According to John Oliver, 40% of the American public believe those cash-grabbing idiots you see on teevee really can communicate with the dead.
And, in a poll taken this century, as many as 20% of the American public believe the lunar landings were faked.
Worse, 23% believe vaccines that save people’s lives are so dangerous they refuse to let their kids be inoculated. These virulent Luddites are willing to bet your kid’s life to prove it. I don’t mind the Flat-Earth science deniers killing themselves off, but they should keep it to themselves. It’s the polite thing to do.
Do you sense a trend here? Is it any wonder that slightly more than one-third of the electorate, on average, still support Donald Trump?
Now, you just might think I’m calling these people dumb. Well… I’m sure most of them are at least fairly knowledgeable in sundry specific areas, but certainly not about civics, American history, or mathematics.
Mathematics, you ask? You betcha, I respond. These people do not understand that 60% is significantly larger than 40%. In political campaigns a 20% margin is more than a landslide – it’s an earthquake. When it comes to these three areas, I see people but I know they’re really door knobs.
“Deplorables,” Candidate Clinton said three years ago. “Half of Donald Trump’s supporters a ‘basket of deplorables.’ They were ‘racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic – you name it.” The Deplorables got all huffy for some reason, and Hillary apologized and withdrew her comment. Had she not done that, I might have felt better voting for her. She was right, and the politically correct folks knew it at the time. What the hell, she was going to win anyway, right?
As for our ginormous Ego-in-Chief, as I type these words, he’s about to leave Hanoi Vietnam after kissing up to his “friend,” the most murderous, most violent dictator since Mao — and the Chairman had more than three decades of power on The Bloody Haircut.
The Great Comb-Over ignores civics, American history, and mathematics. He’s also really dumb. The real time-bomb you hear so loudly is, in fact, willfully stupid. He actually brags about how uninformed he is. He willfully declines to read his Daily Briefing memo. He willfully ignores knowledgeable sources. He gets most all of the news, opinions and agenda from the lying fascist tools at Fox News. His school grades are under non-disclosure agreements, sealed tighter than his tax returns.
Willful stupidity should be a felony, and voting for him makes that voter an enabler, an accessory before and after the fact.
It’s times like this that bring to mind the righteous words The Waco Kid told Sheriff Bart:
“What did you expect? ‘Welcome, sonny?’ ‘Make yourself at home?’ ‘Marry my daughter?’ You’ve got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West.
“You know… morons.”