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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Beyond Snark at This Point; Trumpistas Ed.

Yesterday, Independence Day, NPR began tweeting the Declaration of Independence.

Trump supporters began losing their shit.


deadstick said...

Stupid is as stupid does.
-Forrest Gump

CenterPuke88 said...

Summarizes the Donnie position on various policies...respond to the very last comment, without context or thought, or a reading of previous statements.

B said...

Since I don't Tweet/Twitter/whatever, How do you know they were Trump followers?

I plead ignorance here. How does one know?

w3ski said...

"The stupid, it Burns". Although, the words as written do seem to apply to the 'Cheetolini'.
Overall it isn't so amazing, after all a portion of our Country elected and still supports this moron to begin with.

bmq215 said...

B, a twitter account is basically just a chronological list of "tweets" (AKA posts) and "retweets" (AKA shares and/or comments on posts from others). So as long as someone tweets/retweets about politics it's pretty easy to get a sense of their general alignment. Just imagine if someone could scroll through a list of your comments on this blog. Do you think they could make an accurate guess as to which side of the Hillary-Trump spectrum you fall on?

Sometimes it's even easier as there's a spot for an static blurb on one side. The blurb for user @DeplorableJJ, who responded to one of NPR's Declaration tweets with "Are you drunk? Your silly tweets make your state of mind questionable.", reads "Retired educated woman, #Trump, Proud of Iraqi veteran daughter who is protecting the rights of liberals to sit in safe places. I ignore and block stupid people".

There's no need to have an account to browse through someone's twitter feed, so go ahead and take a look.

dinthebeast said...

I would have hoped that more folks recognized the declaration of independence on the fourth of July, but perhaps I'm an optimist.
Still, it's not a document I would have guessed would be caught up in what Driftglass calls "strategic forgettery." Except that all of that stuff about it being one's duty to throw off tyrannical government probably plays a lot better with these particular folks when there's a Democrat in the White House.

-Doug in Oakland

B said...

BMQ: Thank you.

I find it sad that anyone educated in our country can't recognize the DoI.

But I guess that since they've gotten rid of civics classes for the last 30 years or so in public school, it is not surprising.

CenterPuke88 said...

I just read a few lines to my 5th grader (public schools) and her friend, they recognized it. Particular lines may be difficult, a minute to look at before and after gives context and recognition.

Comrade Misfit said...

Of all the days to not recognize quotes from the Declaration of Independence! That, alone, should have been a good smack of the Clue Bat.

bmq215 said...

B, they may have changed the name but in my experience (from within the last 20 years) the information is very much still there. I have vivid memories of sitting in 7th grade "American History" and going over the DoI and Constitution at length. I believe we even took turns reciting parts of it and definitely had various sorts of interpretation-based homework assignments during those weeks. May very well have gone over it earlier too, but that's my strongest memory (probably in no small part due to the enormous crush I had on the girl who sat in front of me...)

I've found that education is a little like sanity: those who doubt theirs the least are often the most likely to be found lacking.