The trial

bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller,
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I have long decried ignorance. Ignorance not only punishes the ignorant but all those around him. Ignorance is a plague.
Ignorance is a choice.

The trial

by bernardtwindwil

What is the defendant's plea?

The prosecutor gave a hard stare at the miscreant. The defendant rose with his advocate. "Not guilty your honor." and sat.

The prosecutor's case

Your honor, the defendant formed a group to invest is a retirement home on the beach front. It is now underwater as are the retirees. He should have known it would be flooded by sea rise.

The case for the defense.

Your honor, my client had no idea the sea would rise. He read conservative papers that said it was a hoax. After all, some scientists disagree. Like, Dr. Ben Carson and Dr. Pepper.

Point of law

Stupidity is not a crime. It is a terminal disease and is, therefore, self-limiting. Ignorance is a crime of commission. The information is there, but the criminal ignores facts and truth.

The verdict

The defendant chose to be blind to the truth and is, therefore, guilty of the high crime of ignorance. The defendant willfully disregarded the truth to the detriment of himself and others.

The sentence

The defendant will be taken to the seashore and at high tide will be buried up to the very base of his nose is above water. If there is no sea rise he is acquitted. If there is sea rise, oh wel

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9 months agoReply
Great stuff, bernard, and a fitting punishment!

9 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil No comment you take your politics far too seriously

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@michaelschulze If you follow politics in the United States, you will see we are about to rivive that practice.

9 months agoReply
I think they used to throw people with pockets full of rocks into the river if they were suspected of witchcraft if they survived they were guilty and hanged nice one

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@carlafischer My children will be slowly affected. But my grand children and their children will suffer significantly. I am advising my grand children to start citrus ranching in Minnesota .

9 months agoReply
I love it , so much fun to read I tend to turn a blind eye to some facts , I pretend I didn't hear this or I didn't know that , thinking this way life will go on more smoothly , well I found out that is not true the hard way

carlafischerBronze CommaAuthoress · System Programmer
9 months agoReply
Ahh, sarcasm is fine!! :D I absolutely love this piece! And the sentence is superb, really. Unfortunately, your are right: The ignorants' doing punishes all those around them. That _is_ a plague! So, especially in regards to this very case: Let's hold our breath---well! :|

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller,
9 months agoReply
@LostInMyDreams Thank ypou. I feel my week is incomplete without offering a bit of sarcasm.

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Dr. Ben Carson and Dr. Pepper! Loved it. Not only is there much truth here it's sad that people will refuse to be informed and think that's ok. Ignoring the truth doesn't make it any less true. I really enjoyed reading this story. 😊