Only true Americans can see that president Trump is making America great. He's the only person who can! Haters are jealous of his success 🇺🇸
— lana del fenty (@glamourizes) September 17, 2017
Never mind the self-evident smug arrogance of claiming “Only true Americans can see that President Trump is making America great.” Never mind the ignorant hero worship and the blind allegiance. Never mind that the author is reduced to claiming “Haters are jealous of his success.” No, what leaves me gobsmacked is that someone- allegedly a lucid humanoid- would see nothing wrong with spreading this sort of intellectual and moral vacancy across Twitter.
Voting is something which should be as widely exercised as possible, for only when the People exercise their franchise can democracy truly function. Nonetheless, sometimes I can’t help but wonder why there shouldn’t be an IQ test- “YOU MUST BE THIS SMART TO VOTE!” Or is America merely in the grips of a far worse than previously believed Dunning-Kruger Effect?
Have we really reached the point where America is governed by people too intellectually deficient to recognize that they are in fact NOT smart enough to be trusted with safeguarding democracy? Is America now so awash in citizens who get their news and information only from Fox News Channel that they could easily suspend disbelief in the service of #MAGA?
Nice work, America.