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Thread #70513   Message #1203722
Posted By: Amos
09-Jun-04 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Basic Causes of Western Stupidity
Subject: RE: BS: The Basic Causes of Western Stupidity
I'd like to re-pose the basic question for this thread: ideas which have prevented us from reaching a comparable success as human beings to our success as manufacturers and builders of physical systems. We can invent toilet bowels and self-monitoring climate control systems. Why can't we invent a way to reliably alleviate depression, resolve homelessness, or pull people out of neurosis? Why do our educational systems tend to promote neurosis instead of alleviate it? Why do we put up with bashers, censors, Grundies, authoritarian jackbooters, bookburners, rednecks and with the promulgation of hate?

What do we need to know to turn this tendency around? Or are we just stuck with it in a miasma of hopeless mediocre lizard-brained quicksand?

Why does the human race and our part of it in particular still produce witless bastards like Bin Laden, Hussein, Rove, Rumsfeld, Bush and Ashcroft?