My ignorance is better than your expertise.’
‘My lack of information trumps your encyclopedic knowledge.’
Hence, the MAGA disdain for education.
Critical thinking? Feggetabodit. Go with your gut. If a primal emotion is triggered, then that’s what we imprint. Needles bad! Vaccine Bad! Fauci BAD!
“My inability to grasp basic facts of the real world is the truth that I live by.” My dumb is better than your smarts.
An indignant and cretinous woman at a public hearing on June 8th, tried to testify to Ohio Republican lawmakers, that she had been ‘magnetized’ by the COVID vaccine. She claimed that she had just learned this new ‘truth’ over lunch. She then proceeded to demonstrate her newly gotten magnetic qualities. She placed a small metal object (a key?) on her nervously perspiring chest. The object adhered to her skin for a moment. This is a trick learned by children and demonstrated by adults at drunken parties. This woman, though, offered the sticky nature of human skin in warm conditions as ‘PROOF’ that she had been harmed by the vaccine; she had been magnetized!
The late night shows had a field day with her hysterical query to the room; “Any questions?”
‘Actually, quite a few…’ was a typical retort.
Questions such as; ‘What planet are you from?’ and ‘Did you sleep through all of your school years?’
(It would also be very tempting to ask how being magnetized caused harm and was undesirable. Sounds more like a low-level super power.)
Magnet Girl’s nonsense was preceded by testimony from Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, an Ohio osteopath who wrote a book called ‘Saying No to Vaccines.’ Dr Tenpenny (I flash on Dickens every time) claimed that the vaccines made you magnetic because there was a ‘metal’ in the serum.
She stated (ahem…): “I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures all over the internet of people who’ve had these shots, and now they’re magnetized. They can put a key on their forehead, it sticks. They can put spoons and forks all over them, and they can stick. Because now we think that there’s a metal piece to that.”
To be clear, this is utter and absolute rubbish. Also, clearly, Dr Tenpenny and I go to very different parties.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had to address this preposterous non-issue on its website because they’d gotten so many questions on this bunkum: “COVID-19 vaccines do not contain ingredients that can produce an electromagnetic field…”
The plague is not COVID-19 and its variants. The plague is brain-deadedness. Stay safe. Get your jabs.