A Different View: Gullibility


With some of the almost unbelievable, cockamamie, hair-brained statements and rationalizations I’ve heard lately, I have to recount for you something my neighbor down in the Bahamas told me: one fine morning he had poked his head out of his cannon, raised his eyebrows, and asked, “You are an American?”

“Yes,” I answered with a mixture of pride and shame.

“I have to tell you,” he said, “I am rather taken back by your country’s inane concept of ‘alternative facts.’ I apparently could lie to you, and you would believe it. But, as I am a straight shooter, I won’t. But take notice: you Americans seem to be having trouble dealing with the truth. It would appear to me that gullibility has become a very treacherous trait in your country. Better be careful!”