Many many years ago a friend told me: you realize what kind on a person he is when you hear him talking drunk or needing money. The simple phrase, taken in a more ample context by considering it a metaphor, can say it all about how people react when it has to face many circumstances in life.
It is a common place the association of 3rd world countries with iliteracy and low life expectations (not entirely truth though). The fact is that masses are dragged by politicians promises very easily, promises that normally are not fulfilled when they get into power and -sometimes- they take the Country by assault for themselves to do whatever they want, increasing powerty and making people more dependant on the government bread crumbs or left overs.
But it happens to be that humans are more alike than we can imagine and the 3rd world countries do not have the monopoly of the above. It happened before on the past century and it seems it might happen again, this time in the northern “most advanced economy and powered country in the world”. Only facts will tell the true, only facts will show if more educated people can escape or can also fall for the need of money, services and a “few more things” an amateur politician showman is offering over there.
Ignorance can be softened or eliminated by reading, studying and learning, stupidity is forever.