Dumbing down.

October 2021 Forums General discussion Dumbing down.

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  • #214782
    Anonymous
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    The internet age has been vaunted as an “information explosion.” In reality, though, “dumbing down” and appalling ignorance of basic facts is on the increase, so much so that former school subjects like basic history and geography are now specialist, minority subjects (just watch any popular quiz show).
    What does this bode for the future, where our hopes for socialist revolution lie with the generation(s) to come?

    #214784
    Bijou Drains
    Participant

    You get some pretty bright people on quiz shows!!!!!

    #214785
    Anonymous
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    You don’t watch Richard Ozman’s House of Games? When they have to point to countries on a map, or give an historical date … (and I mean, entire centuries out!)

    Many people travel to countries but have no idea where those countries are, even though they’ve been to them!

    #214786
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I can’t open Youtube because there isn’t space on my phone. But I do watch The Chase.

    #214789
    Bijou Drains
    Participant

    Good looking contestants too!!!

    #214790
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Like The Beast?

    #214793
    ALB
    Keymaster

    I think he means the bloke with the long hair called Timothy.

    #214812
    rodshaw
    Participant

    Isn’t that Robert Plant, ex Led Zep?

    #214815
    rodshaw
    Participant

    Maybe people just appear dumber because there are so many quiz shows on air now to expose their ignorance.

    I have two grandchildren at primary school and they do history and geography. I wouldn’t be surprised if they know as much as I did at their age.

    #214820
    Bijou Drains
    Participant

    “Isn’t that Robert Plant, ex Led Zep?”

    He seems to have let himself go a bit, if it is

    #214824
    ALB
    Keymaster

    I wonder what happened to the £18000. I don’t think there’s any record of a donation to the party.

    #214825
    Bijou Drains
    Participant

    £5,980 went back to the credit card company and the other twenty quid went on a curry

    #214832
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    don’t think there’s any record of a donation to the party.

    Was a member of the party on The Chase then?

    #214833
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    “Was a member of the party on The Chase then?”

    Only hearsay but typically reliable sources inform me it’s the good looking dude with long hair… 🙂

    #214837
    Bijou Drains
    Participant

    That’s the rumour

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