With the bankruptcy of Detroit in the news, a recent compilation of the many failures of the Motor City reveals one stat that shows how liberals are similar to radical Islamists at least in as much as they want to keep their people illiterate, stupid and easily controlled.
Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge blog has a very disheartening post titled, “25 Facts About The Fall Of Detroit That Will Leave You Shaking Your Head,” and aside from giving us a perfect example of how liberal policies are an abject failure in every case, it also shows one stat that proves an essentially evil aspect of liberalism.
His point number nine is this: “An astounding 47 percent of the residents of the city of Detroit are functionally illiterate.” (Durden cited CBS Detroit for his stat.)
Correspondingly, upwards to 70 percent of the Muslim world cannot read.
But are these truths so “astounding,” really? After all, just like radical Islamists, Democrats don’t want people to be truly educated enough to be able to think for themselves and being literate in every sense of the word is something both Islamists and Democrats want to eliminate among the people to their best ability.
Control of the lowly masses is the goal of both the Democrats and the radical Islamists, each for their own reasons, but keeping people stupid, keeping them in abject ignorance, preventing them from reading, that is a key tool in maintaining that control.
The old saying that “reading is power” is absolutely true. Being literate and widely read helps keep Democrats and radical Islamists in their place. Naturally, both feel their place is to rule over the people and to do that they must make sure that only their message is ever heard. That means eliminating other avenues of thought. That means keeping the people illiterate.
This method of control brings us the Boston Marathon bombing, it brings us the poverty, hate, and inhuman conditions endemic in Muslim controlled parts of the world… and it b rings us a Democrat-controlled Detroit that has gone from one of the wonders of the world to one of its worst, burned-out hovels.