What’s happened….?

6 Sep

 

Rush Limbaugh booking photo from his arrest in...

Rush Limbaugh booking photo from his arrest in 2006. These charges were eventually dropped by the local prosecutor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

English: Sarah Palin at the Time 100 Gala in M...

English: Sarah Palin at the Time 100 Gala in Manhattan on May 4, 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I’m afraid that our nation has embraced stupidity over knowledge.  It’s a trend that happened slowly over time.  The rich and powerful seem to have found a way to make people think that education is a bad thing. I call this high school mentality, where smart kids were ridiculed for studying.

 

Why would they want a nation of uneducated?  Well, simply, they’ll believe anything.  You can convince the poor to vote for those whose only interest is serving the needs of the rich, by filling their minds with ignorant hate and paranoia.

 

One of the side effects of this has been that our nation had gone from being a proud world leader to being laughed at and hated by the rest of the world for our inability to evolve with the rest of the world.

 

I’m scared for us.  Scared of living in a world where the 1% have convinced the masses that they serve their interests.  I’m scared of a world where Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Joe the Plumber are heroes.  I’m scared of a world where news networks can offer biased lies and the world believes them.  I’m scared of a world where conspiracy theories are considered of higher importance than the issues, and what one family does out of love is considered a bigger problem than economic and global issues.

 

 

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