Soundbyte thinking

I laughed at her too at first, and everything she says would be funny – if she were a five year old.  She makes me nervous.  She is not Sarah Palin or Miss Teen South Carolina, which, perhaps, is what makes it worse.

If you watch the video, you can see she thinks in terms of sound bytes. “Organic food is good”, “Pesticides are bad”, “Small businesses should pay lower taxes”..

She is not alone.  I have come across many more like her. What happens when you come across ordinary people who are so utterly clueless, who think and speak like five year olds?  What happens when such people form a vocal minority?

These are the kind of people who insist that schools should teach “creationism” (i.e. “God created the world in 6 days”) as a valid scientific theory alongside evolution. These are the people who bring a national debate on healthcare to the level of arguing about death panels.

These are the people who make me very worried about the future.

Watch the video and tell me what you think.



10 thoughts on “Soundbyte thinking

    • Yes, I cracked up at that, but I was already laughing at On the East Coast they have slaves and they believe in slavery and “Made in China”.

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