How Long O Lord?

“Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them. […] We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.”Karl Popper

I’ve heard little ducks fart underwater before.

When I was a kid growing up I heard that sentence more than once from my Grandfather who owned and operated a tavern. As he tended bar in that saloon for the latter decades of his life he had to listen to a lot of BS from long time rural customers and travelers on U.S. Highway 30 that ran though my hometown of 500 souls.

Guess I could say that as I got older whenever I encountered opinions I perceived as nonsense I’d remember little ducks farting under water. Or worse, when I started spouting off on things I had only passing experience with, I’d ask myself if I was farting under water again.

Nowadays, it seems the underwater farters are EVERYWHERE, think they know EVERYTHING and would not understand in the slightest the concepts of the Dunning-Kreuger effect:

the Dunning Kruger Effect.

The theory of this effect was developed by David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University. They found that this cognitive bias occurs when people fail to adequately assess their level of competence — or incompetence — at a task and consider themselves to be more competent than they actually are.

The theory is also commonly known as ‘Mount Stupid‘. According to the Urban Dictionary, Mount Stupid is ‘the place where you have enough knowledge of a subject to be vocal about it, without the wisdom to gather the full facts or read around the topic‘.

Kirstie Pursey,

Performance-based minds distrust intellectuals
I don’t write as often as Donald used to tweet cause he was always a bigger blabber mouth than me. Seems like blowhards here in rural America ain’t limited to the real hard-blowing wind that knocks out the electricity.

One thing for certain. The Donald and his Kindergarten puppets, the Prancing Preachers and their Kindergarten Congregations and are terrified of anyone listening to or reading all the things that are farted under water.

Only problem is that the Donald has gotten himself surrounded by hostiles and his George-Armstrong Custer posse of farting defenders are losing the fight and the war. Now Donald’s got it worse. He has more smart folks to deal with and signs of sneak-away from more and more members of his own party.
It does seem like the only supporters at this point are the mental midgets who talk for him in Congress and the press conferences.

All the lightweights are kind of funny sounding because they say it all in a high-falooting way that gives the hint that they know stuff. But then as they run on and on I am reminded of the loudest talkers at the tavern – you know the kind – they talk the most, say the least and want everybody to buy their drinks.

No sir, I don’t envy DONALD and all those intellectuals he’s got to deal with.
Dang smarty pantsers they are. Keep writing and asking questions Donald don’t wanna answer. I’m sure Donald has got answers, but like on TV last week, sometimes them answers just leave him. When that happens, all he needs to do is sit down real hard and the answer will bounce up from where he normally keeps it and land right in his mind.

Only one piece of advice Donald, try not to get that look on your face when you rant in public or on TV. It’s one huge poker TELL and broadcasts itself the more you speechify and rant.

If ya have to, get Mitcherly McComical, or them other Congressor Dumbos to stand up there with you. I hear that you’re more willing to be talkative if they’re there to help out. They can whisper to you out of the side of them jaws I see twisting when they’re scarifying us about Antifers fixing ta take away our insult rifles or whatever kind of gun that Charlton Heston’s cold white fingers wouldn’t let go of.

Author: Arthur Ruger

Married and in a wonderful relationship. Retired Social Worker, Veteran, writer, author, blogger, musician,. Lives in Coeur D' Alene, Idaho

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