Do you believe that a knowledge revolution is possible?Submitted by buddy201 on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 21:14
Sometimes I check out the political articles on Yahoo! News, Drudge, Huffpo, and other similar sites. Many times it’s just to see the array of comments. They usually are of the same variety, of course, depending on the website. You can always count on the guy with some patriotic crying eagle, someone with bad grammar, the name-calling cheerleaders, and the crowd with well-articulated rants. Every once in a while I read a decent comment that makes me ponder some deep, provoking thought. Though, most of the time this isn’t the case. But, these articles do seem to provide a sampling of the American psyche, and this worries me.
It might be the article that the leads the commenters to form some pretty sorry opinions, but good God people, where were you educated? Were you educated? Public school alone doesn’t count. Nor does a university. I don’t care that you can’t tell me the name of senators from your state or even three of the nine Supreme Court Justices’ names. What I do care about is the ineptitude of the vast majority of people in this county and their ability to form independent, reasoned, deductive arguments and respond with the same.
The current government “shutdown” has really brought out the dunces...