[ExI] Sunday Creationist

Darin Sunley dsunley at gmail.com
Tue Jul 23 16:40:42 UTC 2019

One person getting upset at your post, no, of course not. That would be
ridiculous. But 200 million "flyover country" folk getting tired of 100+
years of urban media culture that holds them in naked contempt, of which
your repost of that comic is an enthusiasticly complicit drop in the
tsunami? Yeah, that just might do it. And I would personally rather that
didn't happen. I like having stocked grocery stores.

We need them a lot more than they need us. And they have started to figure
that out.

Assuming no singularity, someone will still be farming central Kansas ten
thousand years from now. There is no such guarantee that any major city
will exist, anywhere. In the long run, they win. And rightly so.

When the cities hate the farmers, the cities will lose. Even going full
Stalin on them only staves off the inevitable.

"Lock her up" terrifies you? Where the heck do you think it's coming from??
Rural voters who noticed that the Democrat candidate for President held
them in naked contempt and expected them to vote for her anyways. You wanna
stop that from happening? It's real easy. You, and about a hundred million
more like you, just need to get out of the habit of sneering at "rednecks"
for fun.

Frankly, I'm not optimistic.

On Tue, Jul 23, 2019, 3:30 AM John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 8:39 PM Darin Sunley <dsunley at gmail.com> wrote:
> *> I dunno. Opening a conversation with the people who grow your food with
>> "Hurr durr! The things you think are stupid and you're an evil hypocrite
>> for thinking them" just doesn't seem helpful. *
> If I were a politician in a red flyover state trying to get re-elected my
> statement would not be helpful but fortunately I am not in that line of
> work and thus am not required to, as St. Paul said in  2 Corinthians
> 11:19:
> "*Suffer fools gladly*"
> *> Or wise. *
> I don't often quote Jesus but I will this time, it's from John 8:32:
> *“the truth will set you free”*
> And the truth is creationists ARE stupid, and  anti-vaxxers ARE evil, and
> Trump voters ARE hypocritical, and native Hawaiian protestors who are
> illegally blocking the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope ARE
> imbeciles.
> > *Or kind.*
> I'm more kind than the Alabama voters who came within a hair's breadth of
> putting a child molester in the US Senate in 2018 and may actually do so in
> 2020, and all because the man had a (R) next to his name on the ballot and
> not a (D).
>> *> Or entirely sane.*
> Creationists think the universe started on October 23 4004 BC at 9 AM. I
> think the universe started just a bit before that. Which one of us is more
> sane?
> > *The civil war will get great ratings though. Maybe this time the
>> revolution /will/ be televised.*
> I've said more than once that we may indeed be heading for a civil war but
> it won't be caused by a right wing snowflake being offended by my post, it
> will be caused by Trump loosing the 2020 election but refusing to give up
> power when his term ends. That's why the "LOCK HER UP" chants that you
> still hear at Trump's Nuremberg type rallies scare me so much.
> John K Clark
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