From the standpoint of cultural anthropology, it might be said there is a form of violent tribalism, alternatively called neoconservatism or the religious right, loose in America. So try to keep in mind, when you hear someone from the right parroting talking points that climate change is invalid or that Iraq is going swell, it's not so much an argument made from ignorance that can be corrected with information: it is a tribal chant.
Yes, but the real question is, can ignorance be corrected by comparing those with a different political outlook to the Taliban? DarkSyde at Daily Kos attempts to find out. (Get it? "Dark" + "side" with a "y" equals edgy!)