I feel the need to drop a little truth on y’all. So buckle up…I’m about to be politically incorrect.
We don’t need to take America back. No one stole it. It’s right here…you’re sitting in it. Chillax.
Mexico isn’t going to pay for the wall and we’re not going to deport millions of people and break up families. If you think either one is a good idea, you’re not smart and probably not a person I want to hang out with.
We don’t live in a democracy. Technically we are a Federal Republic. But in reality we are ruled by an oligarchy. If you don’t know what that is, look it up. Reading will do you good. You probably need to do more of it.
FoxNews, CNN, and MSNBC have an agenda and are not “fair and balanced” or in any way unbiased. I’ll reiterate…read more. Read newspapers (even online ones). Read lots of opinions and sources and then (stay with me here), THINK! Form your own opinion based on as many facts as your can brain can tolerate.
Speaking of facts…there actually is a difference between facts, opinions, and propaganda. You should learn the difference. (Another opportunity to show off your mad reading skills.)
Science is real. We know things because of science. Don’t be afraid of it. You have an iPhone and Facebook because of science. It’s your friend.
Global warming or “climate change” as the cool kids call it IS REAL. Anyone who tells you it’s not real is not a smart person and probably should not be dressing themselves or caring for children.
Racism exists. And you are probably a little racist and should work on that. Seriously.
American Christians are not under attack. We are not being persecuted. We wield so much power in this country that politicians pretend to be Christian just so we will vote for them. No one is trying to take your bible away from you. The gay people are not destroying our families—we don’t need any help from them, thank you. We do a fine job of that by ourselves. So stop saying we are persecuted. You sound stupid.
Poor people need help. If you’re not helping them but complaining about how the government helps them with your money you are not a nice person.
Be nice to the people who teach your children. Don’t send them nasty emails or yell at them. Their job is 10,000 times harder than your stupid job. You are not a professional educator so just shut your mouth and be thankful someone is willing to teach your offspring.
You don’t know what Common Core is. You think you do, but you don’t unless you’re a teacher. So stop complaining about math problem memes on Facebook. You can’t do the math anyway.
ISIS is not an existential threat to the United States. We do not need to rebuild our military. Our military is the strongest, scariest, most badass killing machine the world has ever seen. So stop being afraid and stop letting politicians and pundits scare you.
Guns do in fact kill people. That’s what they are designed to do. If you feel you need a gun to protect yourself in America, you are probably living in the wrong neighborhood and should move before you go out and buy a gun. There are like a billion places to live where you won’t need a gun, or even need to lock your front door.
If you do own a gun, then make sure you know how to use it really, really, really well. Seriously…get some training because you still don’t know how to record stuff with your DVR. Go to the gun range and shoot the thing a lot. Learn how to clean it properly and be able to disassemble it and reassemble it with your eyes closed. It’s a freaking gun and it deserves that level of care, proficiency and respect. And for God’s sake, keep it locked up and away from your kids.
If you are even a little bit crazy, sad, or pissed off…you shouldn’t have a gun. And the Founding Fathers would totally agree with me.
Stop being suspicious of American Muslims. I guarantee the guy sitting next to you in the cubicle at work is probably more of a threat to you than any Muslim. He has to listen to your uninformed ranting day after day and has probably already imagined very colorful and creative ways to end you.
Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and all the rest are ENTERTAINERS! Stop getting your opinions from them. (Here’s where that reading thing can really be an advantage.)
Stop sharing Facebook memes that tell me to share or else Jesus won’t bless me with a laundry basket full of cash. That’s not how prayer works. And I don’t want money delivered (even from God) in a laundry basket. Nobody ever washes those things out and they just keep putting nasty dirty clothes in them. Yuck!
We are the United States of America and we can afford to house every homeless veteran, feed every child, and take in every refugee and still have money left over for Starbucks and a bucket of KFC.
Unless you can trace your family line back to someone who made deerskin pants look stylish and could field dress a buffalo, you are a descendent of an immigrant. Please stop saying that immigrants are ruining our country. Such comments are like a giant verbal burrito stuffed with historical ignorance, latent racism, and xenophobia all wrapped in a fascist tortilla.
That’s all for now. I feel better.
April 22, 2016 at 10:50 pm
Naive and disgustingly self-righteous. Change the title to ‘Dropping some CRAP’. Hopefully you’ll grow up someday and have some real opinions. Until then why don’t you take your own advice and keep studying – and keep your OWN ‘stupid’ mouth shut!
April 22, 2016 at 10:51 pm
Another true patriot!
May 15, 2016 at 11:35 pm
You didn’t say what she wanted to hear. That made you a threat to her propagandized mind.
June 13, 2016 at 10:28 am
Their idea of a patriot is Donald J Drumpf. ‘Nuff said?
June 14, 2016 at 8:45 pm
Read this the other day. Today I wish I had written it. Well done.
August 17, 2016 at 7:15 pm
Thanks for identifying another Trump voter for us. 😊
June 1, 2016 at 8:45 am
This article was written with morons like YOU in mind. Please grow up or at least don’t reproduce. One thing America does NOT need are more douche bags.
June 1, 2016 at 9:13 am
Too late. Got 4 kids and they all think like me. Run and hide!
June 1, 2016 at 4:14 pm
I think it was written with morons like YOU in mind. Everything that needs to be said, said well
June 1, 2016 at 4:16 pm
I think it was written with morons like YOU in mind Robin. It is everything that needs to be said said well.
June 1, 2016 at 4:17 pm
Clearly it was written with Morons like YOU in mind Robin. It says everything that needs to be said and says it well.
June 4, 2016 at 2:39 am
Gee, Anne. Which part did you disagree with?
June 4, 2016 at 11:39 am
I don’t think she liked it.
June 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm
I bet you’re a lot of fun at parties Anne.
June 7, 2016 at 6:26 pm
They literally have to hide the lampshades. 😉
June 20, 2016 at 8:09 pm
sez, “Faceful of facts a little tough for you to take? The only thing I’d add is that at nearly 58, I have heard the Good News about accepting Jesus as my personal savior. I have. I have good hearing, critical thinking skills, and a sense of responsibility that prevents me from substituting a continuous asking of forgiveness, to accepting PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for my transgressions, and just use my highly honed sense of right and wrong in my decision process. There is nothing wrong with the values I was taught. In the meantime you are a perfect example of what the author is talking about. I personally throw my hat in with his. He’s right, the Flying Spaghetti Monster reigns supreme over all of us. So stop ringing my doorbell dressed like an FBI agent! “
June 4, 2016 at 12:50 pm
Incredibly well said. Excellent!!!
June 4, 2016 at 12:59 pm
June 4, 2016 at 6:33 pm
Very well said! Most of them are correct. However, a critical thinking will reveal theses:
“Science is real. We know things because of science. Don’t be afraid of it. You have an iPhone and Facebook because of science.”
iPhone and Facebook are part of engineering. There is a heaven and hell difference between science and engineering. Math and physics are all wrong. Here is one example to illustrate the point: Newton’s first law – an object will continue in motion in a straight line with a constant velocity. Have you ever seen such an object on earth or in space? No, never. Newton assumed isolated environment, which is impossible in nature and engineering. For more examples check out the free book https://theoryofsouls.wordpress.com/
“Poor people need help. If you’re not helping them but complaining about how the government helps them with your money you are not a nice person.”
Poor is created by the rich. You cannot become rich without making me poor. There is no win-win situation. Win-win violates the laws of nature. It is always win-lose. In every win-win case, if you look carefully, you will always find a third part who will be the loser. Our economy is like a bar magnet. The strength of the north pole (richness) is same as the strength of the south pole (poverty). Unless you remove money, poverty cannot be eliminated. Create money-less (MLE) economy. Take a look at the MLE chapter in the above book.
June 6, 2016 at 8:01 am
” An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction *unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.*”
He most assuredly did not assume an isolated environment. That was the last part of the law. Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it’s wrong.
June 6, 2016 at 8:38 am
For: trevel ON: June 6, 2016 at 8:01 am
You are absolutely correct to point out the assumption that Newton has made : *unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.*
But have you seen such a place on earth or in space where that assumption holds? Or in other words is there a point on earth or in space where there is no unbalanced force? Isn’t gravity everywhere?
June 6, 2016 at 9:29 am
If Pres Obama says that gravity works, Faux “news” will say “No, it doesn’t!”
June 13, 2016 at 10:34 am
Science is the foundation upon which Engineering rests. Engineering is a subset of science, as is physics, medicine, etc. Please don’t be a moron.
June 13, 2016 at 9:45 pm
There is a heaven and hell difference between science and engineering. (1) Math and physics are based on real numbers. Real numbers are false, because they are not objects of nature. How can you create something true using something that is false, like real numbers? You cannot. Engineering uses objects of nature. Engineering automatically rejects all theories of science, and that is why our engineering is so unreliable and pollutes. (2) Science is based on assumptions. Nature and engineering cannot accept any assumptions. I have already given the example of falsity of Newton’s first law in my first comment. There are many examples in the first chapter on truth in the book at https://theoryofsouls.wordpress.com/
Science is not the foundation of engineering. (3) None of the following famous people of USA, pioneers of our modern society, can be considered formally educated – Bill Gates (software), Steve Jobs (software and hardware), Wright Brothers (Airplane), Benjamin Franklin (business man, engineer, politician, revolutionary), Graham Bell (electrical communication), Thomas Edison (electrical power) etc. So science and not even the education is necessary to produce engineering products.
June 13, 2016 at 11:34 am
Sorry, can’t reply to your reply (below), so just be aware I am taking your comment below into consideration:
What makes Newton’s laws so remarkable is that, no, you do NOT see what he is describing in nature. He is imagining imagining laws of motion as they would work in a completely isolated environment. He is imagining the “perfect” behavior of an object if it were uninfluenced by outside forces. As the joke goes, this is not a “flaw” it is a “feature”.
If you go into deep space, as far as you can get from gravitational influences, you will in fact see that an object will continue moving at a constant velocity and in a constant direction UNTIL it comes into the influence of a gravitational field.
The fact that he could imagine and formulate hypothesis (sp plural?) about behavior in a perfect void, when no such place exists in reality, makes his contribution even more visionary and brilliant.
June 22, 2016 at 8:08 pm
For: Robert Lemieux On June 13, 2016 at 11:34 am
“behavior in a perfect void, when no such place exists in reality, makes his contribution even more visionary and brilliant.” How can something be so unreal and yet can be so brilliant?
A subject that cannot help in engineering, help the society at large has no value. A subject that does not reveal the truth has similarly no value for the progress of humanity.
June 14, 2016 at 12:53 am
OMG I don’t believe you are trying to argue that Newton’s first law is “wrong” because it doesn’t happen “in the real world”! His law is describing how objects WOULD behave in an abstract environment if they were unaffected by gravity and friction. From this abstract understanding of how an object WOULD behave we can then observe THIS is how gravity will affect motion, THIS is how drag and friction will affect it. All the more remarkable because he is describing, while living in the “real” world, what the natural inclination of an object in motion (or at rest) would be BEFORE you start adding factors like gravity and friction, air drag, etc.
Or do you imagine when Newton threw an apple up in the air he expected it to keep rising at a constant velocity and direction until it disappeared into the heavens?
June 14, 2016 at 1:31 am
Laws of nature are the only truth. Everything else is false.
There is a difference between approximation and assumptions. When 10 forces are working, and we consider only one force then it is an approximation. When we say no forces are working then it is an assumption. Newton made assumptions. All of math and physics are based on assumptions and therefore all of them are wrong. Einstein (SR) and Heisenberg (QM) are thus all wrong.
“From this abstract understanding of how an object WOULD behave we can then observe THIS is how gravity will affect motion..” – you are creating your theory. But I am talking about the theory that Newton has created. As I have said, you cannot create anything true using something false like real numbers.
June 14, 2016 at 10:16 am
I have no idea what you are saying…
June 14, 2016 at 1:50 pm
For – LaMonte M. Fowler on June 14, 2016 at 10:16 am
You wrote –“ I have no idea what you are saying…” The idea is – before we discuss about truth – we should define truth.
(1) Laws of nature are the only truth. (2) These laws are defined or created by the objects of nature and their characteristics. (3) Nature always demonstrates its laws.
Thus truth is unique and universal. That means what is true on earth must be true on mars. What is true in USA must be true in China also. Similarly what was true million years back will be true now and will remain true million years from now in future.
Item (3) also indicates that the truth must be learnt by observing the nature, just like Galileo did. We cannot create truth by doing some math sitting in our homes or offices and declare our results as truth. Truth must be observed. Since Newton (classical physics), Einstein (relativity theory), Heisenberg (quantum mechanics) did not observe nature, their results cannot be true. They only did math, using real numbers, which are not objects of nature.
For more details and examples take a look at the first chapter https://theoryofsouls.wordpress.com/
June 14, 2016 at 5:56 pm
Some are born without the humor gene or the ability to see shades of gray, only black and white.
June 14, 2016 at 6:34 pm
For :Bergerhoo ON June 14, 2016 at 5:56 pm
“Some are born without the … ability to see shades of gray, only black and white.”
Give me an example where truth has shades of gray.
June 14, 2016 at 6:51 pm
This is too easy. I can see the sky as being blue, someone colorblind may see it as gray. If we lived only in a world of absolutes we would both be right…and wrong. Instead we enter a world of shades of gray.
Palestinians have lived on their lands for thousands of years and believe God has bequeathed it to them. Israelis believe they are Gods chosen and the land is theirs.
Water is liquid. Unless it is frozen. Or heated to steam. Or evaporated into clouds.
You can’t say water is both frozen and wet. What’s the truth? Both? Then we’re talking gray.
Muslims believe they follow the true path of God, and so do Christians. Both are religions of love, yet both have fanatic segments which kill in the name of their God.
A person could continue writing lists with examples from many segments of life and the world, and throughout history.
June 14, 2016 at 10:42 pm
For Bergerhoo on June 14, 2016 at 6:51 pm
Money is not an object of nature, therefore money is false, free, and abundant at its source, which is the central bank. You cannot create anything true using something false like money. Therefore the entire society is wrong or false; there is no truth anywhere in our present time of history. That is so, because everything in our society is controlled by money and money power.
Items like, God, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Palestine, Israel, etc. are all wrong or false things, and products of money and money power. NWO will fix some of them, but money will still be there and keep things false. We must remove money and create money-less economy (MLE) to reveal the truth to everybody.
Destiny is a law of nature. All objects of the universe are continuously and simultaneously interactive with each other. These interactions create the global destiny or global plan for the universe. Our individual destiny is derived from this global destiny. Destiny can be precisely predicted by any high level yogi, moment by moment, and even long term.
Some people will live 100 years some will die after 20 years are part of destiny law. Someone will be color blind is also a part of destiny. The very fact that the society is wrong is also part of destiny, and was predicted long time back in literature.
All objects of the universe have different characteristics, and these characteristics continuously change with time, together they create the laws of nature. Water not only has three states, it also has different tastes depending on the place of its origin. These are not shades of truth. Moment by moment truth changes, but always remains true, and predictable.
June 5, 2016 at 5:07 pm
Just read and shared this on Facebook Outstanding Full of truth common sense and I laughed out loud three times (God knows–really does–that we all need a laugh) Thank you for writing it and putting it out there. I usually stay away from posting anything remotely political hate getting my Facebook page all jammed up with comments most of which I have to delete–my Grand kids see my page; but what you stated was too important not to share. Sad truth is you are probably preaching to the choir but the choir needs a spokesman Thanks
June 5, 2016 at 5:14 pm
Thanks so much for your kind words. I’m glad it spoke to you. Peace!
June 5, 2016 at 7:28 pm
You are my new favorite person of the day. Sharing this far and wide
June 6, 2016 at 9:32 am
Thanks for telling it like it is. It is time to take pride in being educated so that you can actually use your brain to think for yourself and form your own opinions, based upon facts. Too many are too dumb to see the forest for the trees in what is going on around them these days.
June 6, 2016 at 11:11 am
My only problem with this article are the parts where you equate being “stupid” or of low intelligence with being evil or immoral. I think the mentally handicapped would disagree. Other than that, very well said.
June 13, 2016 at 10:38 am
I missed that. I read the whole thing. Which is the offending paragraph?
June 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm
I have read this so many times today and it still is not old! I shared this on Facebook so others can be instilled with your awesome words. I am in the middle of my PhD right now so it has been pounded into my head the importance of finding unbiased and credible sources to support all facts. With that being said, I laughed uncontrollably every time you reinforced the need to actually read. I usually just shake my head and move on when I see all of the Facebook post fueled by propaganda. I can always spot this type of person because they are the ones calling everyone else “sheeple” while rambling on about the newest and most popular conspiracy theory like it is the only truth in life. lol
June 10, 2016 at 9:56 am
Thank you…..well said!
June 10, 2016 at 6:58 pm
Please come to my family reunion.
June 10, 2016 at 7:35 pm
What’s on the menu?
June 11, 2016 at 6:41 pm
My son Justice posted your rant in progress today and I found it to be so hilariously refreshing that I signed up to follow your blog. Thank you so very much.
June 11, 2016 at 7:05 pm
June 12, 2016 at 1:39 pm
I agree with what you wrote, but I suggest you edit to add that Rachel Maddow and evening political commentators on the left are also “entertainers,” too. In order to form an educated opinion, we independents needed to read, listen, and discuss it from all angles.
June 13, 2016 at 10:41 am
Right. I have a feeling he would not disagree. He did allude to their propaganda:
“FoxNews, CNN, and MSNBC have an agenda and are not “fair and balanced” or in any way unbiased.”
June 13, 2016 at 1:07 pm
From the same individual who wrote as a prayer “Help us to shut up when we have nothing true, kind, helpful, or edifying to say.”
Obviously, he didn’t mean that when he wrote it. If he’ll admit he didn’t live up to his own prayer and repent of his sin (unless he’s a hypocrite and believes the lie that what he wrote was ” true, kind, helpful, or edifying to say,” which all signs point to that being the case), there may yet be hope. If not, he’ll go on believing the lies he tells himself, until one day it’s too late, and he has eternity to contemplate the consequences of why he isn’t where he thought he’d end up.
June 13, 2016 at 3:26 pm
Satire. Look it up. It might help you be a little less judgmental.
June 15, 2016 at 8:38 am
“Their job is 10,000 times harder than your stupid job.” – opinion, not truth
“you are probably living in the wrong neighborhood and should move before you go out and buy a gun” – opinion, not truth
“you still don’t know how to record stuff with your DVR” – not opinion and not truth
” I guarantee the guy sitting next to you in the cubicle at work is probably more of a threat to you than any Muslim” – opinion/assumption, not truth
“you shouldn’t have a gun. And the Founding Fathers would totally agree with me.” – opinion, not truth
June 18, 2016 at 1:11 pm
Dropping the bomb!!!! I originally saw this via a Huff Post page but I had to find the original. As a WP blogger, I like to drive traffic where it’s due. Such truths are needed in this fearmongering society we live in today that drives hate not love toward others. Preach and blog with your soul!
November 5, 2016 at 7:22 am
You are my hero. Hands down. I couldn’t have said it all any better myself. *applause*
November 23, 2016 at 1:36 am
Hilariously condescending and narcissistic.
Recent events would suggest you have been mugged by reality hahaha
January 1, 2017 at 5:32 pm
Of course we are all immigrants from that first cave in Africa!–Saying that means absolutely nothing. It has no significance in any argument about anything. It only means that the person saying it, is not educated in any historical context.
January 2, 2017 at 10:40 am
This O.F. loved the Fowler piece as a positive note to begin my day -and our New Year. I’d like to add emphasis to the plea for critical thinking. To paraphrase an old admonition, “we are what we consume”, and that’s as true for our choices in news and information as it is for our choices in nutrition. In that regard we live in perilous times indeed, where our pop media is controlled by a handful of corporatist oligarchs. They keep us in a state of dazed confusion, chasing a blizzard of mere symptoms, rather than illuminating the true, ROOT CAUSES for our social disease.
It falls upon us, Dear Citizen, to make the extra effort to seek and discriminate the healthy, truthful sources from the unhealthy and deceitful corporatist sources -and to share our discoveries broadly. The tremendous gravity of the issues facing Humanity today is truly unprecedented, demanding the very best each of us has to offer. Thanks for your time.
February 3, 2017 at 9:54 pm
THANK YOU! Some things that really need to be said. One little complaint: instead of “American Muslim” it should just say Muslim. Putting it that way makes it sound like only American Muslims are cool people. I happen to know for a fact that Canadian Muslims are pretty cool, and I’m sure lots of Muslims in other countries are too.
March 13, 2017 at 4:54 pm
Just saw this posting on HuffPo and love it! Perused your site and subscribed.
I’m married to another Chicago guy, though we’re “vintage” now and living in Florida. Must be something in the air there that makes (at least some of) you Chigagoans this wonderful combo of articulate, realistic, analytical, humane in your intentions and actions, and acerbic when warranted against both the inane and inhumane wherever you encounter it.
All the best to you!
March 13, 2017 at 5:02 pm
Thanks for the kind words!
May 15, 2017 at 11:55 am
When TNR came out in support of the Nicaraguan Contras in the early ’80s, I knew that my beloved magazine had gone over to the dark side. It was a sad day for America. I ha8;1&#v2n7et spent a nickel on the magazine since.
March 19, 2017 at 6:19 pm
Typical liberal…vintage Huffington (Com) Post.
March 19, 2017 at 6:20 pm
May 22, 2019 at 1:34 pm
Feb 2016: “ISIS is not an existential threat to the United States.” “I guarantee the guy sitting next to you in the cubicle at work is probably more of a threat to you than any Muslim.” – Fowler
June 2016: A batshit crazy Muslim pledged to ISIS kills over four dozen people and injures many more at a gay club
I thought I’d comment on how hundreds of people have died just in the two weeks since Ramadan started this year, then I thought why not throw back? lolol This post did not take long to age very, very poorly.