I can't say i'm thrilled with the way things are going. Are we going to just see-saw back and forth for the next century? Enact, repeal, enact, repeal. Do people really think we have some gung-ho gun slinger in office doing things no one wants?
Is the only way to combat this to yell louder than the next guy? To get some entertainer to corral people to another point of view by talking down to them? Except the speakers I'm referencing (Beck, Rush, etc) aren't talking down. I genuinely am starting to believe that they are talking on the level of their listeners. Their listeners are just lacking in intelligence. "Squirrel!" And I hate to say that, but its becoming increasingly obvious.
In discussions with apparent learned individuals, I come across basic facts, that they can't argue, they just were completely unaware of. And when confronted with these facts, they acknowledge them, and then move on in their same direction. If it doesn't back up their opinion, it must be irrelevant.
Are you aware that there is a whole world out there? People that do things differently, and they work!
So it seems in order to combat the blatant, raging ignorance that is so popular now, we must lower our projected intelligence, use smaller words, louder voices, and flashier lights. "Squirrel!"
"If you amplify everything, you hear nothing" -- John Stewart
How true. How true.
But what do we do? How do we get our point across to people who make decisions with their bodily humors?
Idiocracy is truly coming about. I am sad.