Parts of Our Resistance is Confounded and Befuddled By the Spectacle.
It is not enough to just be anti-Trump, the resistance must come with an offensive — to not only drive out dirty politics and replace it with substantive policy-making, but to root out the overwhelming agnotology that has besieged us into this “deer in the headlights” state.
Stanford University professor Robert N. Proctor coined the term “agnotology” describing it as “culturally constructed ignorance, created by special interest groups to create confusion and suppress the truth in a societally important issue”
Doubt is seen as valuable social currency that is seemingly appreciating in the rabid or casual exchange of denial, discrediting and dismissal of profound axioms. This commodification is troubling because the winning sensations it generates renders any fact to be a moot point.
The ensuing counterfactual reasoning is not conducive to dispassionate rational deliberation and the arbiter of this social phenomenon sits in the highest position in the land with his lies and contradictions being defended with subtlety.
Even though most can relate largely to the whims of the threat of being fired or they have experienced it itself, having it played out in the testimony of former FBI director Comey — they could not see the need for workplace protections more broadly from it. I imagine women the under-classed and or minorities in the workplace under the social hierarchy with a boss like Trump having an insufferable time under such similar instances — so much so that it is evident that it is being widely underreported. However, what they do see from it is the preservation of the in-group — the identity politics proferred — as their solace and they are unhindered in their reveal.
I am quite sure that people still believe — or want to believe — that former President Barack Obama was born in Kenya. They believe or want to believe that President Trump is a honest, good man, who is a competent leader. It is of coalescing importance for this in-group to induce this level of ignorance.
We live in a world of radical ignorance — Robert Proctor
This type of ignorance is not exclusive to but has become a hallmark of an American cultural construct and its rich history with its faulty institution of an education system. This has yielded a culturally illiterate society that is highly impressionable— fundamentally. It has disconcerted and fragmented the resistance in many ways such that it appears disjointed.