Once in a while a phrase embodies the critical circumstances of the times. Society is essentially stuck on stupid. The American social order is especially afflicted with the habitual disease of self-delusion. In their gut people feel that all is not well. But few know in their bones that the cause of the discontent is a lethal cancer. The illusion of progress even infects the body politick. The nature of or the methods used to practice the black ops of realpolitik is lost on the vast majority of empathic - socially acceptable - populace. The notion that to be a good citizen, one must internalize the popular culture and established order is a malignant death sentence. This vast melanoma of a deceptive virus is spread by defining the ‘PC’ limits and curtailing meaningful political debate. At its core is the art of perfecting stupidity as a national standard of conduct.
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