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Some ineresting thoughts on the voting population, and a message to some emaillers.

I just found an interesing essay by Chris Hedges on the separation of voting populations in America.

Excerpt here:

"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.

There are over 42 million American adults, 20 percent of whom hold high school diplomas, who cannot read, as well as the 50 million who read at a fourth- or fifth-grade level...

A third of high school graduates, along with 42 percent of college graduates, never read a book after they finish school. Eighty percent of the families in the United States last year did not buy a book.

The illiterate rarely vote, and when they do vote they do so without the ability to make decisions based on textual information...

The change from a print-based to an image-based society has transformed our nation."

So, which side of this are you on? Howabout your friends? Your Family?

Think about it.


Also, I've been sent this video more than a few times now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6ikOxi9yYk

I love how pretty much everyone I know that tosses the words "socialist" and "marxist" around to describe Obama has sent me this video. Their argument is a fallacy.

The woman in the video never said "Obama is goinig to pay for my gas and pay my morgtage"

She said, verbatim:

"I wont have o worry about putting gas in my car. I wont have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know, If I... If I help him, he's going to help me."

He's going to help her, as in "Programs and regulations that steer the economy put into place by the Obama administration will ease the finsncial tension on my family and families like mine."

I'm also more than a little ashamed of my friends that are consevatives and libertarians that feel the need to show this video so much because its a plain looking (read: lower class) black woman saying it; all but coming out and admitting they think shes happy to be back on the weelfare dole, and the welfare dole is going to te a whole lot bigger becuase of Obama's previous "share the wealth" statement.

For those of you that have sent this video to me: Fuck. You.

-sj

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