Alan: American "Exceptionalism" is characterized by the unprecedented depth and breadth of citizen stuporousness.
For the first time in the history of civilization, aggressive ignorance has crossed a crucial threshold into evangelical boastfulness.
The d___f___s are actually proud of being d___f___s while people who actually know things are held in contempt.
The nation's media, increasingly consolidated under the umbrella of Big Money, foster ignorance and stupidity, transforming "The News" into a "reality TV show" inhabited by freaks (most notably the Republican Clown Car) and promoted by cynical magnates ever attentive to the next "horse race" and "cage fight."
"Ensuring domestic tranquility" has become the deliberate business of capitalist pimps who inflame every passion formerly found at The Gates of Hell.