The Founding of Our Idiocracy

Written by Marilyn Assenheim on February 16, 2013

800px-09_25_DOM_SZ_2Rush Limbaugh made an astounding statement during his program on the day following the State of the Union sermon. Mr. Limbaugh confessed that he hadn’t understood that America doesn’t connect the Lyin’ King or his policies with the ills besetting the nation. Until now, that is.

What caused the epiphany? Mr. Limbaugh arrived at this conclusion after viewing a focus group, post presidential speech. This focus group was composed entirely of former Romney voters. The focus group, like a majority of the nation, hates the direction the country is taking yet loved the president’s speech. Mr. Limbaugh was astounded by this “double-think.” He credited some of his listeners with having been aware of it before he was. What Mr. Limbaugh acknowledged was revealing but, it is only the tip of the iceberg.

Mr. Limbaugh, quite correctly, identified that the president always makes certain that he is never perceived as “governing.” He is solely focused on playacting at resisting the phantoms he claims are to blame for the ills that beset us. Those forces are never caused by him. And he is believed by a large portion of the constituency, despite his four-year history of lying to us, day in and day out. Mr. Limbaugh further added that such behavior is a staple of dictatorship.

Such Orwellian conduct by all concerned isn’t the major problem, however. In order for such an alarming dichotomy to be possible there has to be a total disregard for logic and common sense. And this is the issue that is still not being addressed.

Common sense is anything but common. Like every action a human being can perform, either physical or mental, common sense must be learned. A human being is not born with such ability, fully developed. And logic must accompany common sense. Logic is a discipline that is based upon fact and evidence of whatsoever is true. Logic teaches one to think. Without it, “common sense” would still dictate that the earth is flat.

Logic used to be a required subject in school. It isn’t anymore. That isn’t an oversight. Bertrand Russell knew this over 60 years ago: “Education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished.”  (Page 50 – The Intended Result of Education, c. 1952). He wasn’t advocating this; he was simply stating the obvious.

The left is never required to prove anything. Leftists make a statement and whatever they say automatically becomes true because they say it is so. We are expected to choke down their swill without a murmur of protest. Despicable celebutards, like Bill Maher, routinely get away with the most barefaced slurs, like his Tweet that Senator Marco Rubio is a “shameless liar” because Senator Rubio factually stated that The Lyin’ King created more debt in four years than former President Bush generated during eight years in office. Every media outlet, whether entertainment, mainstream media or our elected representatives tells us only what they want us to believe regardless of how frequently what they tell us changes. And a dumbed-down populace meekly swallows, without dispute.

Political Correctness completes the destructive hat trick. When thinking is restricted thinking ceases to exist. Everything from eroding personal freedoms to gun control to the blind acceptance of any and every perversion stems from what is permissible thought and what is not.

We have “hate crime.” Hate crime outranks crime. Why? Isn’t murder still murder? Still worse, certain interest groups, we are told, are exempt from hate crime. Their status as minorities makes hate crime impossible. Christopher Dorner is a prime example. He slaughtered nearly every racial type and gender of human being yet excuses are made and the mainstream media urges us to consider the discrimination he was “fighting against.” Dorner is considered a folk-hero by many.

The University of Wisconsin is teaching a course whose focus is that it is “unfair to be white”. Huh? Who gets to decree what is unfair and what is not? What are the criteria? Dr. Benjamin Carson, an honored, world-famous, pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins, had the audacity to raise the alarm PC poses to thought at the National Prayer Breakfast in D.C. He did it right to the president’s face. How unutterably sad that PC begs the question, had Dr. Carson not been a black man, would his reputation have survived making that speech? Because he did so there is still doubt; a mindless media is trying to marginalize and discredit him for committing the blasphemy of speaking his mind.

When logic, common sense and the ability to say what one thinks become irrelevant how much easier does it become for any ruling class to supply whatever “facts” they want their constituency to believe? Our current reality is that fact no longer has standing; instead we pay court to emotion. The danger in not understanding that this is the real predicament is immense; if one doesn’t recognize the problem how can one fix the problem?

Progressives have controlled education, social services and PC for nearly 100 years. “Low information voters” are created when only low information is made available; when indoctrination replaces education. An eighth grade education used to be tantamount to what is currently taught in college. The left’s agenda may well be the destruction of our ability to think, to be logical. Without such aptitude there is no rule of law. Everything becomes mutable. The Constitution becomes disposable. Without thought we are unable to protect ourselves. We become the pawns of whoever governs over us. Absence of logical thought makes it easy to see how the man spearheading our ruin got reelected.

Image: Photograph by Tomasz Sienicki; Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

Marilyn Assenheim
Marilyn Assenheim was born and raised in New York City. She spent a career in healthcare management although she probably should have been a casting director. Or a cowboy. A serious devotee of history and politics, Marilyn currently lives in the NYC metropolitan area.