Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Don't Grow Up Stupid

“Stupid is as stupid does.”
-Forrest Gump

Warren Jeffs the leader of a cult like offshoot of the Mormon church has made the FBI’s most wanted list. Quite simply because of his forcing underage girls ranging from 13 on up into marriage to men who already have multiple wives. Among other ridiculous claims, Jeffs cult teaches that women should not have an education. Basically he wants to keep his victims “stupid.”

But why?

The same reason Hitler did. The same reason most cults and deviant group leaders do. The less you know. The less you think for yourself the more likely you will believe every line of crap the leader feeds you.

With gangs it sounds like this:
“Its about respect!” (While they get you to shoot someone THEY don’t like.)
“We got love for you!” (While they let YOU rot in jail without so much as a phone call.)

With religious fanatics it sounds like this:
“It proves how much you love God if you do this.” (Funny how what ‘God’ wants happens to be the same thing the leader wants and what would benefit his pocketbook the most.)
“Waging jihad is God’s way.” (Yet it never occurs to these ‘holy warriors’ that the all powerful god they claim to worship wouldn’t need some human being to take vengeance. I guess they don’t think God has the stomach for this.)

With cult conspiracy leaders it sounds like this:
“That’s what the government wants you to believe.” (Yet the all powerful secret shadow government for all of its sinister power isn’t smart enough to outwit ‘Joe Smith’ the local mechanic turned cult leader.)
“If you don’t believe what we say, you are just like a sheep.” (They claim you are falling for the lie of everyday life while they are somehow enlightened.)

When Adolf Hitler came to power one of the things he did first was get rid of the educated people. Why? Because he had enough sense to know that people who are knowledgeable wouldn’t fall for his racist genocidal rhetoric.

If a leader can keep you focused on drugs, hate, or endless paranoid conspiracies he can keep your mind off of his lies. If all you think about is how much you hate a Crip you won’t have time to think about why you are supposed to hate someone who wears a different color rag than you. If all you think about is how God wants you to wage jihad on the Great Satan you will never have to stop and think about why it is that your god needs YOUR help to kill someone.

Now getting a PhD or Master’s degree doesn’t automatically make you smart. In fact I’ve known a lot of people with “degrees” that didn’t have enough sense to think their way out of a paper bag. Memorizing information and regurgitating it for a test does not make you smart. It only shows that you have some time on your hands.

On the other end I’ve known people with degrees and those without who are sheer geniuses. They think for themselves. They read. They research. They get an education. They check facts and measure what is being said. It doesn’t matter if your education comes from Harvard or the school of hard knocks but get one somewhere. And double check everything you learn.

Think for yourself.

A lot of people want to keep you stupid. If they can keep you stupid they can manipulate you. The last thing they want is for you to think for yourself. A lot of gang leaders preach “education” as part of their new outlook. Their new laws. But while preaching education they tell kids to sell poison to people in their community. Tell kids that you aren’t a man if you don’t beat the crap out of someone because they looked at you wrong. They tell you that in order to be successful you have to wear their colors and do what they say.

Their “education” idea is a lie.

Hitler had “re-education camps.” That was the place where he had millions of people executed because of their race, personal beliefs, physical disabilities, or because of their ability to think for themselves. So whether it is your gang leaders preaching about the “importance of education” or Adolf Hitler decorating a death camp up using “re-education” as the name, it is the same.

Gangs, cults, terrorists, and deviant groups of all types don’t want you to think for yourself. They want you to blindly follow every paranoid belief, ranting rhetoric, and conspiracy fed idea they have without every actually thinking about it. The last thing they want you to do is actually question anything they feed you.

They want to keep you stupid.

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