Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Non-ignoramuses unite!

You have nothing to lose but Marco Rubio's brains, such as they are. The theory is that if the Republicans just nominate a Latino for president, it won't matter what their policies are or whether the rest of their candidates go around bewailing the threatened surrender of Anglo-Saxon civilization to the brown hordes, they'll finally get Latinos to vote for them.

Alas, having spent 15 years working for a Latino community based organization, I can tell you from long, intense personal observation that people whose heritage is from the predominantly Spanish speaking countries of the Americas are not typically ignorant idiots, unlike the Senator from Florida:

The senator, who has recently created buzz about a potential presidential run in 2016, said that he is not qualified to answer how old the Earth is, calling the question a "dispute among theologians."

"I'm not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that's a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States," he told GQ Magazine. "I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I'm not a scientist. I don't think I'm qualified to answer a question like that."

Note that he is even stupider than might appear at first glance. He explicitly says that the dispute is among theologians, not between theologians and people who actually know something and have arguments to make based on evidence; and he thinks that the age of the earth and the age of the universe are the same question.

Here's a dispute for the theologians. Which is stupider, Marco Rubio or a blastocyst? Either way, they're both human infants, right?


lidia said...

Regarding ignorance

cervantes wrote "clearly the Hamas leadership knew full well that this would be the consequence of continuing to launch rockets into Israel"
Does ceravntes know that
1) Zionists had been murdering Palestinians in Gaza long before there was Hamas.
2) Zionists are murdering Palestinians on the WB, when there is no rackets. Zionists murder non-violent protesters, or just jail them by kangaroo "military courts", murder children, steal Palestinian land and demolish their homes, expel Palestinians from Palestine. All this, one more time, WITHOUT any rackets, just because they are Zionists. Both army and colonial settler do it.
3) The only thing Palestinians could do to please Zionists is to VANISH. Anything else, just being alive in Palestine means they are fair game to Zionists -the elderly, children, women, no matter.
4)if you want to know what Palestinians think about it, see here, for ex.

I wish you more non-ignorance

Cervantes said...

I am well aware of all of the above. None of it in any way contradicts what I wrote at Informed Comment.

You are, by the way, very overly broad. There are many factions and shades of Zionism, although certainly the current Israeli government is as you suggest bent on long-term political extermination of the Palestinians. My point is, Hamas is only helping them.

BTW Rashid Khalidi, among others, agrees with me.

lidia said...

Thank you for answering.

I see that you are all for Zionist colonial project being preserved (your next post). You are citing Fath agreeing to it, as if Abu Mazen were not a mere puppet of Zionists and USA. When he tried to denounce his right of return, he was condemned by Palestinians, but prized by Zionists. I guess you like him for it too.

Then, you are citing as authority Rashid Khalidi,who already in 2008 said that he now believes that "armed struggle" should cease for the time being because it is counter productive (what was "productive"? The "peace process"?. BDS is, but it is still has a long way to go). Who named him a rep of all Palestinians in this case? Of course, he gave an interview to Zionist Haarez, so he must be "good".

The uprising in Warsow ghetto had even less chance to success than Gaza resistance, yet I bet you would not said that they should had known that their armed struggle would bring such answer from Nazis.

In short, I see that you are a "left"-Zionist, so I would not even ask you WHICH Israeli government was not hell-bent on ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. And I meant all of them even before 1948. Of course, some of them used different methods, like Oslo shameful sham.

And rest assured that Zionist colony will meet the same fate as every other colony -from "French" Algeria to Rhodesia, your opinion of " many factions and shades of Zionism" being anything else than the same colonizers and ethnic cleansers, notwithstanding

Cervantes said...

You obviously cannot read.