Cultivating stupidity

All Russians remember the times when they laughed at Mikhail Zadornov’s jokes about stupid Americans. The audience was filled with national pride because of seeming intellectual superiority over an ignorant and degrading nation, watching wrestling and eating big maca. And so, something happened to us that we despised – an epidemic of stupidity came to Russia.

It would seem – why does the state support and still try to lower the already low intellectual level of the population, because its economic, industrial, scientific and cultural progress directly depends on the state of minds of its fellow citizens? Why directly in that era when the inhabitants of the planet had so many means and opportunities for education and creativity, we see such a flow of stupidity in the movies, on the network and on TV?