Saturday, August 12, 2017

Ignorance, 2017

When I was growing up, ignorance was not knowing State Capitals, or who the President was, or how to solve a quadratic equation.

It occurs to me, though, that the Left--and its many fellow travelers on the right, giving a more contemporary twist on the idea of pinko (we can't go to Purplite, can we? That would be awful)--has managed to define ignorance as disagreement with the dominant themes they are pushing. To think XY means we are dealing with a boy becomes, not stating the obviously scientifically true, but rather ignorance of the idea that gender is constructed.

To question global warming is to betray, not a skeptical, authentically scientific mindset, but ignorance. This, "knowledge" comes to equal conformity, and what used to pass for knowledge--that quaint artifact of hated whiteness called "science"--is equated not just with ignorance, but bigotry.

The whole thing is wholesale lunacy. It is a bag of cats.

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