Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Wisdom of Crowds?

We have a dumb electorate.

Some large portion of the population doesn't read, doesn't get news or information (and, apparently, about 47% of them didn't bother to vote).

Some other large portion of the population does read and get information, but the information they get is fiction, fantasy, garbage and incendiary falsehoods.

I'm having a hard time deciding what is worse: bringing this stuff to light (which arguably, though disgustingly, Trump has done) or allowing it sleep under a rock (where we liberals allowed ourselves to be lulled to sleep thinking this can't happen here, can't happen now -- but it is happening here and now).

The worst of both worlds.

One can only hope that the ultimate impact of all this will that the a large enough part of the populace wakes up to and protests against the danger that is rearing its ugly head right in front of our eyes.

The cynic in me is not optimistic while the idealist holds out a tiny flicker of hope.

Are we going to have a new cabinet-level agency -- the Department of Camps & Deportation with David Duke as its head?

Scary times we live in.

We all should have known better. Time to stand up before it is too late.

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