Attack of the Stupids
Recently an article just amazed me. One of our politicians wanted to curtail military spending so he claimed that more personnel on Guam at the base would be harmful.
His statement showed an abysmal ignorance of geography, physics and common sense.
He claimed that if more people were added to the base, the whole island would tip over due to the increased weight!
Did he think that Guam was a floating island? Did it have an anchor so that it never moved with the ocean currents?
Evidently in the third grade this politician was not paying attention when geography taught that all islands are simply land forms sticking up above the water level.
In other words, Guam is the tip of a mountain that rises from the ocean floor just like all the Hawaiian Islands. It can never tip over and sink like the Posidon, or drift away like a reed raft out of Kon Tiki. Maybe this politician watched Gilligan’s Island and had a fantasy moment that stuck.
Now the question arises, how can such a dunderhead get elected? Our education system fails a lot of our children, but having a basic understanding of how the world works should be the bare minimum of what to expect in our elected officials.
These officials determine what our tax money is spent on, what laws get passed, and who gets the short end of any deal.
The next bunch of stupids are the crew that want to dismantle our abortion rights and take us back to the good old days, where a vengeful god punished women for speaking up.
Some radical groups will stop at nothing to get their way, even murder.
The new Radical Right is awash with lawyers and fundamentalist thinkers who suborn the law and buy state votes to push their agenda.
We see this happening over and over. If it is a matter of same sex marriage, the initiative method is used. When that is proven unconstitutional, appeals are made to change the verdict at a lower court.
In the matter of surveillance if the law does not allow spying on John Doe next door or even Ivan the Russian, then the faceless bureaucrats get busy and start working to change the law while the general public is not looking.
So- if we get enough Stupids elected, that makes us all a country of Stupid.