Three Stupid Statements

Which of the three following statements is the more stupid: “The world is flat, not round”, “Leave means leave”, or “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people”. All three are pretty damn moronic if you ask me, yet the fact that such inane comments are now heard with such regularity surely says something about the state of affairs the world is now in. All three betray a blatant disregard for the evidence right in front of you; all three show a contempt for authority, an attitude of “I know best no matter what”. It is a narrow-minded, right wing rejection of the advice of academics, simply because it came from academics. Such attitudes lead to both Trump and Brexit, and probably also brought about Johnson. What worries me is, such attitudes seem to be becoming more and more popular.

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