Friday, March 09, 2012

Best Article Of The Week...

Hard To Accept - But - Not Hard To Understand
An Interview with Morris Berman By Nomi Prins - March 7, 2012

“Why the American Empire Was Destined to Collapse”

“...all of the data over the last 20 years show that Americans are not very bright, and not even the bright ones are very bright—it’s not merely a question of IQ.  A Marist poll released on July 4, 2011 showed that 42 percent of American adults are unaware that the U.S. declared its independ- ence in 1776, and this figure increases to 69 percent for the under-30 age group.  Twenty-five percent of Americans don’t know from which country the United States seceded.  A poll taken in the Oklahoma public school system turned up the fact that 77 percent of the students didn’t know who George Washington was, and the Texas Board of Education recently voted to include a unit on Estee Lauder in the history curriculum, when they don’t have one on the first president.  Near- ly 30 percent of the American population thinks the sun revolves around the earth or is unsure of which revolves around which.  Etc.  etc.  How can such a population grasp a structural analysis of American history or politics?  They simply aren’t capable of it.”
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I’ve watched this decline, and posted about it for some time, and like Morris Berman, et al, I know it is past the nation's ability to recover from its own destruction - When the realization finally sunk in, last year, I couldn't post anything, for what turned out to be a full year - The realization of my nation's failure to see the denial of its failure just was too much to handle.


At 3/16/2012 4:09 PM, Blogger EditNetwork said...

No freakin' duh. Please ignore my earlier (posted) comment on your (later) Kucinich posting. Clearly you are tuned in.

At 4/01/2012 11:59 AM, Blogger EditNetwork said...

Simply must share this; hope it brightens your day.

At 6/09/2012 6:42 PM, Blogger WildRoseHerbs said...

Ohhhh - now I understand how they keep electing officials to get us deeper and deeper and deeper in the mire...


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