No, I’m not going to write about the basketball player “coming out” as a homosexual and being lauded as if he were Jackie Robinson, Neil Armstrong, and Joan of Arc rolled into one. Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin just about covers that, don’t you think?
The creation of an atheist who wanted to make fools of rural Christian fundamentalists, the Cardiff Giant was dug up in 1869 by workmen, after being planted by its maker. He made a lot of money showing it around the country. P.T. Barnum got jealous and fabricated his own Cardiff Giant. When both giants turned up at the same place at the same time, the hoax imploded. Very soon, it was hard to find anyone who would admit he’d ever believed the giant was real.
People are easy to fool. Always have been, always will be. It’s part of our heritage from Adam and Eve, who started the trend. Election results show that it’s easy to fool people very badly.
Folks wanted to believe in the Cardiff Giant, and they let it get the better of whatever sense they had. I don’t think that’s changed; do you?