Gut Rumbles

November 05, 2004

unteachable ignorance

One trait of leftists that really chaps my Cracker ass is that smug air of superiority they wear like a cloak. They are self-appointed nobles, a cut above the rabble and the riff-raff of middle America. Intellectually, morally and spiritually, they consider themselves to be The Elite, always correct on every issue.

If you don't follow them blindly, it's not because you disagree with their ideas. Oh, no. It's because you don't UNDERSTAND those ideas. You're just too fucking stupid to get it.

Go read this and take another look at that red/blue election map. We sure do have a lot of stupid people in this country. I must be one of them because I voted for Bush.

The error that progressives have consistently committed over the years is to underestimate the vitality of ignorance in America. Listen to what the red state citizens say about themselves, the songs they write, and the sermons they flock to. They know who they are—they are full of original sin and they have a taste for violence. The blue state citizens make the Rousseauvian mistake of thinking humans are essentially good, and so they never realize when they are about to be slugged from behind.

Take a valium, Jane. Bush won. I suppose that means for ME, ignorance is bliss.

(UPDATE: El Capitan performs his first fisking on his new blog.)


I think Michael Moore has found a soul mate. Wonder what kind of kids they would have. Oh god , Michael Moore having sex, please someone just shoot me.

Posted by: James Old Guy on November 5, 2004 11:23 AM

I just read that pedantic blather, and because I voted for Bush (and I live in a Blue State) one might conclude that I am a member of the Bible thumping, religious right. Anyone who knows me would piss their pants laughing at that characterization.

Then again, maybe I just don't understand nuance.

Posted by: Jim - PRS on November 5, 2004 11:46 AM

That is why the Dimms will continue to loose.

That clueless, bloviating group of meatballs will NEVER get it.

Posted by: wes jackson on November 5, 2004 12:15 PM

Not to mention that they are SUPER threatened by anyone in their own group who is secret double agent for the right. I mean, if you are as smart as they are and then they find out you're not a democrat, you better run like hell. My boss was proudly displaying the Daily mirror cover on her desk today. Arrgh. I was afraid to say anything....Don't want to blow my cover yet.

Posted by: caltechgirl on November 5, 2004 01:03 PM

Thanks James. Now I'll spend the weekend trying to bleach my brain to get rid of the mental images.

Posted by: Chablis on November 5, 2004 01:45 PM

I think that maybe she's crying out for a good spanking?

Posted by: gawdamman on November 5, 2004 01:54 PM

Wow. I like this one: "the R__ mistake of thinking humans are essentially good". What a nugget of stupidity! Hey Jane, here's a thought: humans are not essentially good. It is something that is acquired when one learns morality and virtue and honesty. Qualities that are still valued in those notoriously "red" areas. Still confused? Move to Cuba. Oh yeah, Peace, Love, Dope!

Posted by: Vince on November 5, 2004 03:24 PM

The blue state citizens make the Rousseauvian mistake of thinking humans are essentially good, and so they never realize when they are about to be slugged from behind.

Elitist moron. If she's so worried about violence, why is her side trying to ban all guns?

Posted by: john of ark on November 6, 2004 12:08 AM

Wow. My first Acidman-alanche.

Thanks, Rob!

Posted by: El Capitan on November 6, 2004 04:53 AM

Isn't ignorance a beautiful thang? Those morons think that nobody in the Midwest or South could possibly know anything about terrorists. Tell it to the victims of the KKK, tell it to the families of the Oklahoma City bombing victims. We know terrorists, and we know terrorist sympathizers. We also know what to do about it. Perhaps they should all move to Canada while they still can.

Posted by: Denise on November 6, 2004 06:26 AM

I can think of only four motives for voting for Dubya.

1.) Greed: (Don't take my money to help the weak)
2.) Malice: (I pulled the wings off bugs as a kid, and now I like to harm the weak.)
3.) Arrogance: (America is above international law, might makes right. We're good they're evil)
4.) Ignorance: (9/11 happened "because we love freedom")

Have I missed a reason? Most rightwing whackos that I know fall into one of the above four categories. The simple fact is that the more educated one is, the more likely one is to vote democratic. You can call us "elites" but that's fine. There is now and always has been an elite in every socitey. Frankly, I'd rather have a well educated, well spoken intellegent president, than an affable redneck. We were supposed to have been electing a president, but most of the rightwingers seem to have been more interested in picking a fishing buddy.

Besides, what's the difference between an educated elite telling you what to do, and you telling a poor uneducated third world what they should do? That's hypocracy folks. Don't get me wrong, I don't expect that the progressive movement will prevail. It's unlikely. That's because the truth is usually complicated, and most people can only handle easy answers. (We're good they're evil. You're with us or against us. They hate us because we love freedom. etc. ) As long as the rightwingers keep serving up easy answers to the simple minded, they'll keep winning. It makes me so ashamed.

Posted by: NIck on January 20, 2005 10:55 AM
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