“You Can’t Fix Stupid”

Another Saturday and another weekend…..we all should just step back and enjoy the day and our time….

In the past I have written many times just how stupid the population is becoming….I even referenced a movie as prophetic, Idiocracy…..and then I read something that gave me no easy feeling…..

Today in mind-blowing statistics: A full 7% of American adults think chocolate milk comes from brown cows, Food & Wine reports. That figure comes from an Innovation Center for US Dairy survey of more than 1,000 people conducted in April. When extrapolated, it means approximately 16.4 million Americans—or roughly the population of Pennsylvania—are hopelessly misinformed about chocolate milk, according to the Washington Post. Overall, the survey found 48% of US adults aren’t sure where chocolate milk comes from (though 29% use their kids as cover to buy it for themselves). Today helpfully explains that chocolate milk is defined by the Center for US Dairy as “cow’s milk with added flavoring and sweeteners.”

While nearly half of Americans not being clear where chocolate milk comes from may seem shocking, agriculture and nutrition experts likely aren’t surprised. They’ve been complaining for decades that Americans are woefully ignorant about what they eat. “We still get kids who are surprised that a french fry comes from a potato,” says the co-founder of nonprofit FoodCorps. A study conducted by the Department of Agriculture two decades ago found nearly one in five adults didn’t know hamburgers are made from beef. Another study of fourth, fifth, and sixth-graders in urban California found more than half didn’t know pickles are cucumbers or onions and lettuce are plants; nearly a third didn’t know cheese is made from milk.

Seriously?  Brown cows?

Some say we do not need a public education…..and yet we get these results….we need something.

After reading that I could only think of something comedian Ron white has to say, “you can’t fix stupid”.

Just ignorant?  Or would “stupid” be a better description?
Watch the vid and you decide.

After that….I need a drink.

Have a good day and be well and safe….chuq

23 thoughts on ““You Can’t Fix Stupid”

  1. I can’t completely swallow the chocolate milk survey, and believe it must have been conducted using an extremely small sample.

    Like, the town I live in.

  2. That’s an amazing catalogue of stupidity indeed. I doubt it is just America though, as I knew quite a few people who thought hamburgers are made with ham.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Our founding fathers named Tom (Paine & Jefferson) both wrote, many times, warning future American generations to educate themselves, and watch their leaders for intransigence…. The American people, for the last hundred and fifty years, have abrogated that duty….. which is a statement 95% of those American could not comprehend, as it uses words not in their ken. This video, and others like it I’ve seen (University students who couldn’t name their own state’s capital, in which they were standing), are more than sad, even worse than pathetic… I would say, given our history, it is akin to criminal negligence…. but, then, they ARE the victims of their own crime, aren’t they… We have fulfilled Plato’s prophetic statement , “The punishment suffered by the wise who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of bad men.”

    Just desserts for being less than mindful of our own duty as free citizens of a republic….

    Try to enjoy the weekend, anyway, my friend….

    gigoid, the dubious


  4. The Population may be stupid as claimed but it is all we have and we have to live with it because we are a part of it and if we are a part of it then perhaps we can question our own intelligence because no one can live in the middle of something like the stupid population for much of a period of time without some of it rubbing off on us because …. No “Man” (Person) is an island ” — as they say.

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