Over forty-seven million adults in this country are illiterate. A child who can read and does well in school will be labeled a nerd and ridiculed by others who are too lazy or stupid to learn basic reading and math skills.
It is “cool” to be dumb. And it seems like this trend is getting worse as time goes on.
Civilization depends upon the quality of its human supporters. Before a civilization can arise and continue to grow there must be and continue to be a superior stock of human supporters, which build and sustain that civilization.
When that civilization ceases to produce superiors it will collapse.
Our modern civilization was not the first. Many others came before us. After reaching a point of peak power and influence, they stagnated and perished into ruin. The basic cause of disaster was almost always from a decline or breakdown from within.
Any civilization depends upon the quality of its human supporters. Without a continued supply of intelligent and moral people to make a population no civilization can stand.
Before the advent of modern civilization, very few of the unfit could survive long enough to reproduce. Man lived in a state of nature; qualities of strength and intelligence were necessary for survival.
The weak and dumb soon fell by the wayside being weeded out by the process of natural selection. Nature eliminated the weak, while preserving and allowing the strong and intelligent to survive and breed freely, insuring a superior stock.
Primitive man relied upon muscle, both animal and human for his existence. Now oil supports life on earth. Everything sustaining our modern civilization relies upon oil. Oil has made life easy. It has allowed a surplus population of inferiors to thrive.
It has modified the process of natural selection and survival. We can now grow more food, produce more goods and extend the life span of the population and cater to the needs and welfare of the inferior.
Modern civilization has enabled many weak, stupid, and degenerate persons to live and have children, which in turn repeat the process, increasing the numbers of the inferior with each passing generation.
The inferior thrive and multiply while the superior decrease in number leaving every seceding generation worse off and dumber than before. How long will it be before we fall back to the lower levels of barbarism or even savagery?