Monday 24 March 2014

Infantilisation of Humanity

Humanity appears to be getting dumber and more infantile. Case in point on the front page of the Business Herald is this gem:

Carter Holt nailed for fix

A little explanation for non-New Zealanders, Carter Holt is a wood-products business that's listed on our stock market. Supposedly they have been done for getting in collusion with two other suppliers and doing some price-fixing.

So they were nailed (wince) for doing this. Seems that journalism now assumes we all have an average 70 IQ and will find this kind of headline amusing, funny, or cute. It is painful the infantilisation and dumbing down going on in society.

Perhaps Idiocracy is more accurate than we are comfortable with admitting.

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