Uh-oh. According to a report in The Futurist Magazine, from 1982 to 2007, reading declined by nearly 20 percent for the total U.S. population and 30 percent for young adults aged 18-24. Presently, a huge percentage of the population – some 40 million Americans – read at the lowest literacy level.
A big, fat percentage of voters can’t read. Another bigger, fat hunk of ‘em won’t read. Refuse to read. And they, full of opinions, utterly uninformed and ignorant, blithely go about imposing their will on us all. This is a cancerous threat from within to our very survival as a nation, hardly being mentioned by the media.
Perhaps this explains the minimal public outrage over the open fact that the vast majority of those in Congress aren’t even bothering to read the legislation they’re voting on, including the health care reform nonsense. Most of their constituents wouldn’t read it either, which suits those politicians, since they certainly don’t want us reading it.
I often ask Obama supporters if they have bothered to read the two books he authored, in which much of his socialist intentions and anti-American sentiments are made very clear in his own words. I have yet to find one who read Obama’s own books! When they confess this, I tell them they have zero right to any opinion about him, and that I refuse to discuss his politics with them – because they are willfully ignorant; discussion with them no better than discussion with an illiterate baboon. Or a global warming-troubled polar bear. I recommend this as ‘acid test’ for the liberal Obama defenders you encounter.
Now we have an epic, transformative-as-promised transfer of private power, wealth, and privacy rights from citizens to government underway, out in the open to great extent, absent mass protest. Why? Ignorance, laziness, complacency. But mostly ignorance. Asking around I can’t find a single person who says they are “for” Obama-care who has read any in-depth analysis of it anywhere or can answer the first five questions I ask them about it. The Viet Nam War had huge numbers of people constantly, aggressively, even violently protesting on college campuses nationwide, marching on Washington daily. Overwhelming citizen protest. Where is that, now, about this?