Tuesday, November 18, 2008

America the illiterate
We live in two Americas. One America, now the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world. It can cope with complexity and has the intellectual tools to separate illusion from truth. The other America, which constitutes the majority, exists in a non-reality-based belief system. This America, dependent on skillfully manipulated images for information, has severed itself from the literate, print-based culture.
Yet much of that print-based world, the élite who voted, and pushed the proles to vote, for Obama, gets so much wrong.
The most essential skill in political theater and the consumer culture is artifice.
LRC’s Karen De Coster writes:
Christians might offended by the target of his blame (I think he’s too simplistic and off-base on that), but otherwise, this is a stellar, hardcore column.
From the LRC blog.

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