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Are Americans Stupid?

The same approach is taken by our politicians here in the UK.

Everything is pitched to appeal to the lowest common denominator amongst the voting population (or those who might get off the couch and make the effort).

Needless to say, the MSM is complicit in this as it seems the age of investigative journalism has long gone.

The truth is out there, but the signal to noise ratio is beyond a lot of folks’ ability to find the facts.

PA Pundits - International

caruba_alan20080111By Alan Caruba ~Uncle Sam - Dunce

On the conservative side of the political spectrum, we frequently refer to liberals as “low information voters”, a nice way of saying they are stupid. From their point of view, however, we are the stupid ones. And not merely stupid, but evil.

The divide between conservatives and liberals can be seen in the outcomes of the many polls and surveys that are announced on a daily basis. The numbers are depressingly the same; ranging from 40-40% or 50-50%, depending on how many respond that they don’t have an opinion. There is, moreover, what I call the “thirty percent syndrome” of reliable liberal responses no matter what the issue may be. They are the hard core.

There is, however, a critical difference between stupidity and ignorance. All of us are ignorant about something or many things. I surely am. I am in awe of people who can…

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2 thoughts on “Are Americans Stupid?

  1. Sorry, but your source is a low information type. Low information does not reference intelligence, but KNOWLEDGE. You can be the smartest person in the world, but if you do not educate yourself on the issues, you are still a low information voter.

    Now part 2 is correct. Politicians do appeal to low information voters. The reason is simple. It is easier to lie to ignorant people that to knowledgeable people.

    Posted by philjourdan | September 30, 2013, 12:19 pm

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