The average person cannot be fat, stupid, oblivious, trusting of advertising (and paid studies and other obviously biased sources), saturated in meaningless tabloid bullshit, and view non-job-related thought as tedium to be avoided or offloaded
... and then expect to have a truly representative government. It's never happened before and it's not happening today.
False. I present you with the State of New Jersey: Chris Christie, Governor.