I didn’t know what you couldn’t do. I didn’t deliberately set out to invent anything. It just seemed to me, ‘Why not?’ There is a great gift that ignorance has to bring to anything, you know. That was the gift I brought to [Citizen] Kane… ignorance.
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge’.
I wish I knew. I wish there was a cure for painful, reveled ignorance. I wish I knew a way to reason with the unreasonable. I wish some people didn’t yearn to return to a time or value system that never actually existed. I wish I could cure ignorance, but the truth of the matter is that some people just prefer it.
Barrett sums up the dispute over Planned Parenthood rather perfectly above. Also, following up on his post was this wonderful exaggeration.
Arizona Senator deliberately overestimates (aka: lies about) Planned Parenthood abortions by 3000% on Senate floor.