Image and quote via Dangerous Minds
So, possibly because I've been sort of sick all this weekend - no worries just allergies compounded by dealing with soulless creditors - I came to work today in a foul mood. I kept thinking Gosh, I'm so sick of dealing with stupid urban people and stupid redneck country folk and stupid homeless dudes strung on God knows what and stupid people in general that I'm too sick to deal with being at work today, but (que lastima) at work I was.
And as I kept pontificating to myself how the country's gone stupid in a hand-basket, Dangerous Minds directed me to a piece from this weekend's New York Review of Books blog by Charles Simic called Age of Ignorance and I realized that if there is a God out there, he/she/it seems to be in complete agreement with me and Mr. Simic...
In the past, if someone knew nothing and talked nonsense, no one paid any attention to him. No more. Now such people are courted and flattered by conservative politicians and ideologues as “Real Americans” defending their country against big government and educated liberal elites. The press interviews them and reports their opinions seriously without pointing out the imbecility of what they believe. The hucksters, who manipulate them for the powerful financial interests, know that they can be made to believe anything, because, to the ignorant and the bigoted, lies always sound better than truth:Christians are persecuted in this country.
The government is coming to get your guns.
Obama is a Muslim.
Global Warming is a hoax.
The president is forcing open homosexuality on the military.
Schools push a left-wing agenda.
Social Security is an entitlement, no different from welfare.
Obama hates white people.
The life on earth is 10,000 years old and so is the universe.
The safety net contributes to poverty.
The government is taking money from you and giving it to sex-crazed college women to pay for their birth control.
Be sure to click over and read the whole thing.
Also from Dangerous Minds, be sure to check out:
Anti-Gay Group's Shameful Private Memos Revealed - I'm sure many of you know about this but check out the LOL-style graphic with it. LMAO.watch this which is actually cuter than the earlier ducklings video.