In this 21st century, we have unprecedented access to more knowledge and truth than at any time in human history. And yet there is a large (and apparently growing) swath of America that dismisses out-of-hand any empirical, demonstrable, repeatable fact that is contrary to their beliefs. If gravity were a political issue, they would say Newton was biased. Experts, scholars, scientists, and researchers might as well be mystics and metaphysicians shouting on streetcorners. Somewhere in America, a Worm Hole has opened a time portal right back to the Dark Ages.
But maybe I expect too much from a country ranked 25th in math, 17th in science and 14th in reading. Yep, we’re getting smoked by Slovenia.
Coming to a textbook near you: Cancer caused by too much blood; Magic underground dragons produce infinite petroleum; God destroys cities with deadly storms because of too much butt sex.
*NOTE: This is what Norm Ornstien decided to spend 40 years of bipartisan political capital & conservative street cred on.
Umm, yeah. Funny how “Small Government” advocates always want more law in our private lives.
Maybe we’d get a lot more done if we stopped trying to tell each other what we must or must not do on social issues.
“I think we’ve all got to learn a lot more about each other’s sacred values, and even if we don’t share them, we’ve got to try harder not to step on them. Otherwise, we just repeat the cycle of attack and revenge and attack and revenge.”
The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR
In the spirit of taking it down a notch…
Raped women forced by law to carry & give birth to rape children - what could be more American?
Yet every weekend another GOP douchebag candidate repeats this asinine notion. If that’s where one’s beliefs lead to, those are some seriously fucked up beliefs.
“God’s Will” my asshole.
John Koster, GOP House Candidate: ‘The Rape Thing’ Does Not Excuse Abortions - HuffPo
The Story (on Racial Attitudes) That Obama and Romney Don’t Want You to Read - NationalJournal.com
“The startling bottom line is that the nation’s GDP has grown more than 45 times faster under presidents with little or no business experience than it has under presidents with successful business careers.’
[The Washington Post]