Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Dumbing Down of America

What has happened to the America I grew up in? We have reached a point in our history where the news media can no longer be trusted.  Race relations are at the worst point I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.  Our flag and Pledge of Allegiance are now somehow offensive?  We are allowing babies to be killed up to birth.  I barely recognize this great country that I love from my childhood days.  Was it always this way and we walked around with blinders on?  Maybe so, but I choose to believe that the powers that be in our country are dead set on Dumbing Down America!  That being said, the opposite seems to be happening on some sides. 

My opinion, and that is all this is, may offend you.  I won’t apologize for that because I still believe in Freedom of Speech.  I personally believe that if America doesn’t wake up soon, then everything we've strived to build this country into, will be destroyed.  If you don’t agree with what I’m saying, ask yourself if you can go out in public or on any social media venue and give an opinion without vile hatred spewing from anyone who doesn’t agree with what you’ve said.  There was a time not so long ago where people could have a political disagreement and leave it at the polls.  That time is now over.  If you’re a Republican, as I am, you are considered immoral if you’re a Democrat you’re considered brain-dead.  I’ve been guilty myself of thinking that about the opposing party.

I don’t understand how we can have people working the border saying there is a crisis and that the Democrat’s refuse to acknowledge there is a problem.  I don’t understand how we can dismember innocent babies in the womb when they can live outside the mother’s body.  I don’t understand how we can look at our flag and not respect it or the American anthem for being patriotic.  I seriously don’t understand how any of us that lived through 9/11 can accept that we allow Muslim’s in congress that can’t be sworn in our bible.  Does that make me immoral?  Absolutely not.  It makes me an American. 

We’re at a place in history that is unlike any other time.  Maybe we all must wake up and start looking at the facts and turning away from what Main Stream Media is feeding us, because it’s apparently clear to anyone that is objective, that they are spoon feeding us their rhetoric and not the truth.  And it’s not just the left, it’s the right as well.  When I was growing up, the media put the facts out to the people, and you drew your own conclusion.  That is no longer the case.  The media has become paid actors to support whatever political agenda they are hired for.   Ironically, in my first journalism class that was the one thing we were told never to do.  As a journalist you shouldn’t have an opinion, you should be unbiased.  There’s a reason I decided to write fiction instead of following that route.  Ask yourself when watching your news programs tonight if any of those journalists are being unbiased. 

If we can’t trust our media, who do we trust?  The basic answer?  No one.  Question everything you read or hear.  Research and follow through where that leads.  The only person responsible for what you find is you, and sadly, that’s the only way you’ll discover the truth.  They have an agenda, and that’s The Dumbing Down of America.  I guess the real question is, are you going to allow it?

Michelle Hughes


  1. Great article keep up the good work hope it will wake people up !!!

    1. You know I never shut up. If I do, then you'll know something is wrong

  2. This is great Michelle! I will look forward to reading more!

    1. thank you, I'll try to find truth no matter how deep I have to dig


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