USA 2018 . "My ignorance is just as good as your knowledge".

Over a 100 years ago even humble American farmers felt a need for an education: when not plowing they were reading books

**I am a server, it’s the working class men that are most disturbed when I say anything that shows that I am a…

Our cultural disease of anti-intellectualism is yet again spreading and has been for many years. Conservatives I meet are often genuinely offended if I mention that I went to UC Berkeley for my undergraduate degree and have a Master’s degree or when I speak French with my husband in public. Many Trump supporters I’ve tried to engage in conversation cannot support their own arguments and several have actually physically fled when I asked reasonable, probing questions out of genuine curiosity. I work delivering pizzas, but I spend most of my time cleaning with a bleach rag and stooping to pick up detritus from the floor. I serve people that have gated mansions and working class folks coming in for the lunch special. While the rich don’t treat me particularly well, it is the working class men that are most disturbed when I say anything that shows that I am a thinking person. It is almost as if they believe the disease might be catching and that I must be scornfully condescending if I speak a word more complex than a third grade reading level would allow (and I’m a woman to boot!).

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