Kudos to Jess King of Lindsay (letter Aug. 12) for stating “a large number of the population are morons.” Fellow citizens, it could have been worse; he could have labeled us as imbeciles, or worse, idiots! At least he didn’t call us “normal” because really, who or what is normal?
Unlike Mr. King, I will refer to the “clinical sense” of his term “moron,” used professionally and legally into the 1960s, before the emotion-driven, well-intentioned precursor to political correctness raised its ugly head and decided the descriptors idiot, imbecile, and moron were too offensive for polite society.
In a stroke of PC brilliance, those offensive words were replaced with a less-offensive term, which, you guessed it, has since been replaced with an even less-offensive term.
Mr. King implores us to face his terrible truth; we morons have, in a democratic, constitutionally mandated process, ended up with two presidential candidates who themselves could be labeled either moron, imbecile or idiot.
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I’ll take the moron over the idiot any day! But truly, it is the imbecile who will choose to “take a stand” and not vote at all.
Mark Ybarra, Fresno