Have you seen the movie “Idiocracy”?
It explains a lot that is happening these days….plus it was released in 2006….very prophetic.
When did the GOP lose it’s collective mind?
In 1960, the sociologist Daniel Bell published a book titled The End of Ideology that argued the ideological battles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries had subsided. A “rough consensus” had emerged, Bell wrote, at least in the West, on the need for a welfare state, a mixed economy, and political pluralism. President John F. Kennedy echoed Bell’s theme in a speech at Yale’s 1962 commencement. “The central domestic issues of our time,” Kennedy said,
relate not to basic clashes of philosophy or ideology but to ways and means of reaching common goals—to research for sophisticated solutions to complex and obstinate issues…. What is at stake in our economic decisions today is not some grand warfare of rival ideologies which will sweep the country with passion, but the practical management of a modern economy.
The moment didn’t last. Ideological warfare resumed in the United States with the rise of the New Left in the late 1960s and with the rise of the New Right in the early 1980s. Today, those ideological storms have subsided. This time, though, ideology is over not because right and left have reached rough consensus; far from it. The contest is done because the Republican Party walked off the field. We have arrived at the end of GOP ideology.
Personally I agree with those people that think this ‘stupidity’ is a threat to our beloved society…..
It may sound like an insensitive statement, but the cold hard truth is that there are a lot of stupid people in the world, and their stupidity presents a constant danger to others. Some of these people are in positions of power, and some of them have been elected to run our country. A far greater number of them do not have positions of power, but they still have the power to vote, and the power to spread their ideas. We may have heard of “collective intelligence,” but there is also “collective stupidity,” and it is a force with equal influence on the world. It would not be a stretch to say that at this point in time, stupidity presents an existential threat to America because, in some circles, it is being celebrated.
Although the term “stupidity” may seem derogatory or insulting, it is actually a scientific concept that refers to a specific type of cognitive failure. It is important to realize that stupidity is not simply a lack of intelligence or knowledge, but rather a failure to use one’s cognitive abilities effectively. This means that you can be “smart” while having a low IQ, or no expertise in anything. It is often said that “you can’t fix stupid,” but that is not exactly true. By becoming aware of the limitations of our natural intelligence or our ignorance, we can adjust our reasoning, behavior, and decision-making to account for our intellectual shortcomings.
This stupidity just keeps getting deeper and more dangerous by the year.
Have you noticed that most of the GOP banning around the states are of those things that scare the GOP the most?
“I feel like there is a coddling of the conservative mind,” said Reid. “The conservatives don’t have the confidence that their ideas can be sold on the basis of presenting them as ideas. They have decided that we can’t convince people to do what we want and live by our religion, so we will tell the federal government to enforce it. I don’t like this book or drag shows. The thing that I feel uncomfortable with, I don’t feel confident that I can convince people to come to my side, so I need the power of federal government to ban the things that make me uncomfortable.”
That attitude, Reid said, looks like “an intellectual collapse and sense of defeat.”
Was it Forrest Gump who said ‘stupid is as stupid does’?
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”
6 thoughts on “When Stupidity Is King”
Stupidity is indeed dangerous. As is blind ignorance, lack of education, the refusal to accept historical or scientific facts, and believing everything said by politicians they admire.
Best wishes, Pete.
Good comment and all so true….thanx my friend chuq
I reblogged this.
Thanx John…..all the help is great chuq
I agree with you, Idiocracy was a prophetic movie, and it had arrived to our reality years ago. That paradigm however, is not the purview of only one political party.
I agree….I have not been kind to Dems either……like I say ‘they have great ideas but suck at politics’. chuq