Friday, April 24, 2020

The Dangers of Normalizing Ignorance

Not gonna lie, when I saw Trump say this during his press conference, I wasn't even going to talk about it. "Trump says something ignorant" is hardly news. It's our normal state, at this point.


And of course everyone on Twitter and FB was already screaming and building memes, so it's not like Trump's ignorant ranting needed more commentary.

But then I saw that people on the Right were defending the statement.

"Inject disinfectant," Trump says, and the Far-Right finds a way to defend it.

At no time did Trump actually propose injecting patients with disinfectant; he deferred to “medical doctors” to figure out how to apply Dr. Bryant’s research.

I mean, who are you going to believe, these boot-lickers or your lying eyes?

This is what happens, obviously, when you accept authority blindly -- when you are trained to do that from childhood, and punished for asking questions and raising objections.

It's also what happens when you lack the ability to discern a credible source from a piece of propaganda.

And that's how we end up with fifty thousand Americans dead -- at least, and so far.

UPDATE: Oh my God

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