Skip to comments.Are Men Stupid?
Posted on 04/29/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Are men stupid? How else can we explain the endless parade of otherwise successful individuals, who by all appearances seem intelligent and competent, and yet risk destroying their careers and their personal lives over the chance to have a sexual escapade?
John Edwards crashing from the heights of promise to infamy, from presidential candidate to defendant in a trial after a secret affair; Secret Service agents ending their careers in disgrace over dalliances with prostitutes in Colombia, all join that long procession of men who managed to self-destruct, pulling a pin on the grenade of their careers and perhaps their personal lives for the sake of a little fun.
The pageant of legacy-killing misjudgment includes a president, several might-have-been presidents, a few governors, a World Bank director, a former Dutch prime minister, an Israeli president and one of the top golfers of all time. And that is only a partial list.
How to explain it?
The question has baffled women, mostly, since biblical times.
Perhaps the Secret Service agents thought their behavior, if discovered, would raise no eyebrows. But the stupidity was in evidence when one of the agents, who had earlier "protected" Sarah Palin, posted on Facebook that he was "checking her out." Sounds like the claim of a 13-year-old boy. And the decision to post the comment displays the common sense of an 8-year-old.
But that level of maturity and judgment shines compared to the decision of, say President BillClinton, who risked his presidency to have an affair with Monica Lewinsky, and then lied about it repeatedly.
A brilliant man, everyone said about the president, but also one of only two presidents in American history impeached.
The Clinton experience almost numbed us to the epidemic scale of the problem. Over and over we hear stories that defy belief.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
Can you imagine what a different country this would be...
And before women readers get all outraged and look down their noses at us men, I'll even answer the next question:
Because it works!!! Yes, many of you fall for it!! If you didn't, we wouldn't do it, and would move on to something else that worked.
But women were more likely to vote for Obama in 2008 than men were, and are more likely to vote for him again this year.
So the stupidity of men is not across-the-board.
Between Bill and Monica, one could easily argue she was the stupid one...he’s a Dem Party rockstar...she’ll be forever known as his disposable receptacle.
Think of an invention. Any invention. Who do you think invented it?
You mean like the circular saw, liquid paper (White-Out), COBOL, square-bottomed paper bags (well, the machine that produced them). zig-zag sewing machine, dishwasher, windshield washer, kevlar and a new broad spectrum navigation system, not to mention all kinds of things in the medical field? All invented by women, the nav system by actress Hedy Lamar.
See my tag line.....
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac. -- Henry Kissinger
Interesting. A system to navigate a spectrum of broads. Hmmmm... I want one!
Stupid? I don’t know any men who envy women or ever wish they were one.
Alexander Hamilton comes to mind. He could have been a president but he blew it by getting involved with a much younger, married woman. And Mr. Hamilton was considered an extremely brilliant man by all.
I’ve never understood why men are so governed by their gonads.
The smart ones though know when to back off and not give into our other head's temptation. For example, not cheating on our long term girlfriend, not sleeping with employees or married women or underage or the 2am crowd, etc.
Which would explain its stupidity.
Actually, the smart ones are those who know how to get away with the sins you list. My opinion.
Why yes. Yes we are.
In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.
Tony Montana aka Al Pacino - Scarface.
Yep, dumb as dirt, according to the women in the family.
Kevlar. I get your point though.
Actually, Lamar worked with a male co-inventor for her patent of frequency hopping, and it likely originated with her first husband who was Austrian arm manufacturer before WW2.
“it likely” = the idea had its origins....
Its the women who make it hard.
Don't blame it on women!
lol...Yup!...as a dear departed friend used to say about WOMEN!
Its all about Fluid dynamics.....They're either crying...pissing or bleeding
In other words, men are stupid.
It’s a story as old as humanity: When Mr. P*nis stands up, Mr. Brain sits down.
Did you go the distance or was there a KO?
Part of a man’s energy and drive to succeed and gain wealth and power (whether through government or privately) comes from the same thing that powers his sex drive: testosterone.
Once in a lecture by Bart Kosko, the Fuzzy Logic guru, he mentioned that frequency-hopping spread spectrum communications had been co-invented by a movie actress. He challenged the audience to name her.
Your Obedient Servant shot his hand up and exclaimed, “Headly Lamarr!”
Stupid is as stupid does.
Some are, yes. Just as some women are
I think men are stupid when they are comfortable and secure.
Men are brilliant when they are challenged or in danger.
There are exceptions, but you know what I mean.
The “great motivator” is the key to civilization. Women don’t get it.
In other words low libido women lead dull boring lives. They will never know the thrill of the hunt.
Weren’t women involved as well? Or are these just homosexual encounters?
I understand your point. But it doesn’t quite explain why men, who are capable of rational thought, are willing to ruin their lives just to spread their “seed” around.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? - Jeremiah 17:9
To some rich and powerful men being celibate and not "getting any" would make him feel like he was a failure. To them what was the point in amassing power?
The problem I have with this is the pretense of the wife and perfect family et al. Men that want the playboy lifestyle should ditch the wife, pay the money and go play. Sex is what keeps some (most) men from becoming really morose and melancholic. Even in a long term relationship a boredom factor can cause psychological issues. A women wouldn't understand. That is why there is a war between the sexes....
Women are stupid. I blame them for moderates and democrats.
To me, the premise makes no sense. My life has been successful from my point of view but it never encompassed any ambition to grow wealthy and powerful just so I could have sexual conquests. I just do not understand those men (and maybe a few women). Maybe my libido differs from that of other men.
This sentence from your post really got my attention: “Sex is what keeps some (most) men from becoming really morose and melancholic.” As suggested above, sex has never played that big a role in my life (especially now at age 71), so I will never understand that statement. Those men live in a different world than the one I inhabit.
And I can never see ruining my life just to have sex with someone that appeals to me. That is my definition of stupid.
I agree, though, that these vast differences, especially in degrees of libido, account for the war between the sexes.
Along time ago in another lifetime, when I was just a young Airman, an old Staff Sergeant gave me some very good advice. He said, “Every time a man thinks with the head of his **** all it does is get him into trouble.” Never seen that advice go wrong.
Or unavailable, as the case may be.
I think you left out a comma after NO, which is really important. Otherwise you just said that we are stupid.
(Actually, it's just an act. We can't figure out the washing machine or a sewing machine, because we are stupid. I am just glad you women are here, otherwise we'd be naked.)
The never mentioned fact is that if women didn't exist, there would be no wars.
Sure... blame it all on the white guy.