Foreseeing disasters and preparing for them is what preppers do. I mean, that’s what makes us preppers, right? So we should always be looking forward, seeing the next potential disaster and trying to figure out how to survive it. While many of those potential disasters will never come to pass, the one that does makes it all worthwhile.

But all this looking forward can have its own consequences. We can end up having tunnel vision to the future, and end up not seeing what’s going on around us. We can be looking to see the zombie apocalypse that’s coming in the future, and because of that, not see the zombies walking all around us.

Yes folks, we are living in the midst of a zombie apocalypse right now, and we haven’t even noticed it. I am speaking, of course, of all the stupid people around us. You know what I mean… or at least I hope you do. Otherwise, you might need to check yourself… for you might be one of them.

Trigger Warning: If any of you are stupid enough to not recognize that this article is satirical in nature, then you are at risk of being just the type of people who are likely to be qualified as stupid people. Beware! You are at danger of natural selection.

Please note that this article does not refer in any way to people who have a low intelligence quotient, more commonly referred to as the IQ. Rather, it is actually referring to people who have no common sense whatsoever; the other type of intelligence necessary for survival.

While common sense is by no means common, it is what protects humankind from destroying ourselves. Perhaps it is this lack of commonness, which is causing the downslide of said humankind.

The level of stupidity in the world is on the upswing. To prove this point, scientific studies have shown that functional illiteracy rates amongst industrialized English-speaking nations are on the decline. It’s not just here in the USA either; this phenomenon is happening in all of the major English-speaking countries, around the world.

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I’m not sure what’s happening in countries where English is a secondary language, because as best I know, no studies of this type have been done in those countries.

Some are proposing that it is the English language that is causing the dumbing down of these countries, but I beg to differ. There is ample evidence that this is all a part of a sinister government plot; one designed to make us all into slaves of the government, doing nothing more than what our betters in government service tell us to do and not doing anything they don’t tell us to do.

Just look at all the stories on the Internet that are talking about nefarious actions on the part of our government to dumb us down. I’ll mention just four here:

  • Fluoride in the water, which has been shown to destroy brain cells, is common throughout the United States. The excuse for this is to improve dental health. But if that was true, then why doesn’t our water carry things to heal us of other diseases as well?
  • Smart-meters, which are replacing normal power meters, and surrounding us with a field of electromagnetic radiation, as if our smartphones weren’t already sending enough electromagnetic radiation into our brains to damage them.
  • Chemtrails, where the government is forcing the major airline companies to poison us, putting chemicals in the upper atmosphere, so that they will fall down upon us. We have all become human lab rats, part of a great experiment to turn us into the walking brain dead.
  • Common Core curriculum, which teaches children how to come up with the wrong answers to math problems and penalizes them for being right about just about anything.

The list goes on and on. Secret and secretive forces in our government are clearly bent on nefarious purposes; ones which will turn us all into mindless slaves, just like the dumb people all around us.

Just look at how people live their lives today. The average stupid person lives like little more than a two-legged animal. Perhaps that’s why they are referred to as “sheeple.” They get up in the morning, eat and dress. Then it’s off to work at some mind-numbing job which hasn’t yet been replaced by a computer.

After work, it’s home to eat again, then sit in front of the boob tube, mesmerized by images of actors and actresses acting dumb for big bucks. TV programming is available around the clock, so that those who have insomnia can continue living their lives vicariously through the actors, rather than living a real life of their own.

Eventually it’s off to bed, resting in preparation of another day of work and television.

You call that a life? I suppose if you’re a cow it is. Eat, work and sleep; that’s it. Not much of a requirement for a brain in all that. Definitely no need for any form of higher thought. They can dumb us down, and still get the day’s quota of work out of us.

One Potential Solution

There is one potential solution, which has been offered to solve the problem of all the stupid people who are taking over the world. That’s to simply remove all the warning labels off of products and outlaw warning statements like, “don’t try this at home” on YouTube videos.

That one simple act could have far-reaching consequences, allowing natural selection to once again take over.

In case you’re not familiar with the concept of natural selection, it’s part of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Put simply, it states that only the best and strongest of a species survive, while the weaker members of a species die off due to natural causes, such as being hunted by predators.

This process “cleanses” the gene pool of defective genes, allowing future generations to inherit the stronger genes and have a better chance of survival.

This is a slow process, simply because dumb people and animals tend to breed rapidly, even more rapidly than their more intelligent counterparts. With little else to occupy their minds, it is easy to turn to thoughts of sex, simply for entertainment.

Little in the way of morals impedes these thoughts, so the dumb people seek each other out, rather than forming lasting relationships with more intelligent people and with purposes beyond just sexual pleasure.

Currently, product liability lawyers and our government are interfering excessively with the process of natural selection. By mandating warning labels, many of the products and activities that would naturally work to eliminate these stupid people from the gene pool are prevented from doing their job.

Those warnings provide excessive protection for these lower forms of life, allowing them to continue living and breeding, filling the Earth with more stupid people.

Eliminating these warning labels would merely return things to how they should be. Stupid people would do what stupid people do best… stupid things. While it would be unfortunate for the stupid people in question, this would then cause the aforementioned cleansing of the human gene pool over the next several generations.

The trick to putting this plan into operation is to eliminate the armies of product-liability lawyers, lobbyists and of course legislators who think it is their divine responsibility to protect people from themselves. No solution to this part of the problem has yet been proposed.

What to do with Stupid People

Since we can’t just eliminate stupid people, or rather, allow natural selection to eliminate them, we must find more subtle ways of dealing with them. Avoidance is a good method, but the problem there is that stupid people are everywhere, making it very hard to avoid them.

The current political climate makes it impossible to force these people to identify themselves, perhaps by wearing some sort of tag with their IQ listed on it in bold numbers. But even if that were a possible option, it really wouldn’t help, because there is no known CSQ (common sense quotient) or means of testing for it.

As it is really these people with a low CSQ that are the problem, such an identifier would be necessary so that we could avoid them.

Unfortunately, there is no outwardly visible sign of people with a low CSQ, so we can’t just watch out for them and avoid them. The only way to find out if someone has a low CSQ is to spend enough time with them, that you can observe their actions and reactions, seeing times when common sense would dictate a particular course of action and noticing that they don’t avoid it.

Once that happens, it is best to find something harmless for these people to do, in order to prevent them from causing further problems. Since it is still considered murder to eliminate them as a risk to society, we cannot use that as an alternate means of cleansing the gene pool. Rather, we must direct them towards activities that will keep them from causing problems for everyone else:

  • Put them in a round room and tell them to sit in the corner.
  • Give them a bottle of “experimental” shampoo and tell them to wash their hair, following the instruction on the bottle to the letter… lather, rinse, repeat.
  • Get them a job cleaning the bottom of swimming pools, but don’t give them the normal tools, which allow them to clean the pool from the level of the deck around it.
  • Put them to work reviewing television programs.
  • Put them to work reviewing electronic games.
  • Send them on a jackalope hunt, to remove this dangerous pest.

There are many other similar activities which can be used in the same manner. Any thinking person can come up with a list of them, rather easily.

Always Assume the Worst

Considering the high number of stupid people we find in the world today, life can be extremely dangerous. One never knows when a stupid person might jump up right in front of them, doing something stupid that could cause them harm.

It’s bad enough when these people do things to hurt themselves, but all too often they get away scot-free, not even realizing that they’ve caused a problem. It’s the other people, normal intelligent ones with a high CSQ who end up suffering the consequences of their actions.

The only real solution to this problem, other than herding all the people with low CSQs into a large penned-in area and keeping them there, is to do what I taught my children to do, when I was teaching them to drive. That is, always assume that the other person is going to do something stupid.

That way, when they end up doing something stupid, you’re ready for it.

This simple philosophy has saved me from countless dangerous situations created by stupid people. I don’t just apply it when I’m driving, but in all situations. I literally walk through life, watching to see what stupid things others are going to do.

Of course, part of the process here is using my superior brain power to not only think of the stupid things they might do (and I’ve got to say that some of these people can be brilliant in coming up with stupid things to do), but in coming up with my own response to their actions, should my supposition be proven true and I find that they truly are stupid people, doing stupid things.

Those of us who have seen the latest Sherlock Homes movies, with Robert Downey Jr. playing Sherlock, have seen this in action. In a number of cases, the great detective thinks through a pending conflict, foreseeing the actions of the stupid people and developing his responses.

Then, when the stupid people do what stupid people do, he is ready to counter their actions, sallying forth victoriously.

Of course, that’s a movie and you and I must deal with these things in real-life and real-time. That’s a bit harder, as we don’t have script writers to help us. Nevertheless, with a little practice, we can master this ability. Start with something simple, like driving; and then allow yourself to apply the method in other parts of your life.

Don’t Let Yourself Become One of Them

The worst thing that can happen to any of us is to become one of them. I know that’s a scary thought, but if you spend enough time watching television or playing video games, it could happen. Even the smartest amongst us are capable of becoming zombies, if we allow ourselves to succumb to the “entertainment” of today, which is all intended to dumb us down.

The key to avoiding this is to use your brain. After all, it really was created to do more than just fill up the space between your ears. So exercise it. Force yourself to think. Find activities which require thinking and do them. What activities? Things like:

  • Reading
  • Learning to do something new
  • Practicing a new skill that requires thought and concentration, like shooting
  • Watching the opera
  • Listening to classical music
  • Making things with your hands
  • Speaking with foreigners, in another language

Again, there are many possibilities, limited by only your own imagination and curiosity. Let that curiosity loose and follow it where it might lead. The worst that could possibly happen is that you find out that you have already succumbed to becoming one of them, and end up hurt for doing something that you really shouldn’t have tried doing.

Granted, the ideas I’ve mentioned there deal with the IQ and not the CSQ, but that’s alright. While there is not actual correlation between the two, the things I’ve mentioned as possible activities require more than just thought; they require action on your part.

Doing activities which require you to do something more than just think, while also requiring you to think, have a high probability of increasing both your IQ and your CSQ. Activities which just require thinking, such as purely academic pursuits, will not increase your CSQ, even if they do increase your IQ.

Avoid at all costs institutes of higher learning. They have been taken over by people who are severely lacking in CSQ. That’s a direct result of the saying, “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.” Our institutes of higher learning are filled with people who can’t… so they are teaching.

You can’t learn common sense, from someone who doesn’t have it. If you want to learn more on how to survive anything, this is just the thing.

This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.

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Bill White is the author of Conquering the Coming Collapse, and a former Army officer, manufacturing engineer and business manager. More recently, he left the business world to work as a cross-cultural missionary on the Mexico border. Bill has been a survivalist since the 1970s, when the nation was in the latter days of the Cold War. He had determined to head into the Colorado Rockies, should Washington ever decide to push the button. While those days have passed, the knowledge Bill gained during that time hasn’t. He now works to educate others on the risks that exist in our society and how to prepare to meet them. You can send Bill a message at editor [at] survivopedia.com.

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  • No, I don’t take the article as satire. Stupidity is a real problem in todays world. Its truly upsetting we cant just eliminate stupidity when we are exposed to it. In a time when information is at our fingertips available in an instant, there are more stupid people now more than ever.

  • I love this article !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BIll White and his amazing survival info!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • That’s a lot of words…I would have made this article much shorter.
    “How To Survive Stupid People; kill them”

  • That’s a great article, Bill. Had to laugh my ass off. May be a little more truth than humour in the article. Many times truth needs to be clothed in humour to make it more palatable. I think that one of the great truths of this era is that our “smart” devices are actually making us dumber and people are flocking to them in droves like the proverbial lemmings jumping over the cliff. My pet peeve are these devices like alexa. I’m not even sure what they call them. For want of a better word, “smart speakers”? And this will be the nail in our collective coffins. People are giving over their personal power to these electronic devices and it will just make them dumber and dumber. was the movie of the same name a harbinger of things to come? As far as I’m concerned these are devices for very lazy people. The latest I’ve heard about these bloody “smart” phones is that a great number of people can’t do without them even to the point of texting each other across the dining room table at meal time. I worry about the future of the human race. maybe the elite are right. maybe the human race does need to be trimmed down to half a billion. can you imagine how wonderful this earth would be with half a billion smart people living here? I do take exception to one thing you said in the article and I know most of it was tongue-in-cheek. About dumb people having large families. there are three main demographics having large families these days and they’re not all dumb. the Chinese, the east Indians and the blacks. apparently these three groups do have a little more time on their hands and access to a lot of Viagra. LOL! Take care and keep up the great work. with the latest “invasion” of syria by turkey to fight the proxy forces of the US we could see a game changer in that area and not for the good. hope for the best. be prepared for the worst. If the worse does come to the worse come on up to Canada, bill. I’m sure you’ll be welcome.

  • @J. Gumb I know a lot of Bill’s article was tongue-in-cheek. But I do agree with you that stupidity is becoming epidemic. And stupidity isn’t the worst of it. Common sense seems to be a very rare commodity these days. And critical thinking for the most part has gone the way of the dodo. Maybe this IS one of nature’s ways of reducing the population. The earth is a finite system and can only support so many of us. we are getting close to that number and doing a horrible job of being the stewards of this planet.

  • I survived colossal stupidity the entire time I was in the army just to get a chance to experience the world outside the land of the round door knob. I learned 3 languages I would otherwise never have a need to know, much find a place in the USA to learn them in their native habitat., besides the ebonics I learned in the army.

    I am allergic to stupidity, and knowing there is no cure, my solution was to find a self sustainable hide a way not that far off the beaten track, but not so accessible to the sheeple I am allergic to. When The Good Lord decides planet earth has reached is best used by date, we will all go in an instant in an incandescent glow at armageddon, if one is unfortunate enough to have to be there.

    As a for instance, the Catholic Church has been blest over 2,000 years with pious folks who were allowed to experience the stigmata Jesus endured and these saintly souls were given glimpses into the future of their time, for instance Therese Neuman, a nun stigmatic ig=n Germany told a Catholic Chaplain in 1945 when he asked her what will be the fate of his native Ireland, she said it will go in a single inundation in the 21st Century, our current time period.. The chaplain asked what will happen to the US, she said it will become so corrupt it will collapse from within, yet no outside force will ever attack it, this accurately describes our present status…yes?

    If the seers at Garabandal ever experience what they saw in a marian apparition in 1960 and relate this event as they were told to do means the Great Chastisement mentioned at Fatima will evolve into the Great Tribulation predicted in the Apocalyptic book of revelation. This is a 7 year long escalation of the events Moses predicted to the Pharoah of Egypt. …Then comes armageddon…and sandwiched into all of this the Gog-Magog invasion, which may well be what is going on in the mid-east at this moment.

    Stupid people will never be able to comprehend what is in store for them and they out number the folks who are aware of what is gonna happen in a not so distant point of time.. Best solution is to put your head between your knees and kiss your arse adios amigo…

  • There are stupid people in the world, and they vote, placing other stupid people in positions of power. The really bad things happen when the stupid people who got elected start to think they are better than everyone else and thus try to force others to live life by their stupid rules. If you don’t Believe this to be true, just go back and read over the past comments from members of the California Democratic delegation. Many believe they are more qualified than the lerned forefathers who could speak and read multiple languages and had not yet been dumbed down by the inane stuff coming out of the modern TV sets.

  • i agree this is not a satire. I have noticed an increase of stupid people. I see it everyday while driving to work. some of the people i deal with at work are some of the most clueless people i’ve seen. My csq test would be hand the suspected idiot a can of “dehydrated water” and watch what happens.

  • Ha. Scott Adams couldn’t have done it better. There are exceptions to ‘those who can’t teach’, but teaching is not their profession, or vocation. Oh, and Jake; the Rapture has already happened, and we’re still here.

  • Sam…uhhh…are you for real? The Rapture happened?…and your proof is…what exactly? The Rapture Ready website has a minute before midnight gotta get outta dodge ASAP section that has remained frozen in that position for over 20 years of saying…any second now and the ‘select elect’ will be gone quicker’n stink on a fart. Yet, every bible thumpin’ fundamentalist website out there rantin’ and a ravin’ the Rapture is gonna happen any second now…and like Rapture Ready…they are still rantin’ and a ravin…so Sam, who exactly got Raptured?

    Jesus clearly stated there will be a separation of wheat from the chaff, a separation of sheep from the goats meaning nobody is gettin’ a get out of jail free card, we all will have to be judged prior to entering heaven, even those who are alive at the 2nd Coming are put thru the wheat/ chaff and/or sheep/goat process prior to HIS arrival.

    Stupid folks who got suckered into the Rapture craze will be in for a rough ride come armageddon. SAM, I ain’t no Rapture freak if that is what you are inferring…I am calmly awaiting the next phase out decimation of humanity.St. Paul predicted the current age of apostasy and the huge falling away of folks who lost their faith…that is…if they actually had any faith to begin with. The Rapture freaks …IMHO…fall into this trap.

  • You can’t fix stupid and the lack of common sense around us will destroy this country.
    From those in teaching positions to those now leading corporations and government we will destroy ourselves. We were and could be a great country but we have become soft and got away from God and what the bible teaches— common sense. All to broaden our minds we have become dumb.

  • Hi,

    I find people who have moved away from yahweh fit in this category.

    Good insight and a good read.

  • Great article.

    I would add that people who watch, listen, or give money to televangelists such as joel osteen fit into this category as well.

  • The Bible says when Israel becomes a nation that generation will see the coming of the lord. This happened in 1948 the year I was born. Keep looking this world cant keep throughing God out everything and keep going.

  • Someone posted on Facebook a few days ago – don’t worry about the Zombie apocalypse, worry about the dumbass apocalypse. It’s here in full force.

  • Sign posted on my gate;
    “If you help yourself pass this gate, I will help you greet God.”

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