American Idiot

American culture supports anti-intellectualism because the State wants people to remain ignorant—those in power do not want want an intelligent population. The State fears an intelligent population because intelligence will always rebel against exploitation, against superstition, against all manner of discriminations between races, classes, and nations. Social evolution occurs at the expense of the establishment. Anyone who is intelligent refuses to be obedient, refuses to be exploited and cannot be dragged away from their own center. Intelligence is continuously in revolt. Only the idiot is always obedient.