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Response to malthaussen (Reply #14)

Wed May 16, 2012, 02:18 PM

16. It's going to be a tough phrase to come up with that

is short yet poignant.

True, there has always been profit in the gullibility, ignorance and stupidity of people that goes without a doubt, but my issue is how it has become a mainstream staple of the right wing. In the past it has always been tool for them to employ, but it was always employed behind the scenes and not in such an obvious manner. The fear was in the potential of insulting ones constituents. It's one thing to be had, but it's another to know you have been had in a knowingly way. I think what I'm trying to say is: the craft of duping people is now gone. It's like they don't even try to be subtle anymore. They insult people and their followers seem to be perfectly okay with this.

It's as if the right wing doesn't even care to hide their manipulation anymore and the audience doesn't mind.

Perhaps, it's not an age of stupidity, but an age of willful ignorance. And rather than profit driving the mission to dumb people down, it's just a result of a further lowering of standards.

The question now becomes, why do people, especially the right wing, choose not to question things, that some, know to be inherently wrong? Perhaps that will lead to a better term.

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