Originally Posted by itsstillmatt
Between the simple folk who cling to their guns and religion and the nuanced sophisticates that cling to their untenable theories on race, power and economy. Of course, I don't want to leave out those who believe we can just lock em all up because the true danger to the nation is people not following some of the ridiculous laws already in place.
I don't know that any of it is nuanced any more. What I see on Facebook nearly daily appalls me, and this is from Ivy-educated people. It's absolutely no more ignorant or untenable than anything you'd see on Fox News.
EDIT: So then, WTF is going on? Is this really any different than it ever was? Or have civic attitudes, even amongst the educated, changed over the past 20 years? Are we just imagining this? Part of a cycle we've seen before and that will swing back on its own? Or is this really what makes America, well, closer to a point of no return?