Of interest, a Political Science degree is pointless right now. Everyone is so partisan, there is no opportunity to even have an educated debate much less make a change.
It seems that any sort of medical degree may also be pointless as the public listens to their favorite news media outlet over using actual science and data.
They would rather listen to the commentary of the day, than actual facts. I would love to think that this is limited to just the area I live in, but sadly it seems to be a nationwide phenomenon.
The pack mentality over common reasoning skills is the current “norm”. It makes me believe that people are reverting to a more feral mindset. Anything in the way of progressive thinking based on facts that do not fit into their desired ‘reality”, is not only frowned upon, but outright rejected. You can show them all the data in the world. You can show them how historically things where proven, and how those same principles still apply, but instead of an educated rebuttal, they rage and site their favorite online persona of the minute or the youtube videos that are spreading like wildfire as people try to fit the current situation into their desired narratives. Even basic common skills and factual based science that they all where taught in elementary school, is thrown out as untruths, if not fitting into their desired versus actual reality.
As a person that is very “Black or White” on pretty well every topic, seeing people even skip over the shades of gray and start tossing up purple and green, is not only unnerving, its stressful! Even more disturbing, it isn’t any singular side of the debates. Both sides are making widely inaccurate claims to further their agendas!
How people do not understand that their words and actions, DO MATTER, is just mind-numbing.
People’s LIVES are at risk. People are DYING. To put your agenda over the health and well being of human life is not only appalling its a sign of a sociopath. When did it become acceptable to put an individual’s desires over the well being of a community?
If you live around others you need to follow safety guidelines for the community as a whole. This is why we have things like the FDA and the CDC.
If you want to live like an animal that is your choice, but it should not be forced upon the rest of society. You should be segregated from others. People who do not follow the guidelines put forth by society are traditionally put in homes, prisons, or in some areas of the world are put to death. There is a reason for this!