Did the Whole World Just Get Stupid, How Can So Many People Vote That Way?

Indeed, I am really worried for the average American these days. You see, I often go out in public to people watch, and well, just to see what is on everyone’s mind. Then, I think about all that and all that observation and prepare interesting articles on a variety of topics, pretty much limitless on the subject matter. One thing which is really bothersome is when I turn on the Cable News for a few moments each night, channel surf and consider the talking points, lately due to the November 6, 2012 elections, it’s been pretty political for the most part. No, that’s not what really bothers me, I mean I expect so close to an election that people will be discussing such things, of course, that makes sense.
What gets me is when I go out in public the next day and talk to folks at coffee shops, libraries, restaurants, gas stations, colleges, or maybe at the post office, the bank, or maybe just out walking their dog in the park – I note that they seem to “think” they have formed an opinion about some issue, again lately it’s been political, and they want to talk to someone about it, and tell me what they think. No problem here, I have two ears and one mouth and try to use them in that ratio of course. It turns out the people haven’t been thinking at all, rather they just recite the same opinion that was played on the TV the night before.
In fact, and this is a real problem, I can even tell you which TV Cable network they watched, which newspaper they read, or which candidate they are voting for and their exact political party affiliation. Trust me when I tell you the average citizen and voter isn’t thinking, they are just regurgitating, still, that makes sense right, all we do is teach rote memorization in our schools, and we have this archaic and insane test based authoritative education system right up to the upper levels and academic echelon. It’s just scary to see well-educated folks and accomplished people in their careers and field of expertise with absolutely no brains or ability to think.
And worse, we let all these stupid people vote. Someone the other day, asked me who I thought would win the election – I simply told them; “the candidate that gets the most positive press” will win. Which is true, and therefore, we can’t know the future of our country or make any plans until the last two-bit news correspondent speaks his mind, or someone else’s which is about the same as everyone else. Please consider all this and think on it. If you are amongst the few of us Americans who still think, shoot me an email if your IQ is above 140.