Arrogant Ignorance — Your New Year may not be so happy

By Stephen Pizzo, @ Buzzflash

No more coddling morons!

Ignorance - the new family 'value'?

The last few years have been unnaturally kind to America’s willfully ignorant. Fox News provided aid, comfort, voice and encouragement to America’s once (wisely) silent-moron demographic.

Now the dumb-and-dumbers out there not only believe the unbelievable, the unverifiable and the unreal, they believe it all with prideful swagger and aggressive pushiness. Arrogant ignorance is no longer an oxymoron — it’s a growing political movement.

Thinking Americans have been complicit in this since we don’t like making anyone feel uncomfortable by challenging their cherished beliefs. And the commercial media has taken moron-coddling to a new level. When was the last time you read a story in which the reporter aggressively challenged utter nonsense and provably untrue “facts?”

Instead of challenging these geysers of stupidity, the commercial media treats them as “balanced views.” Since when has stupidity and ignorance amounted to “balance?” The answer is, only recently. Well, not in 2011.

Morons beware. You will be challenged, and challenged publicly. My goal will be to embarrass every willful, strutting moron that makes the mistake of crossing my path, and continue after them until they retreat back to their comfort of their own kind and stay there.

When I’m done with them even our craven, value-vacant politicians will no longer give their kind the time of day.

And forget al Qaeda. If you want to fight terrorists who have already caused more damage to America than bin Laden could dream of, then tackle the terror of politically empowered ignorance that’s alive and well right here at home.

  1 comment for “Arrogant Ignorance — Your New Year may not be so happy

    January 4, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    When people form opinions based on ten-second (or three-word) sound bites on the ‘tube, or get all their “information” from their Blackberry, what might you expect? People are oh, so busy today trying to make a living and pretend to enjoy life and run all over creation — it’s really Hell trying to “do it all.” So where do we place blame? The ‘tube? No depth there; only the commercials count. More of the latter means less “news.” The handheld technology? This stuff does appeal to the narcissism in us, making us feel somehow “empowered,” “connected,” and important. There’s nothing like receiving a “call” or a text message on one’s new substitute for a Dick Tracy wrist watch, to give the “user” that feeling of “belonging.” Balderdash! And yet, politics can also be a lot like trhying to “belong.” Those who “manage” opinion and “guide” the media understand this, and political campaigns are conducted in the same way as those advertising campaigns urging us — no, TELLING us — that we WILL buy, and buy everything. And right now!!! Oh-oh; got to get back to work. Boss says 70 hours wasn’t enough this week. And I’ve got to pay for the credit card minimum I used to get this latest whizbang cell phone/chain saw/garden hose/hydraulic jack. So who’s got time to think?! Not us Americans! And so whom shall we blame for the Chicago fire? Mrs. O’Leary’s cow, or the idiot who left the lamp on an overturned bucket next to Bossy?

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