Strange how some event which is a “wake-up call” leaves everyone sleeping just as soundly as ever.
After seventy-odd (and seventy odd) years of life I keep thinking I have seen and heard all the worst of human stupidity. But then I read something said by a woman in a red cap, or a crackpot fundamentalist (of any religion), or a loopy flat earther, or a mad-brained creationist, or a Dunning-Kruger climate change denier, or a lobster-potted Peterson follower, or an addled anti-vaxxer, and I realise there is absolutely no depth to which human stupidity cannot sink.
When the other species on the planet get together and compare notes I think they will all agree that Homo sapiens sapiens didn’t deserve Earth.
There is no idea
so extreme, so mad-brained,
so far removed from reality,
so damaging to human beings,
so damaging to the planet,
that someone, somewhere,
won’t accept it as
A runaway bus with your number on it, a heart attack, a crazed terrorist, a pot falling from a balcony, a cosmic ray hitting a cell nucleus. Will you make it home again from the supermarket?
I guess the argument against “political correctness” is that if you let people verbally abuse powerless groups in society they might be less likely to physically abuse them. Have I got that right?
YouTube comment threads are an embarrassing display of the ignorance of the world in the 21st century.
first democracy on to
Only function of
guns is killing people and