How to Dummy-down a Society

I’m tired.  I’m too tired to write, but not to ponder life and why.

I wanted to know what others have written about how our society has been made so ignorant, so I searched the internet by typing in, “how to make society ignorant” and came up with these articles:

“Here’s a simple rule if you want to get noticed in today’s Australia. Don’t worry about how much you might actually know or have thought about an issue: just go in hard and outrageous. Volume is all that counts. Shocking people is better than saying nothing at all. And there’s no need to concern yourself about ”blowback”. The media cycle moves so quickly that by tonight your contribution will have been forgotten.” Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/opinion/do-we-want-a-thoughtful-or-an-ignorant-life-and-society-20120828-24yil.html#ixzz25eWnhWot

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“This “little bit of wiggle room” is what Mitt Romney refers to as freedom. It is the essential prerequisite for economic growth and prosperity. It seems, however, that when Romney made what should be this ultra-obvious point it blew the lid off the American media who went berserk over yet another Romney “gaffe”. What can you say? The media in the US is made up of people economically ignorant beyond my wildest thoughts. How they are permitted to instruct the rest of us about political and economic issues is a scandal.”      http://catallaxyfiles.com/2012/08/02/civil-society-and-american-media-ignorance/

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“Ignorance and sound self-government could not exist together: the one destroyed the other. A despotic government could restrain its citizens and deprive the people of their liberties only while they were ignorant.

Jefferson could never completely separate education from government. With the fullest faith in the ability of man to govern himself, Jefferson nonetheless realized the responsibility of self-government could be assumed successfully only by an enlightened people.”            http://www.earlyamerica.com/review/winter96/jefferson.html

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“The time has come to discuss a very critical matter, for which, seems to be destroying humanity, slowly but surely. Many people have made an interesting choice in their life and some may have not made the same choice, but do not have proper access to learning material, so as to improve.

Is it “chosen” ignorance or a lack of knowledge, that which plagues humanity? Well, to be honest, it’s a little bit of both actually. Some “choose” to be ignorant in their actions and some just lack the knowledge to enable themselves more power. Both are hurting themselves, but the one who chooses ignorance is actually damaging themselves more than those who are without knowledge.

Choose to be ignorant? Or Lack Knowledge?

Choosing to be ignorant, simply means that you stop yourself from learning and nothing more. You have already made up your mind, reinforced with your faith and belief, so as to ignore new knowledge from being learned. This only happens when one has no control of ego or do not realize their ego is more than they can handle.”                           http://cagsil.hubpages.com/hub/Chosen-Ignorance-or-Lack-of-Knowledge

    • You choose……….
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