Stop being Stupid
edited: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
By Timothy P. Buchanan
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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America needs to fix itself.
In present-day America, we have more information available to us than at any time in the history of the world. While most Americans consider themselves pretty smart, knowledgeable, learned, and wise, nothing could be further from the truth. We have often heard the saying, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing,“ and it’s true . All that many of us have is a little knowledge or none. Our network newscasters lie to us daily, and call what they do, “shaping the news,“ but it’s just a lie by another name. Our president has a political advisor, who should really be called, a professional prevaricator, because his job is to “spin the truth,” or, in plain words, lie in order to make his employer and his policies look good or, at least, blameless.
Few things in this world are more tragic or pathetic than adults who lack wisdom, and the United States is full of them. Knowledge without wisdom can lead to theft, adultery, and mass murder. Since wisdom is the ability to make good use of knowledge or information, our population today, is acutely unwise. In too many instances, we ignore or even deny what we know to be true . That is simply stupid. Many people will choose to be offended by this word, but most of them will also choose to be offended by any unambiguous statement.
The primary source of most of our cultural, economic, and political problems is not ignorance. We know what is right, and intentionally do the opposite. It is stupidity. For example, we know that life begins at conception, but we continue to tolerate abortion--that cruel and gruesome method of killing that has taken the lives of 50 million people in America--all of them innocent. We know that homosexuality is a sick and aberrant behavior, but we pretend that it is simply a lifestyle choice, an “orientation.” Countless studies prove that homosexuals prey upon children at a rate that is much higher than that of heterosexuals, but we convince ourselves that this truth is not. Some will even go so far as to say that homosexuals make “better parents,” but this is only true if one believes that sexual assault is an act of kindness. Putting a child in a house with a homosexual is like putting a lion in a cage with a lamb. We know that evolution never happened, but we pretend that it is scientific and, as a result, we teach this lie to our children, or permit public schools to do it for us.
After the killing of Matthew Sheppard, the homosexual community demanded that the government pass a bill to track violence against them. The FBI now compiles data on violence against homosexuals, and the majority of the offenders are, yes, homosexuals. (You won’t hear this fact on the nightly network news, nor will you hear any stories about homosexual men sexually assaulting or raping young boys, but it happens more often than you know.)
Stupidity coupled with arrogance is simply hideous. Examples are all around us. Gay pride, pro-abortion demonstrations, universal health care, and gun control, are but a few. We know that gun control laws do nothing to curb gun violence, but we pretend that more gun laws will make us safer--that enacting more laws is a meaningful step toward addressing the problem. Although we know that Barrack Obama is not a legal citizen, is a racist, and cheated his Illinois constituents by attending only 120 days of his 6-year Senate term, people voted for him as if the truth was otherwise.
Although we have laws against people hiring illegal aliens, the laws are not enforced. As a result the United States has approximately 12 million illegal aliens running loose at any given time. Many of these come here to escape arrest for crimes they committed in their countries of origin. But the flood of illegals continues because some folks would rather turn a blind eye if it means they can save a few hundred dollars off the cost of their new house, and because the current administration has decided not to deport or even arrest those who are found. That’s a most amazing hypocrisy--we have a president who swore an oath to enforce the laws of the United States, but he blatantly acts with hubris to aid in the commission of crimes he doesn’t like--and the country re-elects him.
I often wonder, “Where are the adults in America today?” Is everyone so preoccupied with their petty little lives that they cannot be troubled to learn how corrupt the United States has become or do anything to stop it? Or have we all become corrupt ourselves? One of them must be so. How much more of this do we think God will tolerate?
We have no justice in America because prosecutors would rather make a plea deal than try a case. They do this ostensibly to save money for the taxpayers, but one must wonder if the real reason is simply because it’s easier for them. Even when a criminal is convicted of premeditated murder (which usually requires multiple deaths) in most states he is sentenced to life. A man puts an innocent person to death, and we award him life. Many states provide the death penalty for murder, but only Texas and Virginia actually execute them. Once a victim is dead, he or she in essentially forgotten. I don’t know who originally said, “We kill our babies and baby our killers,” but it’s very true today. In this insane culture, we have no right to be surprised when someone takes a gun to a school or a shopping mall, and begins randomly killing people.
Our economy is on the verge of collapse, and our national debt is at a historic high, and rising. We have raised generations of people who are incapable of thinking for themselves, are ignorant of their nation’s history, do not know right from wrong. They have a deeply-rooted sense of entitlement. It does not look for America’s future. I would advise no one to invest in U.S. Savings bonds or Treasury notes. They may soon be worthless.
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|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|I have read your arguments, very well selected and written to appeal to the fear and ignorance (and I use the word ignorance, not stupidity) that many people have about many issues that keeps the status quo in power and growing wealthier while they suck the life out of the country dependent upon their churches, banks, and corporations. Corporations are not American, they are international and some are larger than most countries. They have reached down into the pockets of Congress and many government employees in the revolving door of the chosen good old boys (women are still largely left out) to spin the tales you have written here that have no basis in fact––only in the fear spin.
In the last fifty years we have overcome most of the fears you are writing about. However, there are those, like you, who would wish to roll back the clock to the good old days (selective memory makes them seem good––they weren't) when the good old boys had a tighter grip on society and prejudices that you embrace were in full force.
The facts refute everything that you write here. I have read many of the feats and ideas of wise men, and you, sir, are not among them. You're a puppet of the ridiculous right. An ideologue with a closed mind.
Fortunately, the world is changing rapidly. The ideas you express here, the ideas of old, white men, are fully understood by the young of the country. In spite of all the money being thrown at the problem, your ideology is losing ground and will be gone in this century, like the institution of slavery in the past.