Last spring I visited my grandparents. They were (are?) convinced that President Obama is Muslim. That he had set up camps in America. That Occupy protests were going to boil to a head over the summer and Obama would enact martial law. Something about Sharia Law, too. Good god.
From Wikipedia: "Modernity aimed towards 'a progressive force promising to liberate humankind from ignorance and irrationality' (Rosenau 1992, 5)."
There's no denying that there has always been a circus sideshow group of people who will believe whatever they want to believe. It just seems to me they're getting louder. So when I question modern society prevailing I'm simply growing tired of defending it against the ignorant and irrational.