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LINK Intolerant Liberals?

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” ― Isaac Asimov​

Jellifish1 5 May 2

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What a great article! The most recent example of Right Wing double standards is all the hand wringing and teeth nashing over the comedy presentation at the Correspondents Dinner and a comment about Sarah Huckabees eye shadow, which was not the actual punch line of the joke. Those making the most noise are voters and supporters of a man that mocked a disabled reporter, called a female primary opponent ugly, makes fun of people's stature, perspiration, family connection and none of it in a comedic way, in a comedy venue. The Right finds this kind of evil humor from their president perfectly acceptable.


Yeah, I dated a guy (how?? I don't even know anymore, tbh) who was seriously sore and salty about "elitist" liberals. Our first major fight came out of my saying that I didn't have time for people who insist upon persisting in their ignorance, don't fact-check, aren't open to learning new information, etc.--and his taking exception to that position.

I once gave him the above quote--and he defended the legitimicy of ignorance! I should have broken it off with him right then. After that fiasco of "open-mindedness" and "acceptance", I will never trust myself to date again.

Well they do say that ignorance is bliss...? lol It sounds like he used it to justify being an asshole.


Liberals do tend to be intolerant of ignorance, irrationality, distortion, half-truths, and outright lies and propaganda -- as all educated people should be! Those are the enemies of democracy, tolerance, and widsom.

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