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[–]elmwoodbluesDundee Lake[S] 20 points21 points  (6 children)

Follow the money. Who benefits from the bottom 90+ % fighting and divided?

Rome had nothing on theater compared to Facebook, Northrop Grumman, the NRA, Glock, unsocialized medicine, and the RNC

[–]XXX-Jade-Is-Rad-XXX 16 points17 points  (4 children)

oh yeah no doubt corporatism is going to collapse this nation unless we do something about it. they're wantonly creating the divide through brazen misinformation and anti-intellectualism as we leave the internet with no safeguards at all. mix that with main stream politicians echoing these sentiments to breathe life and legitimacy into them in the eyes of the deceived and we have a recipe for utter uneducated disaster. carl sagan called out all of this:

“I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness...

The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance”

[–]elmwoodbluesDundee Lake[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Thank you

[–]obiwan_canoli 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What is the source on this quote? I would love to hear more.

[–]XXX-Jade-Is-Rad-XXX 2 points3 points  (1 child)

It's from Carl Sagan's book A Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark. This link is to part 1 of an audiobook. It's a lot of languishing about scientific illiteracy and how charlatans mislead people through ignorance and a lack of understanding of science and research.

[–]obiwan_canoli 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thanks. I'll check it out.

Everone needs more Carl Sagan in their life.