Here’s another word you may not have heard of… though it’s been very relevant this year, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. The word is: Agnorant
Interestingly, the word has been around for a while… more than ten years. Somehow, I never heard it till recently… though I’ve been dealing with what it describes for a lot longer than that. We all have.
“Agnorant” is simply a combination of Arrogant and Ignorant… and wow, are there many examples, especially these days… and the primary topic-du-jour is vaccines, where, magically, thousands of people who’ve researched it (if research means sitting on the toilet scrolling through curated, nonsensical content) have decided they know more than real experts, and will happily and arrogantly shove down your throats the results of said research.
“Did you know the vaccine has mercury in it? Mercury is toxic… why would you knowingly inject yourself with something toxic?”
There’s a lot wrong with that statement, but just for fun, and especially if someone says that to you, here is the response:
“The mercury found in vaccines is in a compound called Thimerosal. Actually, the mercury component of that is itself a compound call ethylmercury… which the body has no problem eliminating quickly and efficiently. Unlike the mercury in fish, the accumulation of which can certainly be toxic, it’s not a concern in this case.
“But it still has mercury in it.”
“And table salt has Sodium, which on its own will kill you. And it has Chlorine, which on its own will kill you. But as a compound of Sodium Chloride, it’s salt. That’s the beauty of chemistry; they characteristics of elements change significantly when you combine them.”
“Yeah, that’s what they want you to think. That it’s safe, but I know it’s not. I read this whole thing about how Bill Gates is making billions off this vaccine. You’re just a brainwashed sheeple like the rest of them.”
“Sure. Also, the Covid-19 vaccines don’t have Thimerosal in them.”
“That’s what they want you to think.”
If you’re reading this carefully, perhaps you caught the moment where it turned the corner from rational discussion to all-out conspiracy nonsense. But either way, the Agnorance is there.
The comments sections below many of these posts have some excellent Agnorant content… but then again, and all comments sections these days can say the same.
It’s been written… “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing” – actually, the poem by Alexander Pope begins like this:
“A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring”
In other words, either know what you’re talking about, or shut the hell up.
Oops… sorry. That probably came across a little bit… agnorant.
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