Poorly educated, emotionally driven population that is unfit to govern or take care of itself. This leads to a big brother nanny state, which only further encourages a poorly educated, emotionally driven populace that is unfit to govern or care for itself.
It is a rabid cycle. It is a pattern.
Solution in a nutshell: Break the cycle, interrupt the pattern.
A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book. -- E.H.