I have been in the IT Outsourcing business for over 21 years and during that time I regularly encountered a throw away term that I didn't really appreciate the impact of in our daily lives until now. Management in outsourcing would use the term "'Dumb'ing Down" to describe the de-skilling of a job role so that lower skilled workers (and ultimately lower paid) could carry out the tasks required.
So how is 'Dumb'ing Down impacting us? To answer, you need to consider how fragile our lives are, and how the loss of essential life skills over recent generations can have a catastrophic impact on our future...and this is by design...designed by patriarch's - violence loving men who are using a whole host of complex methods (monotheistic religion, fear/rape/terrorism/violence, LAWS, politics, schools, fake history, social media, news, T.V. shows and films, kids cartoons etc. etc.) to indoctrinate humanity to their will.
How are our lives so fragile... we have all this technology, we have infrastructure to support it, and we have ready access to food and drink to survive? There is a whole 'system' that has been created to take care of all that stuff. And that is the fragility of it. We are no longer self-dependent, we are wholly dependent on a system created to basically farm humans as predictable consumers...to coin a phrase from my wife J. Renee Anthony, we (humanity) have become the walking dead of patriarchy, never questioning the lies and fake news we hear everyday, and following predictable paths to our graves.
We have become robots, doing the same routines everyday. Routines that buy into and support the system. We have become dependent on technology, and that same technology has made things easier for us...Right? Technology is always being changed and updated, which means we always need to maintain that technology or replace it with something newer, saving money to be able to afford it or even buying it on credit. Either way we need an income, so we move to towns and big cities to find work. Land in those towns and cities is premium, and is expensive so we buy a house or apartment that our income allows. In most case for a house the yard will be small and the neighbors very close. Apartments won't even have land. We thats alright, we now have a job (income), a home and technology.
It is now time to eat and drink. We have income so that's an easy one... we go shopping at the grocery store, or even go out to a restaurant and that's that.
Finally, we need to travel for example to/from our jobs. Again, we have income so we can use a combination of technology (cars, bus, train etc.) and infrastructure (roads, rail etc.) to do so. The grocery stores and restaurants also use similar combinations of technology and infrastructure to ensure food and drink is available for us. All we need to do is pay for it, the rest is someones else' problem right?
And that is the 'Dumb'ing down of Humanity. We think we have become more advanced through education and the explosion of the technology revolutions to make life easier. We may know different stuff, but this has been at the expense of how to be self-sufficient. And what we have been learning feeds the system because that how it is designed. Our schools teach all about HIStory, but nothing about HERstory. Nothing about basic life skills like how to grow vegetables for example is ever taught. Think about that...yes, they might cover types of farming briefly in a geography lesson, or why plants grow in a science lesson, but the practical skills of how to grow something from seed. Or how to save those seeds from mature plants for the next growing season.
If we suddenly lost some critical infrastructure like electricity, what happens then? Chaos in the big cities and towns for sure. The system relies on a supply/demand principle. At the moment to ensure there is enough food, man has created 'industrialized farming' on obscene and unthinkable scales (I will be writing another blog on this soon). If the infrastructure is no longer there, then the supply will dry up, the food will not get harvested and will be lost etc. etc. In the cities, people will panic as for example water will stop pumping, food stocks in grocery stores will be raided by regular citizens, and shelves cleared out. Replenishment will be slow due to petrol pumps not working, so deliveries will eventually cease. At that point where do people in big cities get their drinking water and food? Money will become useless, so the concept of wealth will disappear...and this will happen so quickly.
What could cause us to lose such infrastructure. It could be any of the following and each of which are equally likely and may well coincide:
Scary isn't it to see how fragile our lives really are.
So what can we do? Well everyone has choices and we need. For example, my family and I are planning on becoming completely self-sustainable. We are unlearning a lot of what we were taught through our lives, and learning old skills and knowledge we have shamefully forgotten. We will be buying our own land, building an off-grid homestead, and growing our own food from heirloom seeds and starter plants. Your choice might be different, but I implore you...don't simply do nothing