America has emboldened stupid people in order to take advantage of them. That’s the premise of el capitalismo. You keep a steady supply of ignorant cash cows and the party keeps spinning on and on. Right?? That’s what people dream about when they say “economic growth”. Infinite growth is a fantasy of idiots.
The good news is that stupid isn’t permanent. Nobody is born stupid. You can change stupid. Stupid people are kept stupid for a reason. In fact if they are taught well enough they will keep themselves stupid. That’s when you know the Masters have done their job well; the stupid refuse any effort to assist them out of their stupidity. That’s when you get (white) people who will bomb buildings and crash cars into protesters and chop up homeless people with swords.