Friday, November 25, 2016
I have taken some flack, and rightly so, when I have blogged about people being poorly educated. I did not mean it condescendingly.
There is no one right view, and we don't have to all agree.
I did not have the opportunity to go to college until I was 42, and I was not poorly educated. I had a good basic education coming out of high school, and I paid attention and learned from life experiences. College definitely did not make any smarter, but it did give me the opportunity to explore subjects I had no prior knowledge of - it broadened my horizons.
A person can attend four, six or even eight years of college and if they deny climate change and believe in Noah's Ark, they are poorly educated.
The people I have referred to as the poorly educated are the ones that are fact free: people that relinquish their logical reasoning to follow, unquestioningly, charismatic con men spouting a mixture of truths, half truths and outright ridiculous lies. They never question. They repeat talking points without having any idea of the meaning. They use phrases like Make America Great Again and We want our freedom back, but when ask to explain, they are at a loss.
Perhaps ignorant of facts would be a better phrase than poorly educated. If I have offended, I apologize.