A dunce cap, also variously known as a dunce hat, dunce’s cap or dunce’s hat, is a pointed hat, formerly used as an article of discipline in schools in Europe and the United States. In popular culture, it is typically made of paper and often marked with a D or the word “dunce”, and given to unruly schoolchildren to wear. Frequently the ‘dunce’ was made to stand in the corner, facing the wall. (Spoiler alert: you know where this is going.)
The Oxford English Dictionary (2nd edition) records that the term “dunce cap” itself did not enter the English language until 1833, after the term “dunce” had become a synonym for “fool” or “dimwit”.
Dunces are not villains, although they can be villainous, as much as they are held up as the epitome of stupidity, imposture, and connivance. Inclusion in the list below does not imply that the figure was a dullard. In fact, the opposite is likely true, as these figures needed to rise to a position of importance to be satirized in this way. Instead, these are figures who were satirized particularly as symbols of all things wrong with society or a particular political position. In Trump’s case, a political fetal position.
My friends, this is the only reason Trump needs a wall, because the dimwit is supposed to face one. Whether he can find a corner to stand will be another “tremendously tremendous” challenge for him. “He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” ― George Bernard Shaw,
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So, to all stable geniuses, after spending $27.99 on a damn hat, you should be left in peace to proudly display your MAGA hat and show to the world that stupidity is not against the law. Thank you for showing us your sign, we appreciate your transparency in revealing your crass ignorance to us.
As for me, I will put my $3 “We the people” cap against your ignorance and racism any day.
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” (Martin Luther King Jr.)