In this episode, I speak with Michael Malice, author of "The White Pill: A Tale of Good and Evil.
took awhile to get going but then it was really interesting. the question of why so many people go along is worthwhile. I happen to agree with Michael that most people are not capable of critical thought. the dog watching tv analogy was a good one. I've struggled with this for a long time, but I can't really think what else explains behavior. I've been reading lately that people in the u.s. read at an average of a 6th grade level. also (I wish I'd saved the reference) I read once that Piaget said that a large percentage (forgot if it was 40 or 60) people never go beyond the level of concrete operational thinking. I'm going to add here that I believe people were far smarter 70, 90.... years ago. by the way, that old "love it or leave it" attitude was huge in the Viet Nam era.
I like Kids in the Hall. Actually saw one of their live shows at Town Hall in NYC years ago AND Bruce McCulloch’s NYC solo show last year.