A Nation Of Morons

Jefferson called an educated citizenry “a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.”

Madison warned that “A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or, perhaps both.”

Jack Kennedy said “The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.”

In 1748, Montesquieu said “The tyranny of a principal in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.”

In a June 1950 commencement speech, Boston University President Daniel Marsh said, “If the (television) craze continues….we are destined to have a nation of morons.”

Well before television arrived, journalist Walter Lippmann called the public “the bewildered herd.” In policy matters, their function is to be “spectators,” not “participants.” …

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Scanning the headlines and perusing articles and videos on the net  – it is obvious that the drift toward tyranny continues.  Despite the efforts of patriots everywhere the masses remain hopelessly blind to the fate that awaits them – servitude.

Americans are now “completely subject to someone more powerful”  – that “someone” would be the international bankers.  This is not news to the keyboard patriots, the 911 truth leaders, the Wall Street protesters, the folks like “We are Change” who confront the representatives of the puppetmasters.  It is also not news to the general public since the corporate owned media – the teevee media – the “afternoon drive” radio media and the moribund newspapers most Americans rely on for their information  as such tools of the 1% persist in their propaganda war against the general public.
 
I say “against” because the false reality – the bubble-world – the poison – fed to the masses is not meant to inform – it is meant to control.  Whether the propagandists realize it or not – whether they intend it or not – the end result of the manipulation of the public mind now underway will result in the death of the United States of America.  
 
I am not a gloom-and-doomer – I am a realist.  Self-governance – a government Of the People, By the People, and For the People is impossible when the public is lied to.  Just like a computer program tasked to crunch numbers given to it – the output of the computer is based upon the input given to it.  “Garbage in, garbage out” is the saying – and that is where we are today in America…
 

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