Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Apropos of nothing particularly relevant to this blog, I offer this image to brighten your day. It came from this Tumblr.
I used to do a lot of writing about politics and social issues, on my old blog, “Brother Kenya’s Paradigm,” but the more I immersed myself in that world the more frustrated I got with it. Just the other day, Paul Krugman wrote about how the two parties are now diametric opposites, which means that the country is divided into two completely different camps on the matter of — reality. That’s right: in today’s political world you really can believe what you want to believe, and millions of people are on your side no matter what you believe.
The vaccination issue is only one among many. Because a bunch of people believe that the measles vaccine causes autism, it’s okay to act on that belief (even though it’s demonstrably false) and retain legitimacy. Or the one that gets me is evolution. If you don’t accept it (even thought it’s demonstrably true), you get to keep it out of science textbooks in red states like Texas.
Maybe a Batman poster would help, where he says, “Yeah, we’re the descendents of monkeys. Get over it!”
In any event, I don’t write about politics and social issues anymore because my blood pressure can’t hack it. I did like the Captain America PSA, though. Someone’s still fighting for truth and justice!