Stupid Fundamentalists; Obstinate Ignorance.

Stupid fundamentalist Protestants in Florida burn a Koran publicly because it’s their constitutional right. Stupid Muslims in New York, who say they are not fundamentalists, insist on their right to build a mosque near Ground Zero because it’s their constitutional right.

It all sounds very malicious and moronic but fair.

Speaking of morons, I catch a bit of the far-left show “Democracy Today” on the radio. Some guy whose name I did not catch sermonizes the West about the lack of clean water access for millions of people in the underdeveloped world. He intones that one week of the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would be enough to provide clean water wells to most of those who lack them.

The speaker does not seem to know the basic facts of life: In places like Afghanistan, in most of the underdeveloped world, if you give the government money to dig wells in the countryside, it ends up in Switzerland or on the French Riviera. The solution, of course is to entrust the money to NGOs (voluntary non-government organizations). Oops, NGO workers are targeted for assassination in places like Afghanistan! The assassins are the very people our military are trying to control. There are very mean people who are mean to their own people. Deuh!

Money is not the issue. If his figures are right (they might be), the costs, technical, constructions cost, of providing clean water to nearly everyone could be covered by voluntary subscription in the US and in a handful of other developed countries in one week. We are not selfish or stingy, you left-lib moron!

I keep wondering how an adult man can have the shamelessness to preach on the radio in full ignorance of such basic facts, of facts everyone can ascertain. Oh, well, the President does it all the time.

Obstinate ignorance and the insanity of the sane: Two topics that interest me endlessly. They tend to merge into each other.


About Jacques Delacroix

I am a sociologist, a short-story writer, and a blogger (Facts Matter and Notes On Liberty) in Santa Cruz, California.
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2 Responses to Stupid Fundamentalists; Obstinate Ignorance.

  1. Lawrence Marcus says:

    We have been fighting these fundamentalislamists in three wars for 9 years who have slaughtered other arabs, muslims, christians, jews in the name of there holy kuran and now our fearless leaders are cowering because they are afraid of a violent reaction against this country because of one minister who intends to burn either for real or symbolically one kuran in protest of the mass killings of American and other nationalities; because it is so stated in this kuran to wipe out the infidels, meaning non believers in the words of their Mohamed, one individual that lived centuries ago. Meanwhile American flags and Christian bibles, and let’s not forget about all of the Torahs, that have been burned or desecrated routinely by these same barbarians.
    I am conflicted. It is unamerican, unchristian, unjewish and uncivilization to burn any religious book. But these people are not civilized or they would not be killing thousands of people in the name of this Kuran, as they have been doing for centuries.
    I guess I have to hope that this single preacher makes his stand. Let all hell break loose! Let us see who the leaders are with real guts!

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