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“Ignorance Is Ascendant”

I was sitting at the Frog drinking beers with Frank Gallagher the other day when he raised his glass to the assembled rascals and declared “ignorance is ascendant.”

We clinked glasses and drank before he queried me further. “Don’t you think that is true?”

I sipped again on my beer and motioned for Jennifer to bring me another. I was clearly going to need it.

I don’t just think it, Frank, I know it. I’ve been saying for a very long time that the majority (that’s greater than 50%) of the population of this country is pretty much ignorant. Sorry not sorry.

Unfortunately it’s not just Democrats, it’s Republicans and moderates as well. “Frank,” I responded as Jennifer dropped off another pint, “I’ve given up on arguing with liberals all together. If I told them that the sky is blue they’d find a way to argue with me that the statement is somehow inaccurate.”

“Cheers to that,” and we clinked again.

The very next day I came across an article written by Leonard Pitts, Jr. Apparently he’s a Pulitzer-prize winning liberal dude that I’ve never heard of, at least according to Google so it must be true. Apparently he has a syndicated column that I doubt you’d find in any right-leaning newspapers. This article also called out ignorance – and he clips his nuts off in the first two paragraphs:

“We live in ignorant times.” (Actually, I do agree with that, but read on).

“By now, surely this is obvious beyond argument to anyone who’s been paying attention. From the Capitol insurrectionist who thought he was storming the White House to Sen. Tim Scott’s claim that “woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy” to whatever thing Tucker Carlson last said, ignorance is ascendant.”

1 out of 3 ain’t bad I suppose. Anyone who thinks the Capitol building is the White House is clearly a grade A Meatball.

There is CLEARLY, however, an argument to made that “woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy.” Tim Scott of course is just an Uncle Tom for saying it. This is evident in the media every day. Not to boot that it is “obvious beyond argument” that white supremacists are NOT the biggest threat to this country. There is simply zero data to back that up that isn’t spun out of some liberal’s ass.

And frankly, I don’t care what you think about Tucker Carlson, to say “whatever thing Tucker Carlson last said” is ignorant further proves my point above about the sky being blue. Liberals refuse to listen to anything.

Speaking of Tucker, Mr. Pitts’ article is a rant against stupid white Republican hillbillies that won’t get vaccinated and Republican lawmakers questioning the need to vaccinate children. Of course this is the fault of right-wing purveyors of misinformation like Tucker. I’ll spare you his argument, but back to Tucker.

I wonder if the “ignorance” Pitts speaks of are things like Tucker espousing actual facts. For example Tucker often cites statistics maintained by the Biden Administration and your government in the Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting System (VAERS). I mean if it’s in that system, it has to be true right? Biden’s folks control it. The numbers are there.

Tucker has spoken on multiple occasions about how information in the VAERS system has led to some troubling issues being reported by young people taking the vaccine. Apparently they are experiencing to types of abnormal heart inflammation at a rate higher than normally expected in a younger age group, particularly male subjects. The CDC, again an organization run by the Biden administration, has been studying this phenomenon and agrees it is potentially problematic and needs immediate study.

“I don’t really see this (Covid) as an emergency in children,” said one steering committee member Michael Kurilla, MD, , director of clinical innovation at the National Institutes of Health. Kurilla, however, did say he thought having an expanded access program for children at “high risk” might make sense. Wow, some common sense. He’ll probably be fired.

That seems pretty smart to me. What seems ignorant, to me, however, is to make blanket statements about getting a shot in everyone’s arm being questioned when there is clear evidence that this could very well be problematic in younger recipients. But those are just facts, they’ll find a way to argue them.

2 thoughts on ““Ignorance Is Ascendant””

  1. Thomas “Pops” Petty

    Like you, I do not nor will I in the future waste my breath on those who are willfully & overtly ignorant. Even JESUS told His disciples, “if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.” Mark 6:11

    Even GOD hates willful ignorance. Truth only hurts those who hate it. Yes, there are truths we find difficult to swallow, but in the end, they are far less difficult to handle than a lie which leads to our demise.

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