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VIDEO: Why Are Americans So Uninformed?

VIDEO: Why Are Americans So Uninformed?



Submitted by Tyler Durden
01/29/2013 13:26 -0500

The sad fact is that it appears completely rational to be ignorant about politics. The cost of being an 'informed' voter - as opposed to a bigotted closed-minded ignoramus - is high, from the time spent following (and interpreting) the news in the paper, online, and on the television. As the following clip notes, "becoming an informed voter is competing with a lot of other needs in your life," from American Idol watching to eating Cheetos in the bath. Of course, the sad truth is that it has never been more important to be 'informed' and so the 'bread-and-circuses' will continue lest we stumble upon the truth - but perhaps this brief clip will sway a few more to the dark side of 'the informed' - though just because 'you' are better-informed does not mean politicians will do a better job - as the probability of your vote changing the outcome of an election is for all practical purposes, zero!

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" Why are Americans so Fliggin Stupid-BRO? "


Well, that's my uplifting moment of the day.. lol(sarcasm).. I just got done watching the crazy Atlanta ghetto mom get tazed.. and thought .."if we could only vote these people to another country.."..

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IMO, it's not just Americans, it's pretty much "everybody"

IMO, it's not just Americans, it's pretty much "everybody", all over the place, on this spinning ball of mud. I would speak for "western" countries at least, anyway.

Proof - fresh stuff:


(though "some" - read: few - saw it coming for at least the last decade)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


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