Fantastically clueless

I’m not that surprised when people are ignorant of issues and happenings far away in time and space.

But I’m constantly shocked by how many people are completely clueless and utterly uninformed about events happening in their own lives, literally right under their feet.

He, too, told us he didn’t know where the water was coming from.

“I heard on the news it’s because the moon turned red,” he said. “I don’t have that much detail about it.” During the past month, he added, “it’s happened very often.”

Is there room for human improvement? Are we as most liberals and conservatives believe, some empyrean race, untouched by evolution and the vagaries of outrageous adaptation?

The truth is we’re barely civilized, and probably won’t be for much longer.

Both liberal and conservative fantasies contribute to this inevitability.