Monday, July 18, 2016

The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America


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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.

Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason, says in an article in theWashington Post, "Dumbness, to paraphrase the late senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, has been steadily defined downward for several decades, by a combination of heretofore irresistible forces. These include the triumph of video culture over print culture; a disjunction between Americans' rising level of formal education and their shaky grasp of basic geography, science and history; and the fusion of anti-rationalism with anti-intellectualism." 
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

This is really cool: TRAK - Titanium Runner's Anywhere Knife

The TRAK Was Made to Improve Female Running Safety

'TRAK' is an acronym for the 'Titanium Runner’s Anywhere Knife' -- a product that was created in order to increase running safety. As many athletes hit the trail alone, TRAK brings an extra measure to ensure that runners are able to defend themselves in the event of an attack. 

The knives can be used for defense by "anyone, anywhere" and were originally designed as a backup tool for fishermen and divers who were entwined in fishing lines.

The titanium knives were built for running safety in that their design boasts an ultra lightweight feel and is almost impossible to drop. The TRAK can be worn virtually anywhere and each comes with a sheath to keep the blade hidden, making it work as a necklace and key chain that can be attached to an arm band.

Get one here!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

“Anti-Donald Trump Forces See Convention Coup as Within Reach”

“Anti-Donald Trump Forces See Convention Coup as Within Reach”

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Donnie Iris - Ah! Leah! (Exclusive Video)

Stonewalling Muslim Homophobia

Stonewalling Muslim Homophobia: When gay people ally with their killers.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The End of White Christian America Hardcover – July 12, 2016

I have pre-ordered this forthcoming Robert P. Jones book, here is the Amazon description:
Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), challenges us to grasp the profound political and cultural consequences of a new reality—that America is no longer a majority white Christian nation.
For most of our nation’s history, White Christian America (WCA)—the cultural and political edifice built primarily by white Protestant Christians—set the tone for our national policy and shaped American ideals. But especially since the 1990s, WCA has steadily lost influence, following declines within both its mainline and evangelical branches. Today, America is no longer demographically or culturally a majority white Christian nation.

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