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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-30-06 11:24 AM
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5. sheeple....
Although it's a politically incorrect term, it is nonetheless an accurate description of many, perhaps the majority, of Americans. They get their information largely from the infotainment media, and form their world view upon that basis. They are information consumers at the end of a corporate production line, spoonfed product. They aspire to being the lowest common denominator. As awful as that sounds, it is broadly true. Sheeple.
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  -My best friend was the lone voice of sanity in her college class yesterday StellaBlue  Sep-30-06 11:16 AM   #0 
  - GOP emphasis on rote memorization in K-12 does this  yurbud   Sep-30-06 11:20 AM   #1 
  - yes, there were minorities  StellaBlue   Sep-30-06 11:25 AM   #7 
  - sad smile.  Dan   Oct-01-06 12:01 AM   #66 
  - great post!  Bill McBlueState   Sep-30-06 11:21 AM   #2 
  - to say a little more..  Bill McBlueState   Sep-30-06 11:26 AM   #8 
  - Let's require a course...  tbyg52   Sep-30-06 09:24 PM   #61 
  - Bingo  thecatburgler   Sep-30-06 11:26 AM   #9 
  - We're not in the "endarkenment". The period after the "enlightenment"  SharonAnn   Sep-30-06 09:32 PM   #62 
  - Or as Lionel calls them: "Bar stool pundits" nt  Quixote1818   Sep-30-06 11:22 AM   #3 
  - One of the more amusing posts of the day.  Dick Diver   Sep-30-06 04:08 PM   #56 
     - What bar was this? nt  Quixote1818   Oct-01-06 01:25 AM   #73 
        - A Mid-Town West bar n/t  Dick Diver   Oct-01-06 07:28 AM   #76 
  - it's not just at the community colleges  Reverend_Smitty   Sep-30-06 11:23 AM   #4 
  - oh, of course  StellaBlue   Sep-30-06 11:27 AM   #10 
  - sheeple....  mike_c   Sep-30-06 11:24 AM   #5 
  - indeed  StellaBlue   Sep-30-06 11:28 AM   #11 
  - How exactly did she respond to them? Did the instructor have any response  eShirl   Sep-30-06 11:24 AM   #6 
  - she said  StellaBlue   Sep-30-06 11:29 AM   #12 
     - Americans have become frightened little bullies. So people were agreeing  leesa   Sep-30-06 11:47 AM   #23 
        - no  StellaBlue   Sep-30-06 11:48 AM   #24 
        - It's why our government representatives lack spine.  CrispyQGirl   Oct-01-06 09:25 AM   #78 
  - and yet  Mythsaje   Sep-30-06 11:32 AM   #13 
  - Yes, that would be an excellent way to get the point across  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-30-06 11:51 AM   #26 
     - Some few may have been pagans  Mythsaje   Sep-30-06 12:22 PM   #31 
        - There are a couple of movies that might help them see  treestar   Sep-30-06 02:20 PM   #50 
           - Maybe it was different for me...  Mythsaje   Sep-30-06 09:03 PM   #60 
              - I think that's unusual, but a good thing. Do you agree, or remember  treestar   Oct-01-06 09:06 AM   #77 
                 - There wasn't a lot of point to rebelling against my father...  Mythsaje   Oct-01-06 02:08 PM   #84 
  - I am in Community College and Government History Class in the summer  mrdmk   Sep-30-06 11:34 AM   #14 
  - I know what you mean - I fear for our country if this is the level  Democrat 4 Ever   Sep-30-06 11:34 AM   #15 
  - they won't get it until someone they know is tortured and killed  StellaBlue   Sep-30-06 11:41 AM   #18 
  - Great Post...to the point  nradisic   Sep-30-06 11:39 AM   #16 
  - I teach community college and have seen a noticeable shift  yurbud   Sep-30-06 11:39 AM   #17 
  - Yes, my generation (I am also 27) is FUCKED  StellaBlue   Sep-30-06 11:47 AM   #22 
     - how many of your friends would show up if drafted?  yurbud   Sep-30-06 11:49 AM   #25 
     - ZERO.  StellaBlue   Sep-30-06 12:14 PM   #29 
     - "we are...drowning in debt" is YOUR fault  msongs   Sep-30-06 12:24 PM   #33 
        - But I also expected to get a job paying more than $12 an hour  StellaBlue   Sep-30-06 12:30 PM   #36 
        - It's my understanding...  Dick Diver   Sep-30-06 06:01 PM   #58 
           - It is more practical to get an MFA than a Ph.D.-- by far.  readmoreoften   Oct-01-06 12:25 AM   #70 
           - First, even though I mentioned a Ph.D.,,,  Dick Diver   Oct-01-06 06:37 AM   #75 
              - You better not "whine" about anything on DU, EVER  StellaBlue   Oct-01-06 01:50 PM   #82 
                 - Sorry if I seem to have offended you, but...  Dick Diver   Oct-01-06 04:42 PM   #89 
           - I do not have an MFA. That would be suicidal.  StellaBlue   Oct-01-06 01:48 PM   #81 
        - What a snarky post.  Hoping4Change   Sep-30-06 02:15 PM   #49 
        - I didn't see the sarcasm tag. Are you on the wrong board?  Jim Sagle   Sep-30-06 10:50 PM   #65 
        - What? The choice to go to college full time? That's what most of us owe on  readmoreoften   Oct-01-06 12:19 AM   #68 
        - "why do expect somebody else to pay for your choices?"  Bill McBlueState   Oct-01-06 01:08 AM   #72 
  - And now you begin to understand why the right has railed against liberal..  Shakespeare   Sep-30-06 11:44 AM   #19 
  - She should bring enlistment forms  Mz Pip   Sep-30-06 11:46 AM   #20 
  - join me in chanting: Sign up or shut up!  kineneb   Sep-30-06 06:03 PM   #59 
  - A great herd  sandnsea   Sep-30-06 11:46 AM   #21 
  - I think we can put a bit of blame on "24".  chat_noir   Sep-30-06 12:00 PM   #27 
  - It's not just students and young-uns  never cry wolf   Sep-30-06 12:10 PM   #28 
  - "people are stupid and luxuriate in their stupidity" I summarized  mnhtnbb   Sep-30-06 12:20 PM   #30 
  - no, no, no! "Ignorant and proud of it" is the State motto of Oklahoma.  kath   Oct-01-06 01:35 AM   #74 
  - If you are on board with my thoughts here, check out  StellaBlue   Sep-30-06 12:23 PM   #32 
  - Unfortunately, this is typical of most voters  question everything   Sep-30-06 12:29 PM   #34 
  - I have come to the conclusion that people are basically good-hearted but  glitch   Sep-30-06 12:29 PM   #35 
  - Have to disagree on this one. Any creature supposedly capable  greyhound1966   Oct-01-06 02:46 PM   #86 
     - Well, some days I agree with you.  glitch   Oct-01-06 02:56 PM   #87 
        - Yeah, give this latest outrage a week or so ,and I'll start thinking they  greyhound1966   Oct-01-06 03:23 PM   #88 
  - This is where religious idiocy has gotten us.  Oregonian   Sep-30-06 01:10 PM   #37 
  - Amen.  StellaBlue   Sep-30-06 01:25 PM   #38 
     - Yes.  Oregonian   Sep-30-06 01:28 PM   #40 
        - Ignorant, arrogant, off-putting, etc.  spoony   Oct-01-06 12:21 AM   #69 
  - We are a Society stuck in the First Gear....slothesque, we move so slowly  opihimoimoi   Sep-30-06 01:26 PM   #39 
  - How ironic, I just read this thread, and it ties in perfectly.  TroubleMan   Sep-30-06 01:29 PM   #41 
  - I've gotta agree.  deadparrot   Sep-30-06 01:43 PM   #42 
  - Republican motto---the dumber, the better!  young_at_heart   Sep-30-06 01:46 PM   #43 
  - Europe is not even close to being perfect  beachmom   Sep-30-06 01:51 PM   #44 
  - I agree  StellaBlue   Sep-30-06 01:52 PM   #45 
     - I think it's because their societies are less militarized  beachmom   Sep-30-06 01:55 PM   #46 
        - Exactly  StellaBlue   Sep-30-06 01:56 PM   #47 
  - That's my experience as well  blue cat   Sep-30-06 02:10 PM   #48 
  - Great post. Recommended.  Hoping4Change   Sep-30-06 02:29 PM   #51 
  - Thanks  StellaBlue   Sep-30-06 02:32 PM   #52 
     - What is so compelling about him is that he loves the human capacity  Hoping4Change   Sep-30-06 03:40 PM   #55 
  - I think I disagree...one person at a time is all it takes, stop isolating.  countryjake   Sep-30-06 03:09 PM   #53 
  - You have had the best posts lately.  BuyingThyme   Sep-30-06 03:11 PM   #54 
  - I'm a writer  StellaBlue   Sep-30-06 05:37 PM   #57 
  - when academic standards  michaelpush   Sep-30-06 09:49 PM   #63 
  - Is this in TX where this happened?  Mayberry Machiavelli   Sep-30-06 09:50 PM   #64 
  - Yes, but Austin  StellaBlue   Oct-01-06 01:55 PM   #83 
  - "They are like medieval pilgrims"  Swamp Rat   Oct-01-06 12:08 AM   #67 
  - Funny, today I told my mislead freeper co-worker  judaspriestess   Oct-01-06 12:29 AM   #71 
  - Anyone who's a pothead and ISN'T politically aware  Mythsaje   Oct-01-06 02:19 PM   #85 
  - Spot on. It's depressing, but we are a nation of barbarians, ruled by our  HardRocker05   Oct-01-06 09:46 AM   #79 
  - Silly children. Don't they know they can be tortured now as well?  cassiepriam   Oct-01-06 11:08 AM   #80 
 

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