Drowning In A Sea of Stupidity

You may have noticed that in most of my recent articles there has been a tone of anger and frustration in regards to the ignorance and apathy of the American people. However I have refrained from coming out and using the word stupid. I can no longer do that.

(Children, cover your eyes)

What the fuck is wrong with people in this country? It seems that an increasing number of them are NOT using their heads for the purpose they were intended, and therefore that makes them STUPID. Why the sudden change in opinion? I don’t know, maybe it’s just been building up until I could no longer take it, or maybe it was just inevitable. In any case, America, I’ve had just about enough of your stupidity.

No, that isn’t enough. I should try to explain the why of my change in attitude. I guess it has to do with two things I saw yesterday, they were the last straw so to speak.

First off I read an article about a high school student in North Carolina who was given an assignment to write a short story, but to do it in little comments like they were posts on Facebook. Not that I agree with this teaching technique, but that is irrelevant. It is what happened afterwards that got me all fired up.

Sixteen year old Alex Stone, of Summerville High School wrote in his first post, “I killed my neighbors pet dinosaur.” Then in his second post he continued by saying, “I bought the gun to take care of the business.”

That is when all hell broke loose.

I have watched with increasing distress the anti gun sentiments in our school systems in response to public school shooting incidents. You can’t point your finger at another student and say “BANG” any more. You can’t even chew out your Pop Tart into the shape of a gun without getting suspended. These incidents all happened and were enough of themselves to anger me. But for a school to do what Summerville High did next cause my blood pressure to skyrocket.

When Alex Stone’s teachers saw the word ‘gun’ the school suspended Stone, but not before searching his locker and book bag. Then, the final outrage, they called the police…simply because he used the word gun in a writing assignment. What the hell, are they going to ban Webster’s Dictionary too? After all, on page 495 of my copy the word GUN is clearly visible.

Getting back to Alex Stone, when the police paid a visit to young Stone he became a bit irate. Who wouldn’t? I know I’d be more than irate if the cops showed up to infringe upon my freedom of speech. Anyway, young Stone was then arrested for disorderly conduct. All this happened without the parents being notified of what was going on. They learned all about it AFTER their son had been arrested.

This story alone almost caused me to blow a gasket, but then something else happened and that is why I decided that a good percentage of the people in this country are beyond hope and need to be euthanized.

I was already fuming when I went to work yesterday afternoon and then I told a friend about what happened to Alex Stone. Then she told me this…Apparently during the filming of Jurassic Park Steven Spielberg posed for a publicity shot in front of the prop Triceratops used in the movie. In a prank someone created a meme, (an internet graphic) using that image and saying something about Spielberg having killed that Triceratops on a hunting safari.

Even the guy who posted the meme was astonished at what happened next. It seems that a lot of people actually believed what he said about Spielberg in his meme. The moral outrage, and backlash, against Spielberg and hunters in general, was incredible. People accused Spielberg of being an insensitive prick. They said instead of killing that ‘poor beautiful creature’ it should have been placed in a zoo so that we could all appreciate it.

Did any of these people even stop to think that dinosaurs have been extinct for 65 million years and that there was no way, short of someone inventing a time machine, that Spielberg could have possibly killed one? Or is that much thought simply too much for people?
That right there is what pushed me over the top. That is when I realized that there is no hope for the human race.

I’ve seen it coming, the signs have all been there, but I was hoping that it could at least be put off until after I die, but the fact is that people these days have become STUPID. The fact that people, even a couple hundred of them, believed that one human being had actually gone out and shot a dinosaur proves that beyond a doubt.

But there are other things. The fact that people, after years of seeing nothing change in this country, believe that simply by switching between a Republican president to a Democrat, and then back to a Republican, and actually thinking that things will change should have been enough to convince me.

Maybe people aren’t stupid though. Maybe they are simply crazy. Albert Einstein once defined insanity as “Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.”

Maybe it is just crazy to allow our fear of things to get the best of us. This is not simply in response to our fear of guns and school shootings, but in response to anything that happens these days. Anytime something happens which frightens people they clamor for more restrictions against that which frightens them.

It does not matter if the thing which frightens them is a terrorist attack, a kid bringing a gun to school, or simply the use of words that offend, whenever something causes people to become offended, or afraid, they demand that something be done to ease their fear.

From my perspective America is no longer populated by people who are predominantly courageous and intelligent, instead it is populated mainly by a bunch of sniveling little idiots who cower away whenever their sensitivity is offended.


But there you have it. That is why I have changed my opinion of most people. Sure there are a few of us who actually use our minds for the purpose they were intended to be used, but we are dwindling in numbers and swimming, no I should say drowning, in a vast sea of stupidity.

God save America, because it is blatantly obvious that the people of this country are simply too stupid to do so themselves.

About Br'er Rabbit

I'm just one person out of millions of others. The only thing different about me is that I don't walk around with my head up my ass.
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6 Responses to Drowning In A Sea of Stupidity

  1. Cashu says:

    As I’ve said before, there are about 5 to 10 percent of the population that can actually think. I surmise that the percentage would treble or more, if the public school system weren’t so hell-bent on dumbing down, reducing expectations, teaching civil rights, teaching multi-culturalism or chasing totalitarian chimera such as the false assumption that all guns are evil. But for the vast majority of citizenry in this once-great, once-intelligent population, the train has left the station. There is no way in hell they can ever be enlightened because they don’t have any historical framework to hang nuggets of logic on.

    Just my dos centavos… (See, I’m getting used to the multi-culturalism I’m being bombarded with. I can feel a spasm of stupidity coming on. Aaaarrrrgh…)

  2. Fred says:

    Yesterday in first grade, my six-year-old grandson had his arm twisted up behind his back by a classmate during recess, injuring him to the point that he had to go to the emergency room for x-rays and a splint on his arm. When my grandson told his teacher that he had been injured, she told him to go talk to the other first grader and tell him an “I statement”, which apparently is where my injured grandson should have gone back to the other boy who injured him and say something to the effect of, “You hurt me!” Apparently his 50-something-year-old career teacher is just one more moron masquerading as an educator.

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