You can be ignorant. That’s not an insult. There’s nothing wrong with being ignorant. I, for instance, am ignorant of quantum mechanics, brain surgery, and fashion. Everybody’s ignorant about something, but ignorance can be cured by education.
You can also be stupid. While that is used as an insult, the fact is that some people, through no fault of their own, were not gifted with brains that work as well as they should.
But then you can also be willfully stupid. These are the people who deserve the insults they get.
The willfully stupid can be presented with proof, facts, and evidence and will refuse to accept it because they like being stupid. They won’t change their minds, and they want to hold on to their pre-conceived beliefs, prejudices, and views. They will continue to believe in ghosts, creationism, Bigfoot, astrology, moon landing conspiracies, and the magic of crystals in spite of the lack of evidence to support any of these things, and the mountain of evidence to counter them. And this is especially true of the politically willfully stupid.
Apparently my post from a few days ago where I decried the Republican party for turning into the stupid party has been supported by a new study showing that a majority of them still believe that Obama is a Muslim.
That’s right — the man who was abandoned by his black Muslim father and raised by his white atheist mother somehow decided to convert to being a Muslim while attending Christian churches and fooling everyone by not following a single one of the beliefs that Muslims hold dear. Clever, he is!
It’s no wonder this party is supporting candidates who appeal to stupidity while ignoring all facts that counter their already-held beliefs.
Once more, Frankenfoods win again. The government is refusing to label food which contains DNA.
This is serious. The Surgeon General has determined that DNA is linked to a variety of diseases in both animals and humans. In some configurations, it is a risk factor for cancer and heart disease. Even more alarming, pregnant women are at very high risk of passing on DNA to their children.
Although there have been many calls for more regulation, so far the FDA has refused to do anything about DNA in our foods. In fact, whenever presented with a call for at least labeling of such food, the FDA has replied by literally laughing in the face of those making the request.
This is an issue which concerns many Americans. One recent study found that 80% of those surveyed believed that food which contains DNA should be labeled.* Clearly, action is required.
Do not say, “Well, this doesn’t concern me.” You may be surprised at where you will find DNA when you go to your local supermarket. I swear, it’s in everything!
So be sure to take action. Write your congressman. Tell everyone you know. Do it now. Don’t waste time researching it; you read about it on the internet — isn’t that enough?
* I am not making this up.
Damn ferners taking over our country. They should just learn English!
Vermont is the latest hotbed of illegal immigration, being right on the border like it is. (Oh, it’s the Canadian border? Yeah, well, them ferners will find a way to get in, even if it means traveling across the entire US from Mexico to get into Canada to cross the border!). Anyway, it seems that in Vermont, they done passed a law making the state motto “Stella quarta decima fulgeat” which means in real language “May the Fourteenth Star Shine Bright,” ’cause they’re the fourteenth state and all.
When right-minded folk complained, the traitor who proposed it defended himself by saying “It’s Latin.” Well, we don’t need no Latin Americans taking over our language!
The complaints from real Americans has dominated that small state of Vermont these last few days, as all the pointy-headed libruls defend the motto.
I mean, come on! We’re one nation! Our forefathers knew we were the land of English! Doesn’t anyone believe in E Pluribus Unum any more?
Geez, the next thing you know, our math class will be using numbers designed by Arabs.