This is a “Press” that ask a question….mental midgets direct your vile at the author……
The election of 2016 has started a whole bunch of debate….mostly about the American electorate….we hear they are ignorant and at the same time that they are finally awake …….but is the American voter really that self-aware?
This is an article from 2014 that answers some of those questions…..
How can we rationally pursue our self-interests when we don’t know what’s going on?
In 2011, Newsweek asked 1,000 Americans to take the standard U.S. Citizenship test, and 38 percent of them failed. One in three couldn’t name the vice-president. A 2009 study in the European Journal of Communications looked at how informed citizens of the U.S., UK, Denmark and Finland were of the international news of the day, and the results weren’t pretty (PDF).
“Overall,” the scholars wrote, “the Scandinavians emerged as the best informed, averaging 62–67 percent correct responses, the British were relatively close behind with 59 percent, and the Americans lagging in the rear with 40 percent.” We didn’t fare much better when it came to domestic stories.
The whole idea of democracy is in question….like it or not…..let Plato help you out……
Do not be angry with me for speaking the truth; no man will survive who genuinely opposes you or any other crowd and prevents the occurrence of many unjust and illegal happenings in the city. A man who really fights for justice must lead a private, not a public, life if he is to survive for even a short time. (Apology 31e-32a)
These are the words of Socrates, who spoke before the Athenian jury in the trial that would, ultimately, condemn him to his death. Through works such as the Apology and The Republic, we can see Plato’s distaste of the concept of democracy. Why does he consider democracy to be so flawed? Let us look through his own eyes and see what his individual criticisms are, and determine if the very concept of democracy is as flawed as he believes it to be.
And then there is those that say the system is corrupt or that millions of unauthorized people voted or……..this argument will continue on and on….no matter who wins this election or the next or the one after that…..
Americans do not accept losing graciously…..so the bullshit is NEVER ending….