“Genuine ignorance is . . . profitable because it is likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity, and open mindedness; whereas ability to repeat catch-phrases, cant terms, familiar propositions, gives the conceit of learning and coats the mind with varnish waterproof to new ideas,” – John Dewey.
In the past ignorant people were apathetic and non-political. They would speak about sports or other less controversial things. The GOP has been nurtures and welcomes ignorance for some time now. The right even elects some of these people to office. Now the GOP is losing their grip over these people as Trump rises to power.
Once the party of personal responsibility, the GOP is hoping to pin their current situation on anybody but themselves for violent and racist manifestations. “Its Obama’s fault for dividing the nation” they cry even trying to pin blame on Bernie Sanders. No the subtitle racist and elitist practices of old and now have grown into their Frankenstein monster. We are now one terrorist attack away from electing Trump and killing off everything great that America once was.