Okay, you’re right: they’re just stupid

I have this ongoing argument with a cyberfriend: Americans—Unfortunate or Stupid?  My friend says too many red state and/or conservative Americans are just stupid.  I’ve always argued back about economics, education, stress, and other situational factors.

Well, after watching this video, I’ve got to change my vote to stupid.

via Good as You and SlangTV


3 Responses

  1. Wow. Makes you proud to be an American, don’t it.

    I think the fundamental (so to speak) problem here is that there really is no rational argument against gay marriage. The real reason the right wing hates the idea of gay marriage is that they think gays are icky and bad. But they can’t say that, so they trump up the bullshit argument that gay marriage somehow undermines straight marriage, or that it’s harmful to kids.

  2. Well, first, there are plenty of folks getting away with taking the “gays are icky and bad” approach.

    Ad second, there’s no rational reason to be a Christian or believe the Bible either. If what you say is right (and it may be, I don’t know) then my guess would be the homophobia thing is a subset of the larger issue?

    I think a lot of is simply compliantly swallowing what’s spoonfed to them by the larger dominant culture and Faux television. It’s easier than thinking. But when they have to connect the dots and/or justify their ‘beliefs’, things fall apart because they’ve probably never examined it (or much of anything else) too deeply.

    Setting the gay-hate aside, I’d like to see these folks explain their religious faith and the Christian belief system. It would probably be just as scary and/or retarded.

  3. psss– I LOVE it when the blonde dude paraphrases the “we’re here” chant:

    “We’re queer…we’re proud of it… and and and and we’re HERE!”

    yeah, Einstein, like your kids won’t be emotionally scarred because you are a reactionary, inarticulate, half wit.

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