Life In The Idiocracy…
Government and policy is the responsibility of the citizenry – period. We are fast becoming the dumbest nation on the planet. In fact, we are the dumbest nation on the planet.
I attribute this to our upbringing. We were all raised in an environment of fantasy and indoctrination tactics. Most parents lie to their kids everyday. Even the constant lie of – don’t worry everything will be okay – is a societal time bomb. It’s pure fantasy when parents are speaking about the social realities or religious superstitions.
Not really their fault – they were lied to by their parents and leaders. Leaders – thats kind of nutty in itself. Who needs led? To where? Where do we want to go? Why?
As the result of our delving into fantasy, superstition and just lying to ourselves we have amassed a herd of dumbed down people, political Idiots and insane policies written for profit. We are all responsible for this nuttiness.
“I am convinced that I am acting as the agent of our Creator. By fighting off the Jews, I am doing the Lord’s work.” Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), German politician and future German Chancellor, Mein Kampf, chap. 2, 1925
“I believe that God wants me to be president.”George W. Bush, American 43rd president, speech in Washington D.C., June 1, 2004
“This economy of ours is on a solid foundation.” George W. Bush, American 43rd president, January 4, 2008 (N.B.: the U.S. economy was about to enter into recession.)
“I believe that the Iraqi people will greet us as liberators.” Sen. John McCain, March 20, 2003
“We used to hustle over the border for health care we received in Canada. And I think now, isn’t that ironic?” Sarah Palin, American politician and former governor of Alaska, (admitting that her family used to get treatment in Canada’s single-payer health care system, despite having demonized such government-run programs as socialized medicine that will lead to death-panel-like rationing, March 6, 2010)
“The Lord says be submissive. Wives, you are to be submissive to your husbands.” Michele Bachmann, Rep. of Minnesota and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, (on the question of submitting to the authority of her husband, 2006). Rep. Bachmann is also a graduate of Oral Roberts University.
“Think of the American economy as a large apartment block. A century ago—even 30 years ago—it was the object of envy. But in the last generation its character has changed. The penthouses at the top keep getting larger and larger. The apartments in the middle are feeling more and more squeezed and the basement has flooded. To round it off, the elevator is no longer working. That broken elevator is what gets people down the most.” Lawrence Katz, Harvard University economist, 2010