As I’ve said before, I’m not really a fan of using the word “stupid.” It’s not exactly the most professional of adjectives and I think if a writer is going to use it, it needs to be done so in the right context.
But I’ve reached a point with conservatives where I don’t know how to describe many of them anymore other than simply calling them stupid.
They’re not ignorant. An intelligent person can be ignorant about a particular subject. Ignorance is just the lack of knowledge about something in particular.
But many conservatives don’t just lack information, they lack intelligence.
People who believe that guns have nothing to do with gun violence. That 97% of the world’s scientists are all a part of some global climate change conspiracy. That “freedom” somehow means allowing them to take away someone else’s rights.
This isn’t ignorance, it’s stupidity.
I had a climate change denier try to engage me on the subject on my Twitter account. I presented him with a link to a study of 11,944 papers done by 29,083 authors of peer-reviewed scientific studies. This survey concluded that 97.1% of those experts studying our rapidly increasing climate change found it to be accelerated by humans.
Their response, “Based on computers modeling data that may not be accurate or was derived to produce a certain result.”
Just like when Fox News cites cold days as “proof” that global warming is a hoax. Seriously, a major “news” network claiming that cold weather during winter “proves” that climate change is a hoax.
None of that’s ignorance. It’s stupidity.
Oh, and then there’s these “rolling coal” idiots. What these people are doing is modifying their trucks so that they burn excessive fuel, causing a thick black smoke to discharge from the exhaust.
So these fools are burning more fuel (which is costing them more money), and probably doing damage to their engine, all so they can make some kind of asinine statement against the EPA and climate change?
Yeah, that’s really teaching us a lesson. A lesson that these people are morons.
Again, this isn’t ignorance. It’s stupidity.
Or the ones who think “religious freedom” somehow means oppressing the religious freedoms of others. That “keeping your employer out of your health care” translates to allowing one employer to dictate to thousands of employees what contraceptives they’ll have access to on their health care plans.
I’ve still yet to have one of these conservatives explain to me how they “stand for religious freedom” while opposing the right for the church to decide whether or not they want to marry a gay couple. Because right now in states where gay marriage is still illegal, any church that wants to marry two homosexuals is being denied their religious freedom to do so – because conservatives believe their religious views trump the views of others.
Again, how exactly is that standing for “religious freedom”? To me, that’s oppressing religious freedom in the name of your religion.
Then there are the ones who continue to blame the escalating violence in Iraq on President Obama. Yes, conservatives are blaming Obama for Iraq.
The only real thing Obama had to do with Iraq was enforcing the SOFA agreement Bush signed with the Iraqi government that required all American troops to be out of Iraq by 2011. Our absence in Iraq (coupled with the Iraqi military’s incompetence) has been the leading factor behind the ability for these ISIS radicals to seize control of northern parts of the nation.
Then there are those who continue to talk about Obama’s big play to confiscate guns – despite the fact that in 5+ years he hasn’t confiscated a single gun. It’s been 5+ years, when is this big gun confiscation going to happen? Oh, I know, it’s because “Congress won’t let him.” Funny, Republicans constantly claim that Obama rules like a king, ignoring our laws at will. If that’s the case, then why doesn’t he just ignore Congress and confiscate guns?
Conservatives, I know…I know. That’s too much for your minds to handle. Two piece of propaganda in direct conflict with one another. Luckily for Republicans, many conservative voters don’t like to think for themselves.
Another group that floors me are the ones who claim how much higher gas prices have been under Obama.
The only reason why they were so low when he first came into office is because our economy was collapsing. Gas prices went up as soon as the economy started to improve. Though they’re still highly inflated by Wall Street speculation, but Republicans won’t dare pass any legislation aimed at curbing that corruption.
Then there are those folks who think the Earth is 6,000 years old and humans walked alongside dinosaurs.
All of this isn’t excused by simple ignorance about any given particular topic. It’s driven by blind stupidity. People who seem proud of the fact that they’re idiots.
Because that’s what I think about anyone who flies the Gadsden flag. It’s no longer a flag that represents the American Revolution. It’s a badge of honor for those who are proud to display the fact that they’re morons. They’re bragging about the fact that they’re easily manipulated by those who prey on the weak-minded.
Because that’s what many of these conservatives are: Weak-minded individuals driven by racism, powered by stupidity and supported by pure idiocy.