When stupid became a valid viewpoint
Tuesday July 28th 2009, 9:49 am


image: Ali Rahimi, Ben Recht, Jason Taylor, Noah Vawter
MIT, 2005

Historians of the future will one day mine deeply buried seams of compacted factoids, blogger blather, twits’ tweets and 24-hour cable news coprolites in search of the date when unsubstantiable idiocy pulled straight out of one’s ass (if not outright fraud and deception) mutated into considered opposition opinion worthy of standing up on the world stage against verifiable fact, in pursuit of the 21st century definition of ‘balance.’

Birfers, moon hoaxers, 9/11 truthers, teabaggers, drug warriors, racists who wouldn’t recognise racism if it jumped up and bit them on the ass who declare others to be racists, holocaust deniers, cryptobigots, climate change skeptics who somehow got elected to public office, HHOax scammers, quitters quitting for the greater good and many more denizens of their own realities all get a bite of your attention span at the moment.

Why?

Not because these nongs know anything, but they’d sure like to let you know that they know something you don’t, whether it’s got a skerrick of factual basis or not- and when they can register a domain name for under ten bucks, you can bet they will.

Here’s the latest conspiracy theory, this one’s all mine AND I’ve got my own website with a blog with which to tell you all about it: Walter Cronkite really didn’t die at age 92 from any so-called ‘cerebral vascular disease’ (as if a moon-hoax-believing, Fux Noise addicted birfer would know what ‘cerebral’ means). Walt actually died of disgust and sheer embarrassment at what passes for news and journalism in 2009.

In 1969, Buzz Aldrin had the right stuff. In 2002, Buzz had the right response to stupid.

-weez


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