NObama... Dumbing Down America

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by gnome, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. "... Washington and Obama are Hell bent on “leveling the playing field”. Whatever that means. To them it means everyone should have the same whether they have the talent and the drive to work for it. Somehow they have come to the conclusion that those who make large sums of money are stealing it from those who have less.

    They are striving for mediocrity. They constantly talk about averages: average wages, average hours worked, average cost of living, average this and average that. Question! Are you striving to be average?

    This country was not built and did not become great with leaders who wanted to be average. What we are witnessing is the dumbing down of America.

    If people decide they want to live in a country that strives to make everything equal they will see a slow decline in every service and profession..." -- Al Thomas

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    Hey NObamabots..... this should should sound "might Marxist/Commie" even to you...
     
  2. The dumbing down of America has been in progress for some time now.

    It started with the the popular concept that as kids we should not distinguish between winners and losers in school sponsored activities, it continued when schools abandoned the practice of singling out their winners for added investment and praise, and now it has come full circle with our president saying we all deserve equal.

    The real root of the problem is that we have a generation of kids entering the workforce (and another one right behind them) that have been taught their entire life winning and losing do not matter. All that maters is that you try and have a good time.

    People who are competitors and winners could give a shit less about the averages, they are more interested in being number 1. Only losers compare themselves to the average and are happy with it. We are no longer a nation of winners but instead a nation of losers who do not know what it means to compete and strive to be number 1. Therefore we will become average.
     
  3. They are too stupid to open their eyes long enough to see it. OR, they like the commie concept. I think they are a bunch of commies.
     
  4. True, unfortunately. I was hoping it would take more time... However, NObama is "fast-tracking" it. :mad:
     
  5. They are in for a rude awakening. When the dust settles from this credit collapse, there will be a structural shortage of jobs... not just good, well-paying jobs... THEN some will wake up and understand what it means to be better educated, smarter, harder working than the other guy... (That is, of course, unless we've gone "Full Commie" by then... where "everybody's everything is managed by the Gummint" and we all get a monthly coupon book for our ration of potatoes and toilet paper...)
     
  6. TGregg

    TGregg

    Some. Maybe. Not most. History is replete with endless examples of people who remain steadfast in their chosen course of action despite the obvious unwanted results.

    I recently read that thinking is hard work and most people are very reluctant to engage in it, even taking great lengths to avoid thinking at all. The world started making a lot more sense when I learned this.
     
  7. Gnome....

    They are in for a rude awakening. When the dust settles from this credit collapse, there will be a structural shortage of jobs... not just good, well-paying jobs... THEN some will wake up and understand what it means to be better educated, smarter, harder working than the other guy... (That is, of course, unless we've gone "Full Commie" by then... where "everybody's everything is managed by the Gummint" and we all get a monthly coupon book for our ration of potatoes and toilet paper...)

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    Rationing is a real possibility....when items are "import reliant"....

    Particularly if the dollar faces extreme downward movement....
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    What will be the real wake up call is when there is a significant treasury bill auction failure....then the dominos will begin in earnest....

    This is no joke....
     
  8. Only the NObamabots think any of this is funny.. :(
     
  9. The obvious dumbing down going on here is being perpetrated by Al Thomas, gnome, and he is doing a job on you. That piece is so utterly lacking in context that it is downright laughable. I read Obama's Audacity of Hope. That book fully explains his view of the world, and it is one that I think most thinking people have as well. Rather than just read perverted bullshit about the man from those who have an axe to grind, why not consider the source. His presidency thus far is very much in tune with exactly that which he wrote about, financial crisis notwithstanding.

    But you and others like you will not read Obama's own words. You would rather read the words of those who expressly demonize him, as your country becomes increasiongly less competitive on the world stage because of the near-sightedness that you have come to expect and love.

    Show some integrity. Read his book. Then you will know exactly what he is saying and the motivation behind it. If you then disagree with his views, ONCE YOU ACTUALLY UNDERSTAND AND KNOW THEM, then I will respect YOUR opinion. Until then all this is just pig shit.

    It is ironic that the people who are the loudest at claiming that others are not thinking are actually the ones doing the least of it. Rub two thoughts together, guys, and get a clue.
     
  10. Get real. Modern US economy (Pre Obama) is basically an expression of financial alchemy.

    Departure from making tangible things to the service sector, underwritten by pervasive debt that finances instant gratification purchases of imported goods based on flashy marketing. At the municipal/county level (over)reliance on rising property taxes, at the state level over realiance on increasing sales revenue and income taxes. At the federal level spending like deficits don't matter(tragically they do).

    From 2003-2007 large portions of US economy were devoted to building and flipping houses, people were also refinancing and cashing out equity in their homes to finance "keeping up with the joneses". As if that was not enough, brainiacs in the financial sector decided to sell TRILLIONS of dollars worth of CDO and CDS.

    The consequences of this behavior are inescapably tragic. No amount of keynesianism will save the day.


    That is not to say Obama is not making mistakes. Obama is making mistakes right and left and democrats are increasingly overreaching (proposal to ban black cars wtf?)
     
    #10     Mar 30, 2009