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CrazyOrangeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-05 12:20 PM
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6. You're right . . .
. . . there is much more to it than that. (Although Rove's manipulation of the media is STRAIGHT from Joseph Goebbels' playbook.)

IMHO, there has been an anti-intellectual current running stronger and stronger since the beginning of the Reagan era. That's twenty-five years. It is no longer cool to be involved. Restating Marx's old saw, "Big-screen TV, Nascar, and mega-churches have become the opiate of the masses." Much easier to be stupid. And half of this country is stupid, and proud of it, just like Chimpy.

So, I guess us thoughtful people better step up to the plate pretty damned soon . . .
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