During the past ten years my horizons of politics, economics and world affairs has certainly been broaden and taken out of a state of naïve bliss. Reality has a way of forcing (some) people to seek meaning and truth. After everything that has happened in and to this country over the past 20 years its hard to imagine the dumb things stupid Americans still believe. For sure there are many smart Americans that have woken up to the "evil empire" they thought was the shining light of peace, prosperity, freedom, and democracy. But too many are still addicted to MSM, particularly the cable new networks.
You find them on both sides, left and right. They can't drop the false dogma mantra that particularly the extremes on both sides repeat. While the list of these misguided and moronic beliefs is too long to list, a smidgen of gems include:
We fight them over there so we won't have to fight them here.
Russia wants to destroy the American Way of Life
Our founding fathers would have never gone along with regulation (what, were you there to ask them their opinion?)
We should have free college so that everyone can go to college and get great jobs
People in lousy paying jobs could easily get good paying jobs but they want free "government stuff"
Hillary Clinton really cares for women
Barrack Obama was a progressive
In the US you simply have to work hard and you too could join the 1%
We have hundreds of military bases around the world so that the US can spread peace, prosperity, freedom and democracy
We just need to get the right "Rs" or "Ds" in office
People can easily make their own medical choices
The free market works perfectly
Regulation can solve all societal problems and issues
All CEOs have the best interest of their companies and shareholders at heart
Wall Street CEOs really didn't understand sub prime mortgages and derivatives, it was just too complicated for a Harvard educated mind
People that graduate from Ivy League schools are all smart and should be running the show
Russia hacked the US elections, the US would never interfere with others' elections.
Well I could go on and on. But that's enough stupid thoughts I can conjure up and stomach in one setting.