America is in a “knowledge” crisis as right wing and Republican attacks on so many fields of truth and information are being mounted by those who want to promote an extremist agenda!
These fields of knowledge include Science, Medicine, History, Literature, and the Arts.
Religion is prevailing over these fields of knowledge, as extremists in every religion are denying scientific facts, and threatening the medical profession, with the promotion of conspiracy theories and myths regarding how to deal with health crises, such as the COVID 19 Pandemic, which killed more than one million Americans in the past three years.
History and Literature are being attacked by right wing elements, including ignorant and biased parents, as well as religious propagandists, wanting the future generation to be “protected” from the reality of racism, nativism, misogyny, antisemitism, Islamophobia, and homophobia!
So teachers and librarians are being told to promote book bans and knowledge bans, because supposedly children cannot be exposed to unpleasant realities, a guarantee of ignorance and inability to face the future of a society that is not just dominated by white Christians. but rather by a multi ethnic, multi racial, multi religious nation!
The arts are also under attack as crazies want to ban art, sculpture, music, and other forms of culture based on narrow minded moral censors who want religion to dominate a nation that is based on separation of church and state!