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I have decided that a healthy cross section of humanity are effectively the equivalent of unthinking sheep; a conclusion arrived at through the observation of society collected via mass media plus my own mental notes gathered over my lifetime. Believe me I take no great pleasure in saying this, but the reflex to react before reflecting is so strong in humankind that I do not believe that this kind of stupidity can be expunged; no matter our technological advancement.

For example, the way people are so easily fooled by lying politicians who sell them a false bill of goods is staggering. Consider, for example, that the US Mexico border covers approximately 3,000 kilometers and yet there were people who actually believed a wall would be built covering its length. If we began today perhaps one would be completed sometime between 10 and 20 years from now; a conclusion any thinking person would be able to arrive at and yet adulating Trump crowds believed it without question. Many didn't bother to consider that this was a clear deception coming from the mouth of a con man.

This unfortunate reality will continue to exist so long as people believe that objective truth doesn't exist and we can fabricate our own reality if we wish hard enough.

Now ask yourself why, after 2 years best described as alternating between dark comedy and courting actual disaster, Trump still enjoys 40% support. After that get back to me to tell me why I'm wrong to think the way I do.


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