Doug's Darkworld

War, Science, and Philosophy in a Fractured World.

PEAK FARCE, PEAK STUPID? WHERE DOES IT GO FROM HERE?

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An American is dying every minute of Covid-19 now, with no end in sight. We are living in a failed state. I’m tempted to give up on America. I can’t though, I’m going to continue to blog and try to be a voice of reason in a  nation gone stupid. There’s no polite way to put it, there has been a rising tide of stupid in America my entire life, and Trump and Covid-19 have accelerated it. Willful ignorance might be a better word for it, since loads of perfectly smart people are now believing stupid things. Dunning Kruger on steroids.

Yeah, the Creation “Museum.” A quarter of Americans believe the Bible is literally true. They believe the Earth was created by an invisible magical fairy 6,000 years ago. It opened in 2007. And no future and foreign readers, they are serious. It’s not satire, a joke, a Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, a send up. Nope, it’s an actual serious effort to portray the story of Genesis in the Bible as if it really happened. So no, not a museum either, in any real sense of the word. I’m assuming that guests who go around guffawing hysterically are quietly escorted off the grounds. They’d have to be, otherwise it would be a stoner’s mecca.

I guess if one can get people to accept a load of codswallop as real, it makes it easier to get them to swallow subsequent loads. Somewhere along the way this kind of studied ignorance in America hit some sort of critical mass, and it’s been expanding ever since. Not without encouragement of course, getting people to believe nonsense must be very profitable to the con artists of the world. And since 2000 the stupidity has exploded. Anti Vaxxers, the various truthers, even Flat Earthers. Centuries of science and reason dissolving before my eyes.

Not limited to Evangelicals or Trump supporters either. A Facebook friend posted today a rant and warning about how a couple of Russian websites were trying to sow discord in America, and people should not go to them. I wanted to reach through my computer screen and shake her. While screaming: Have you ever watched Fox News? Have you ever listened to Rush Limbaugh? Have you ever gone to the Drudge Report? Whatever the Russians may or may not be up to, Americans are doing just fine on their own sowing discord and hatred around the land. Again, there must be profit in it for some, no matter the damage to the health of the republic. And this is an interesting article by a former Republican on pretty much just that.

Despite my lowering bar for civility toward the man and party who are destroying America., I’m trying to avoid name calling. As I’ve said for decades, name calling is the first and last refuge of those who can’t make a logical argument. Thank you Rush Limbaugh, though it started long before him, he was the first to bring name calling into the mainstream.

And as a last example of American’s being completely out of touch with reality, the push to reopen schools. Despite the fact the pandemic is out of control (an American is dying every minute,) there’s still no national test/track/quarantine program, and children can’t possibly be expected to practice social distancing … Trump and the GOP are pushing to get children back into school. Do nothing, pretend a miracle will occur, and somehow life will go back to normal. The same strategy Trump and numerous GOP governors have used so far fighting Covid-19 with spectacularly disastrous results. Here’s a good article on why this push to reopen schools will be a horrifying fail. And this article too.

The party that thinks “thoughts and prayers” is a substitute for “reason and science” still hasn’t seen the light. 150,000 dead, hundreds of thousands more with long term or permanent health deficits. Dear God, when will all this winning end? Well, hopefully it will start winding down in 92 days. Stay safe gentle readers. Shares, likes, comments appreciated.  #StaytheFhome #WearaDamnMask

Copyright © 2020 Doug Stych. All rights reserved.

(Image: The Creation “Museum” in Kentucky. Credit: Jelson25, a wikipedia contributor. They have released the image into Public Domain in the United States.)

Written by unitedcats

August 2, 2020 at 8:34 pm

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  1. I’m sure good old Uncle Joe and the wacko left will fix all the woes of Americe dude.
    WAKE UP!
    At least when Trump gets back in you can all look forward to getting your jobs back, that won’t happen if the PC Brigade somehow (with the help of the wacko left media and even wackier Hollywood celebrities) manage to convince Americans that the sun will be rising in the west and they can fix all they failed to fix when that idiot Obama wasted eight years in the white house and achieved absolutely zero.
    Thankfully despite all the fake news and fake polls most Americans are not imbeciles and will vote for the man who made America great again. Had the gooks not been having sex with bats and caused a meltdown of the world’s economies even a twit leftie would struggle to deny the facts.

    Brett

    August 3, 2020 at 12:18 am

  2. Read the highlighted article, super interesting. Love your blog. Thank you for saying what needs to be said.

    Ella P

    August 3, 2020 at 8:06 am


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