I try to keep this blog pretty non-controversial, but I stumbled onto a piece of good writing today that I can't help but to share (thanks Zach):
"It’s one thing to be ignorant. It’s another to take pride in it. And it’s quite another to venture b...eyond that into full-blown stupidity. It’s not often that you get to use the word “stupidity” in a non-ad hominem context, but now — with the majority of Republicans believing Obama is a socialist without having any idea what socialism is, over a third believing he is foreign-born, and featured Tea Party speakers calling for the hanging of a US senator (Patty Murray) — it’s becoming harder and harder to euphemize some of things we’re witnessing as anything but."
The rest of the article was too contentious for my taste, so I am not going to link to it- I don't want it's views to be reflected on me, and it gets a little too... bitchy, for lack of a better word. This paragraph, though, seemed to have a kernel of truth- true, I'm not in the US any more, and I'm really not completely caught up. In the last few days, though, I've been following a few news sites, and I'm not liking a lot of what I'm seeing.
Why is Sarah Palin still around? And what's more, when did so much of America become anti-intellectual? When was Colin Powell replaced by Joe the Plumber?
I feel like we could have a field day in US World History on this one...