I used to have a higher opinion of my fellow Americans, who had a reputation for common sense.
I no longer hold that high opinion. Sure, if this nation were educating people to think critically--which is not being done--if we had a media that had a core ethos of getting at the truth and making it known--which we don't--I would have that confidence. But I think it is clear that we have traveled so far down the road of creating an ignorant and fearful electorate that any candidate making such bold claims would be doomed to either a devastating loss, or to minor party status.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Dumbed-down electorate and biased journalism don't bode well for country or world
I was never as deluded as the author of this piece. I've always had a low opinion of my "fellow" Americans.
Posted by Thom Foolery at 2:57 PM