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America the Illiterate

I received an article with the above title from a friend via my e-mail. It captures a clear difference between us and the other half in ways that are both obvious and have been widely overlooked, at least by me. Clicking on the excerpt, will take you to the whole article.

The other America, which constitutes the majority, exists in a non-reality-based belief system. This America, dependent on skillfully manipulated images for information, has severed itself from the literate, print-based culture. It cannot differentiate between lies and truth. It is informed by simplistic, childish narratives and clichés. It is thrown into confusion by ambiguity, nuance and self-reflection.