Voluntary Stupidity And Ignorance

This morning at work, I made a passing comment about the upcoming US elections to a kid that works in the factory. I think he is around 20. He started in on how both trump and Biden are bad. He said he liked trump and I asked him (laughing) “What GOOD has trump DONE?” The kid looked speechless for a moment then tried to talk about Biden.How Biden had not done anything good in his career. I told the kid I asked about trump not Biden. I told him that Biden is not and has never been president. He continued to avoid answering my question. He told me that he does not trust that “main stream media” and I WANTED to ask him where he gets his information from. I realized I would only get aggravated and changed the subject to work related. 

SIGH.

I often hear this crap about the “main stream media”. It is amusing to me because when I was growing up the major news networks and publications were trustworthy. There was some great investigative reporting. Reporters would go all over the world to report on something happening – not only in the UISA. The non-main stream stuff was often the hysterical tabloid conspiracy theory stuff that is now considered alternative news by so many and more trustworthy than the big news folks. Yeah, some kid sitting on his ass in his parents basement posting stuff he or she pulled out of their asses. 

My boss and I were talking about this. The decline of information and promotion of idiocy in the USA. He told me that a lot of history is NOT taught in schools these days (ok when kids went to schools). No WWII history and I am sure so much else is not taught. I recall learning basic history and then finding out from reading historian views what the REAL stuff was. Such as no the wild west was not a bunch of guys going around having gun fights and the USA did NOT win WWII all by itself. Yet I DID learn the BASICS. 

There seems to be an ignorance and stupidity by many in the USA now that is a CHOICE. Largely based on stupidity and ignorance. Trusting someone that just makes up shit instead of those that work hard to investigate and find what is truth.

Oh wait! The Mainstream media only tells lies! Yes of course! They invest millions in research and correspondents just to talk shit … like some kid doing youtube videos and living in his parents basement. Yeah I know: They all don’t. 

But instead of being INFORMATION BASED, so much of what people assimilate these days is EGO BASED. Either their own or someone else’s with all their secret knowledge. What I often tell people that believe in such shit is… “Sometimes a rock is just a damned rock”. 

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2 weeks ago

Wow. I understand what you are going through. I really do; a “friend” of mine plans on voting for that pig in office, too.

…Ugh…

2 weeks ago

@marqaroll The kid said he was not going to vote at all which is to me, worse. He was ABOVE that sort of thing. It reinforces the stupidity thing to me. For such people I want to say: If you are not going to vote shut the fuck up. I used to NOT vote and someone told me that and they were right. I voted last week. I have a brother that is a retired cop that hates my liberal guts and loves the idiot. I know some people of color that think Biden is just as bad as trump and I go…. “WHAT”? Biden was VP to a person of color… DUH! Things are fucked up these days.

2 weeks ago

I live in Trumpland so I understand. It’s quite frustrating. Mainstream media is the devil apparently and FoxNews is king. *shrug*

kat
2 weeks ago

I would never vote for the spreader in chief  . I voted all blue today!!!

2 weeks ago

Please excuse me for my ignorance but mainstream media is things like NBC and ABC and CNN? And the other ones is Fox news?

2 weeks ago

@jaythesmartone Yeah. Those networks that are big like CBC 😉 That inform but of course they are not telling the truth because Dufus on twitter or Elsewhere knows better having just had a 12 pack and a joint.

 

2 weeks ago

@jaythesmartone No ma’am.

 

2 weeks ago

@skobru

You think it’s weird or strange that “some” Americans have never heard of purely Canadian stuff like bacon and beer?

2 weeks ago

@jaythesmartone People often care about local stuff. Wherever they are in the world. I like Molson and Labatts sucks. I like bacon of all kinds. Just me. Americans in general are “Americentric” I think that goes with people in many countries. Some good folks in this country too. Like me.

2 weeks ago

@skobru

You are one of the better ones who has more then half a brain and can always see the other side of the coin….and you are very knowledgeable.

2 weeks ago

@jaythesmartone Thank you and I have noticed some on here that seem to be extremely rude mother fuckers in their comments. I suspect they are Americans 😉 Then again the internet adds courage with anonymity.

2 weeks ago

@jaythesmartone I think I have seen a block button on here. Got to figure out how to use it or just starts yelling at the cunts or just delete their crap 😉

 

2 weeks ago

@skobru

There is a delete button…if you go to your list of friends and they are on your list there is a remove friend option. or there is a garbage can at the end of the notes. Or ask the support workers…..

2 weeks ago

@jaythesmartone Ok got the delete thing. But no “FUCK YOU VERY MUCH!” button 😉

 

2 weeks ago

@skobru

I know…..If i can think of a real nice way to ask the support staff for something like that I will….