Thursday, February 06, 2014

Educated, Smart, and Ignorant: the path of destruction

Someone summarized Barack Obama in three words -- "educated," "smart" and "ignorant." Unfortunately, those same three words would describe all too many of the people who come out of our most prestigious colleges and universities today.
President Obama seems completely unaware of how many of the policies he is trying to impose have been tried before, in many times and places around the world, and have failed time and again. Economic equality? That was tried in the 19th century, in communities set up by Robert Owen, the man who coined the term "socialism." Those communities all collapsed....
But who reads history these days? Moreover, those parts of history that would undermine the vision of the left -- which prevails in our education system from elementary school to postgraduate study -- are not likely to get much attention.
The net results are bright people, with impressive degrees, who have been told for years how brilliant they are, but who are often ignorant of facts that might cause them to question what they have been indoctrinated with in schools and colleges. [Continue reading here.]

I believe there's a word that sums it all up: indoctrination.
These people aren't even really educated, so much as they are indoctrinated, and have no way to know how to think things through rationally and soberly. Indoctrination added to emotionalism added to immaturity equals a really pathetic society that runs on feelings, entitlement, and double standards. Its the path of destruction. We're well on our way.

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