A few months back, I ventured into how stupidity affects our day
to day lives. How most laws are based on someone stupid, doing
something stupid to result in another stupid law.
I fear it's worse then I thought.
After watching a few hours of the Discovery channel, I began to
think more about the human species, and how it compares to other
species. Particularly, our mating habits.
Therein lies the whole problem with the human race.
As a species, the human's main attribute and only defense
mechanism is brain power. We don't have tough skin. We can't
shoot poison out of our rear end. We can't run particularly
fast. We only have our own wits as a means of protection and
survival. We were smarter than the tigers and lions and bears
and we would build shelters to protect ourselves and our family.
We would use logic and reasoning to invent weapons and tools to
have the means to produce sustenance and shelter more reliably.
Without our wits, we would perish.
Throughout the years, humans continued to progress both
individually and communally. We created languages. We began
recording history as a means of learning. We established
villages. We built cities. We manufactured goods and sold them
for profit. Humans were advancing. We were educating each other
and we would learn from other's mistakes. We would teach our
children everything we learned, so they could go forth and find
new knowledge. Our wits were bringing us to places we never
thought we would be.
So why did we abandon this?
I am beginning to believe the human species is regressing. Try
calling a customer service department for a prime example.
Customer Service is a profession that is chock full of
brain-dead morons, who hate their job...no wait...they hate the
fact that they have to work, doing whatever it takes not
to help you. Speaking to you in a language which could barely be
called English (if you stretch) only to give you a kiss-my-ass
attitude and transfer you six times. These people are the
"voice" of multibillion dollar companies.
Yet, as humans, these people have a means of providing for
themselves and they will not be denied medical treatment when
they shoot themselves while cleaning their own gun. They survive
and, even worse, they breed.
As a species, we are still captive to our instincts. Without the
necessity for wits, we breed according to physical attributes.
Men want women with wide hips (for child rearing) and large
breasts (for feeding infants). Women look for wide shoulders
(strength) and for money (good provider). No where does
intelligence factor in. Sure, folks will tell you that they are
looking for intelligence, but this is nothing more then a facade
for the underlying physical lust that they want, but are too
cowardly to own up to. They want tits, not wits.
Now for the scary part.
The uneducated underclass produces, on average, almost 3 times
as many children than the highly educated. Stop and think about
that for a moment. Considering that these kids will probably
produce children at the same ratio, we reach total ignorance in
about 3 generations. We will become a society where shows like
Jerry Springer are watched for its educational value. Where we
have great machines that no one knows how to operate. A world in
which people trade their souls in exchange for a few shiny
The problem with the ignorant is that they are ignorant of their
own ignorance. I have stood in line behind some of these folks
at the ATM. I'd watch them as they'd furrow their brows in a
futile attempt to understand why the machine 'ain't givin'
money,' only to get angry at the bank for letting their account
balance run down. If not for the daily comic relief, it would be
an entirely sad experience. These folks have no idea how stupid
they actually are. They are gene pool 'filler.'
I am not recommending some sort of Malthusian eugenics program
to take place, but this is something we all need to be concerned
about. When intelligent, thinking parents have only one child,
and trailer park bafoons produce three, the intelligent child's
progress would be hampered by the ability of the other three.
All people are judged against their peers. What if your peers
are idiots? Your intelligent daughter will coast through life
without being challenged and without having to work on her
skills. That may be a good thing, as she may very well be in a
position to take the high paying job or run a successful company
with little effort. The problem is, she will probably marry a
dumb-ass and produce half dumb-assed kids in the process.
A little more filler for the gene pool, I guess.
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