That is what has become of the USA. Read this book – if you can manage it through your tears of frustration.
“The Internet is just a series of tubes.”
“Climate change is a Chinese hoax.”
“Mexico will pay for the wall”
The problem is, that stupid people bellow. Then, it’s hard to hear the measured voice of reason over the bellowing. Reason could bellow too, but since the actual lexical content of bellowing is unimportant, the reasonable content will be disregarded.
Side note. Something I have learned in my professional life, over the past year or so: People who have been lied to enough start liking it.
Good luck with the truth, after that.
Inspired by this.