Trump’s Good Old Boys and the Virus

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Fox News, it is said, has turned on a dime, and stopped lying about the dangers of the virus. That was last weekend, about the same time when, according to my Alabama correspondent, the good old boys started mobbing the Piggly Wiggly stores.

Darwin AwardBut the graphic above, based on polling taken several days ago—just before Sean Hannity took a stroll down the road to Damascus—shows how far Trump will now have to go, to prevent massive numbers of his followers from engaging in behavior leading to the swift awarding of the Darwin Award.

On the face of things, one would suppose that the cognitive dissonance would be unbearably painful. But maybe, in order to feel cognitive dissonance, one has to have a certain level of cognitive firepower to begin with.

This may be the source of the maxim that “ignorance is bliss.”