Dumbing down

Via Sackers, this:

Forget “Peak Oil” and “Peak Credit” … Are We On the Downslope of “Peak Intelligence”?

He makes the classic error, of course, in not considering the factor of intent in all this.  He’s not wrong, of course but he just hasn’t filtered it through the prism of intent.

There are detailed arguments in every sphere of life, there are the GCSE results, there’s everyday anecdotal evidence but there is also this rambling aggregation of articles from my early blogging days and if you go to the one about research methods, [appendix h, points 56-59], there is evidence it’s hard to ignore.

It was no mistake to move to “learner-centred”, a seemingly self-evident truth until you see the implications of it and the people behind it. Explore the Lincoln School, Rockefeller and Wundt.  There was clear intent here.

Combine that with the overall “lefting” of every sphere, from premarital sex moving on to pre-pubescent sex and the same in violent games etc. etc.

To this can be added groupthink, the whole basis of PCism.

It’s everywhere you turn, in everything you meet. The TED talks which some mistakenly believe to be impartially techie and futuristic – there was one of Geoff Mulgan of all people! Geoff Bloody Mulgan!!! Marxist starter of Demos, deeply into Total Information Awareness.

And of course, let’s not forget Common Purpose and its nasty agenda.

Just how much evidence does one need?

4 comments for “Dumbing down

  1. Voice of Reason
    September 1, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    It doesn’t take a conspiracy. It just takes people who are sincere (or can project sincerity) with the message that we can do things more easily. The sheep always go the path of least resistance.

  2. September 1, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    As a companion issue, I think that in today’s news we are seeing the inevitable consequence of decades of policies consistently aimed at forcibly breaking the parent-child bond.

    From economic and social pressures aimed at getting mothers of infants back into the workplace – ’empowerment’, they call it – to nurseries and pre-schools being set up as arbiters of how much children learn and when, the state has tried to usurp parental authority wherever possible.

    Break the link that transmits the accumulated wisdom of countless generations and entrust the country’s children to daycare operators and occasional ‘quality time’ with exhausted parents and you are bound to see a dumbing-down effect.

    • September 2, 2014 at 8:06 am

      Oh yes, break up the family is big.

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