Monday, January 13, 2020

Hello Snowflakes



Incapable of forming an independent opinion, those lacking in critical thinking skills allow others to manipulate their reality with specious claims and rhetoric that, they willingly accept at face value; my brother-from-another-mother has fallen into that trap.

Please forgive me for digressing but, there was a time when true knowledge was peer reviewed and written in books by scholarly individuals; these books still exist in libraries today but, the bulk of the population obtains its news and knowledge from the Internet, a medium that is open to anyone with a cell phone and one half of a brain. Disregarding the fact that we have made exponential progress in Technology, the addition of poorly educated masses to the mix has lowered the “Global Intelligence Quotient”.

One of my high school alumni is on a Social Media platform proselytizing and posting disinformation with regards to the upcoming elections in November of 2020; certainly, he has the rights to Freedom of Speech but, at the same time he opens his mouth or types content onto a page, he sets himself up for criticism and he is asked to defend his position; he cannot do it without gleaning the Internet for a quote to substantiate his position.

When confronted, he retreats and complains that he is being treated rudely and that the dialogue is uncivil. Well, in the era of tRumpism, all I can say is, “Buck-up Snowflake” because what we have here is a Frankenstein Monster of your own GOP creation; what used to be referred to as, “The American way” is now reviled world-over, our former allies can no longer depend on America for a stable foreign policy and, half of our citizenry is engaged in a cultural war with the other half.

It’s time for the country to reject tRumpism, the horse he rode in on and, the horse droppings that are now known as the Republican Party.