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Charlie Daniels: The Dumbing Up of America

By Charlie Daniels | March 2, 2020 | 11:25am EST
Charlie Daniels performs during FOX News Channel's "FOX & Friends" All-American Summer Concert Series. (Photo credit: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)
Charlie Daniels performs during FOX News Channel's "FOX & Friends" All-American Summer Concert Series. (Photo credit: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

We have long heard the phrase “The dumbing down of America” to describe the effort of the Democratic Party to indoctrinate, under-educate, immigrate and acclimate, to influence the coming elections to favor the Democrat candidates.

Usually, when we think about this process, we tend to imagine it to be the poorly educated, illegal aliens, the huddled masses who dwell generationally at the bottom of the prosperity chain, looking for someone to blame their plight on.

And such a movement does exist in those echelons as the “progressive” wing of the Democratic Party strives to tilt the playing field by hook, crook or numbers until they have achieved an unbeatable majority at the polls.

What has actually slipped through the back door is the “dumbing up of America,” a movement which is aimed at the supposedly “best and the brightest” who populate the universities and colleges which have, for all practical purposes and intents, been taken over by the flower child generation of professors who are atheists, socialists, ultra-liberal intelligentsia who feel guilty that America is the most successful nation on the face of the earth.



 

If you stop and remember, the most harmful espionage in modern times was purported by a gaggle of British Traitors known as the “Cambridge Five,” Cambridge being considered one of the world’s greatest universities.

Kim Philby, Donald Maclean, Guy Burgess, Anthony Blunt and John Cairncross were recruited by Soviet Intelligence while they were at Cambridge in the 1930s, after which they all went on to careers in the British government. And so valuable was the information they passed on, they were known in the KGB as the “Magnificent Five.”

I use the above only to emphasize how very vulnerable young people are at that stage of their lives and many of them -- unfortunately -- fall for the fallacies they constantly hear from their professors, that socialism is the epitome of political systems, the only fair and equitable remedy to the unfairness capitalism has inflicted on mankind and that income redistribution and government-run social services are the ultimate answers to all society’s unfair woes.

I won’t go into the abject misery communism has wrought on the human race; one only has to look around at Russia, Eastern Europe, Venezuela et al. to see the wreckage and carnage, which the professors conveniently always leave out.

Just before beginning the writing of this piece I read an outline of Bernie Sanders plan for paying for social programs he would adopt if he becomes president and, it’s easy, for even a minimally educated hillbilly like me, to see that there is no way on earth that his taxing, confiscating, regulating and basically controlling the industry in America would ever pay for the multi-trillion-dollar programs he proposes.

For one thing, there would be very little wealth left in the country to confiscate because the day after he won the election, money would fly out of this country to safe havens like Switzerland and other offshore financial facilities, well before his inauguration.

Also, there would be much less industry to control as manufacturing would begin a mass exodus, taking millions of jobs with them.

Bernie Sanders would begin his presidency with the worst depression this nation has ever known already in full stride.

And by the way, one of his “savings” would be massive cuts in the military budget, and in this day of challenge and danger, well, you figure it out.

The Green New Deal alone would break the bank.

But the problem with the dumbing down and dumbing up is that the people involved don’t realize that the money for all this “free stuff” has to come from somewhere and after exhausting the wealthy and chasing industry out of the country, where does it come from?

Out of the pockets of whomever is left, including the deceived, who will curse Bernie Sanders and socialism, but all too late.

America, as they knew it, will be gone, bankrupt, in unpayable debt, with a depressed and angry population.

Oh, and by the way, a revolution will be impossible, unless you want to use slingshots and baseball bats, cause Bernie done got your guns.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, our police, and the peace of Jerusalem. 

God Bless America

-- Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels is a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.



 

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