In less than one week, I’ve heard three ridiculously ignorant statements proudly proclaimed by the President of the U.S. that I simply cannot allow to slide by without uttering a comment.
You’ve probably heard the saying “You can’t fix stupid,” but here’s some news – you CAN fix ignorance.
Ignorance is laziness.
Ignorance can be eliminated by acquiring readily available knowledge. A person is ignorant because they choose to be ignorant.
One of the problems with ignorance is that it allows one to be gullible. Gullible minds accept everything at face value simply because they like or admire the person speaking. This can easily be remedied by acquiring critical thinking skills, but that’s a topic for another day.
Since a person willfully chooses to remain ignorant, I willfully choose to avoid having conversations with such people because, what is the point? It’s a waste of time to try to have a meaningful conversation with an ignorant person.
Here are the three ignorant falsehoods spoken by President Trump in the past week.
Idiotic claim Number 1
“When the wind stops blowing, that’s the end of your electric. And if it doesn’t blow you can forget about television for that night.”
This was repeated:
“I told the story at CPAC about the woman, she wants to watch television, and she says to her husband: ‘Is the wind blowing? I’d love to watch a show tonight, darling. The wind hasn’t blown for three days. I can’t watch television. Darling, please tell the wind to blow.’ No. Wind’s not so good.”
Here’s the truth about wind turbine power
“It’s like storing power in your cell phone, or the same thing is true of an electric vehicle,” Firestone explained in a phone interview with ABC News. “You charge it, you take the electricity and you store it.”
Idiotic claim Number Two.
“They say the noise causes cancer,” the president of the United States asserted.
Here’s the truth about wind turbines causing cancer
Wind turbines do not cause cancer, but coal does.
Wind turbines do not cause cancer. Some people blame the noise for causing a variety of other health ailments, but these charges have zero scientific validity. Cancer is not caused by noises of any kind.
Idiotic claim Number 3 – and this one takes the cake.
Trump claims his father was born in Germany. Now this is a particularly strange assertion, as it brings to light the reason his grandparents had to return to the U.S. – dodging the draft.
Trump’s father was born in New York, and there’s a birth certificate to prove it.
They arrived back in New York in early August, settling back in the Bronx in a neighborhood now divided by the Cross-Bronx Expressway. And it’s there that Fred Trump was born, according to official New York City records.
Personally, I am tired of having such ignorant statements spilling out of the mouth of a U. S. President.
It’s an embarrassment.
It has made us the laughing stock of the world.
Spewing falsehoods on a global scale can cause global conflict, which can put us in harm’s way.
Ignorance is laziness. Ergo we have a lazy president and it’s time we held him accountable for his ignorance.