Is this an art project on Green-Wood’s Valley Water?

It makes you wonder, doesn’t it? It’s not like ignorance and stupidity are new enemies. They may be the oldest enemies of all. But ignorance (not knowing) and stupidity (not wanting to know) are incredibly empowered now and very readily exploitable by forces directly affecting all our futures, and the world’s. Here’s a dead-end Trump drone I think we can safely say is typical of the Fox-poisoned bubble: “Trump’s probably the most diligent, hardest-working president we’ve ever had in our lifetimes. It’s not like he sleeps in till noon and goes golfing every weekend, like the last president did.”

Except, of course, all the evidence suggests Trump has a very short attention span and he has spent almost every weekend of his Presidency golfing. You may quibble on the interpretation of Trump’s know-nothing fidgetiness, but the unprecdedented hours of golfing are fact. In this case, rare for journalism, the reporter did tell the guy he was simply incorrect on the golf matter, but the guy shrugged it off. He probably still thinks Obama is a Muslim, too.

What can we do about people who are so malignantly misinformed, who seem so incapable of critical thought and self-reflection? Among other things, they look like they’re going to elect fundamentalist-fascist Roy Moore to the Senate.

1 Response to “Detente”

  1. 1 Ellen November 10, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    My frustration is at an all time high. The emperor has no new clothes on. Why can’t everyone see the obvious? The fact that there are people who really insist he is all about helping the middle class, even though the numbers don’t add up to that. Blind determination to ignore any facts. How do you argue with that? I am praying that karma will kick in as it did for the transgender candidate winning over the one who wanted discrimination against transgender people.

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