Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dumber than Dumb

On way to his wedding,
groom crashes rented
$415,000 Lamborghini.

How dumb is it possible to be and still pass yourself off as a candidate for office? Silly Sarah has now advised Canada to scrap their health care system and privatize it. She has said the best way to create jobs is to lower taxes. She has also said Obama should just follow the advice of his generals. And she has also said that Obama does not appreciate the sacrifices of our troops. She also apparently believes that Israel is a special place that will soon fill up with Jews, thus making possible the Rapture. She apparently does not believe in evolution, abortion, or global warming. For all intents and purposes she does not read much of anything. A majority of Americans think she is not qualified to be President (and was not qualified to be Vice-President), but she has not ruled out running for President in 2012 (apparently depending upon what God tells her she should do). I don’t know what all else she may or may not believe (I think I would be afraid even to ask). What I would like to know is there any evidence in any of her stated beliefs and pronouncements or whatever of even the barest scintilla of serious thought? She just says things that come right out of the Republican or Evangelical mileu with no evidence of original thought whatsoever. She reminds me of my late aunt Mamie (bless her), who was a nice lady in her way, but the most opinionated know-nothing that ever walked the aisles of Wal Mart. Silly Sarah is the personification of the average American housewife who just repeats whatever Republican or Christian nonsense she hears. I have nothing against average (or even above average) American housewives, but I confess I would not like one of them to be my President, any more than I would want Joe the average Plumber or Pete the average Repairman or John the average insurance salesman, or even Francis the talking mule. Let’s face reality, Sarah is dumb. She is dumber than dumb because she apparently does not realize how dumb she actually is. The idea that she could be President of the United States is dumb even beyond dumbness. The fact that she has supporters is frightening beyond belief. We just had eight years of Mr. Dumbness himself that proved to be an absolute disaster. Now we have a President who is smart and these dummies hate him. They are going to hate him whether he is successful or not, and they will do whatever they can to make sure he cannot be successful, even when looking out for their best interests. What a weird country we live in.

We have arrived at a point where our culture has become so absurd I am not certain anything can be done to change it. The human species has proven it is completely inept when it comes to managing its affairs. This is apparently a species specific shortcoming as I know of no other species that has engineered its own demise. Here we are in the 21st century. I am getting requests to save the polar bears, to do something about global warming, to prevent further wars, to save the salmon and hundreds of other species, to take care of abused and neglected children and animals, to feed the hungry, to do something about health care, and on and on and on. What I want to know is, why should this be up to me at this late date? Where have all our leaders been for the last few centuries? Why haven’t these things been taken care of? Why have we allowed our own nest to be so fouled? What is it about homo sapiens that renders them so incapable of successful social life? Now we will be asked tomorrow to give thanksgiving, thanksgiving for what? Are we to give thanksgiving for the horrible mess we have made of our planet and our lives? No, appropriately enough, we are giving thanksgiving for having made it through one more year. How many more before we either blow ourselves up or drown in our own filth? So happy thanksgiving! Be of good cheer. Keep a stiff upper lip. Tomorrow may be canceled due to lack of interest. Remember the Maine, the Alamo, and Saint Ronnie. And never forget, we are good, they are bad, and we will “win” (something unknown but apparently desirable). Wheee!

Walter de la Mare

Here lies a most beautiful lady,
Light of step and heart was she:
I think she was the most beautiful lady
That ever was in the West Country.
But beauty vanishes; beauty passes;
However rare, rare it be;
And when I crumble who shall remember
This lady of the West Country?

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