Damn it!The Great Hippo wrote:Non-college graduates? I can't think of any unjumbled way to clearly and effectively say 'people who did not attend or graduate college'.trpmb6 wrote:It shouldn't be a surprise that white, uneducated (I hate that word, it is demeaning)
I do agree that it's probably not the best term to address them, as it carries very unnecessary implications;Fear of irrelevancy even explains the hysteric, apocalyptic tone of Trump and his base. When you're feeling irrelevant, what's a quick way to gain some relevance back? Talk about the end of the world; talk about last elections, biblical plagues -- cats and dogs, living together.Spoiler:I do think being a non-college graduate can lead to technology and science appearing quite mysterious (if only because college teaches you the terminology with which to digest technological and scientific knowledge). And I think that as we become more reliant on technology and science -- and as less-tech-savvy people watch more-tech-savvy people perform feats that appear to be indistinguishable from dark sorcery -- those less-tech-savvy people begin to feel increasingly like they're being left behind.
My people don't know they don't know.
The uneducated do not have the tools of critical thinking.
The uneducated THINK they Do have decision making tools.
A self governing people must be an educated people.
The US has had a paradigm shift in last two decades.
Today, education is for money not for knowledge.
When the US constitution was written, only educated, literate, landowning men were allowed a voice.
There was a good reason for the restrictions of that time. By the 1950's most Americans could read.
We have lost ground. The American of today is highly likely to be functionally illiterate.
My people can't read. My people do not have critical thinking skills. My people ...
My people do not know what government can and should be doing.
My people do not know how to monitor their own government.
And; The government of my people has become more opaque.
It is difficult to impossible to find 'The responsible agency'.
It is SO upsetting!
I have spoken to the rank and file citizen.
These people do not know what the branches of government are.
Many believe One Senator Can and should change US Tax code.
Here: This is a Rachel Maddow clip.
Ms. Maddow is hand wringing.
The value in the clip is the voice of ex-Justice David Souter.
Ex-Justice Souter says we may have a fatal case of Civic Ignorance.
Civics is not the only thing the US, as a whole, is ignorant of!
edit: If you have the patience and attention span,
here is the whole of David Souter's speech.