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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:24 AM

8. Many brilliant people have been warning us for a long time, Sinclair Lewis was one of them

He saw the coming of the buffoon many years ahead (1935) when he wrote "It Can't Happen Here", but we have to accept an awful fact, USA is a country of ignorant people, they don't like to read, they only listen to information that supports their biased ideologies, and there is a genuine hate that is passed through generations.

The system has done its job, "Monday Night Football" and a few "six-packs", laughing at jokes that promote ignorance like "who needs to learn another language", convinced of an exceptionalism that does not exist, but that is what we are fed by our "leaders" and it is easy to accept because if we are exceptional that means we live in a perfect society, we don't have to do anything.

How many of you work for good size companies and all you hear is people discuss last night's football game? they are all coaches, and that is all they talk about, I am not promoting political discussions at work (never works), but how about discussing the latest books, the art exhibition you last saw, the scientific discoveries you have learned about, what other countries are doing to help its citizens live better lives, etc...so much to talk about but all you hear is the cubicle coaches talk about football, or any other sport.

USA citizens are taught to accept, to follow. It is easy to see how in a two-lane street you have one lane completely open while the next one has a line of cars waiting for the light to turn green. Check it out, it happens every day.

Until we get a government that makes education, the arts, reading, culture, its main priorities we will continue to foment ignorance, we will continue to elect crooks. It is a vicious cycle.

How is it possible that voters elect people like Matt Gaetz, Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, and so on? Anyone with some culture (I don't say intelligence because there is a difference between ignorance and intelligence, you can be intelligent but highly ignorant) would never vote for crooks like them.

Anyway, we need to make our kids read, we need to sit at the dinner table and discuss current issues, open their eyes to what is going on around us so that when they are ready to vote they can make the right decisions.

To those women who are pregnant today, read to your baby while in the belly, then when they are born, read to them every night, make reading an integral part of their lives. We did that to all our kids, and they are all readers. I read the entire "American Girls" collection to my daughters, and many other books, then they got to an age where they did the reading themselves, and they still do, same with our boys, they all have to read every day, it has become part of their DNA.

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