Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Five kinds of stupid

Collect the whole set:
  1. sheer ignorance: Ignorance of critical facts about important events in the news, and ignorance of how our government functions and who's in charge.
  2. negligence: The disinclination to seek reliable sources of information about important news events.
  3. wooden-headedness: The inclination to believe what we want to believe regardless of the facts.
  4. shortsightedness: The support of public policies that are mutually contradictory, or contrary to the country's long-term interests.
  5. bone-headedness: The susceptibility to meaningless phrases, stereotypes, irrational biases, and simplistic diagnoses and solutions that play on our hopes and fears.
Which would help explain why during poll calls, when voters tell me that "energy & the environment" is their top concern this election cycle, they're voting a straight Republican ticket.

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