‘Everyone Is Capable, Some Have It Coming – Whose Pants Are on Fire?’

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‘Everyone Is Capable, Some Have It Coming – Whose Pants Are on Fire?’
(9 Jul 2022)

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Draft – I shall be adding and aligning screen prints to this narrative.  Meanwhile, you can see them at my Facebook page.

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Dear Reader:

‘No Memories Today – There aren’t any Memories to see or share today, but we’ll let you know when you have some to look back on.’

That’s what my Facebook ‘Memories’ tab says for today.

Not so fast, Suckerkburg!

Suckerburg and his Algorithm Bots got their panties in a wad today.Screenshot_20220709-083539_Facebook

I was browsing Faceplop this morning and came across the identified Americans for Progressive Change page with the meme of the ‘Catch 22’ phrase.

I read through the numerous opinions expressed in their Comments section.Screenshot_20220709-090827_Facebook

I came upon a meme that Suckerburg covered.  I clicked to uncover the meme to see that it presents its message in two frames:

– #1: an interesting quote and an image identified as Benjamin Franklin,

– #2: another statement regularly attributed by Crooked Drumpf and an image of Crooked Drumpf.

‘We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid’ is the first quote that is compared with ‘The hardest working man in Amerika’.  Benjamin Franklin, a man of great endeavour clearly documented in our history books, versus Crooked Drumpf, a man of great thievery and connivance documented in current history and current events.  Seems humourous enough to compare.Screenshot_20220709-090856_Facebook

I’m not personally a stickler for details when it comes to other peoples’ memes with quotes by other people, as that Franklin frame.  We do know from current events how Crooked Drumpf frequently boasted about himself being such a great worker – and we shook our heads at his audacity to lie so openly.  With this current meme, as with most others, I’ll check the source of the quote IF I really – REALLY – need the accuracy.  Otherwise, I get the concept, chuckle, and move on.

Crooked Drumpf – ‘The hardest working man in Amerika’???  Really?  REALLY?  Why didn’t Suckekrburg challenge to Fact Check THAT quote attributable to Crooked Drumpf!!!  Crooked Drumpf is about the laziest con and grifter to come this way – ‘I take no responsibility.’ is his claim to fame.

I’mScreenshot_20220709-091211_Facebook myself accurate when I publish original quotes that I transcribe. I have the evidence – I watched the news report, i recorded the video or audio, I have URLs and other citations.  Okay, I take liberties, that’s my style and I make it no secret – I call him Crooked Drumpf, I call them the Republi-con Party, I say that they are Christian Con-servative.  Readers know what I am doing for those specific representations because I refuse to acknowledge their more common appellations.  I submit that they are not eligible for the respect to be proper identified. 

Dunno why Suckerburg and his Algorithm Bots object to political expression, my political expression here.  Well, actually.  Seems that Suckerburg is himself a Drumpfian and he objects to opinion and political presentation that runs counter to his ideology.

I copied that meme to my own Faceplop page.  I want to save it for later use on Faceplop or my other social media and this web-site.  Seems that Suckerburg and his Algorithm Bots attacked my page, the Algorithm Bots sent me to Suckerburg’s Faceplop Abyss.

Still, I chuckled and moved on.

Childish tantrums followed, Suckerburg strikes out.

As you can see by the memes and resource Screenshot_20220709-091455_Facebookscreen-prints attached to this post, I fully cover the allegations against the Crooked Drumpf appellations as well as present actual quotes by Benjamin Franklin.

Screenshot_20220709-151359_FacebookPerhaps Franklin did not quite express the actual words presented in the first panel of the original meme.  Okay, maybe Franklin did not specifically say those exact words.  Dunno, I was not there when Franklin said whatever he said.  But you can clearly read that Franklin is quoted expressing a reasonably similar sentiment.  You can read there in my Additional Resources that Franklin expressed a comment that bears fair resemblance to the essence of the original meme.  I, thusly, challenge the Faceplop objection.  Suckerburg – you are way out of line in your infantile reaction!

SuScreenshot_20220709-150405_Messengerckerburg.  Did you read the narrative written in the Books Ameya web-site?  Hmmmm?  No doubt that we can ascribe you to the latter option described in the concluding paragraphs.

I use this web-site and my Faceplop post to open horizons – for you Dear Reader and for Suckerburg and his Algorithm Bots.  I opened my horizons, anyway.  What say you, do you, Suckerburg?

Let’s see if Suckerburg extends his tantrum against me, absolves me of his hasty reaction, or restores my status.

I’m NOT holding my breath on this one, same as with his other cheap shots.

I maScreenshot_20220709-150428_Messengerde certain to have a copy of my Faceplop post saved securely off the Faceplop system.  I am sharing a copy of it here at my web-site along with the other Faceplop antics.

– Sharon

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Dear Reader:

Thank you to the Resources who contribute to this page.  Please take note of the specific and the random memes and screen print images that may be attached to this article, that I present throughout this web-site.  They add to the essence of this post.

Acknowledgement and credit goes to those who create their social media content, essays, and images.

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Thank you to T-central.blogspot.com for listing my ‘Slim and Me’ web-site with them.  Please check them out for plenty of good resources.

(https://T-central.blogspot.com)

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This post here is an alternate, expanded version also available at my social media.  You can read a similar version of this post at my Faceplop page:

(https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2895310160769830&id=100008726227817)

(https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=pfbid027hsdKQgj83VSse3yc8vD9EQzvH1VX2fQ9LNHnZzuFwMVht4tSHPvXgqyS4gxdBqKl&id=100008726227817)

Sharon Nichols
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9 Jul 2022
Shared with Public

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Additional Resources:

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I submit that this Fact Check is ‘Pants on Fire’.

While the actual quote may not have been Franklin, he DID express a reasonably similar sentiment regarding born ignorant and and hard work.  I found that resource in less than a minute that refutes the nit pickiness of Suckerburg’s Fact Check.

Note that I am quite comfortable presenting this alternate explanation whose sole effort is to ignore literary licence and fair representation. 

Have your say-so, Fact Check.  I have support for my use of the meme as it currently appears. 

– Sharon

(https://checkyourfact.com/2019/06/19/fact-check-benjamin-franklin-born-ignorant-remain-stupid/)

False

Fact-check from Check Your Fact
There is no evidence that Franklin ever made this statement.

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The same false information was checked in another post by fact-checkers. bThere may be small differences.

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FACT CHECK: Did Benjamin Franklin Say, ‘We Are All Born Ignorant, But One Must Work Hard To Remain Stupid’?
12:43 PM 06/19/2019 Brad Sylvester | Fact Check Editor

A viral image posted on Facebook alleges that founding father Benjamin Franklin once said, “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

Verdict:  False

There is no evidence that Franklin ever made this statement.

Fact Check:

This meme uses the quote to insult Donald Trump’s intelligence, pairing it with a photo of the president and a caption that reads, “The hardest working man in America.”

The alleged quote has been attributed to Franklin, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and one of the nation’s most prominent founders, countless times online. However, there is no evidence that he ever made this statement. A search of Franklin’s collected works turned up nothing similar.

“I’ve never run across it. Doesn’t sound like Franklin to me,” H.W. Brands, historian and author of “The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin,” told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an email. (RELATED: Did Benjamin Franklin Say This Quote About Avoiding Tyranny?)

In its current form, the expression has only been circulating in print since 1999, according to etymologist Barry Popik.

Variations of the quote, however, date back much further. The saying resembles the words of 18th century French philosopher Claude Adrien Helvétius, for example. In his “A Treatise on Man,” Helvetius writes, “Man is born ignorant; he is not born a fool; and it is not even without labour that he is made one.”

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(https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2019/jun/28/facebook-posts/no-benjamin-franklin-did-not-say-we-are-all-born-i/)

Screenshot_20220709-091730_ChromeFacebook-posts stated on June 23, 2019 in a Facebook post:

Quotes Benjamin Franklin as saying “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”
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FAKE NEWS FACEBOOK FACT-CHECKS FACEBOOK POSTS
Samantha Putterman
June 28, 2019

PolitiFact – No, Benjamin Franklin did not say ‘We are all born ignorant but one must work hard to remain stupid’

Another meme attempting to put words into the mouths of historical figures is making the rounds on Facebook.

This time, it’s Benjamin Franklin in the spotlight.

The June 23 post, which gained more than 6,800 shares in just a few days, uses president Trump as a target of the alleged Franklin quote.

Shared by the Occupy Democrats Facebook page, the post features an image of Franklin with the following quote attributed to him: “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” Below that, a photograph of President Trump appears along with the words: “The hardest working man in America.”

The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed.  (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)

There is no record of Franklin ever saying or writing this statement, and the meme appears to have been created solely to crack a joke against the president.

Carla Mulford, English professor at Pennsylvania State University and author of the book “Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire,” pointed PolitiFact to the Franklin Papers, an exhaustive database of Franklin’s writings, to check out the quote. She added, “This is some modern expression attributed to Franklin. The man was more eloquent and pithy.”

A search though the volumes of Franklin’s collected works on the database produced no results for any portion of the quote. As well, a list of famous quotes from the inventor on the Franklin Institute website, a science museum that houses the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, also did not include the quote.

Etymologist Barry Popik also researched the quote in 2013 and found no evidence Franklin said or wrote it. Popik reported that the phrase “has been cited in print since only about 1999 – far removed from Franklin’s lifetime.”

This “quote” is Pants on Fire!

Our Sources

Facebook post, June 23, 2019

Franklin Papers, Framed Volumes, Accessed June 27, 2019

The Franklin Institute, Benjamin Franklin’s Famous Quotes, June 27, 2019

BarryPopik.com, Entry from November 30, 2013, Accessed June 27, 2019

CheckyourFact, FACT CHECK: DID BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SAY, ‘WE ARE ALL BORN IGNORANT, BUT ONE MUST WORK HARD TO REMAIN STUPID’?, June 19, 2019

Email interview, Carla Mulford English professor at Penn State and Benjamin Franklin researcher and author, June 27, 2019

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Perhaps Franklin did not quite express the actual words presented in the first panel of the original meme.  Okay, maybe Franklin did not specifically say those exact words, dunno, I was not there when Franklin said whatever he said.

But you can clearly read that Franklin is quoted expressing a reasonably similar sentiment.  Franklin expressed a comment that bears fair resemblance to the essence of original meme.

– Sharon

(https://booksameya.in/being-ignorant-is-not-so-much-a-shame-as-being-unwilling-to-learn/)

MOTIVATION, QUOTES

QScreenshot_20220709-092108_Chromeuote #150 | Benjamin Franklin | Being ignorant is not so much (…)
Date:  April 19, 2021
Author:  Books Ameya

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. – Benjamin Franklin

Most unknowing men are ignorant by nature, not by choice. They are naturally unaware of their actions or words. They genuinely feel that they are doing or saying the right things, blissfully ignorant of their intellectual shortcomings. However, this is more down to their lack of knowledge than the reluctance to gain it. After all, ignorant men are mostly people who are unaware of the scarcity or hollowness of their understanding of things. By and large, they are open to broadening their horizons, even if it takes them slightly longer than, say, people who are better informed.

On the other hand, the disinclination to learn is far more dangerous. It is one thing to be unmindful of one’s lack of knowledge and quite another to be unwilling to acquire it in the first place. While both are undesirable traits, the former at least offers some hope, some scope for improvement. On the contrary, very little, if anything at all, can be expected from someone whose mind is hardwired not to grow. This reluctance to learn eventually becomes a major obstacle to one’s personality and character development. After all, a person who is unwilling to battle can hardly harbor any hope of victory or fame.

That is why it is important to be open to new ideas. This does not mean taking everything at its face value or having no opinions of your own. What this means instead is to be willing to know more about things – both our own views and the values opposed to those views. Reading is one good way to do this; being in the company of learned men is another. Otherwise, what bigger shame can there be than wasting away one’s life in the darkness of ignorance? Noted American politician, writer and philosopher, Benjamin Franklin, had once said, “Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.”

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