About one-half of the US adult population reads at or below the fourth-grade level. About one-half of the US adult population is functionally illiterate. Too many US voters do not know the first and last name of the current US vice president who would become the US president if the US president could not fulfill and discharge his official duties. Too many US voters do not know the first and last name of the person that would become the US president if the current US president and the current US vice president both were unable to fulfill and discharge their official duties.
Too many US citizens do not know the name of the largest US city or approximately how far it is from the US East Coast to the US West Coast. Too many US citizens do not know the square root of 4 or the name of the galaxy in which they live. Too many US citizens are not really citizens. They are really only brainwashed consumers and voters that buy what the corporate-controlled mass media tells them to buy and vote for whom the corporate-controlled mass media tells them to elect to office. For too many US citizens, thinking is passé. Reacting is the norm.
Most citizens in Western European nations - Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Vatican City -- think that Americans are stupid and ignorant. They are not far off the mark. Too many of the posters on SF Bay Area > Craigslist > Politics lend credence to the Western European view of Americans.
Too many posters on SF Bay Area > Craigslist > Politics show how limited is their vocabulary by using an abundance of four-letter words and/or show their lack of critical cerebral activity by employing ad hominem attacks against other posters. This is not entirely the fault of such posters. It is the fault of their parents, the public education system (the US Department of Education, which is the product of the corrupt two-party monopoly of government by the elite and Wall Street, i.e., the Democratic Party and the Republican Party), and the corporate-controlled mass media.
Too many readers of this post probably will not understand what this poster is talking about and will not attempt to understand because it would be too much trouble to apply their brains TO THINK AND LEARN. That is why there are so many HAVE-NOTS in contrast to THE HAVES.
To all of you posters that use limited vocabularies and/or ad hominem arguments in your posts, "You doom yourselves to an insignificant life if you refuse TO THINK AND LEARN, which is not easy. REAL THINKING requires effort, work, and concentration. REAL THINKING requires one to overcome apathy, laziness, and submission. Craigslist posters that DO NOT THINK stand out from those that DO THINK. Craigslist posters that DO NOT THINK show the world how stupid they are in their posts. A vocabulary rife with four-letter words in combination with a lack of 7-10 letter words and/or an ad hominem attack show a simple mind -- a dimwit. Are you a dimwit, too?
If you are dimwit, and you vote, you will most likely vote for a Republican or a Democrat in the next election because the corporate-controlled mass media has successfully brainwashed you to vote that way; and you will vote that way, because THINKING about the qualifications vs. the disqualifications of the candidates requires work, effort, and concentration, which takes time and is not easy.
Take the easy way out - don't think. Don't keep an open mind. You don't have to do that. You know everything. React, dimwit.