What has happened to my country? Were we always this stupid?

I cannot remember one time in my 65 years on this planet that I have felt so embarrassed by my own culture and country. Everyday, when I see the latest news, I cringe at how crazy and mindless we have become.

This leaves me wondering: How much can we separate ourselves from our own culture and country? I have never felt this need before…

But when I see how our entertainment has become completely commercialized and mindless, with its obsession with sex and violence. When I see far too many Americans who I might consider intelligent, believing in the craziest conspiracy theories EVER, I feel nothing but disappointment with my culture. It seems, that when faced with true threats to our very existence on this planet, we instead run toward conspiracy theories to obsess about.

Denial runs far too deep in the human race!

How can we not unite to save our home planet and our country?

I feel like I did my part to save our planet. I didn’t have kids in part because I was afraid of our present stupidity as a race. And all those fears about our inability to read, learn and think clearly about the future of our planet have come true. It isn’t because we don’t have the technologies necessary to research and understand things like the warming of our planet or the melting glaciers and ice sheets at our poles. We have plenty of data and scientists telling us about this everyday.

But instead of focusing on the real threats to our world, millions of Americans choose to put their energy into conspiracy theories like

QAnon: “a wide-ranging, unfounded conspiracy theory that says that President Trump is waging a secret war against elite Satan-worshipping pedophiles in government, business and the media, speculating that this fight will lead to a day of reckoning where prominent people such as former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be arrested and executed.” Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/53498434

Really??? Is this the best we can do? If this is the level of intelligence of even one quarter of Americans, than we are all in big trouble! I guess our education system has truly failed our population.

Whatever happened to critical thinking? Now say this with me: Everything you read on the Internet is not true!

Pay CLOSE attention to your sources of information!

4 thoughts on “What has happened to my country? Were we always this stupid?

  1. OHMYWORD, yes! Please, please do your own research. Act. Don’t just REact.
    Actually, reading this calmed me, Laura. The crazies may make a lot of noise, but there are a lot more of you than there are of them.
    I know it doesn’t seem like it at times. But it’s true.
    Let the good people quietly turn things upright again by (quietly) standing firm!

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  2. People are frightened and when people are frightened they need someone to blame. When enough of them are frightened, they engage in mob think. I hope we have a very cold, nasty winter that keeps people in their homes–maybe they. or at least most of ‘they’, will come to their senses by spring. In the interim, I think it would be wise to hunker down.

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