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Dumbed Down Americans: A Democrat Conspiracy

Wikileaks reveals that the Democrat Party wanted dumbed down Americans as a strategy for power.

Supposedly, dumbed down Americans are the reason Trump is so popular. But, in fact, Democrats admit in emails that they have wanted them that way.

This all came out thanks to Wikileaks. Hillary Clinton had a hard time convincing these Americans that she cared about them. According to Heatstreet,

By July of 2015, one of Podesta’s confidantes, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, was telling the campaign that Clinton “feels stale, with very few signs of the kind of freshness and transparency that the American people (especially millennials) will need to trust and ultimately elect HRC as president.”

It’s not surprising that she had to carefully parse her words on the trail, given the profile of Clinton emerging from Wikileaks documents.

In yesterday’s second batch of emails, Podesta’s conversations with Bill Clinton’s close aide Bill Ivey show that Clinton’s team was concerned that the American people might be too ill-informed to pick up on Hillary Clinton’s lofty language. She was simply too smart for them.

An “unaware and compliant citizenry,” Ivey argued, that hadn’t had civics, maligned government, and lacked an understanding of basic policy, could be easily drawn in by the entertainer, Donald Trump.

But that wasn’t exactly what Ivey said. Here’s the full quote with emphasis added:

And as I’ve mentioned, we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics, and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly. This problem demands some serious, serious thinking – and not just poll driven, demographically-inspired messaging.

To review, Ivey openly admits that “an unaware and compliant citizenry” was always a Democrat (or at least an Establishment) strategy for gaining and holding power. And the problem is not that citizens are unaware. He claims that they still are. No, the problem is that they are no longer compliant to the Globalist ruling class and their politicians. The “problem” that “demands some serious, serious thinking” is the fact that the “compliance is obviously fading rapidly.”

So there you have it: an admitted conspiracy to keep people unaware and compliant.

In a way, Ivey’s confession resembled what a non-Trump supporter wrote a year ago:

In my opinion, you might find the key to the riddle by reading the works of John Taylor Gatto on the history of schooling in the United States.

Our political masters thought they were so wise training the populace to bow to any leader they selected. But now the flaw in their plans is obvious. The better the mechanism works the more likely the selection process can be hijacked by someone the Establishment doesn’t want. Sanders and Trump could both fit here.

Dumbing down the American people seemed like such an easy way to get control over them. And I’m embarrassed at how well our leaders have succeeded. But encouraging people to be stupid in order to make them more easily controlled (more “governable” as Paul Krugman likes to preach) doesn’t mean you are going to be better able to keep control of them. It could lead to the opposite result.

He’s since swung around to the Trump camp. But the point here is when the establishment tries to turn people into zombies, the results aren’t always what they like.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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