Is It Arrogance or Stupidity?…Or Both?

22 Aug
Dear Readers,
 
I was reading one of the blogs I follow called Candid Observations regarding that awful statement Rep. Todd Akin the Republican Senate nominee from Missouri made regarding “legitimate rape”, “pregnancy is rare” – that “the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down.” http://candidobservation.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/akin-reveals-himself/
 
As my sister said, she was thrilled Akin said what he said…NOW he will not get elected…his stupidity and arrogance (who he truly is) can no longer be swept under the rug! As Candid Observations so perfectly described in her title (reveals) “akin-reveals-himself” for the world to see!
 
Candid Observations did a wonderful job articulating her very thoughtful opinion starting off with “what is ‘legitimate rape?” But it hit me between the eyes when she stated (perfectly my I add) “Akin, resting in the ignorance and arrogance…” 
 
And hence the subject of today’s post…or rather MY question that needs to be answered!
 
…”Ignorance and arrogance,” can you have one without the other? 
 
“Definition of ARROGANCE”
 
“: an attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or in presumptuous claims or assumptions”
Examples of ARROGANCE
 
“Her arrogance has earned her a lot of enemies.”
“We were shocked by the arrogance of his comments.”
-Merriam-Webster
 
Can one be Arrogant without being Ignorant? I say NO. 
Can one be Ignorant without being Arrogant? I say YES  
 
Or am I being ignorant shocked about mean hateful and destructive people? Am I mistaking mean and heartless for stupidity? 
 
Maybe?…
 
…Maybe it is me unable to wrap my heart around the notion that when someone speaks words as sharp as knives, slashing other people to shreds with their words filled with hate, maybe it is me unable to believe such horrible people exist. I am too shocked… in a state of shock that such said people walk amongst us, some in positions of power and influence such as Rep. Todd Akin. 
 
Or maybe Arrogance is just another narcissistic app used by insecure people trying hard to keep projecting an unrealistic portrayal of themselves in to their community (family, friends, business etc)? Trying with all their might to hide their stupidity but in the end… an impossible task as Rep Todd Akins discovered.  
 
Asklotta and staff today will MIND YOUR BUSINESS with the hope and the desire that arrogant (stupid) people will stop having the need to voice their insecurities and emptying their hate filled minds out on all of us!
 
Again, it has been my pleasure to tell you what to do and what NOT to do!
 
Kindest regards,
 
Asklotta
 
President and CEO
 
CBCorp  
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2 Responses to “Is It Arrogance or Stupidity?…Or Both?”

  1. Melissa Lee August 22, 2012 at 10:57 am #

    Here, here! So well put and appreciated. Thanks for this post!

    • asklotta August 22, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

      Thank YOU! So appreciative of your comment!

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