I can just imagine what it would look like if students adopted the media-approved excuses for ignorance.
“The Spanish Civil War started in 1492! In Chile! And Australia won!”
“Well, I might not be factually right about every detail, professor, but I’m morally right. Will I get credit for this assignment? Don’t you care about morality? Or would you rather nitpick these insignificant little factual inaccuracies? Besides, the world will end before the end of the semester, so why do you want me to care about something so unimportant in the face of the impending apocalypse as the Spanish Civil War?”