I mentioned in a previous post that I was once an expert, because I had traveled over 500 miles carrying a briefcase.
Have you ever noticed that when speakers are introduced, they list a string of college degrees? I guess that’s so you will listen to them, because if they spent that many years going to college, they obviously are experts. The more prestigious the college, the more expert they are.
I was an adjunct college professor for two institutions. When you actually get to know college professors, you might be shocked at how stupid they can be. But stupid may be the wrong word. They have tunnel vision, they filter everything through their narrow discipline, which has filtered through their predecessors tunnel vision down through the years. That’s why I say history is propaganda with footnotes.
I think there is such a thing as truth, but no one of us has it all. If we could stop competing and bring all our little puzzle pieces to the work table, maybe we could get a little closer. But we also seem to like gladitorial contests-religion vs. science, left vs. right, communism vs. capitalism. These modern versions of cockfighting can make a lot of money for cocks with a thesaurus on their knees, so they can string together phrases like this:
He is foul, nefarious, damnable, obscene, pernicious…you get the idea.
But what can one little ex-expert do about this nonsense? Same thing I always do, write and illustrate a snarky, thought-provoking children’s book. Next up: “The Experts from Kerplooey”-coming soon. : )
What do the experts from Kerplooey conclude? That this is what a moose looks like: