I've pinpointed when the most recent dumbing down of Human culture began. It's when Humanity shifted from from religion to morality in order to obtain the permission to murder, rape, torture, steal, burn, pillage and dehumanise what they wish. I have no respect for anyone who claims anyone has moral superiority, or the moral highground, for they're either functionally retarded or a despicable conman. Morality is dumber than religion. Religious people claim that their authority comes from an invisible all-knowing deity who's either too lazy or too much of a prick to change the world to his liking so he has employed said religious people with promises which amount to the spiritual equivalent of 401K scams. But, at the end of the day, they don't claim their enemies are evil for what they do but what they belief. People, an I use that word strenuously, who claim that their authority comes from morality are automatically broadcasting that they're not doing what their enemies are doing or that what their enemies are doing is somehow more evil than what they're doing like there's some sort of cosmic handbook which lists the intrinsic value of every type of atrocity. This, of course, requires that people shut down their brains if they wish to believe in moral authority because reality is naturally amoral and fanaticism (which all moralists are, to varying degrees) always ends up causing immorality. I'm going to add "metaphysical values" along with "government" and "religon" as things that need to be done away with for they don't compliment Human mental abilities.