This reminds me of my previous blog on stupidity in America.
There are innumerable non-political examples of stupidity, but news and current events is one of those casual, everyday circumstances where regular people kind of have to know some stuff. Morons routinely get exposed. Case in point:
Apparently 2/3 of Alabama’s and Mississippi’s Republican voters are hopelessly ignorant. But it’s more than simple ignorance: They’re morons.
It’s not like Barack Obama’s religious inclinations weren’t laid out spread-eagle all over the front pages of every major media outlet during the 2008 presidential campaign. The truth has been out there for quite some time.
We can demonstrate evolution in a petri dish, by the way.
It absolutely baffles me that people can hear independently verifiable statistics and data or direct-source confirmation, and be unmoved in their understanding of an issue. It’s because they don’t know how to think critically.
Besides, if you are too stupid to bother with facts–much less comprehend them–the understanding that might be gained from said facts is lost on you anyway.
And these are the people the politicians keep calling the “real America”.
If that’s true, we’re doomed.