The New Dark Ages - The Age of Unreason - An Age of Fear, Paranoia, Hate, Racism - The most absurd things are believed and Science is despised.
I am afraid that we are entering a New Age of Darkness and Fear. In the Middle Ages people were driven by Fear of Hell, Fear of the Devil in every home and every body, demonic possessions, there were succubus and inccubus that could seduce you and have sex with you. Fear of Witches. The World seemed to be ruled more by the Devil than by God.
We are entering a similar age, particularly in politics. For example : the Security of the United States of America, the most powerful Empire depends on airstrikes, bombing and destroying the Poorest and most Illiterate Countries in the World. Even Children and Women are killed in those Drone Airstrikes and there are military analysts and people in the White House that believe that these peasants ( from a Warrior Culture ) are going to surrender to the Cowardice and Terrorism of Airstrikes.
A Health Care reform is proposed, that can be fixed, arranged, ordered or modified at any moment, before or after the U. S. Congress approves the bill, and this sets off a Competition of Incendiary Speeches, Insults, Meetings, Teaparties, Town Halls filled with aggressivity, Demonstrations, etc...
Those that have Health Insurance believe that they are going to be harmed by others that are uninsured and that are helpless and lacking Political Power. Another Case of Fear and Paranoia.
The Government is using "Stimulus Spending", something that all textbooks of Classical Economy explain and approve. And the science of John Maynard Keynes is rejected by the most Ignorant Fools.
And the most Ignorant Preachers of Religion attack Evolution, Zoology, Botany, Biology, etc.... and preach Imbecility to become rich.
Subjacent to all these emotions is Racism and Hatred and a Fear of losing a Golden Age ( that perhaps never existed, or only for a few )
Subjacent is also the Fear of the Other and the Otherness : extreme Fear of all those that are different, stranger or foreign. Extreme Fear of all Foreign Cultures. Some people have been beaten up for speaking in any foreign language, even over a telephone conversation.
The lessons of History are misinterpreted and Twisted. For example : a Liberal and Modern President is equated to Adolf Hitler and the Democrats to the Nazis, when in fact, it is the other way around, and all Racists at heart hate Obama.
When Genetics, Archaeogenetics and Archaeology are despised in favor of the most ridiculous Myths.
When all the Great Advances of the Humanistic Sciences : Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, History, Economic History, Social Psychology, etc ..... are despised in favor of what a drunken idiot said in a bar, in front of other drunken idiots.
And when the Greatest "Welfare Queens" that have grabbed the Electromagnetic Spectrum ( or Hertzian Waves ) spit their venom of Hate, Fear and Paranoia constantly using TV, Radio, Newspapers and even the Internet.
And so we enter an era of Great Stupidity and Imbecility, the Inner Barbarian has triumphed and Technology is now at the Service of the Modern Idiot Barbarian. Technologized Brutes.
Remember that many despots in the World of the Past and Present grabbed power using the tools of Democracy and a Free Press.
Hitler used the tools of Democracy to grab power. And there are many other cases afterwards.