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Smart People Live in Georgia

Sometimes I just beam with joy that I lived in the intellectual capital of the world, Atlanta, Georgia USA. A place where it’s okay to ban Olympic volleyball on the grounds that there may be some of them contagious homosexual players; a place where we skipped the chapters on Africa, Asia, and South America so that we could take the required “Georgia History” course; a state where legislators debate whether or not the Jews conspired to lead us all into believing that the earth rotates around the sun. I’m so proud to be a part of all of this. Meanwhile, we are getting our economic asses handed to us by India and China (on the continent we decided to skip); massive genocide is occurring on another continent that we couldn’t identify without someone pointing it out to us; South Americans are becoming a majority social and economic power in America and we don’t have a clue about their culture … but, golly, we know where Stone Mountain is.

I pick on Georgia because it’s just a shinning example of the current state of education in America. Conservative Christians want to teach that the Earth is a few thousand years old and that Adam and Eve rode to church on dinosaurs. Now, the brilliant Representative from Georgia, Ben Bridges (R) has blown the cover off the biggest conspiracy of all time. According to Bridges, “Indisputable evidence — long hidden but now available to everyone — demonstrates conclusively that so-called ‘secular evolution science’ is the Big-Bang 15-billion-year alternate ‘creation scenario’ of the Pharisee Religion,” reads the letter that went out under Bridges’ name. “This scenario is derived concept-for-concept from Rabbinic writings in the mystic ‘holy book’ Kabbala dating back at least two millennia.”

Capitol Annex has the full Earth Doesn’t Move Memo here. The proposed legislation in GA can be found here and the attachments and addendum. It’s hard for me to comprehend that people actually believe this. It’s as if their brains stopped developing after they were 2 years old. That’s the only explanation I can come up with. These same people think that if we build a wall around our country we will be able to keep out people that look and think differently than us. We wouldn’t want to learn a new language, think critically about important scientific and social issues, or be able to identify anything on a world map other than the closest WalMart.

There was a great interview on the Colbert Report a few weeks ago with another of Georgia’s finest, Representative Lynn Westmoreland (R). He recommended hanging the Ten Commandments in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate because it was an important part of America. In fact, it’s so important that when asked to recite them he said, “You mean all of them? Um… Don’t murder. Don’t lie. Don’t steal Um… I can’t name them all.” Then, when asked how we could balance the budget he recommended getting rid of the Department of Education. It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. A video of the whole interview is available here.

Have people always been this stupid? Is it at all time, new low or am I just coming to some consciousness about it. It seems that the collective IQ dropped about 100 points since the beginning of the new millennium. Luckily, if American children aren’t educated in math and science, children in other countries will be. While they are creating new medical and engineering breakthroughs, American home-school children will be learning that the Earth is flat and that you don’t need medicine as long as you pray really hard. They will all laugh together when talking about a time in American history when people actually believed that the universe was older than 6,000 years old. Ha! Ha! Those silly old fools – everyone knows the Jews Devil put fossils on the Earth just to trick us. Hey, come on. Let’s go see the laser show at Stone Mountain!

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.” – Sinclair Lewis

Comments (6):

  1. Anthony

    March 23, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    This is amazing. I read the legislature on this and it calls for a “mandate that only factual science — observable, repeatable, testable science–shall be taught in tax-supported education”. This could be the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

    People wonder why our country continues to fall behind in education. We let bafoons like Ben Bridges make decisions that are not aimed at helping educate our children but rather to get back at his political opponents. Well played.

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  2. surreal2u

    March 25, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    The influence of a politician is no longer dictated by their moral imperative but by the organizations lining their pockets and incumbency. Therefore, ignorance is the not the fault they suffer from.

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  3. surreal2u

    March 25, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Sorry, correction. It is suppose to read,’…not the only fault they suffer from.’

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  4. flow

    March 28, 2007 at 10:36 am

    this is the problem with USA!! You don’t mind what other people think!

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  5. Shelley

    April 7, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Thinking that the earth formed from a big bang is ludicrous. It would be akin to putting dice, cardboard, and some plastic men into a box, shaking it vigorously and expecting to find a game when you open it back up. To *think* we originated from a pile of muck that evolved is insulting. I do not deny that evolution within a species exist, but they started somewhere originally.

    The biggest difference in us and you is that we don’t make fun of you, call you names or care that you think differently than we do.

    Blessings

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  6. Matthew

    April 7, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Shelley, it’s rare that I receive visits from true believers, so thank you. How about addressing the issues I’ve raised though. These are the people that are elected officials representing Christianity in Georgia.

    1. Ban Olympic volleyball because of sexual orientation
    2. Representative from Georgia, Ben Bridges believes that evolution is a Pharisee Religion and that the Earth does not move
    3. Representative Lynn Westmoreland could not name the 10 commandments (they are that important!)

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