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The Anti-Intelligence/Anti-Fact Movement
2 months ago  ::  Feb 25, 2021 - 10:09AM #1
bertram
Posts: 14,730

The dumbing down of America is a topic that has been discussed for decades now.  Social commentators for a time were optimistic that the advances in communication technology and social media would result in faster and more reliable access to accurate information for more Americans.  Well, the reality of it all is that this new techology has given voices and platforms to people whose intellectual capabilities are lacking and to people whose moral scruples are either corrupted or absent. 



Too much of our airwaves and band widths have been co-opted by people seeking to benefit from manipulating people who are either not mentally equipped to separate fact from deliberate deception and even conspiracy theories.  More and more, actually ignorant individuals and willfully "ignorant" parasites have worked their way up the ladders of power and influence on the local, state and national levels politically, on the interwebs and in the media.



Their influence reached new heights at the turn of the new century with the disputed election of George W. Bush and reached its pinacle with the election and continued support of Donald Trump and his enablers.  Along the way, concentrated efforts to denigrate human intelligence, science and facts themselves have coalesced to the degree that informed people who seek to set others straight are met with pjorative terms like "liberal elitist" and on and on.  Intimidation of intelligent, informed people and experts in their fields seems to be ongoing to a degree that few of us would have imagined possible.  We are now in the political and social throes of a movement that has allowed an effective and continued rule by a minority of our electorate and a minority in our Congress.


This situation now presents a clear danger to our democracy and it's time for a largely ignored majority of Americans to drop all the distractions for awhile and right the ship.  Our national future depends on it.

2 months ago  ::  Feb 25, 2021 - 10:38AM #2
NY23
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2 months ago  ::  Feb 25, 2021 - 10:47AM #3
bertram
Posts: 14,730

The influence of the Republican Party and its proliferated radio, TV and internet propaganda arms have created a whole industry dedicated to manipulating susceptible and complicit members of the American public for profit and political gain.

2 months ago  ::  Feb 26, 2021 - 10:12AM #4
bertram
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The whole brigade of TV and radio shock jock hosts are wishin' and hopin' to be the next Rush-bo.  On the air, they keep saying that there will never be another Rush Limbaugh.  However, the urge to garner the grieving Dittoheads left leaderless in the wake of "The Great One" is strong.  A boost in their audience shares would mean fatter contracts for these scumballs who for years have made careers out of airwaving lies, conspiracy theories, racism, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, class warfare exhortations, and on and on ad nauseum.

2 months ago  ::  Feb 26, 2021 - 10:40AM #5
NY23
Posts: 13,805

CPAC mocked for displaying giant gold Trump statue


2 months ago  ::  Feb 26, 2021 - 11:57AM #6
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 81,570

Feb 26, 2021 -- 10:40AM, NY23 wrote:


CPAC mocked for displaying giant gold Trump statue





They are sick, definitely sick.

2 months ago  ::  Feb 26, 2021 - 12:00PM #7
bertram
Posts: 14,730

Feb 26, 2021 -- 11:57AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Feb 26, 2021 -- 10:40AM, NY23 wrote:


CPAC mocked for displaying giant gold Trump statue




They are sick, definitely sick.




I think that statue falls into the "graven images" prohibition category mentioned in the Ten Commandments or somewhere in scripture...

2 months ago  ::  Feb 26, 2021 - 12:20PM #8
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 81,570

Feb 26, 2021 -- 12:00PM, bertram wrote:


Feb 26, 2021 -- 11:57AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Feb 26, 2021 -- 10:40AM, NY23 wrote:


CPAC mocked for displaying giant gold Trump statue




They are sick, definitely sick.




I think that statue falls into the "graven images" prohibition category mentioned in the Ten Commandments or somewhere in scripture...




Yep, Second Commandment ... Old and New Testaments of the Bible


"Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"

2 months ago  ::  Feb 26, 2021 - 1:25PM #9
prof. quiz
Posts: 9,758

Feb 26, 2021 -- 11:57AM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


They are sick, definitely sick.




There is not a vaccine available in the entire universe that can save these Trumpet worshipping sickos and suckers.




2 months ago  ::  Feb 26, 2021 - 2:47PM #10
SSBob
Posts: 7,236

Feb 26, 2021 -- 10:40AM, NY23 wrote:


CPAC mocked for displaying giant gold Trump statue




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Should look somewhat familiar to Californians...




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