Remember when you were introduced to 1984 in high school (the George Orwell novel, not the Van Halen album) and thought the concept of Newspeak was a fictional contrivance? Yeah, about that.
Seems we’re in a dim age where fact is considered opinion and opinion is presented as fact. Where the lowest common denominator has become more common. Where thoughtfully gathering information to make a reasoned decision has been replaced with memetics.
For some, ignorance has become a virtue, and people are wearing their stupidity like a badge of honor. But not us.
The fight is here, there and everywhere
Interview on KPFT – Talking about fighting stupidization on Pacifica Radio’s Spare Change program with Larry Winters (July 24, 2010)