The following statistics are frightening. They were taken from The Dollar Vigilante.
“Most Americans haven’t read a book since they left high school. 42% of college graduates have not read another book after graduating, 80% of US families did not buy or read a book last year, 70% of US adults have not been in a bookstore in the last five years, 57% of new books are not read to completion, and most “readers” (to use the term loosely) do not get past page 18 in the last book they purchased. So, it should not be surprising that the average American reads, and I posit, understands at an 8th grade level. Stefan Molyneux breaks down the jaw dropping statisticts on the decline of the American intellect in this video.
If Americans are this uninformed they are easily brain washed and mind controlled. If you can’t think critically but rely on the massmedia to form your opinions, as the mass of Americans obviously do, it’s then no wonder why we have the goverment we do.
If you want to make a difference in the world you must be informed. If you want a better life for yourself and your family you must be informed, able to think critically. If you are intellectually lazy and just go along with the trend you will be a robot. The intent of public education and mass media mind control is just that: to produce perfect robots who do not question authority but are always obedient. Only you can rise above this constant conditioning and imprinting and teach yourself to be free. Consider the words of the famous Harvard Professor of History, Howard Zinn.
“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their governments and gone to war and millions have been killed because of this obedience, Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity and war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves. and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.”