Ali A. Rizvi has an excellent piece up at THP on the anti-intellectual faction that seems to be dominating the Teabaggers.
By painting educated, well-earning, science-embracing, articulate, introspective, intellectual citizens as un-American, the Republican party has built an entire base made up of those who not only don't possess these attributes, but enthusiastically abhor those who do. Not only are these factions now split along lines of educational achievement, socioeconomic status, and cultural and religious values, but most significantly, along an "intellectual divide".
The entire article is worth a read. This is something that’s been increasingly irking me for the last decade. I mean, it’s one thing to be ignorant – a state of being with which I am more than a little familiar. But it’s another thing entirely to wear that ignorance like a badge of honor. I mean, these are the kids that sat in the back of class throwing spitballs at each other and now they’re on the precipice of public office.
The latest inanity, of course, comes from FOXNews wingnuts gleefully pointing to a snowstorm as somehow debunking mountains of data showing a steady rise in global mean temperatures. Because, you know … it’s snowing. And, er , it can’t snow when it’s, ya know, warming out.
On a totally unrelated note, I ate eggs this morning. That means that I will eat eggs every morning. And THAT means that EVERYONE will too. Mu-ha-ahahah!!!
Oh, an for my dear friends outside the United States, check out this link to find out how to view the above clip.