Yesterday as I was motoring back from NAwth Alibam’s Shining City on the Hill, listening to their Public Wireless station – because, well, it isn’t either superstition and mysticism or junk music – and they mentioned, as a category, Republicans who use iPhones.
This provoked some cogitation. In fact, I quit listening to their blather to think. It was a mixed bag; happily the rain was a sprinkle and the density of stupitists (stupid & motorists) was quite low, being midmorning going Sowth on US231.
I first reflected on the combination of iPhone and MAGA. This seemed so incongrous as to be orthogonal. Somehow I pictured MAGAites purchasing some no-contract unknown-brand phone at MalWart.
So I next reflected on the Republicans that I knew who had iPhones. A pattern emerged: suit wearers; college degrees; people who dismissed Faux News as propaganda. IOW, people who knew what conservative means other than a catch phrase. People who are actually Republican not because they have any affection for the party but because it is less evil to them than the other.
People who stay married. Or never marry. And know more than 600 words. And can, mostly, write in cursive.
But almost all are not STEMs. And the ones who are don’t want to waste smart time on what should be an appliance.
People somewhat akin to the Founding Fathers. Except not particularly wealthy. Nor clad in clothes more appropriate to the privacy of one’s house while mucking out the potty. In public. Or on an airplane.
With tolerance and a sense of humor. And self-discipline.
IOW, not the 90% of Republicans who validate Sturgeon’s Rule.
So maybe they are the ones we should let breed?