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  •  Everyone needs to "call the stupid out" as it is (3+ / 0-)
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    Amber6541, thomask, Ishmaelbychoice

    not just those stupid and/or pandering TP/GOP politicians responsible. It is a lazy and unchallenged segment of our population that can get by being ignorant as a bag of slugs. This quote from Krugman's piece sums it up:

    One side believes, at least in principle, in letting its policy views be shaped by facts; the other believes in suppressing the facts if they contradict its fixed beliefs.
    That is not the politicians. It is the people that will vote for them.

    Whenever these sluggish minds try to impose their benighted worldview on the general public, as in education, it is up to those on the reality based world to stand up. Yeah, it has consequences. I've had neighbors and acquaintances, in later years e-mail correspondents, go hostile after attempts to lead them into a fact based view and then "undermining" them by hitting the holes in their "tooth fairy" beliefs. I think that is necessary because, though many if not most will never be shaken, some have come around.

    Personally I am very tolerant of race, culture, sexual orientation and such—including relatively harmless religious belief. The one point of extreme intolerance is willful ignorance and particularly any attempt to enforce that ignorance upon the rest of us. I think it is necessary to treat those efforts with real "prejudice" or our future is doomed.

    The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

    by pelagicray on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:36:56 AM PST

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