This is not to say that everyone is this way but they seem to have more than their fair share. But then they went looking for them.
As a reactionary move, the American intelligentsia seems to have either moved away from politics all together or jumped on board with the Democrats. Here is where having a two party system doesn’t really help matters and you are forced to hold your nose and side with one of them or simply tune out.
What the Republicans did decades ago was to gather up all the evangelicals and all those who pined for traditional family values and tell them that their country was going to hell in a hand basket.
We in Canada suffered a milder version of that experience with the odorous Stephen Harper going as far as muzzling scientists when their findings didn’t agree with governmental policy. His oil buddies in the tar sands wouldn’t have been happy with him otherwise prompting Dr. David Suzuki to state that he thought Harper should be in jail for this great injustice.
In general the world is less interested in facts and more in aligning themselves with the group that agrees with their ideas which is an absolute shame. You don’t have to reflect or change your mind about something but simply find the right specialty channel or radio show that dogmatically broadcasts your particular mantra.
This in a nutshell is a type of anti-intellectualism that I don’t think has us going on the right path.
When I see young adults bumping into lampposts or, as the young woman below, getting run over by traffic while trying to catch a virtual Pokémon Monster for lack of better pursuits it only reinforces my fear that we are getting dumber.
|gotta catch that Monster...oops!|