Quote of the day—Claire Wolfe

Sometimes it’s excruciating, listening to the rhetoric of gun grabbers. The combination of self-righteousness and sheer bloody ignorance is like fingernails on the blackboard of the mind.

Claire Wolfe
August 2013 issue of S.W.A.T. Magazine
[H/T to Tamara K. for the Tweet.

I take minor exception to this. If the gun grabbers were teenagers it would be cute to see and hear them act almost grown up but with a heaping dose of ignorance. As political servants charged with protecting, and having taken an oath to protect, our rights they are insubordinate. As mental cases they are sad examples of a mind lost to grief or inherent mental defect.

It’s only as adults without positions of power do they come across as blustering fools as Wolfe describes.—Joe]

10 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Claire Wolfe

  1. I came across an interesting thing on this yesterday, via the Vox Populi site article here: http://iqpersonalitygenius.blogspot.ch/2013/07/dishonesty-reduces-applied-intelligence.html , Vox’s post on it here: http://www.voxday.blogspot.com/2013/07/why-rabbits-cant-think-straight.html )
    The basic thesis is that frequent lying alters the brain structure, just like any repetitive learning program, and eventually it alters it enough that it reduces the ability to think clearly and logically. It literally not only makes you dumber, but it also makes you struggle to even follow a logical argument, let alone make one. I.e., being steeped in this stuff DOES give you crap-for-brains.

    • I think I can provide a living case study of brain structure altered by frequent lying reducing the ability to think clearly and logically all packaged up in my ex-husband.

  2. I was a lefty at heart as a young man. I hung out with leftists, in high school of course, and in college and later in the university culture. I partied with university students, graduate students and professors. I attended their official events and I visited professors in their homes and had conversations over drinks. I did seminars in their halls. In short; I know the mindset from the inside, as I was fully immersed in it for many years.

    If you were to demonstrate knowledge of the sort that would indicate an intimacy with “those other people’s ways”, say farming for example, or the gun culture, you would be LOOKED DOWN UPON in some way. In other words, “We Who Are Above Such Things” and look down upon those things, ARE NOT ASHAMED OF OUR FUNCTIONAL IGNORANCE of those things and so we’re willing to make that ignorance known AS A DEOMONSTRATION OF OUR DETACHMENT from those dirty things.

    It’s similar to the mindset of royalty wherein they might grow their fingernails to ridiculous length as a demonstration that they never need do any work. It is a badge of superiority to them. And thus maybe we begin to understand the American left’s fascination with, and apparent adoration of, royalty.

    Few among the left/elite will come right out and say this stuff of course. It’s something of a masquerade. At a masquerade you don’t ask who is who – you just go along with it and enjoy the wonderful costumes, disguises and pretenses, otherwise you spoil the party.

    In short; Claire Wolfe and the rest of us are party poopers, and what do you do with party poopers? You kick them out of course. It’s not fair that they be allowed to linger.

  3. For me, their ignorance is the most grating. I can handle the arrogance, but their profound lack of even basic knowledge on things on which they legislate is just unforgivable. It is like asking me to write legislation on how NASA should build a lunar colony and support system. It is beyond my skill set and knowledge base and I would have to defer to experts for advice.

    Not so for them! They feel free to make legislation that sounds good on paper, but is divorced from reality with predictable negative outcomes. I have sent letters and resources to many legislators to correct this, but they plow forward mindlessly. It is like being an idiot is a qualification for being a representative or a senator.

    • Their arrogance is a direct result of their ignorance. If you remember that, it makes more sense in a twisted kind of way.

      • Or the other way around. A number of them are intentionally ignorant and proud of that fact. They will tell you so, explicitly.

        Then there are those who are not ignorant but evil. And while the saying reminds us “never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained as ignorance” nevertheless there are some whose actions are so far out of line that only malice will do. Schumer and Bloomberg are examples that come to mind.

        • Not quite sure how someone could be proud of their ignorance. Makes no sense to me. What would be an appropriate snappy comeback to someone that says that in so many words? “glad you are not a doctor” or “yeah, by five-year-old is the same way.” But it would ideally be something that would hopefully make them pause and realize just how ludicrous and insane such an attitude is. Hard to break through mental armor that thick, though.

          • True. As R.A.H. said, “the difference between ignorance and stupidity is that ignorance is curable” — but that is only valid for unintentional ignorance.

          • Rolf; I explained that above. It goes to the “trust cue” concept that Joe has mentioned before. If you have intimate knowledge of x it makes you at least suspect of being “one of THOSE PEOPLE”. Since I have no intimate knowledge of x then I am obviously not “one of those people” and so you can trust me. See?

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