Skip to comments.We Aren't Quite as Stupid as They Think
Posted on 12/22/2012 5:08:16 AM PST by Kaslin
If you are reading any opinion column during the Christmas season, you are likely an individual who seeks out information and observations, and comes to your own conclusions. In other words, you are a "thinking" man or women, and whether you ever agree with a single word I write, I nevertheless both congratulate and give thanks for you. And this column is for you.
Most politicians and many in the media truly believe we are stupid. We are the masses. We are those meant to receive a pat on the head, an empty promise and a warm feeling --- that leaves us empty. Trust me, I was in this business, and while those in it now think I am not on to them, I am. I know when I get the run-around or that pat on the head. So let me just take some stories in the news as we end the year and apply this concept to them.
Let's start with the story of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's stomach virus that led to massive dehydration that led to a fall at home and a failure to go to the hospital with a serious concussion. Now I have made it clear in the past that I consider former President Clinton a roaring conservative as compared to President Obama, and I am not accusing Secretary Clinton of lying. But the fact that hearings were to be held on the entire Benghazi debacle, the State Department was already set to be given blame by a White house appointed panel, and suddenly Hillary Clinton simply could not testify -- give me a break. Do they think we are stupid? Yes, they do.
On the subject of tragic shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, I'm not a big on guns personally, and when I hear of these types of senseless murders, particularly of innocent young children, I am prone to ask questions about the sale of certain weapons and ammunition.
But as soon as I start seeing the Drudge Report carrying immediate talk of efforts toward gun control and later see a television news bulletin with President Obama naming Joe Biden to head up a special something or another to deal with gun control, then I realize that once again emotions of the moment are being manipulated by politicians. And whatever shift in my views over gun rights that might naturally have occurred end as I hear television news "reporters" arguing with those opposed to changes in the law or pontificating while "reporting" the news. Do they think we are stupid? Yes, they do.
And that, of course, leads us to the continuing "stalled" negotiations over the "fiscal cliff." My, my, it is almost Christmas, the Senate is going home, and the big bad speaker and President Obama are seemingly stalled in a lockdown over spending cuts and who qualifies to be a millionaire.
Hah, what a laugh. Make no mistake, a last-minute bill will be agreed to before the end of the year. Special treatment will be extended to the defense industry to avoid the dreadful cuts that would have occurred under the automatic sequestration that otherwise would have kicked in on Jan. 1. Unemployment benefits will be extended, and taxes for those earning over, say, $400,000 -- or perhaps a bit more or less -- will go up. Sounds OK, right? Again they think we are stupid.
In the process, the Republican's long-fought battle, which raised many a penny in campaign contributions to fight the so-called "death tax," will be thrown right out the window. In the end, whether by January or more likely next year, deductions and credits that have served to stimulate the economy will be curtailed or eliminated. Who will suffer in the long term? The answer is the integrity and word of the GOP, and conservatives and plenty who have fought for their cause only to see another last-minute deal that will never ever really reduce the deficit.
Oh, and by the way, the world was set to end on Dec. 21, as well. Oh, that got plenty of media attention. And you know why? That's right, they think we are stupid. And if I've written another version of this in years past, blame it on stupidity!
Do they think we are stupid?
Not only YES! But Hell YES! They know that at least 51% of the people will believe every thing they tell us. Plus they know that 99% of the media will support every thing they tell us. They being the Liberals/Progressives of the ruling elite.
I am sorry to say, but I really think we have lost the country we loved.
Worse, they think we are also ball-less. You can’t even mention secession as a concept, even of Free Republic, and not get the squeamish to shout you down.
Then you are as stupid as I think.
As well as illiterate, craven, feckless, immoral, unethical, easily distracted by shiny objects...
We call them liberals...
The writer writes of “senseless murders.” That’s a phrase that always gives me the chuckles. Does it contrast with “murders that make sense”?
Indeed. The gov’t/media complex/ruling class thinks everyone but them are stupid.
Face it folks; no politician in either party thinks we can ever balance the budget again. If they did they would not be engaged in bitter battles about how to shave $200 Billion off a deficit that totals $1002 Billion. What about the fiscal cliff which both sides fear like it was Armageddon? It only reduces the red ink by $464 Billion leaving a hole of more than half a Trillion dollars. If cutting spending and increasing revenues enough to reduce the deficit to $538 Billion will crash the economy and send us all to financial ruin how in the hell can we ever get it to zero?
The French aristocracy thought the commoner stupid...King George thought the colonists stupid. Merry Christmas!
The masses do need some informaton.
For example: our little Ct. murderer was a SATANIST.
Did ya read that in OUR media? Me neither. Ya gotta look outside the USA for info about doings INSIDE the USA.
“I am sorry to say, but I really think we have lost the country we loved’
We didn’t lose the country. That would assume we actually fought. What we did was let a bunch of Marxists with pens and ink hide behind the document they want to destroy. And we are too afraid to d something about it.
The pen is truly mightier than the sword.
I would like to see your source for Lanza being a Satanist. The spiritual dimension is the elephant in the room that all the reports won’t touch. They don’t know how, having no spiritual understanding, I suppose. Whether he was a Satanist or not, I believe he was affected as if her were. I would really like to see your source!
Well, this was New England...
Don’t discount the RINOs for trying though...
Daily Mail mentioned that a classmate said there was a devil-worshipping web page ..... of course, most of the article is about the barber who cut his hair, etc. so take it all with a grain or two (maybe a shaker full) of salt.
I believe it does. Killing 20 little kids (and 6 adults) after killing his mom makes no sense, and gains him no benefit. Killing his mom clearly changed his life, and at the moment he believed it would be in a positive way.
Stalin having his generals murdered to solidify control over his military... Chinese rolling tanks into Tiannanmen Square and firing on students to stall the Freedom movement... Native Americans butchering those of neighboring tribes as they compete for space and resources... those murders have a purpose, and gain the killer(s) an advantage of some kind.
While we may not agree with the logic of the murderer, most often, killings are done with some end in mind that gains the killer a substantive advantage of some kind. Those who kill, and then kill themselves, clearly are not doing it to gain any advantage for themselves.
Anyway, I can see a substantive differentiation... but for the most part, your point is well-taken. The vast majority of the time, issues could have been resolved without killing, thus making just about all of them "senseless"
Why shouldn’t the political elite believe we’re stupid. Any politician can “mis-speak” and get away with it. They can steal from the taxpayers and get away with it. Of course, we’re stupid.
They think that we are so stupid that they imported a “new people” 40 million LEGAL immigratns since 1965 to out vote the American public & take the nation away from us. And they did, and they won.
Regarding Fiscal Cliff Talks:
Why don’t Republicans one up Obama and REALLY cut taxes on the middle class by proposing elimation of all Obamacare taxes set to go into effect. We should do it.... for the children. Make the Dems squirm!