I have taken a time out from academic literature and am presently reading the works of Patrick O'Brian interspersed with the Bosch series by Connelly. I do empathize with the "illiterate" along with those for whom deprecation is a staple diet.

Yesterday I followed a link that led me to a "news" source. It was placed in a thread by someone who is severely controlled by propagandized conditioning or, on the other hand, my be getting paid to disseminate incredibly inane "facts". I discovered why I completely stay away from the "news" media. It seriously undermines ones ability to think for oneself.