Skip to comments.Obama Thinks You're an Idiot: Is He Right?
Posted on 04/22/2011 12:41:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I know too many educated idiots. I'm sorry. I know I'm not supposed to say that word. It just keeps popping back into my mind, like some Politically Incorrect obsession that haunts you, until you want to scream "Sex is dirty! It's dirty! Moo-hah-hah-hah-hah..."
Sorry about that. It's only a little Tourette tic I've picked up from living in PC America (almost as bad as PC Europe).
A liberal E.I. told me this week that her whole family was ready to vote for Obama again, because after all, her grown-up daughters would get their medical care free that way. Since neither of the college-educated kids have real jobs, even in their late 20s, they will need all the guvmint help they can get.
I swear. True story.
My friend is an E.I., and so is her whole family. These are nominally educated folks who fit Obama's expansive definition of "the rich," as they will soon find out, when it's much too late. But mentally they are deprived, ignorant, superstitious and foolish. It's the life choices they've made. They are Obama's natural prey.
I can't help thinking that word "idiot" over and over again, as hard as I try to be Politically Correct. I have compassion for idiots. I just don't want to be governed by them, or by the con artists and serial liars they keep voting for. Bill Clinton. Barack Obama. Joe Biden. Name your own. It's obvious by now that Obama doesn't even bother to memorize his script anymore. He just tells 'em anything that pops into his mind, and all the E.I.s instantly bow down and knock their heads in the dirt. What a brilliant guy this is!
William F. Buckley solved the liberal labeling problem on his Firing Line show one night when he called an honored guest "an idiot" and immediately added, "...I meant that in the Greek sense, of course."
Nobody seemed to mind. He got away with it.
Buckley didn't have Google Translate, but I do, so I checked it. The English word "idiot" translates into Greek "elythios," which translates back into English "stupid." I figure it's close enough.
Obama thinks you're a dumb sucker who will fall for any nonsense syllables he croons in that mellifluous baritone, like Bing Crosby on the radio long ago, and liberals lose all their muscle tone and swoon...the blood drains from their brains...they keel over. "Will somebody help the lady who just fainted in row seven? Give her some air, please..."
I don't know if David Axelrod hired all those fainting goo-goos in Obama's mosh pits, but I bet they'll do it again. It's what they're good at.
The fainters may be feinting (or feigning fainting) but I've actually gone and sought out liberals in the fetid mental swamps, just to ask them if they really are as dumb as they vote. It's just one of the front line combat duties I perform for this column.
And, by gum, Obama is right! They really are what the Romans used to call stulti, which is what the Greeks used to call "elythios," and the Jews of Europe called "meshugeneh," or possibly "a little child with water on the brain."
So we have a wannabe rockstar president who is completely wrong about every US policy, domestic and foreign, but he's right about his own voters. We don't have an Abe Lincoln in the White House (as Obama once said in a rare moment of humility) nor a Reagan (as he also got the mediots to say one day).
We have no Lincoln, alas, but we do have Elvis Obama pretending to steer the ship. All those sounds of breaking glass are real chunks of governmental sanity breaking into a thousand pieces. See the Middle East? Now watch me fix it! See unemployment? Millions of Green jobs! Global Warming? It's gone already! Waddaguy.
And here he's running again, like one of those Road Runner cartoons. Running is what he does best. In fact, it might be the only thing he does. Recession? Unemployment? Libya? Egypt? I'm outahere. I'm running again!
The biggest idiots in this country are the mediots who just read their JournOlist scripts on TV every night. They get it hot off the fax, and it's obvious that they never, ever ask embarrassing questions. As soon as the Japanese finish manufacturing their pet doggie robot they will make an airhead news cutie, and nobody will spot the difference.
Our journOlists are cloned by Communication Departments on the colleges, where kids have to go after flunking out of Education and Phys Ed. You can see what the requirements are for Communications majors on the web. They don't hide it.
Lincoln's government for, by, and of the people is now Monty Python's Flying Circus, for, by and of the...but I repeat myself. If Lincoln ever came back and read the Gettysburg Address, some news director would give him the hook in 30 seconds flat. "Four score and seven years ago..." and college students will wonder why Lincoln only got four scores. They score more than that every Saturday night.
In 1865 Americans understood the Gettysburg Address. They didn't have much formal schooling, but they had a thirst for education. They were better-read, better-spoken, had a richer vocabulary, and were far more morally serious than any of our journOlistas today.
The left calls this "progress." Because their side is Progressive. It's logic, see? If you're a Progressive, then anything you do, no matter how idiotic, is Progress.
Well the Progressive Europeans are now desperately trying to regress, trying to scramble back from the suicidal abyss of multiculturalism by giving civics tests to immigrants flying in from the more retro parts of the world. They try to teach them things like "you're not supposed to kill your daughter if she goes on a date." But like everything in Europe today, they go about it in a dreamy and half-hearted way, like showing gay porn flicks to Muslim immigrants to the Netherlands, who get a hearty laugh out of it and beat their wives afterwards, just in case they kept their eyes open during the flick. Porn is fine for men; women are risking their lives.
At least the French are trying. Nicolas Sarkozy thinks that banning the burqa will keep out the suicide bombers, not understanding that radical Muslims are far more serious, in their medieval way, than the French have been since General Foch. The burqa is trivial. It's not even in the Koran. These people will kill you for what you believe, not for what you wear, and they will not be fooled by empty symbolism. Empty symbolism means an empty civilization.
Obama is a perfect lightweight for these times; he's a Hollow Man. That's why Obama is not a Muslim any more than Bing Crosby was.
When Obama runs into a snarl like the Middle East, he starts off by taking a victory lap, and then when things get hard, he tells our ally Mubarak to Resign Now, and 30 years' negotiated peace goes down the drain. And the liberal media say...nothing, because they are E.I.s, too. We churn 'em out by the millions. Obama is an abysmally ignorant and irresponsible man, drunk on his own ego. The mediots have no idea, and frankly, they like it better that way.
When Iran explodes its first Big One next year, our civilizational crisis will become unavoidable. Europe is utterly pathetic, and has to look to us or to the Russians for protection. I think they might end up buying Russian cover, since Moscow is willing to kill people and have its soldiers die, just for the joys of Imperium. The Europeans are not willing to do that because they can't remember what they were all about in the first place.
With a working missile defense America can finally go home, except that the Iranians are an Armageddon Cult that doesn't respond to rational carrots and sticks. I say let's allow Russia to police the Gulf. It's in their neighborhood. They can have the oil if they keep down the crazies.
If we can elect Sarah Palin president next year, and have a Republican Congress, we can start full-scale domestic fuel development from shale and oil, making us independent from the Saudis and their ilk. Israel can take care of itself; it's the most stable government in the Middle East, and it will soon have its own supply of natural gas and oil from shale.
Of course everybody will go nuclear, because Obama has let that critical moment in history when nuclear proliferation could be halted slip right by him. After that we will see a mighty global struggle between radical Islam and Western, Chinese, and Hindu civilization -- it's been going on since Mohammed and the Persians and Byzantines. We will lose some, we will win some. I say we go with the modernizing peoples of the world, the ones who are instinctively on the side of rationality, prosperity, and wherever possible, electoral government. Our standard should not be protecting the Europeans who will not protect themselves. Instead, we should seek allies in Australia, India, Japan, and maybe Russia and China, depending on how they behave.
If we develop our domestic fuels we don't need the Muslim countries at all. If we perfect missile defenses we can wall off all the plague bacilli that spread epidemics around the world.
Meanwhile we are stuck with a parasitical population of Educated Idiots, the dumbed-down victims of the welfare state. It's not their IQ or their formal education. It's just their lifelong unwillingness to see the world for what it is. Are we now 51 percent functionally disabled? Or just 45 percent?
On that question the fate of the United States may rest.
Good luck to all of us.
Good article. I don’t think I have read this author before. Funny guy.
Let's not forget who this turd is.
You want to know WHO Obama IS?
Had Americans been able to stop obsessing over the color of Barack Obama's skin and instead paid more attention to his cultural identity, maybe he would not be in the White House today. The key to understanding him lies with his identification with his father, and his adoption of a cultural and political mindset rooted in postcolonial Africa.
Like many educated intellectuals in postcolonial Africa, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was enraged at the transformation of his native land by its colonial conqueror. But instead of embracing the traditional values of his own tribal cultural past, he embraced an imported Western ideology, Marxism. I call such frustrated and angry modern Africans who embrace various foreign "isms", instead of looking homeward for repair of societies that are broken, African Colonials. They are Africans who serve foreign ideas.
The tropes of America's racial history as a way of understanding all things black are useless in understanding the man who got his dreams from his father, a Kenyan exemplar of the African Colonial. Before I continue, I need to say this: I am a first generation born West African-American woman whose parents emigrated to the U.S. in the 1970's from the country now called Nigeria. I travel to Nigeria frequently. I see myself as both a proud American and as a proud Igbo (the tribe that we come from -- also sometimes spelled Ibo). Politically, I have always been conservative (though it took this past election for me to commit to this once and for all!); my conservative values come from my Igbo heritage and my place of birth. Of course, none of this qualifies me to say what I am about to -- but at the same time it does.
My friends, despite what CNN and the rest are telling you, Barack Obama is nothing more than an old school African Colonial who is on his way to turning this country into one of the developing nations that you learn about on the National Geographic Channel. Many conservative (East, West, South, North) African-Americans like myself -- those of us who know our history -- have seen this movie before. Here are two main reasons why many Americans allowed Obama to slip through the cracks despite all of his glaring inconsistencies:
First, Obama has been living on American soil for most of his adult life. Therefore, he has been able to masquerade as one who understands and believes in American democratic ideals. But he does not. Barack Obama is intrinsically undemocratic and as his presidency plays out, this will become more obvious. Second, and most importantly, too many Americans know very little about Africa. The one-size-fits-all understanding that many Americans (both black and white) continue to have of Africa might end up bringing dire consequences for this country.
Contrary to the way it continues to be portrayed in mainstream Western culture, Africa is not a continent that can be solely defined by AIDS, ethnic rivalries, poverty and safaris. Africa, like any other continent, has an immense history defined by much diversity and complexity. Africa's long-standing relationship with Europe speaks especially to some of these complexities -- particularly the relationship that has existed between the two continents over the past two centuries. Europe's complete colonization of Africa during the nineteenth century, also known as the Scramble for Africa, produced many unfortunate consequences, the African colonial being one of them.
The African colonial (AC) is a person who by means of their birth or lineage has a direct connection with Africa. However, unlike Africans like me, their worldviews have been largely shaped not by the indigenous beliefs of a specific African tribe but by the ideals of the European imperialism that overwhelmed and dominated Africa during the colonial period. AC's have no real regard for their specific African traditions or histories. AC's use aspects of their African culture as one would use pieces of costume jewelry: things of little or no value that can be thoughtlessly discarded when they become a negative distraction, or used on a whim to decorate oneself in order to seem exotic. (Hint: Obama's Muslim heritage).
On the other hand, AC's strive to be the best at the culture that they inherited from Europe. Throughout the West, they are tops in their professions as lawyers, doctors, engineers, Ivy League professors and business moguls; this is all well and good. It's when they decide to engage us as politicians that things become messy and convoluted.
The African colonial politician (ACP) feigns repulsion towards the hegemonic paradigms of Western civilization. But at the same time, he is completely enamored of the trappings of its aristocracy or elite culture. The ACP blames and caricatures whitey to no end for all that has gone wrong in the world. He convinces the masses that various forms of African socialism are the best way for redressing the problems that European colonialism motivated in Africa. However, as opposed to really being a hard-core African Leftist who actually believes in something, the ACP uses socialist themes as a way to disguise his true ambitions: a complete power grab whereby the "will of the people" becomes completely irrelevant.
Barack Obama is all of the above. The only difference is that he is here playing (colonial) African politics as usual.
In his 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father -- an eloquent piece of political propaganda -- Obama styles himself as a misunderstood intellectual who is deeply affected by the sufferings of black people, especially in America and Africa. In the book, Obama clearly sees himself as an African, not as a black American. And to prove this, he goes on a quest to understand his Kenyan roots. He is extremely thoughtful of his deceased father's legacy; this provides the main clue for understanding Barack Obama.
Barack Obama Sr. was an African colonial to the core; in his case, the apple did not fall far from the tree. All of the telltale signs of Obama's African colonialist attitudes are on full display in the book -- from his feigned antipathy towards Europeans to his view of African tribal associations as distracting elements that get in the way of "progress". (On p. 308 of Dreams From My Father, Obama says that African tribes should be viewed as an "ancient loyalties".)
Like imperialists of Old World Europe, the ACP sees their constituents not as free thinking individuals who best know how to go about achieving and creating their own means for success. Instead, the ACP sees his constituents as a flock of ignorant sheep that need to be led -- oftentimes to their own slaughter.
Like the European imperialist who spawned him, the ACP is a destroyer of all forms of democracy.
Here are a few examples of what the British did in order to create (in 1914) what is now called Nigeria and what Obama is doing to you:
America, don't be fooled. The Igbos were once made up of a confederacy of clans that ascribed to various forms of democratic government. They took their eyes off the ball and before they knew it, the British were upon them. Also, understand this: the African colonial who is given too much political power can only become one thing: a despot.
Our conversation is with Yuri Alexandrovic Bezmenov. Mr. Bezmenov was born in 1939 in a suburb of Moscow. He was the son of a high ranking Soviet Army officer. He was educated in the elite schools inside the Soviet Union; and became an expert in Indian culture and Indian languages.
He had an outstanding career with Novosti, which was, and still is I should say, the press arm or press agency of the Soviet Union; it turns out this is also a front, for the KGB.
He escaped to the West in 1970 after becoming totally disgusted with the Soviet system; and he did this at great risk to his life. He certainly is one of the worlds outstanding experts on the subject of Soviet propaganda; and disinformation and active measures.
Well, you spoke before about "ideological subversion" and that's a phrase that I'm afraid some Americans don't understand. When the Soviets use the phrase "ideological subversion" what do they mean by it?
1. Ideological subversion is the process which is [a] legitimate, old word, and open. You can see it with your own eyes. All American mass media has to do is to "unplug bananas" from their ears, open up their eyes, and they can see it. There is no mystery.It has nothing to do with espionage. I know that espionage intelligence gathering looks more romantic. It sells more deodorants through the advertising. That's probably why your Hollywood producers are so crazy about James Bond types of films. But in reality the main emphasis of the KGB is NOT in the area of intelligence at all.According to my opinion, and the opinions of many defectors of my caliber, only about 15% of time, money, and manpower is spent on espionage as such. The other 85% is a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare. What it basically means is: to change the perception of reality of every American that despite of the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.It's a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and is divided into four basic stages.The first stage being "demoralization". It takes from 15 to 20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years required to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy exposed to the ideology of [their] enemy. In other words, Marxism-Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least 3 generation of American students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of Americanism; American patriotism.Most of the activity of the department [KGB] was to compile huge amount / volume of information, on individuals who were instrumental in creating public opinion. Publisher, editors, journalists, uh actors, educationalists, professors of political science. Members of parliament, representatives of business circles.Most of these people were divided roughly into two groups: those who would tow the Soviet foreign policy, they would be promoted to positions of power through media and public manipulation; [and] those who refuse the Soviet influence in their own country would be character assassinated OR executed physically, come Revolution.Same way as in a small town of Hua in South Vietnam; several thousands of Vietnamese were executed in one night when the city was captured by [the] Viet Cong for only two days; and American CIA could never figure out - how could [the communists] possibly know each Individual, where he lives, where to get him; and [in order that they] would be arrested in one night basically in four hours before dawn, put on a van, driven out of the city limits and shot.The answer is very simple. Long before communists occupy the city, there was extensive network of informers; local Vietnamese citizens who knew absolutely everything about people who are instrumental in public opinion - including Barbers and Taxi Drivers. Everyone who was sympathetic to United States was executed. Same thing was done under the guidance of the Soviet Embassy in Hanoi, and same thing I was doing in New Delhi. To my horror, I discovered that in the files were people who were doomed to execution. There were names of pro-Soviet Journalists, with whom I was personally friendly.
Yes, absolutely. They were idealistically minded leftist communists who had made several visits to the USSR; and yet the KGB decided, that come Revolution, or drastic changes in political structure of India - they will have to go.
Why is that?
Because they know too much. Simply, because, you see the useful idiots; the leftists who are idealistically believing in the beauty of Soviet or Communist or Socialist or whatever system; when they get disillusioned, they become the worst enemies. That's why my KGB instructors specifically made the point, "never bother with leftists, forget about these political prostitutes - aim higher" this was my instruction. Try to get into, uh, large circulation, established conservative media. Reach filthy rich movie makers, intellectuals in so-called academic circles. Cynical, ego-centric people who can look into your eyes with angelic expression and tell you a lie. This are the most recruitable people; people who lack moral principals - who are either too greedy or too, uh, suffer from self-importance, uh, they feel that they matter a lot. Uh, these are the people who KGB wanted very much to recruit.
But to eliminate the others; to execute the others, don't they serve some purpose - wouldn't they be the one's to rely on?
No they serve purpose only [up] to the stage of destabilization of a nation. For example, your leftists in [the] United States; all these professors and all these beautiful civil rights defenders. They are instrumental in the process of the subversion; only to destabilize a nation. When the job is completed, they are not needed anymore. They know too much. Some of them, when they get disillusioned - when they see that Marxist-Leninist come to power. Obviously they get offended; they think that THEY will come to power. That will never happen, of course; they will be lined up against the wall and shot. But they may turn into the most bitter enemies of Marxist-Leninists when they come to power; and that's what happened in Nicaragua. You remember most of these former Marxist-Leninists were either put to prison or one of them split and now he's working against the SandinistasIt happened in Grenada when Maurice Bishop, he was already a Marxist - he was executed by the new Marxists who was more Marxist than this Marxist.Same happened in Afghanistan, when, uh, first there was Taraki he was killed by Amin, then Amin was killed by Karmal with the help of KGB.Same happened in Bangladesh where Mujibur Rahman, very pro-soviet leftist; was assassinated by his own Marxist-Leninist military comrades.It's the same pattern everywhere. The moment they serve their purpose, all the useful idiots are either executed entirely; all the idealistically minded Marxists. Or exiled, or put in prisons like in Cuba many former Marxists are in Cuba, and in prison.So basically America is Stuck, with demoralization; and unless, even if you start right now this minute; you start educating new generation of Americans - it will still take you 15 to 20 years to turn the tide of uh, ideological perception of reality; uh back to normalcy and patriotism.The result? The result you can see -- most of the people who graduated in the 60's, dropouts or half-baked intellectuals, are now occupying the positions of power in the government, civil service, business, mass media, and educational systems. You are stuck with them. You can't get rid of to them. They are contaminated. They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern [alluding to Pavlov]. You can not change their mind even if you expose them to authentic information. Even if you prove that white is white and black is black, you still can not change the basic perception and the logic of behavior. In other words [for] these people the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible. To rid society of these people you need another 15 or 20 years to educate a new generation of patriotically minded and common sense people who would be acting in favor and in the interests of United States society.
And yet these people who have been programmed and as you say [are] in place and who are favorable to an opening with the Soviet concept - these are the very people who would be marked for extermination in this country?
Most of them, yes. Simply because the psychological shock when they will see in [the] future what the beautiful society of EQUALITY and social justice means in practice, obviously they will revolt. They will be very unhappy [and] frustrated people, and Marxist Leninist regime does not tolerate these people. Obviously they will join the [ranks] of dissenters; dissidents.
Unlike the present  United States there will be no place for dissent in future [2008, "Hate Speech" Colorado SB200] Marxist-Leninist America.
[Now] you can get popular like Daniel Ellsberg and filthy rich like Jane Fonda for being a dissident [and] for criticizing your Pentagon. In [the] future these people will simply be [he makes a squishy noise] squashed like cockroaches for criticizing the government. Nobody is going to pay them nothing for their beautiful [and] noble ideas of EQUALITY. This they don't understand and it will be the greatest shock for them, of course.
The demoralization process in the United States is basically completed already for the last 25 years. Actually, it's over fulfilled because demoralization now reaches such areas where not even Comrade Andropov and all his experts would even dream of such tremendous success. Most of it is done by Americans to Americans thanks to lack of moral standards. As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who was demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him, even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents and pictures. Even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him the concentration camps...he will refuse to believe it.... until he is going to receive a kick in his fat bottom.When the military boot crashes - then he will understand. But not before that. That's the tragedy of the situation of demoralization.
2. The next stage is destabilization....this time, subverter does not care about your ideas and the patterns of your consumption. Whether you eat junk food and get fat and flabby doesn't matter any more.
It only takes 2 to 5 years to destabilize a nation. This time what matters is essentials; economy, foreign relations, [and] defense systems. And you can see it quite clearly that in some... sensitive areas such as defense and [the] economy, the influence of Marxist-Leninist ideas in the United States is absolutely fantastic. I could never believe it 14 years ago when I landed in this part of the world that the process will go that fast.
3. The next stage of course is crisis, which may take only up to 6 weeks to bring a country to the verge of crisis. You can see it in Central America now; and after crisis, with the violent change of power structure and economy, you have the period of so called "normalization" [which] it may last indefinitely. Normalization is a cynical expression, borrower from Soviet Propaganda. When the Soviet tanks moved into Czechoslovakia in 1968, comrade Brezhnev said "Now the situation in brotherly Czechoslovakia is normalized". This is what will happen in [the] United States if you allow all the shmucks to bring the country to crisis.
To promise people all kinds of goodies, and the paradise on Earth. Uh to destabilize your economy to eliminate the principal of free market competition; and to put a big brother government in Washington D.C.; with benevolent dictators like  Walter Mondale [2008 Obama] who will promise lots of things - Never mind whether the promises are fulfilled or not. He [the dictator] will go to Moscow to kiss the bottoms of a new generation of Soviet Assassins. Never mind [nothing to see here, move along], he will create false illusions that the situation is under control.Situation is NOT under control. Situation is disgustingly out of control.
Most of the American politicians, media, and educational system train another generation of people who think they are living at the peacetime. False. United States is in a state of war; undeclared, total war against the basic principles and foundations of this system. And the initiator of this war is not Comrade Andropov of course - it's the system. However, ridiculous it may sound, [it is] the world Communist system, or the world Communist conspiracy. Whether I scare some people or not, I don't give a hoot. If you're not scared by now, nothing can scare you. You don't have to be paranoid about it. What actually happens now; that unlike myself, you have literally several years to live on unless United States wake up. The time bomb is ticking. With every second the disaster is coming closer. Unlike myself, you will have nowhere to defect to, unless you want to live in Antarctica with penguins.This is it, this is the last country with freedom and possibility.
Okay, so what do we do? What is your recommendation to the American people?
Well, the immediate thing that comes to mind is, of course, there must be a very strong national effort to educate people in the spirit of REAL patriotism, number one. Number two, to explain [to] them the real danger of socialist, communist, welfare state, Big Brother government. If people fail to grasp the impending danger; nothing ever will help the United States. You may kiss goodbye your freedoms, including [sending] homosexuals to prison inmate. All this freedom will vanish in 5 seconds - including your precious lives.
The moment at least part of [the] United States population is convinced that the danger is real, they have to FORCE their government, and I'm not talking about sending letters, signing petitions, and all this beautiful, noble activity, I'm talking about FORCING [the] United States government to stop aiding Communism....
Don't you see it?
Wasn't it Thomas Jefferson who wrote
And then again when he wrote
Didn't our Heavenly Father, through our Savior tell us...
How well we deserve this curse (~so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things~) God has given us,
through the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT IN CHIEF, the FASCIST Obama.
Someone once ask, "When is violence for political purposes justified?"...
I recommend the following for your valuable time, to ponder... (all 37 pages)
All things written in the Bible must come to pass,
and we WILL get to the day worse than has ever been.
And this too shall pass...
Can you remember reading about "a thorn in their side"?
The command I await is...
Unfortunately, I agree.
The question really is, are we under or over 50% of educated idiots. Or in other words, have we reached critical mass, the point of no return...
People were smarter 10,000 years ago because to survive you had to be mindful and keep on your toes.
These days people have the luxury of coasting along while being preoccupied with genitalia.
Only if I voted for him - which I didn’t.
Can't argue there.this, something's wrong with your ears.
I can feel his pain. I work with many of these and have some in my family.
Writer missed a trick here.
Buckley was referring to the Greek word idiothV, which means "a person preoccupied with his own affairs, self-absorbed, a non-participant in public life." (My own definition.)
It didn't really mean an "idiot" in our sense. But yes, Buckley's quick recovery, really wasn't. Naughty Bill.
Buckley was a master of wit and sarcasm. (not to mention the English language) I wish I had watched him more often but I just wasn’t interested in politics in those days.
I think it's a major mistake to sell Obama short. It isn't jsut him, it's that entire Red Cabinet that wrote the Obamacare bill in all its multi-thousand-page glory less than a year in office.
His actions do parse, and they actually appear to be astute .... if you assume malignity and a certain power-seeking agenda. Low bridge, FRiend.
If present trends continue, everybody will eventually get "free" health care from the government.
It won't, of course, be free in any sense other than the way health care is free in France, UK or Canada, but that will be good enough for many if not most people.
Medical services, for most people, will drop in quality from where they are now, and the total cost to society will be considerably higher, but it will be "free" to the user, and that's all many care about.
Being on FB (yeah I know), and being exposed to friends of friends has helped me discover this. I'm stunned out how many-- supposedly educated young adults-- are out there ready to stand in the bread line. I knew this reality existed, but I fear it's bigger than I previously thought.
Not only this, you still have that group of people who work for a living, can't manage their finances, and will still vote for this clown thinking they are going to get something in return.
There's too many free loaders, and now the free loaders are "educated".
What is strange is that it still isn't easy to categorically distinguish between his acts of stupidity and his acts of intrigue. The latter can always be assumed within the framework of the larger certainty that he is working from a malevolent covert plan. But he more often than not also leaves a perfectly believable impression that he's just a complete idiot. In the American sense.
If that also is intentional then we are dealing with a once in a millennium criminal genius of the political variety. That's bad because no one seems to even be prepared to deal with him on the level of his face value.
... until some of them try to wake up and improve their standard of living, then they'll find out who's paying.
See my tagline....
In believing they can define intelligence as the ability to be deceptive, the progressives are the ultimate fools.
Obama was right about 51.5% of the voters in 2008. 2012 will show us how many of those idiots are teachable.
Teetering on the brink, hanging by a thread, balancing on a high wire in a strong wind, grasping at a last straw, on the cusp of an abyss...
Was Bing Crosby a Muslim?
I agree with this author. (Reminds me of PJ O’Roark) It’s not the ‘prince of fools’ that concerns me, it’s the real Fools or EI’s that are dragging down this country.
i think the correct term should be ‘indoctrinated’ because an ‘educated’ person wouldn’ believe this nonsense.
Maybe. I saw him on the road to Morocco.
It is good to put the word “educated” in quotes now, the real problem is not educated idiots, that is a contradiction in terms, the real problem is idiots who have degrees but little or no actual education. The author alludes to this when he mentions that Americans of 1865 understood the Gettysburg address, were more well-spoken and had a richer vocabulary than modern day Americans. Listen closely to what passes for English among “journalists” on television. Most could not pass a fifth grade English test from the nineteen fifties. Even those who major in history at today’s universities know less about real history than the average twelve year old son of a sharecropper knew fifty years ago.
Ba Da Bing!
It is perfectly plausible to assume that they are both. Marxist and moron are like tall and fat, either one may apply to a particular person or neither one or both may apply.
All constitutional conservative believers look away.
For the rest of you, yes you the folks that voted for this O’sucka,
YOU HAVE BEEN PUNKED!
YOU ARE IDIOTS, you were so anxious to seek change you skipped the pre-flight checklist on Obama and his act is about to crash.
We are online as of last week or so, super slow so far this early in the season, actually I need to be there at 6am this morning for an early delivery.
Time to nuke the biscuit, cheese and egg!
0.5% will actually learn. I hope and pray that far more of the idiots and parasites will lose interest and stay home.
Well, according to my mother-in-law.....yes.
What does the front say, “Pigs for Obama”?
...a more vocal segment will embrace it as a, "pretty cool way to go!"
Idiocracy was a documentary.
Now I’m hungry for a Carl’s Jr BIG ASS FRIES!
Sadly, it will only make sense to those who already get it.
“History is bunk. That’s why you’re taught no history.”- Mustapha Mond
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
I have posted a lot of his stories. I wish I had posted this one. James Lewis is a pseudonym. I think he/she is a shrink, IMHO, as he/she uses a lot of terms from psychiatry and medicine.
If any business person or corporation gives moola and votes to the Socialist in Chief, they should be boiled in BP oil. This alien to our history, heritage, values and economic foundations must not be allowed to scam and con the poor uninformed voter again. Pubs better get out to unify the Indies, Libertarians, Reagan Dems and all wings of the GOP so the idiots that Buckley averred will not overcome sanity in 2012.
I may have read some and not noted the author but his style is fairly unique and very readable.
May that be so!