Comment: I enjoyed this post, and my

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I enjoyed this post, and my

I enjoyed this post, and my experiences mirror yours in large measure.

"is it because of our human nature or is it because people have been dumbed down so dramatically?"

It could certainly be both, in combination. But if there is such a thing as 'human nature' in a general sense (meaning universally applicable to all mankind), then surely that nature effects both the "dumbed downers" and the "dumbed downees" (for lack of better terms). Perhaps it is the nature of man to be both willing to believe lies, and to tell them. Willful ignorance would seem only a hairsbreadth away in such circumstances.