Thank you, Quazi!
Just a note: Willfully ignorant shares nothing with playing dumb. Playing dumb successfully requires knowledge and applied technique.
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan
Does your definition of "willfully ignorant" essentially mean "playing dumb?"
Yes, it does.
Willful Ignorance is believing 2 + 2 = 5 (base 10).
Just dumb or ignorant (There is essential equiviolance here.) is: What is 2 plus 2?
Playing dumb is: What is 2 plus 2? While knowing the answer.
Knowledge is knowing 2 + 2 is 4.
Last edited by OhIsee.Then; 03-11-12 at 05:51 PM.
2 + 2 = 4.
I can has willfull smarts
HELPING HILLARY PICK OUT HER INAUGURAL GOWN!The jokes write themselves!
If I say "yes" but limit it to "I am being willfully ignorant in identifying that I am being willfully ignorant in answering this question in the affirmative", did I just create a paradox that will take down the entire internet?
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.