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The Age of the Imbecile


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The World is Turning Catastrophically Stupid. Here’s How Not to Join It.

umair haqueEudaimonia and Co / Medium
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Betty Culver.

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Paul%20Combs%20%7C%20Americans-%20Serious%20Thinkers%3F.jpg / Mar13,2018 | I’d bet, these days, shortly after reading the headlines, you’ve thought, shaking your head and muttering, something like: “Jesus. We live in an age of impossibly catastrophic stupid.”

You’re not wrong. About a decade or so ago, hot on the heels of the financial crisis, something happened — an old story began to be rewritten, as the world found itself poorer once again. There was an explosion, somewhere deep in the human heart, and a tsunami rippled across the globe — one boiling and bubbling with every imaginable variety of stupid: human folly, gleeful ignorance, self-destructive greed, reckless spite, dim-witted cruelty parading itself as enlightenment.

 

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