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Dumbing down is the deliberate oversimplification of intellectual content in education. The literature and cinema, news, video games and culture. The term “dumbing down” originated in 1933 as movie-business slang used by screenplay writers meaning to revise so as to appeal to those of little education or intelligence

The science fiction film Idiocracy (2005) portrays the U.S. as a greatly dumbed-down society 500 years in the future, in which low culture and philistinism were unintentionally achieved by eroding language and education of  people of lower intelligence reproduced faster than the people of higher intelligence. Similar concepts appeared in earlier works, notably the science fiction short story The Marching Morons (1951), by Cyril M. Kornbluth which also features a modern-day protagonist in a future dominated by low-intelligence persons. The novel Brave New World (1931), by Aldous Huxley discussed the ways a utopian society was deliberately dumbed down in order to maintain political stability and social order by eliminating complex concepts unnecessary for society to function.

The social critic Paul Fussell touched on these themes “prole drift” in his non-fiction book Class: A Guide Through the American Status System (1983) and focused on them specifically in BAD: or, The Dumbing of America (1991)

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The social critic Paul Fussell touched on these themes “prole drift” in his non-fiction book Class: A Guide Through the American Status System (1983) and focused on them specifically in BAD: or, The Dumbing of America (1991)

Human Intellect Backsliding From Lack of Evolutionary Pressure: Study By Dr. Mercola Are Humans Losing Their Intelligence?

Deliberate Dumbing Down of America The is a book that was written by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt. But since its conception other individuals noticed dumbing down happening in other industries and started investigating the ongoing dilemma.The sociologist Pierre Bourdieu noted cultural capital as a means of social mobility, which is diminished by the processes of dumbing down. Dumbing down is a deliberate diminution of the intellectual level of education, literature, cinema, news, and culture. Has the deliberate dumbing down of America been expanded to other arenas, sectors and other industries?

Emily R. Coleman states that the dirty little secret that’s not being talked about in public: Marketing is dumbing itself down. in here blog post. She says that LinkedIn is becoming flooded with discussions on issues that were settled years ago. The Dumbing Down of Marketing

In my other page of dumbing down of Network marketing Mark Yarnell mentions that dumbed down without a fight has happened in his website.

There is a need for solutions So thank God people are working on solutions

Dumbing Down and How to Fight it: A Semi-Coherent “Tinfoil Hat” Rant
https://steemit.com/truth/@artisticscreech/dumbing-down-and-how-to-fight-it-a-semi-coherent-tinfoil-hat-rant

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This comes from Anti-intellectualism

intellectualism by accusing the intelligentsia of falsely praising the emperor, and of dissenting through libel.

From 213 to 206 BC, it was generally thought that the works of the Hundred Schools of Thought were incinerated. The books of Legalism, an early type of totalitarianism—and the Chancellor’s philosophic school were believed to be see the Burned and burying of scholars. However, upon further inspection of Chinese historical annals such as the Shi Ji and the Han Shu, this was found not to be the case. The Qin Empire privately kept one copy of each of these books in the Imperial Library but it publicly ordered that the books should be banned. Those who owned copies were ordered to surrender the books to be burned; those who refused were executed. This eventually led to the loss of most ancient works of literature and philosophy when Xiang Yu burned down the Qin palace in 208BC.

In 1642, the Puritan John Cotton demonized intellectual men and women by noting that “the more learned and witty you bee, the more fit to act for Satan will you bee. … Take off the fond doting

Anti-Intellectualism, Chinese Style“China is also witnessing a new wave of anti-intellectualism that is unprecedented in its scope and intensity

China is the land of Confucianism. For more than a thousand years, the teachings of Confucius and his successors constituted the unchallenged ideology of the Middle Kingdom. A cornerstone of Confucianism is the elevated status of the scholar

Currently, both American and Chinese observers are reflecting upon anti-intellectualism in their own country. Hopefully such reflections will lead to a renewed intellect.

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