Truth is not subjective! Truth is based on facts. Period. Fact: the sugar bowl on my kitchen counter is in the shape of a strawberry. That is not disputable by any reasonable mind who has ever seen my sugar bowl … or a strawberry.
97% – 98% of all climate scientists worldwide support the consensus on human-caused climate change, and yet there are people who will tell you it’s all a hoax. A HOAX??? For some, it is a matter only of ignorance, for they do not understand the difference between climate and weather. For others, it is a matter of Terminal Stupidity for they believe what their favourite politicians tell them despite all the facts to the contrary. Those favourite politicians take their marching orders from the heads of such companies as Exxon Mobil (oil company) and Murray Energy (coal company) because those are the CEOs that are lining the politicians’ pockets. As of 2020, 88% of Democrats believe that climate change presents a major threat, while only 31% of Republicans believe it. The facts are there for all to see … melting icecaps, rising sea levels, rising temperatures, prolonged droughts, more severe and frequent tropical storms, and more. How can anybody deny the science here?
And speaking of science, conspiracy theories and lies abound in Republican circles about the coronavirus pandemic and the vaccine. Even though it is a fact that more than 600,000 people have died in the U.S. alone and 3.5 million have died worldwide as a result of the coronavirus, there are still those who thumb their nose, refuse to wear a mask, and are refusing the vaccine, saying it infringes on their ‘right’. And yes, once again, the majority of those are Republicans. A poll taken last month shows that 45% of Republicans say they will not be vaccinated. One of the leading Republican conspiracy theories making the rounds is that the coronavirus pandemic is a cover for a plan to implant trackable microchips via the vaccine, and that the Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is behind it. This one ranks right up there with the Pizzagate conspiracy theory that claimed Hillary Clinton was running a sex trafficking ring in the basement of a pizza parlour. That one almost got people killed … the vaccine refusal will absolutely get people killed, perhaps innocent (not Republican) people.
And then there is that Big Lie that says the former one-term, twice-impeached guy actually won the election for president in 2020, despite the fact that not one single shred of evidence exists to support that lie. In fact, every bit of evidence proves that President Biden won the election by more than 7 million votes! And, if you want to talk about election facts, that former guy was never the legitimate president of the United States, for he LOST the 2016 election by nearly 3 million votes! But, due to a little thing known as the Electoral College and gerrymandering, that really boils down to racist cheating, he was allowed access to the Oval Office and spent four years there tearing down instead of building up. A national poll conducted just last week shows that fully 53% of Republicans still believe that the former guy is the “true president” now. 61% of Republicans believe the election was “stolen” from the former guy. My jaw drops every time I see these figures … how in the Sam Hell can anybody be so bloomin’ stupid???
For more than four years, I have made every effort not to paint Republicans with a broad brush, not to lump them all in together, and not to label them, but I can no longer continue that effort. Every single thing I am seeing today tells me two things: Republican politicians are as corrupt as they come, they would rather rob us of our rights than lose their power; and the majority of Republican voters are just plain ignorant, not bothering to dig a bit for a few facts, but instead content to believe everything they hear on Fox ‘News’ and out of the mouths of such blathering idiots as Margie Taylor Greene, Kevin McCarthy, Ted Cruz, and others. They say that ‘ignorance is bliss’ … and it may well be for the ignorant, but their bliss is quite literally killing the rest of us. Sorry, Republicans, but respect is earned and you have lost my respect by your ignorance, by the danger you are putting us all in with your ignorance. If you want respect, get up off your arses and educate yourselves, try studying a few facts, and using your brain. Earn that respect.