A Small Island of Colossal Ignorance
Ok, Hank Johnson is the guy who replaced the completely unhinged Cynthia McKinney in the U.S. Congress, and that is a good thing. However, the above video denotes a complete ignorance of a kind rarely exhibited on the national scale.
Coming from a Party that regularly criticizes the Tea Party for being ignorant morons, I dare say that few Tea Party members would assume that an island will actually “capsize” as Representative Johnson theorizes.
Note that he also goes into Global Warming as a basis for his “theory” and is met with amusement by the military man he is questioning. These are the sort of things you might muse upon with a small group of friends as ignorant as yourself, but never talk about in public, much less on the floor of Congress.
I remember a similar situation while attending a class in college, with a young man claiming that he thought that oil extraction would lead to the world eventually collapsing because it became “empty”. He had a series of drawings that he projected for all of us to see, and if you knew little, you might actually have said he had a point. Except that he had zero data to prove his hypothesis. And even then it seemed ridiculous, and the instructor politely prodded him on the basis for his assertions. He came up blank, of course.
One can see why so many believe in Global Warming. They leave it to members of the Scientific community to be truthful, not be swayed by their peers or the temptation of large grants. They expect members of Congress to actually be smart enough to do what is right for our country, aside from Politics. But Politics drives such drivel, as does money.
I am constantly amused by members of the other side who dare to actually debate members of the Tea Party but do not understand the basis for their own points. They refuse to admit that our Govt is going broke, despite the fact that Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid ARE running out of money. They argue, not on facts, but because they wish their points to be true. And when confronted with the actual errors in what they are saying, they go into denial.
The moral of this story is to read and educate yourself. Prove your assertions and accept when you are wrong. Only by constantly debating your beliefs can you come to truth.