Thursday, May 25, 2006

Poll supports my long-held assertion

My assertion has been that here is a sizable portion of our society who are simply too stupid to be allowed to vote. A survey was taken in which the respondents were asked about 9/11:

In the telephone survey of 1200 individuals, just 47% agreed that "the 9/11 attacks were thoroughly investigated and that any speculation about US government involvement is nonsense." Almost as many, 45%, indicated they were more likely to agree "that so many unanswered questions about 9/11 remain that Congress or an International Tribunal should re-investigate the attacks, including whether any US government officials consciously allowed or helped facilitate their success."

Forty-five percent?!? Conspiracy nuts used to exist on both ends of the political extremes, but this study seems to suggest that the monkeys are in charge of the zoo on the liberal side of the isle:

This rough balance in opinions is itself a striking finding. It suggests that doubts about the officials accounts of 9/11, far from representing an extreme fringe position, have become a standard component of anti-establishment attitudes.

When asked specificially if they thought there had been a government coverup of evidence that contradicts the official story, the results were again not far from an even split, with 48% rejecting the idea of a deliberate coverup and 42% supporting it. Belief in a coverup was the majority position among Democrats, 18-29 year olds, and a few other groups.

If you think 9/11 was an American plot, or that the US government was in any way involved, you are probably too stupid to be allowed to vote. Possibly, your driving privileges should be revoked as well. And, Lord, PLEASE don't breed.

Update: Malkin does a good wrap-up on the Macbeth story. Anyone who believed his claims that he killed 200 innocent people, or attacked a mosque filled with people praying, or that he "took out" children who threw rocks at the troops can be added to my list of people who shouldn't vote.