But how did we become a country of idiots? What is the root of this infection?
Communism and the removal of God and His holy commandments.
What is the root of this infection?
This nation has turned from God. Here’s the remedy for the infection,,,
2 CHRONICLES 7:14:
14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
Charles Darwins Theory of Evolution (often referred to as The Theory of Survival of the Fittest) describes the positive effects resulting from any pressure on an animal species that removes the least fit among the species and allows only the most fit of the species to reproduce. Most of us are well aware of this Survival of the Fittest theory, but few are aware that Darwin also makes mention of the negative effects resulting from unlimited reproduction of a species least fit when the weak, the lazy, and the stupid are left unchecked.
We like to think otherwise, but our species, Homo sapiens, isnt that long out of the trees and the same laws of nature that affect all of Gods creatures apply equally to us. If we were to observe any other species that had been allowed to reproduce without limitations, we would know immediately what the consequences will be.
Whenever the weak; lazy; and stupid of a species is allowed to reproduce unimpeded by predators that feed off the weak; lazy; and stupid, they soon outnumber the strong, productive, and intelligent. When the weak/lazy/stupid dominate the gene pool, the entire population becomes weak/ lazy/stupid, and then the population collapses.
In the past, when these collapses occurred within human populations, they have been referred to as a Malthusian Collapse. Thomas Malthus, a Nineteenth Century Economist, thought these collapses were caused simply because past civilizations had reached a point where human populations could no longer produce sufficient food supplies to feed themselves, but he never pinned down the exact reason for these food shortages.
We now think these collapses of past human civilizations have occurred whenever the unproductive weak/lazy/stupid greatly outnumber the strong/productive/intelligent of the population. In other words, the majority of the population becomes too lazy to perform the work necessary to provide for themselves and whats left of the strong/productive/intelligent refuses to continue to do it for them.
These collapses have occurred at frequent intervals throughout human history, and Western Civilization is, in my humble opinion, currently on the cusp of one of these collapses.
Well, I guess you got exact polar opposite reasons for the “why” of our country of idiots between DJ Taylor and myself. I would submit for your thought though, that socialism, communism and either liberal Christianity, enlightenment thinking and atheism tend to go along together. The only time there has ever been a long lasting stable free society, is when that society was made up of majority God fearing Christians. The contrast between the French Revolution and our American revolution was just one of many examples to compare and contrast.
Malthusian thinking was one of the grounding principles of Naziism, so I would certainly not go there and say we need to believe in Malthusianism to correct our society’s problems. Malthusianism would promote letting the weak and defenseless die off, whereas traditional Christianity would defend them, while educating our children in Christian principles from scripture.
Well, as I said, you received two polar opposite opinions. But I would say, whatever you think is the root of our problems will inspire you toward very, very different paths of correction.