If All You See…

…are horrible boots made from evil cows which cause the world to burn, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Maggie’s Farm, with a post on the elites revolting.

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15 Responses to “If All You See…”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Summarizing the new right’s denial of facts, truth and evidence from global warming to inflation to unemployment to illegal voting to economics to evolution to big bang to …

    One of the first priorities of demagoguery is the fostering of ignorance. Lies require collaboration from those who are being lied to, and for a propaganda machine to be effective it needs a special kind of public ignorance.

    The Trump White House is demonstrating in its own innovative ways just how far habitual lying can clear the way for the triumph of ideology over truth. This can’t be simplified by charging Trump himself with being a pathological liar. His administration has invented a new and distinctly American propaganda machine that is built on lies. But not enough attention has been given to its willing partner in this exercise: a carefully nurtured kind of public ignorance that it can exploit.

    One reason this isn’t being discussed is that politicians are rightly wary of insulting any constituency by calling it ignorant. Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” was a disastrously patronizing misjudgment. But in the context of the Age of Trump, ignorance is not actually a pejorative term, it’s a description of a set of beliefs in which knowledge and truth are less persuasive than prejudice and fear.

    This process began long before Trump decided to run. Years of talk radio diatribes fueled by Obama-phobia and Fox News harangues prepared the soil and then Breitbart, the alt-right, and fake news softened it further. Trump understood this better than anyone and harvested its fruits.
    In fact, the bedrock beneath this process was much older and a uniquely American phenomenon, a widespread consensual ignorance. There is a strain of dogmatic religious activism here that does not exist to anything like the same extent in other advanced democracies. It uses religion—or misuses religion—to resist or rollback changes in social behavior and to suggest who the alien “other” should be.

    This consensual ignorance involves accepting a set of ordained beliefs while at the same time rejecting others that are not ordained, no matter whether they are based on facts. What begins as a theological system easily slips into a secular one: the habit of denying what is an inconvenient truth or of simplifying a complex exterior world into stereotypical threats.

    This is not the ignorance of unlearned knowledge—it’s more potent than that. It’s a tutored ignorance, and in its most basic form it’s anti-scientific….


  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Donald Trump once mentiioned to his golfing buddies that he could make his dick 12 inches long.
    When his buddies asked him how he could reach the 12 inch length, DJT answered, immodestly, ‘I just fold it in half’…..

  3. drowningpuppies says:

    Trump thinks the most interesting man in the world is kind of boring.

  4. drowningpuppies says:

    It’s kinda nice after 8 years we have a President who can speak extemporaneously without using “Umm” every other word.

  5. drowningpuppies says:

    MSM hasn’t figured it out yet, but Trump has grabbed them by the pussy, and he’s not letting go.

  6. drowningpuppies says:

    Trump did not even bother to dodge sniper fire in Bosnia.

  7. Jeffery says:

    trumpy’s personal physician says trumpy’s been taking finasteride for years. It’s a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor which prevents the activation of testosterone, slowing hair loss, shrinking genitalia, shrinking prostate – it turns a man into a woman. It all makes sense now.

  8. Jeffery says:

    trumpy: “Get ready for 9 inches, baby!”

    Mooch-lania: “You gonna do it 3 times???”

  9. Dana says:

    President Trump is 70 years old, and he has a 10-year-old son. Doesn’t seem that he was too incapable, does it?

  10. drowningpuppies says:

    At future Trump press conferences the corps will chant in unison before the first question,

    “We, who are about to die, salute you!”

  11. drowningpuppies says:

    Viagra, Cialis, and Trojan have all tried to license the Trump name.

  12. drowningpuppies says:

    When Donald Trump walked into the White House he remarked,
    “What a dump.”

    He then boarded Air Force One and said,
    “This to.”

    Well, considering the previous occupants…

    • Rev.Hoagie® says:

      Air Force One was full of pine tree air fresheners and rolled up prayer rugs. It would be a mess to me too.

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