Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The right to be stupid
And the winner for my favourite headline so far 2013 is from the Toronto Sun.
Americans have the 'right to be stupid': John Kerry
"Americans have the right to believe what they want, even if it's contrary to scientific, religious or other mainstream schools of thought"
The issue here Mr Kerry (Honorable Kerry? Secretary of State Kerry? John boy?) is that your nation is known for the stupid.Its like you have a patent on it. You elected George W Bush...TWICE!
I think there comes a time when you need to address that what people are believing comes from ignorance. That you have created an atmosphere where people sue school districts because their children are being taught yoga. That's right. Yoga. Because its inherently religious...as opposed to being, oh, I don't know...exercise? Relaxing? A way to get kids moving in a nation where childhood obesity has reached epidemic level?
Yup...you've got the right to be stupid...and you're certainly exercising that right as much as you can.