Yes, it is this bad (Just watch the first ten minutes).
Don’t you wonder how it got this way? Don’t you suppose it was the predictable outcome of certain policies and media content? Do you suppose those in the establishment, whether in religion, politics, education, or entertainment are just stupid? Or do you suppose that someone, somewhere, has been working on the destruction of culture and society? Admittedly, at a certain level (Congressmen come to mind) it is just greed and the need for a victim class for a constituency. But the matrix of mis-perception is so pervasive, there must be other elements promoting it, and have been for a long time.