SHALLOW – IS THAT SORT OF LIKE STUPID? – Marilyn Armstrong

SHALLOW? 

Like wading in shallow water, we have a country full of shallow people. They watch “the news” and believe that it’s all lies because the orange-skinned what’s-his-face says so. As a woman whose husband was a television news reporter for more than 40 years, I’d like to point out that my husband did not haul his tired ass out of bed every morning before the sun rose so he could get up and fabricate lies.

That’s not how the news has EVER worked. But that is how propaganda works and propaganda is what you are believing.

Nor was he ever told to tell lies. He was occasionally asked to omit something when it happened to involve a sponsor, but he didn’t listen anyway. Garry is a truth teller.

And his friends? The other reporters, photographers, directors, and producers?

They told the truth, too.

Fact.

Reporters are not liars. They work their asses off trying to spread the truth to you dunderheads who are too shallow to listen.

Fact.

The news is as true as the people who research and write it can possibly make it. Do they make occasional mistakes? Yes, but they correct themselves and apologize. They don’t erase the truth about a president. They couldn’t do that even if they wanted to.

There are facts in evidence. There is tape. There are written and filmed speeches. Trump called everything he doesn’t like, a lie. HE is a liar. A living, breathing lie from top to bottom. Anyone who believes his bullshit is shallow and probably not very bright, either.

Fact.

The news IS the truth and if you are too shallow to believe reality, you are going to live with something you like even less than what you think you are already living. We are on a razor-thin edge between what we used to think of as freedom and a real dictatorship. If we haven’t already crossed over that line. I’m not sure we haven’t. Time will tell us soon enough.

Fact.

If you refuse to see or believe the truth, democracy, and your world is going down the tubes. You will live to see the horrors you have wrought. I’m old and frankly, I’m grateful I won’t be around to see it. I feel sorry for my granddaughter and those who come after her, though. This is not what I wanted for her or anyone.

It will be a terrible world. It’s already bad, but it will get worse. And you — all of you thick-headed, non-reading, no-research jerks — are doing it to all of us.

Dave Granlund / politicalcartoons.com

Shallow people are stupid. I don’t mean they have a “low IQ.” I mean they are too shallow, lazy, selfish, and foolish to learn the truth. It’s so much easier to believe bullshit, isn’t it? You don’t have to read anything. You don’t need to do any research. You don’t really need to know anything. You can just roll along, believing whatever some idiot tells you. That’s how we got where we are and that’s how we keep rolling down that hill until we are one of those shithole countries Trump was talking about.

By being shallow and stupid.

FOWC with Fandango — Shallow

20 thoughts on “SHALLOW – IS THAT SORT OF LIKE STUPID? – Marilyn Armstrong”

    1. I think shallow people are more than anything, lazy. If you won’t do any of the work involved in learning, then you become stupid. When you don’t read, don’t research, never check anything out to find out what’s really going on, that’s shallow. And that’s why propaganda works so well. It’s easier to believe it than fight against it. We have a mentally challenged country and maybe we are getting what we really deserve.

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    1. I think half of them are Russian bots. Yes, it’s a lot and I have never heard from most of them. Sometimes, when I’m really in the mood, I go in and delete a few hundred who are obviously fake. Usually, it’s pointless to bother. But about half of them are REALLY followers. The rest? Who knows?

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  1. And you — all of you thick-headed, non-reading, no-research jerks — are doing it to all of us. …. and that, dear reader, is the problem – THEY DO NOT READ…..
    Sad, true, terrible truth – Thank you for standing up again and again for all the people who do their job without fail even when all they convey are ‘fake news’ in the eyes of those too blind to see, too lazy to read, too stupid to think….

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    1. What really galls me are how so many people who used to have a modicum of intelligence manage to fall for this crap. They are smart enough to figure out what the truth is, but they are too lazy to bother. They also don’t vote, but they sure do complain about whoever gets voted FOR.

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      1. My son has several friends who never bother to vote. Either they think their vote ultimately won’t count (especially Democrats living in a Red state and vice versa) because the Electoral College is winner take all, or they don’t see much difference between the candidates. There are a lot of intelligent, liberal people out there who aren’t voting. We need to rally the troops and get the vote out for the 2018 midterms!!

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    1. I would say they live in a fantasy world of gullible naivete and magical thinking. When I read about people in small towns in Alabama, for example, it’s scary the weird stuff they believe. But those beliefs are what led them to Trump.

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  2. I think that for the shallow ones news has been overtaken by the cult of personality. Their opinions are formed by the news commentator, not the facts. It’s all “Andrew Bolt” (conservative commentator) said this ” or “Kochie” said that on Sunrise. As most of our media is part of the Murdoch empire you can imagine. I just want to hear the news, this happened and this person said or did this without the opinions thrown in.

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    1. Basically, they listen and believe. They COULD check to see if what they are hearing is true. The facts exist. They don’t look, they don’t check. They don’t CARE whether or not it’s true. And if they don’t care, then they are doomed and quite probably, so are the rest of us.

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  3. This should be on the front page of a few national newspapers. Why are there so many dunderheads? Why do people follow Trump like followers of a Cult? How stupid are they to be brainwashed by his lies?
    There is another superb piece of writing I came across, also this morning, from Gordon C Stewart. You may have seen it already: https://gordoncstewart.com/2018/07/25/ancient-wisdom-on-the-art-of- deception/
    The Psalmist knew a thing or two!

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    1. I recently read a rather long article pointing out that it really isn’t brainwashing. People make bad decisions and find it hard to get out of the situation in which they got themselves — but nobody brainwashed anyone. They just made stupid choices.

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