It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool: Drew Brees saves the season his remarks endangered

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. ~ This quote has been attributed to Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain and Samuel Johnson, among others.

There is a new day coming to the opinion pages of your favorite newspaper but before I get to that:

Drew Brees: It breaks my heart to know the pain I caused ~ Josh Alper

Here in Saints land this has been big news since word of Brees remarks to Yahoo Sports broke and once again people are again demonstrating the sheer capacity to not get a damn thing. The first commenter to the above piece illustrates what I’m saying:

Flash1211 says:
June 4, 2020 at 8:40 am
Shouldn’t have to apologize for your opinion

The ignorance Flash displays is common in not knowing the difference between a fact and an opinion. I’ll spell it slow for everyone:

o·pin·ion
/əˈpinyən/

noun
a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

“I like blue more than yellow” would be an example of an opinion.

and

fact
/fakt/
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noun
a thing that is known or proved to be true.

“Ronald Reagan was president from 1981 to 1989” would be a fact.

When your opinion is based on willful ignorance, it is liable to be hurtful and that is exactly what happened here. You see, it was never a secret the players knelt to protest police brutality of minorities, George Floyd being the latest example. It was never about the flag, the troops or disrespecting the flag until our divider in Chief built that straw man and like a Labrador Retriever chasing the tennis ball down, people that wanted to ignore the very real problem of police brutality got their out and closed their minds and ears. Ignoring problems is the lazy way out in life and it is certainly costly as we are finding out today yet there are dividers for profit that would continue to build straw men to racially pit people against one another. Dan Fagan at the Advocate is one such person: Continue reading “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool: Drew Brees saves the season his remarks endangered”

This is what I’d like to see…..

I’d love to see George Malvaney and Daryl Davis on the lecture circuit together as race relations are way more complicated than most people realize. Today Malvaney paid tribute to the late Bill Minor in a column for the Clarion Ledger that is worth the read.

Klan, ex-FBI and Minor at funeral — only in Mississippi

Those that haven’t seen Daryl Davis in Accidental Courtesy can click here for more information.

Gone to Hell in a Handbasket….

I have many thoughts on recent events.

One of them is from a longer term view things have not been this batshit crazy since 1968 or so. I figure its likely worse today.

The USA is the undisputed world champ at locking people up in jail. China, Russia and other places aren’t even close to our rate of incarceration. Locking people up clearly isn’t the answer. I figure its part of the problem.

This isn’t a liberal or conservative thing but sadly there will be individuals, completely devoid of any semblance of morality, that will exploit these events to further divide the nation.

Is it time to buy an Sig MCX and stockpile ammo and food or is there a better way for everyone? At a time when the Nation needs leaders, will On the Take or her opponent On the Take use the chaos as a profit center? It may be time to buy the Sig.

Just a few of my thoughts on the recent horrific chain of events.