The Commander-in-Chief, while the nation was under attack.
Harrison Koehli | Sott.net
'There is no such thing as a stupid question.' It's a phrase I've heard since Kindergarten, and for good reason. Often in a state of perfectly understandable ignorance, little tykes need to ask questions, and they need to feel comfortable doing so. Knowing that their questions will not be dismissed by their teachers and parents encourages children to begin the process of asking, seeking, and developing the ability to actually think and not just regurgitate mindless bits of nonsense. Of course, the answers to these sincere questions may seem self-evident to adults, but ridiculing children for asking them is pretty nasty. It kills curiosity and stunts learning. But even then, I think this maxim is in desperate need of revision. There's no such thing as a stupid question, but only if it is asked sincerely. There are definitely such things as stupid questions.
The power of a stupid question lies in its ability to promote rigid thinking, and to prevent the asking and answering of truly sincere questions. And unfortunately, like a bad cold or a catchy tune written for someone half our age, stupid questions are highly contagious. In fact, in our highly ponerized society, such questions are epidemic, particularly when it comes to the uncomfortable truths about what really happened on 9/11.
If you watch or read the mainstream media coverage about the much derided "radical anti-government hate speech" of the "lunatic fringe" (less colorfully known as the questions and theories of the 9/11 Truth movement), you'll surely have encountered stupid questions. Here are just three: