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Lowest Common Denominator Society

When people use the terms inclusive and diverse and equal treatment what they are in effect advocating is moving  society to the lowest common denominator. Nobody can achieve more than the slowest person can achieve. To do that will make the slowest ‘feel bad’ and that can not be allowed in a Woke society.

After World War 2 in the United States there was a push to modernize our education system. No longer were the 3R’s good enough. We needed new ways to teach 15 X 15 = 225 (I actually remember that from my old school learning my multiplication tables). We no longer had to bother with learning to diagram a sentence. Write what you feel. The result of all these modern improvements has been a dropping of the Unites States IQ from 1950’s 92 to today’s 88. And it’s projected to keep sliding downward even in the pre-Woke  education disaster. One can only imagine the new Woke system with everyone only learning to the lowest IQ where it will be in 50 years. Presently it’s projected to be 85 by 2070. I would guess it will probably reach 80 using the new Woke revisionist system.

I came across an article from a teacher at the Finnish school, Aalto University and here is a slice of it …” The difference between 60 and 80 is far bigger than 80 to 110. Those with80 to 95 are true troublemakers. They do not realize they are below average, but they usually are very street smart and savvy. Their behaviour is puerile and obnoxious rather than child-like. They likewise have problems of understanding things, but they are by no means slow nor stupid. They are incredibly anti-authoritarian and their behaviour is often challenging.“

The irony is that by pandering to the lowest common denominator the Woke nation is actually going to create even more problems than they are trying to correct now. Making it worse is there will be fewer people capable of not just discerning the problem but capable of finding a solution.

My grandmother had her PhD in education and she hated the idea of teaching to the lowest common denominator. She believed that you should teach to slightly above the average with extra work for the smartest and extra attention to the slowest.

My mom eventually became a teacher too and she taught in what was the worst grade school in Paterson, NJ. She was called into the office by the Principle because of an Irate mother. She had been sent a letter by the Paterson board of Education saying her oldest son was no longer going to be allowed to attend school, He was 18. And now fo rthe Paul Harvey moment…

The woman had 3 sons in the school and the 18 year old was in 8thgrade, the 17 year old was in the 7thgrade and the 16 year old (yep) was in the 6thgrade.

Her argument was that yes her son’s were below average in intelligence. Yes they had limited learning skills. But it was a State law that a minor (under21) could attend public school till that age. She believed that by remaining in school till they were 21 each of her boys would be better educated if ever so slightly and would have a better chance in life.

Luckily for this woman my grandmother had juice and when my mom told her the story, that night she went off the the superintendents home and read him the riot act,. Result the 3 boys stayed in school till they were21. I’d like to say they all went off to become doctors but no –they did have decent jobs paying decent wages. And that is as good as it gets sometimes and that’s all mom wanted for her boys.

In the Woke Utopia our education system will be designed to make those 3boys the norm. We will all be taught to a level those boys are working to their capacity and no more. We don’t want them to run afoul of failure. And nobody will be allowed to be better educated because that would lower their self esteem.

The problem starts when you realize the average engineer has an IQ in the120’s. By going to the lowest common denominator and teaching to a low to mid 80’s level, where are the engineers going to come from?

This new Woke system won’t even allow Algebra to be taught let alone Calculus. The new United States will need to buy all it’s technology from other countries. We will still hand out college degrees if for no other reason people like to say they have one. All you will have to do is show up and pass a few simple tests using your government issued smart phone. The other reason for a college degree is that you can stay in school a little longer. The government has to do something to keep you occupied.

In the end being educated is irrelevant in the new United States Woke world. You all get paid the same. You all live in the same units .Working is optional.  I think the saddest part is that today some people think this level of mediocrity is a goal.

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August 5, 2020

good work, amazing article

Aleksandar Sarovic
August 5, 2020

The primary purpose of schools is to teach obedience and not to produce knowledge. The second essential purpose of schools is to provide daycare for children while parents are busy serving capitalism. Intelligence is overvalued, but if you need it, life teaches intelligence better than schools. The worst part of schools is they teach knowledge not attractive to students and in this way they produce machines for living without emotions. Without emotions, we do not have a clue what is right or wrong; then we accept it from authorities who teach us. That is how the circle of slavery closes.… Read more »

John Ellis
Reply to  Sue Rarick
August 5, 2020

Presently, America it’s projected to be IQ 85 by 2070.”

Quite the reverse, for our super-intelligent rich nobility, in order to have supremacy in military combat and capitalist competition, they have designed society to maximize intelligence. For example, no laboring man wins in divorce court, causing most laboring-class children born out of wedlock to be procreated by middle-class men. For intelligence like body hansom, it passes from father to son.

Aleksandar Sarovic
Reply to  Sue Rarick
August 5, 2020

Once we have access to internet we can learn almost everything alone. However, I did not say that schools are not needed, they rather follow the interest of the students. This is a right path.

John Ellis
Reply to  Aleksandar Sarovic
August 5, 2020

Everything in life is either fact or fiction, for even things like porn are fiction as they promise pleasure but only add another addiction to burn up motional capital.
So, only if one has the will power to resist fiction should they go on the Internet.

Sergei in Siberia
Sergei in Siberia
Reply to  Sue Rarick
August 6, 2020

I scrawl on birchbark and send it to by dogsled to the nearest Chinese outpost with 5G.

John Ellis
Reply to  Aleksandar Sarovic
August 5, 2020

I agree, for public school is designed by the rich to teach laboring-class boys how to be slaves, teach middle-class boys to be slave-drivers and to generate so much hatred that the two classes never come together in organized rebellion against the rich and powerful.
For to achieve equal rights, this will be automatic after pride has been overcome and people have a conviction that they truly are equal.

Aleksandar Sarovic
Reply to  John Ellis
August 5, 2020

Sometimes I agree with you.

John Ellis
August 5, 2020

“Those with IQ 80 to 95 are true troublemakers…
Their behavior is puerile and obnoxious”

The above fiction is an attempt to fool you into thinking that my laboring-class, we the lower-half of society, that the reason we are the 50% working-poor is because we lack the intelligence of the educated, religious and righteous saints who occupy the exceptional upper-half of society.

John Ellis
Reply to  John Ellis
August 5, 2020

Quite the reverse, for the upper-half hoarding all land and wealth, this makes it clear that the greater your IQ and education, the greater your pride and your propensity to do evil.

John Ellis
August 5, 2020

EQUALITY — EVERYONE EMPOWERED TO SELF-ACTUALIZE

For to be all we can be, to develop our mind, character to the full extent possible, without others enriching themselves upon our misery, this is
true equality. For equality and happiness are one and the same.

Surely, capitalism should not destroy equality for the laboring-class,
nor should socialism destroy equality for the ruling-class.

John Ellis
Reply to  John Ellis
August 5, 2020

And impossible is it for the middle-class to achieve equality when in their supervising, policing and teaching, they empower deadly force governments such as capitalism and socialism.

For our freewill having the liberty to show compassion or indifference as the situation demands, to give charity only when it accomplishes more than inflate pride, and to be grateful only when a gift is offered with no strings attached, this is true humility carried to it’s ultimate conclusion.

Dumb & Dumber
Dumb & Dumber
August 6, 2020

It’s a race to the bottom. We Americans MUST win it and we shall.

John Ellis
Reply to  Dumb & Dumber
August 6, 2020

Actually, it’s all theater and Shakespeare was right,
“All the world a stage and every man a player.”
And so, we can all stop killing each other, as
we reached the ultimate conclusion of Evil with
Trump and now all things will turn to the good.

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