Fighting Dirty Minds, Getting Dark Ages

(h/t buhdydharma for raising this story)

Did you watch History Channel’s Life After People? Wasn’t it amazing how all traces of us disappeared so quickly once we weren’t around to take care of our stuff?

Massive deteriorations across short spans of time always boggled my mind. When I was younger, I wondered how Europe could sink from the cosmopolitan life of the Roman Empire into the squalor of the Dark Ages in such a short time. How could people forget so much so quickly?

What I could not have imagined is that such a sinking into dark ages could take place in less than a generation. But it has.

Florida teens who believe drinking a cap of bleach will prevent HIV and a shot of Mountain Dew will stop pregnancy have prompted lawmakers to push for an overhaul of sex education in the state.

Another myth is that Florida teens also believe that smoking marijuana will prevent a person from getting pregnant…

State lawmakers said the myths are spreading because of Florida’s abstinence-only sex education…

They are proposing a bill that would require a more comprehensive approach, the report said.

It would still require teaching abstinence but students would also learn about condoms and other methods of birth control and disease prevention.

When Republican presidential candidates went around saying “Ronald Reagan” as often as they could during their primaries, were they celebrating this legacy?

America, land of the stooopid?

What a legacy.

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