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Deliberate Ignorance: A poem about hoax emails and deliberate ignorance. Inspired by a variety of emails
Posted by Rabbit Stu, Sep 8, 2008. 2196 views. ID = 1689

Deliberate Ignorance

Posted by Rabbit Stu, Sep 8, 2008. 2196 views. ID = 1689
This post was written in 5 minutes.
I was tempted to post this under the writing prompt for this week and say that my super-power is "finding out the truth!"
This post has been awarded 32 stars by 7 readers.

In truth, I find it quite appalling
When friends of mine who should know better,
With ignorance extremely galling,
Pass on a stupid spammy letter...
About a thumb that's in a coke,
Or beetles that are mashed and stewed
And cause a little girl to choke,
When served up in McDonald's food.

Deliberate ignorance is great!
Deliberate ignorance is grand!
Let's see which fools will take the bait,
And spread our lies across the land!

"Bill Gates will give you all his dough!"
"A baby born with seven heads!"
"O'hare is banning Christian shows
(even though she is long dead!)"
"Obama won't salute the flag,
Because he is unpatriotic,"
I wonder if it's just a gag;
These letters are so idiotic.


Deliberate ignorance is great!
Deliberate ignorance is grand!
Let's see which fools will take the bait,
And spread our lies across the land!

So when you get that stupid spam,
Remember that each one's a test.
It shows what sort of man I am;
Am I a sucker, like the rest?
Unlike those other foolish dopes,
I will not spread their contradiction;
I'll do my research here on "Snopes,"
Or look it up on "Truth or Fiction."

Deliberate ignorance is dumb!
Deliberate ignorance is lame!
So please don't let yourself succumb
To playing in their stupid game!

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Sep 8, 2008
I'm with you, Rabbit Stu!

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