Monthly Archives: July 2013
The United States Is Awash in Public Stupidity, and Critical Thought Is Under Assault
America has become amnesiac – a country in which forms of historical, political, and moral forgetting are not only willfully practiced but celebrated. The United States has degenerated into a social order that is awash in public stupidity and views critical thought as both a liability and a threat.
Not only is this obvious in the presence of a celebrity culture that embraces the banal and idiotic, but also in the prevailing discourses and policies of a range of politicians and anti-public intellectuals who believe that the legacy of the Enlightenment needs to be reversed.
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What do you think?
Do I have any suggestions?
Oh — yes I do. Opinions are exactly like armpits — everybody has at least two. And — what are they worth. Well … everyone must decide that for themselves.
I do think that this article is overly negative and despairing although — I must say — that the article is very well written and tells some facts without pulling any punches. But — there exists a huge “however” . . .
It is a mistake to totally overlook the Great Shift of the Ages which is now upon us.
Please comment if so moved.