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The Extinction of Common Sense

Common Sense these days seems to be an extinct beast that once lumbered through the forests of rational thought millions of years ago.  When you look at situations such as the Ebola outbreak and how it would be an excellent idea to ban flights coming from Ebola stricken areas, not sending our military to “combat” Ebola, and fixing our porous borders to the whole Raven Symone bruhaha that the race baiters and hustlers have made a big deal about.  Common sense no longer finds its seat amongst the minds of Americans anymore.  Instead, political correctness and people becoming too sensitive to everything and anything that might remotely be offensive (while offending others in the process) has taken the drivers seat of human consciousness.  We feel first before, if ever, thinking about it within the framework of rational thought.  What exactly has happened to our society that we have come to this point in our history?

Political Ideology
One of the reasons common sense is on the decline is that political ideology, both Left and Right, have contributed to the anti-intellectualism that seems to be infesting our nation.  Political elitists don’t appreciate people who think outside of the paradigm of political ideology because that means a challenge to their demi-god status of faux know it alls.  You simply can’t have that when you wish to be the omnipotent shepherd of We the Sheeple.  It’s simple, when people are given free range to think for themselves outside of political ideologies, more solutions to problems are created.  However, when a variable is suppressed because the oligarchs want to seem like they are doing something useful with their position of power, garnering votes in the process, you have a limited supply of solutions because the people are thoroughly divided and simply can not unite together on common ground in order to find solutions together via brain storming.  Political zealotry tends to, in the end, strangle common sense in its sleep.

Racial Ideology
This is the belief that race is remotely important within the Human Species.  We regard it as some sacred holy cow on a golden pedestal despite the constant clamoring for people to not judge by color.  In the hyper-hypocritical world we live in, we judge by color in different ways than back in the early to mid 20th Century.  Instead, we judge whites as privileged ingrates who are inherently racist no matter what they say and blacks are afforded the victim card no matter who was at fault or for what reason they supposedly were discriminated against.  We make no attempts to back up the fact that race is illusionary and should be derided as such whenever someone brings it up.  When you have people like Raven Symone and Morgan Freeman who are willing to ditch divisive racial labels being attacked vociferously because of their logical viewpoints, you have seriously step back and question what is the true motives of those attacking those who cast aside the shackles of racial labels.  If these folks who trash clear minded people like Ms Symone and Mr Freeman actually, truly thought about racial labels they would realize that racial labels help establish stereotypes.  Think about it when a black person chides another black person who speaks proper English as “acting white” you then realize that racial labels DO in fact create stereotypes.  Speaking properly and acting responsibly isn’t acting any race it’s being a respectable human being and nothing more.  It is simply common sense to ditch racial labels all together.  They do nothing but harm the human race while furthering the divide between us all.

Conclusion
I probably could write a book concerning the extinction of common sense in our society, but I think two glaring examples will suffice and drive home the point that common sense is an endangered species in this society of ours.  Hopefully, this will inspire others to touch upon other areas that I have missed and help spread awareness that common sense is on the decline no matter how small it may seem, each perspective helps.  So lets hashtag this #CommonSenseIsDying and make people aware of the fact.

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