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  1. #1 We are truly in an "Age of Ignorance" 
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    Ahhhh...yet another DUmmie coming to "enlighten" us.


    Sun Mar 25, 2012, 11:23 AM
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    We are truly in an "Age of Ignorance"

    Widespread ignorance bordering on idiocy is our new national goal. It’s no use pretending otherwise and telling us, as Thomas Friedman did in the Times a few days ago, that educated people are the nation’s most valuable resources. Sure, they are, but do we still want them? It doesn’t look to me as if we do. The ideal citizen of a politically corrupt state, such as the one we now have, is a gullible dolt unable to tell truth from bullshit.

    An educated, well-informed population, the kind that a functioning democracy requires, would be difficult to lie to, and could not be led by the nose by the various vested interests running amok in this country. Most of our politicians and their political advisers and lobbyists would find themselves unemployed, and so would the gasbags who pass themselves off as our opinion makers. Luckily for them, nothing so catastrophic, even though perfectly well-deserved and widely-welcome, has a remote chance of occurring any time soon. For starters, there’s more money to be made from the ignorant than the enlightened, and deceiving Americans is one of the few growing home industries we still have in this country. A truly educated populace would be bad, both for politicians and for business.

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    In the past, if someone knew nothing and talked nonsense, no one paid any attention to him. No more. Now such people are courted and flattered by conservative politicians and ideologues as “Real Americans” defending their country against big government and educated liberal elites. The press interviews them and reports their opinions seriously without pointing out the imbecility of what they believe. The hucksters, who manipulate them for the powerful financial interests, know that they can be made to believe anything, because, to the ignorant and the bigoted, lies always sound better than truth:
    Christians are persecuted in this country.
    The government is coming to get your guns.
    Obama is a Muslim.
    Global Warming is a hoax.
    The president is forcing open homosexuality on the military.
    Schools push a left-wing agenda.
    Social Security is an entitlement, no different from welfare.
    Obama hates white people.
    The life on earth is 10,000 years old and so is the universe.
    The safety net contributes to poverty.
    The government is taking money from you and giving it to sex-crazed college women to pay for their birth control.
    One could easily list many more such commonplace delusions believed by Americans. They are kept in circulation by hundreds of right-wing political and religious media outlets whose function is to fabricate an alternate reality for their viewers and their listeners. “Stupidity is sometimes the greatest of historical forces,” Sidney Hook said once. No doubt. What we have in this country is the rebellion of dull minds against the intellect. That’s why they love politicians who rail against teachers indoctrinating children against their parents’ values and resent the ones who show ability to think seriously and independently. Despite their bravado, these fools can always be counted on to vote against their self-interest. And that, as far as I’m concerned, is why millions are being spent to keep my fellow citizens ignorant.

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    Now let us remember which group is the one that is always getting tapped for money.
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    The ideal citizen of a politically corrupt state, such as the one we now have, is a gullible dolt unable to tell truth from bullshit.
    Not to beat a dead horse, but the media circus around the Zimmerman case proves this point exactly. No one is thinking or fact checking, and the bullshit reigns supreme.
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    We are living in an age of ignorance...and the liberals at places like DU and others are the main purveyors of said ignorance.
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