June 2, 2014

Filed under: Things I wish I'd said — Jared @ 1:49 pm

“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

March 2, 2014

Filed under: Things I wish I'd said — Jared @ 1:13 pm

“You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that He hates all the same people you hate.”

Anne Lamott

Filed under: Things I wish I'd said — Jared @ 12:27 pm

“I’d be curious as to why democracy is failing too, but for the fact that I live in a plutocracy where millionaire representatives pay for their campaigns with the donations of millionaire kleptocrats in exchange for a quid pro quo of mutual self protection.”

src:  Bunny Ultramod, mefi

September 12, 2013

The truth is out there

Filed under: Things I wish I'd said — Jared @ 12:12 pm

Comment of the day from a story about a 9/11 Truther:

A single foreign organisation has the proven capability to deliver *entirely undetected* billions of packages worldwide to hundreds of millions of building interiors, and all within a 24 hour period. Putting tens of thousands of fused explosives in a single building would take minutes at most, probably seconds.

The US military admits an organisation with this capability exists, even tracking them on occasion.

Rather than millions having to be “in on it”, only one man was responsible.

And a number of “helpers”.

And the reindeer of course.

April 29, 2013

Filed under: Things I wish I'd said — Jared @ 1:30 pm

Families, when a child is born
Want it to be intelligent.
I, through intelligence,
Having wrecked my whole life,
Only hope the baby will prove
Ignorant and stupid.
Then he will crown a tranquil life
By becoming a Cabinet Minister.

                                              – Su Tung-p’o