It is safe to say that Christopher Hitchens was right, “Partisanship makes you stupid.” This current level of “stupidification” has given us new ways to name the “other:” “Libtard,” “Antifatard,” “Foxtard,” “Magatard,” “Q-tard.”
Sadly, the “tardation” is most apparent in that evidence-free realm where we find: Jewish space lasers; comparing face-covering mandates to what Jewish people experienced in Nazi Germany; chickens that gobble up Arizona election ballots and then are incinerated; claims that Jan. 6 was a normal, peaceful day of tourism at the Capitol (pooping on the Capitol floor was normal?); that COVID-19 vaccine makes you magnetic; and where the election was stolen.
We also learned that not only does partisanship make people stupid, it makes some elected people cowardly. Voting down a bipartisan commission to investigate the insurrection was exactly what George Washington warned us about in his 1796 Farewell Address – placing party loyalty over loyalty to country.
Every day the stupidity reaches levels we think can’t be topped, but when a Q-tard who doesn’t know how to pronounce Myanmar asks a retired three-star general why we can’t be like Myanmar and replace an administration by way of a military coup – and nobody bashes him in his witless noggin with a copy of the Constitution – the country should know it has a serious stupid problem.