A Cultural Celebration Of Stupidity And Violence

Will any of these things happen? No – not one. Why not – Because too many US voters lack the critical thinking skills necessary to understand how the world works. We have a dysfunctional political system, a culture that celebrates stupidity and violence, and an inferior educational system. Of course there are exceptions. Some teachers are smart, dedicated, and supportive of their students. There are not enough of them. Some people choose C-Span Book TV over the reality shows. But not enough citizens make that wise choice. It seems that the national IQ is at an all time low. People don’t know what they don’t know. Uninformed voting is epidemic and has disastrous consequences.

There is a more important reason why the US will not change its ways and become a good world citizen – that is the lack of empathy toward fellow human beings. Too many Americans still support the policy as stated by Madeleine Albright, that the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children were worth it.


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