Make America Dumb Again
The sad gullibility of some people is really disturbing. We know there are flaws in this system, but they exist because some people are absolutely ignorant about the system and willing to forgive and ignore and excuse blatant lies because they want to believe some of the dumbest rumors and conspiracy theories ever written. I remember when The National Star and Enquirer were known as tabloids, full of stupid tales that were concocted in media bullpens. Some of those sensational stories are now accepted as facts by a voting segment of our population.
It’s shameful that adults will share stupidity, but that is our reality. We should know and do better. Know what a fact is. Know what proof is. Our nation depends on it. People have the intellect to discern rational thinking from tabloid journalism are laughing at the dumbing down of Americans. We should be outraged when we see people quote stupid stuff. We should be outraged when we hear alternative facts — lies — being touted as the truth.