29
Jan
16

idiocracy: the reality show

My son sent me these links after he read my recent post, “Civics Now.”

This is at American University, a major pipeline for students seeking political careers.

Their ignorance is capped by showing that, while none of the students could correctly answer any of the questions about government, every single one knew the name of a song from a Disney movie targeted at elementary school-aged girls.

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Okay, civics is isn’t taught anymore, and who pays attention to the US Congress anyway? This is a video from from last summer, in which interviewer Mark Dice asks people in two different cities about the history of Independence Day.

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Okay, okay. Maybe all those history questions were too hard. How about some basic math?

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And I was wondering why more people don’t read this blog!

Silly me.

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Groove of the Day

Listen to Sean Kingston performing “Dumb Love”

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Weather Report

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2 Responses to “idiocracy: the reality show”


  1. 1 Erik Roth
    February 5, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    “The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participates in the political events. He doesn’t know the cost of life, the price of the bean, of the fish, of the flour, of the rent, of the shoes and of the medicine, all depends on political decisions. The political illiterate is so stupid that he is proud and swells his chest saying that he hates politics. The imbecile doesn’t know that, from his political ignorance is born the prostitute, the abandoned child, and the worst thieves of all, the bad politician, corrupted and flunky of the national and multinational companies.”
    ~ Bertolt Brecht


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