We are dumbing the world down. (h/t Nom)
Researchers at the Institute for Studies have warned that it will soon be impossible to dumb down news and entertainment media any further.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “Most television is about cooking, the paranormal or poor people having arguments. The news is just opinions punctuated with pictures of ‘extreme weather’.
“The only books being published are ghost-written celebrity biographies or thrillers about serial killers called things like ‘The Face Collector’. Apart from that people just read lists of ’10 facts about muscle growth’ off websites.
“The problem is that although our culture cannot get any stupider, human intelligence may continue on its downward trajectory.
“The result will be a world in which nobody understands anything. Even a film about The Rock driving a jeep into explosions will leave viewers confused and angry at its pretentiousness.”
However TV channel boss Mary Fisher said: “Don’t worry, I’ve just commissioned Jamie & Jimmy’s Paranormal Antiques Auction Sex News.
“And I’m confident we can go even lower. We must keep striving to find new depths of idiocy.”
Do we really want to be lied to all of our lives? Some parents want their children to follow their passion (I’ve seen students change their passion majors 12 times in the course of 5 years). I have to wonder if these parents are willing to build an addon to their existing home as they don’t seem too concerned about whether their daughter finds employment. The commentary is very telling in the post. Then again, there are parents who truly want to leave the world a better place. (You must watch the video, h/t Rev Amy.)