:17:40
    Striker
    +5
    TV mesmerizes people to a point where they find thinking no longer necessary!
  • DeeB Striker 2012/08/09 13:19:34
    DeeB
    +4
    Absolutely, I can see it and always have.
  • Striker DeeB 2012/08/09 13:27:45
    Striker
    +4
    It's become acute in more recent years!
  • DeeB Striker 2012/08/09 13:32:11
    DeeB
    +4
    That's for sure!
  • Striker DeeB 2012/08/09 13:35:05
    Striker
    +4
    Our lives have become little more than the colored screens before us all.
  • DeeB Striker 2012/08/09 14:39:43
    DeeB
    +4
    Computers are the only way to find truth in this country and the world, but it's also filled with misinformation. Once this election is over, you won't see me much. I want to live!
  • Striker DeeB 2012/08/09 14:46:58
    Striker
    +4
    "Living" is gonna be an increasingly tough challenge. I'm glad to have lived, but what I've observed of the sick mentality of Force, I'm glad to be older. I cannot and will not tolerate what's coming at us!
  • DeeB Striker 2012/08/09 14:52:19
    DeeB
    +4
    I know what you mean. It's the kids I worry about. Mine didn't grow up as I did. I really don't want to see it. Have you seen this yet? Don't know if it's true, but we can hope!
    http://eclinik.wordpress.com/...
  • Striker DeeB 2012/08/09 19:46:54
    Striker
    +3
    Went to your link. Different viewpoints for sure. I'll need to study that further. Thanks
  • DeeB Striker 2012/08/09 20:27:45
    DeeB
    +3
    I think I had given you a link to another one of his reports before. I don't know what to believe with that. It very well could be misinformation done by the NWO so that we won't fight.
  • Azazyel... DeeB 2012/08/09 15:54:23
    Azazyel's Dragon
    +2
    Very true; it's like were being programmed for a system or a machine; I don't know. I do feel like there's something sinister behind the scenes...something that wants the populous dumbed down.
  • DeeB Azazyel... 2012/08/09 16:26:51
    DeeB
    +3
    Huh, looks like you are starting to wake up!! Seek as much knowledge as you can, there is something sinister at work here and it must be brought to everyones attention so they too can awaken. I'm going to give you a link and this woman will explain just how they did it in our schools. It's all part of the New World Order. She has more of her videos to the side. http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

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