When people discuss a policy, a political issue or a candidate their arguments can take the form of claims which they believe to be true, or it may consist of any lie or phony argument that they think will score them points.
A person who makes arguments based on ideas or facts that they believe to be true or valid is intellectually honest. An honest advocate.
Someone who makes arguments they know to be lies or fallacious or deceptive is intellectually dishonest. A dishonest partisan.
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What This Column Is About
On June 22, 2021 I published the below-referenced column that said that communism could never work well because its principles of altruism and sharing the wealth were in conflict with common, shared human instincts and proclivities — “human nature.”
Today’s column is about how shared human instincts and proclivities are in conflict with anarchism in its…
This is my rant about spoiled, entitled, selfish, greedy, self-centered, inconsiderate people whose attitude is, “I have a right to do whatever I want no matter how much it harms or endangers others. To hell with them.”
Who are these people?
Selfish & Greedy But Not Illegal
A few days ago I had to merge into an approach lane to the freeway that was also the exit lane for cars leaving the freeway.
Since this was a single lane both for cars getting off and cars getting on, vehicles need to…
My Columns Urging People To Get Vaccinated
I’ve written several columns, listed below, that are critical of people who refuse to get vaccinated. Those columns’ implied message was:
“Hey, don’t be stupid. Get vaccinated!”
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The Risk From NOT Being Vaccinated Vs. The Risk From Getting The Vaccine 5,000 to 1. The Risk of Getting Very Sick from Being UNvaccinated Is about 5,000 Times Greater than the Risk of Getting Very Sick from The Vaccine
Many employers think they are entitled to a pool of starvation-wage workers.
When that pool got shallow in the 1960s, American executives pivoted from a policy of bringing cheap, foreign labor to the job to bringing the job to cheap, foreign labor.
Now that the market is forcing an increase in wages, employers are demanding some kind of action to keep wages low rather than see them increase in response to a fictitious “labor shortage.”
European Nobility Built Its Wealth On The Backs Of Peasants
In the centuries prior to…
Here Are The Numbers
Where do those numbers come from? You can Google the stats and check them out yourself.
Infections, Hospitalizations & Death Numbers
More than 115,500,000 Americans have gotten infected with Covid. Of that number about 608,000 have died and about 5,964,000 have been hospitalized.
Percentage Of Infected People Hospitalized & Killed
That means that 608,000/115,500,000 or about .53% of infected people died from Covid and about 5,964,000/115,500,000 or 5.16% of those infected became seriously ill from Covid and about 5.7% …
Well, it didn’t take long.
On July 13, 2021 I published this column about stupid people who choose to risk getting COVID rather than getting vaccinated: Intelligent People Who Choose To Do Stupid Things Are Stupid People. Those who choose to believe the lies that COVID is a fake disease have chosen to be stupid people
Preferring To Get Pneumonia AGAIN Than Be Vaccinated
On July 21, 2021 CBS News published a story about Louisiana resident and proud Republican, Scott Roe, hospitalized with COVID and pneumonia, who said that if he had it to do all over again he would…
People have spent a good deal of time analyzing the demographics of the individuals who voted for Trump and who voted for Biden.
I decided to take a look at the qualities of the states that were the biggest Trump strongholds (Big Trump States) and states that were the home to the biggest percentages of Biden supporters (Big Biden States) to see if there were characteristics shared by the states in each camp.
The Big Trump & The Big Biden States
I’ve listed the top sixteen states that went for each…
My last column was about stupid people:
After reading it, a world-famous-scientist friend of mine told me:
“Dave, the big problem is that stupid people don’t know it [that they’re stupid] because of their condition. In the past morons and idiots were not a real problem. …
Way back in September 2013 I published a column titled: “What Is A Smart Person? Why Do Smart People Sometimes Say & Do Stupid Things?”
Lately, I’ve been thinking about writing a related column, What Is A Stupid Person?
An intelligent person believing something based on evidence or logic is making an intellectual choice to be smart.
An intelligent person choosing to believe a lie contradicted by evidence or logic is making an emotional choice to be stupid.
Someone whose intellectual ability to see the truth is overruled by their emotional…