Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Disease is Spreading . . .

It truly has boiled down to the very uncomplicated fact that there are a shitload of stupid, knowledge averse, truth be damned people in this country:

Today, Pew put out a poll showing that 18 percent of the American public believes President Obama is a Muslim. That number includes 31 percent of Republicans. Only 34 percent of the adult public says Obama is a Christian, down from 48 percent in 2009. When asked how they learned about Obama’s religion, 60 percent of the respondents cited the media, with tv mentioned the most frequently.

While journalists and pundits on cable news today did acknowledge the “media” have had a role to play, they also seemed to place some of the blame on Obama and his staff, saying that perhaps the President should go to church more frequently and more openly to show the public that he truly is Christian.

I have no doubt that some of my conservative friends count themselves among the 1/3 of Republicans who believe President Obama is a Muslim. I have no doubt that they also share the belief that George W. Bush departed office leaving America in a much stronger economic state than what was left to him by his predecessor. But I gotta tell ya -- I'm going to lay it on the line here. I am sick and goddamn tired of reality denying assholes. And yes, while I do not relish thinking of people who I call friends in that terminology -- it just so happens that it is what it is. Do not waste your breath asking me to apologize for or debate that analysis.

At some point you just have to stand up for the truth, defend it and call on the purveyors of falsehoods to account for their willful ignorance and willingness to believe in and propagate lies.

With that said, I would be derelict if I failed to give a big FUCK YOU! to the media for smugly implying that other people's conscious choice to be ignorant is somehow Obama's fault and stating that he should publicly attend church more often. The fucking nerve of these people. Has the mainstream media looked in the mirror lately? Is it any wonder that a sizable percentage of sane America is of the view that the fourth estate's reputation is lower than a slug's scrotum sac?

It's just so mind bogglingly depressing to think about it all at times.

"Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this. His name is Legion."

----Gustave Flaubert


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