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It’s Official: Americans Are Stupid

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Education is failing in many Western nations, but especially so in the heavily multiracial United States. Remove the highest quality Whites from the equation (and they will soon either remove themselves, or go effectively extinct) and America would be at mid-Third World levels.

AS AMERICANS, we tend to be pretty full of ourselves, and this is especially true of our young people. But do we really have reason for such pride? According to a shocking new report from the Educational Testing Service, Americans between the ages of 20 and 34 are way behind young adults in other industrialized nations when it comes to literacy, mathematics and technological proficiency.  Even though more Americans than ever are going to college, we continue to fall farther and farther behind intellectually. So what does this say about us? Sadly, the truth is that Americans are stupid. Our education system is an abysmal failure, and our young people spend most of their free time staring at the television, their computers or their mobile devices. And until we are honest with ourselves about this, our intellectual decline is going to get even worse.

According to this new report from the Educational Testing Service, at this point American Millennials that have a four year college degree are essentially on the same intellectual level as young adults in Japan, Finland and the Netherlands that only have a high school degree

Americans born after 1980 are lagging their peers in countries ranging from Australia to Estonia, according to a new report from researchers at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The study looked at scores for literacy and numeracy from a test called the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, which tested the abilities of people in 22 countries.

The results are sobering, with dire implications for America. It hints that students may be falling behind not only in their early educational years but at the college level. Even though more Americans between the ages of 20 to 34 are achieving higher levels of education, they’re still falling behind their cohorts in other countries. In Japan, Finland and the Netherlands, young adults with only a high school degree scored on par with American Millennials holding four-year college degrees, the report said.

How in the world is that possible?

I can tell you how that is possible — our colleges are a joke. But more on that in a moment.

Out of 22 countries, the report from the Educational Testing Service found that Americans were dead last in tech proficiency. We were also dead last in numeracy and only two countries performed worse than us when it came to literacy proficiency

Half of American Millennials score below the minimum standard of literacy proficiency. Only two countries scored worse by that measure: Italy (60 percent) and Spain (59 percent). The results were even worse for numeracy, with almost two-thirds of American Millennials failing to meet the minimum standard for understanding and working with numbers. That placed U.S. Millennials dead last for numeracy among the study’s 22 developed countries.

It is in this type of environment that Coca-Cola can be marketed to Americans as “a healthy snack“.

As I mentioned above, our system of education is one of the biggest culprits. From the first grade all the way through post-graduate education, the quality of education that our young people are receiving is absolutely pathetic. In a previous article, I highlighted some statistics from USA Today about the declining state of college education in America…

-“After two years in college, 45% of students showed no significant gains in learning; after four years, 36% showed little change.”

-“Students also spent 50% less time studying compared with students a few decades ago.”

-“35% of students report spending five or fewer hours per week studying alone.”

-“50% said they never took a class in a typical semester where they wrote more than 20 pages.”

-“32% never took a course in a typical semester where they read more than 40 pages per week.”

I have sat in many of these kinds of college courses. It doesn’t take much brain power to pass the multiple choice tests that most college professors give these days. The truth is that if you fail out of college you really, really have to try hard.

In another previous article I shared some examples of real courses that have been taught at U.S. universities in recent years…

-“What If Harry Potter Is Real?

-“Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame

-“Philosophy And Star Trek

-“Learning From YouTube

-“How To Watch Television

-“Oh, Look, a Chicken!

This is a national crisis. Parents should be screaming bloody murder about the quality of the education that their children are receiving. But because very few of them actually know what is going on, they just continue to write out huge tuition checks all the time believing that their kids are being prepared for the real world.

To show how “dumbed down” we have become, I want to share with you a copy of an eighth grade exam from 1912 that was donated to the Bullitt County History Museum in Kentucky.

Would eighth grade students be able to pass such an exam today?

Would college students?

As you look over this exam from 1912, ask yourself how you would do on it…

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In addition, I find it very interesting that the reading level of the State of the Union addresses delivered by our presidents has steadily declined since the inception of this nation.

And it should be no surprise that Barack Obama’s State of the Union addresses have been some of the dumbest of all.

But could it be possible that I am being too harsh?

After all, scientists are now discovering that our diminishing intellectual capabilities are actually the consequence of natural processes.

For example, a Stanford University biology professor named Gerald R. Crabtree has published two papers in which he detailed his conclusion that humans have been getting dumber for thousands of years

Are humans becoming smarter or more stupid? Comparing our modern lives and technology with that of any preceding generation, one might think we are becoming increasingly smarter. But, in two papers published in Trends in GeneticsGerald R. Crabtree of Stanford University claims that we are losing mental capacity and have been doing so for 2,000–6,000 years! The reason, Crabtree concludes, is due to genetic mutations — which are the backbone of neo-Darwinian evolution.

Why is this happening?

Professor Crabtree believes that this loss of intellectual capability is due to the accumulation of errors in our genes

Based on data produced by the 1000 Genomes Project Consortium and two recent papers in Nature, Crabtree estimates in the first article that, in the past 3,000 years (approximately 120 generations), about 5,000 new mutations have occurred in the genes governing our intellectual ability. He claims most of these mutations will have no effect, while about 2–5 percent are deleterious and “a vanishingly small fraction will increase fitness.” Crabtree bases his conclusion that humankind is losing mental capacity on the ratio between the deleterious and the beneficial mutations.

Our DNA is mutating, and it has been for thousands of years. And no, those mutations are not helping us. Each one of us has tens of thousands of errors in our DNA that we have inherited, and we will add even more errors which we will pass on to future generations.

Given enough time, many scientists believe that humanity would eventually degenerate into a bunch of gibbering idiots incapable of rational thought.

Or could it be possible that a large segment of the population has already arrived at that state?

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Source: Global Research

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5 Comments

  1. aa
    July 20, 2015 at 8:47 pm — Reply

    Southern down-homers fought until exhausted to maintain all White schools during the 1960s 2d Reconstruction. The rest of the country chose to watch the excitement on TV rather than come on down and help. So the school text books are reduced to scribbled pages of multiracial chaos. The teaches and the students are in the low class, no pun intended.

  2. Jeremiah Johnson, Jr.
    July 20, 2015 at 10:06 pm — Reply

    The study that is mentioned that says all people are getting dumber with each generation doesn’t explain why kids in other countries are outperforming Americans. Countries like Japan are homogeneous, with almost everyone being ethnically Japanese. There is no cultural division compared to multi-racial countries like the US and all of the problems that entails. Listen to the news and almost every problem boils down to racial division and our corrupt pols want more of it. Add to that the deliberate dumbing down of the educational system and we’re becoming a third world hellhole that is going to explode.

  3. SAMUEL U
    July 21, 2015 at 7:36 pm — Reply

    The reason for the dumbing down of the west probably has little to do with mutations in white genes and more to do with an increase in black and brown genes that have made their way into our countries. It is really pretty obvious. The more blacks and browns you have in a society the lower the average IQ of the society becomes. If you separated the races in each society and reported the average IQ of each as a distinct group then you would note that the average white IQ has not changed much over the last few decades. The lowering is the result of dilution only. For the education system, especially a democratic one, this dilution has profound effects. To make the system accessible to everyone you must lower the standards of the system so no one is excluded. Some courses are more susceptible to change than others and it is for this reason that you see more blacks enrolling in “mickey mouse” liberal arts courses than hard core courses such as chemistry, physics and mathematics to name a few. During my years as an undergraduate studying Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics I never saw a black or a brown face in the classes I took. This was also the case during my years as a PhD student and a post-doctoral fellow, but this was nearly 50 years ago. I still talk to many young undergraduates and from what they tell me you still do not see many black or brown faces in the physical science courses.

    So Professor Crabtree like many other academics is only taking the politically correct path – he is not telling the whole truth. Yes, there is a general lowering of the average intellectual ability of the community, but this is due to an increase in the population of those who have lowest academic ability – blacks and browns. The problem is one of dilution and not mutation.

  4. Alexander Carvunaris
    July 20, 2016 at 11:45 pm — Reply

    not only are those remarks racist as being on the highest end of that shitty education system.i can say it is not the racial differences it is the raising of the children taught their whole lives by people who are they themselves incompetent. it happens that a larger percentage children of colored ancestry do poorly but i believe it is caused by their upbringing and of those who raised them.not of genetic disadvantages compared to other cultures.

    • Harry Savannah
      July 22, 2016 at 11:47 am — Reply

      Bemusingly, this article essentially being about intelligence and education, your comment shows a gross deficiency in both, showing also a laziness (no capitalization and an incoherency of sentence structure) so complete that it is no wonder that one like you could be so stupid as to “think” you should post such an abomination here…of all places.

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