Dumbing down is the deliberate oversimplification of intellectual content in education, literature, and cinema, news, video games and culture. The term "dumbing down" originated in 1933 as movie-business slang used by screenplay writers, meaning: "[to] revise so as to appeal to those of little education or intelligence

The science fiction film Idiocracy (2005) portrays the U.S. as a greatly dumbed-down society 500 years in the future, in which low culture and philistinism were unintentionally achieved by eroding language and education coupled with dysgenics, where people of lower intelligence reproduced faster than the people of higher intelligence. Similar concepts appeared in earlier works, notably the science fiction short story The Marching Morons (1951), by Cyril M. Kornbluth which also features a modern-day protagonist in a future dominated by low-intelligence persons. Moreover, the novel Brave New World (1931), by Aldous Huxley, discussed the ways a utopian society was deliberately dumbed down in order to maintain political stability and social order by eliminating complex concepts unnecessary for society to function.

The social critic Paul Fussell touched on these themes ("prole drift") in his non-fiction book Class: A Guide Through the American Status System (1983)[7] and focused on them specifically in BAD: or, The Dumbing of America (1991)

Human Intellect Backsliding From Lack of Evolutionary Pressure: Study By Dr. Mercola Are Humans Losing Their Intelligence?

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/08/human-int...

Deliberate Dumbing Down of America The is a book that was written by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt. But since its conception other individuals noticed dumbing down happening in other industries and started investigating the ongoing dilemma.

The sociologist Pierre Bourdieu noted cultural capital as a means of social mobility, which is diminished by the processes of dumbing down. Dumbing down is a deliberate diminution of the intellectual level of education, literature, cinema, news, and culture. Has the deliberate dumbing down of America been expanded to other arenas, sectors and other industries?

Emily R. Coleman states that the dirty little secret that’s not being talked about in public: Marketing is dumbing itself down. in here blog post. She says that LinkedIn is becoming flooded with discussions on issues that were settled years ago. The Dumbing Down of Marketing

http://www.colemanmgt.com/the-dumbing-down-of-marketing-2/

Mark Yarnell mentions that dumbed down without a fight has happened in his website. http://markyarnell.com/dumbed-down-without-a-fight/

Working on solutions
Dumbing Down and How to Fight it: A Semi-Coherent "Tinfoil Hat" Rant

https://steemit.com/truth/@artisticscreech/dumbing-down-and-how-to-fight...

Dumbing Down Society Part I: Foods, Beverages and Meds
https://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/dumbing-down-society-part-i-f...

Dumbing Down Society Part 2: Mercury in Foods and Vaccines
https://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/dumbing-down-society-pt-2-mer...

Dumbing-Down Society Part 3: How to Reverse its Effects
https://vigilantcitizen.com/vigilantreport/dumbing-down-society-part-3-h...

It is up to each of us to decide to accept or reject the justification of dumbing it down or to phrase it as a war on intelligence.

Author's Bio: 

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