borklund • @joedangerous: Oh my god you're so right. Not only can I get a bank loan or order a sub without knowing what the renaissance was or when it happened, literally everything except a few words of English are superfluous. We need to radically reform the school system so kids don't learn to think critically for themselves at all. We just need to teach them enough words to get by every day, and not consider anything else.In all seriousness though, your post is dumber than anything than was said in the video. It's about knowledge in general, in being educated in general, so you don't get taken advantage of. I could convince Dan to believe anything, because he doesn't know enough to disbelieve or doubt the validity of what I would be telling him. An elderly, racist version of Dan ran for President of the United States and the vast majority of eligble voters either voted for him or stayed at home, and now the person with nuclear command authority is someone who believes whatever the last person he spoke to told him. That's not great, to put it mildly.