Moronitude exists everywhere, of course.
But what makes stupidity in America stand out is that most Americans — the dumb ones, I mean — don’t even think it’s bad to be dumb. Far from being ashamed, they’re dumb and they’re damned proud of it.
And the dumb ones even make fun of the small and constantly shrinking population of intelligent ones as clueless hopelessly out of touch.
Want to study astrophysics? You’re a nerd. No prom date for you!
Do you know that bogus story going around about Hillary Clinton selling Uranium to China is wrong? Don’t say so on Twitter. [Certain] fans will tell you you’re just a mindless, brainwashed idiot. Never mind the facts. Maybe you are also a traitor.
For the new wave of stupid Americans, facts aren’t worth more than opinions they come up with or the fake storiesthey find on the many bogus news sites that target them.
Now, I haven’t been everywhere, but I have traveled a lot. And what historians have documented as the tradition of anti-intellectualism in America seems to be pretty unique.
Even Australia, land of our cultural Anglo-Saxon brethren, where dwarf-tossing was a thing (and for all I know it may still be), never had an actual political party called the Know Nothing Party.