I just ran a “readability” check on a sample of my writing from this blog:

Result?  Averaging from several different readability formulas, the site estimates that I write at a “college” level.

Good.

Quite frankly, as far as I’m concerned, that indicates that I am at least semi-literate.  Given the fact that a mere 15% of the U.S. population qualify as “proficient readers” — I am pleased to (at least in principle) be part of that 15%.

There’s something horrifying about the fact that 85% of the U.S. population is either totally illiterate, or only semi-literate.  In combination with the (nearly) ubiquitous absense of “critical thinking skills”, the relentless mollycoddling of the gullible, etc. — let’s just say: the Trump candicacy makes perfect sense.

(Not that Hillary is any great shakes:  a corrupt, “Third way” corporate shill is “better” than a proto-fascist blowhard like Trump, in the same way that being gang-raped and left for dead is “better” than being torn limb from limb by of wolves.)

Quite frankly, I am in a bad mood.

 

 

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