Saturday, August 31, 2013

Can People Really Be This Stupid?

SEE HERE  I am absolutely speechless.  People that know me would find that hard to believe, but really.  Can people really be this stupid?  Apparently so and from stupid people come stupid ideas like "send your kids to public schools where they can become stupid too" — Well they didn't say this outright but that's about what it comes down to.

Welcome to the dumbing down of America.  The real question is can a dumbed down America survive?  We used to talk about the brain drain which was that America was importing the brains from around the world.  That still applies.  Go to any graduate school and count the tiny fraction of Americans that are there.  The predominant presence is of students with Indian, Chinese, and other foreign backgrounds.  Most Americans either can't or can't be bothered to go to graduate school, especially in the harder disciplines, no doubt because any incentive they ever might have had was drained out of them at those public schools.

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