There is a growing and disturbing trend of anti-intellectual elitism in American culture. It's the dismissal of science, the arts, and humanities and their replacement by entertainment, self-righteousness, ignorance, and deliberate gullibility.... https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/201407/anti-intellectualism-and-the-dumbing-down-america
Following the fatal shootings of nine people in the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., and the emergence of what appears to be the suspect’s racist manifesto, I grappled to understand why, in this day and age, a young person would hold on to such antiquated views and language. This story gets to the root of a social dysfunction that is ripping American society. — Sandra Stevenson, Picture Editor, NYT Now
Donald Trump talks at a fourth-grade level. Maybe that’s why the Fox News audience loves him
Yeah, we have been reduced to this. Ignorance is acceptable. Disdain for real science & Mathematics and the deliberate destruction of our public school system has created a society that now ranks 10th worldwide in education!
Trump’s not Hitler, he’s Mussolini: How GOP anti-intellectualism created a modern fascist movement in America