Americans idolizing the ignorant: Who is to blame?
Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 04:02
In Nov. of 2000, George W. Bush made the comment, “They misunderestimated me.” That was the moment my gut told me that something was not right.
We had accepted stupidity as a norm, telling present and future generations that this is OK. But, we need to stop this country from being run by those who are not the sharpest knives in the drawer.
I blame those select few who are in power—the ones we see on TV—and the famous people who feed this downward spiral.
These people say and do brainless things with no remorse. Like Rep. Todd Akin, who told America that women’s bodies can repel sperm during a legitimate rape.
They are who we look up to; but, they teach children it’s OK to be a thug like T-Pain or Lil Wayne, that it’s OK to be a vapid human being like Lindsay Lohan or Kim Kardashian.
They glorify stupidity and make it something people want to attain. They hold no responsibility and they are directly affecting the youth of America.
This all leads to a slippery slope in which families are raised by uneducated parents—parents who can only pass on to their children the knowledge they have learned, which isn’t very much.
Knowing how to read, write, and speak properly is what helps one improve one’s status in life. These fundamental skills are the stepping-stones for someone, to move to a higher social class.
This is a vicious cycle that needs to be broken. Educating the lower class and creating a safety net for those who do not have the means is important.
Also, holding those in power, like the President of the United States or influential celebrities, responsible for their actions and words is crucial.
Intelligence should be revered, not hidden by a web of vanity and brainless
behaviors, for the sake of
the United States and its success in the many years