How in the world did this adult come to believe that "on the East Coast they have slaves and believe in slavery," and that "on the West Coast we don't believe in that."
If she thinks she is not consuming anything made in China, she needs to turn things over and read the stamp on the bottom.
How did she come to believe that food is free, and that the land it is grown on is free?
Roger Ebert took a stab at answering these questions:
"If I mention the cliché "the dumbing-down of America," it's only because there's no way around it. And this dumbing-down seems more pronounced among younger Americans. It has nothing to do with higher educational or income levels. It proceeds from a lack of curiosity and, in many cases, a criminally useless system of primary and secondary education."I've been away from the school system for decades. Has it really deteriorated this much?