Wednesday, June 21, 2006

I choose stupid

An excellent article on George W. Bush, anti-intellectual by choice.

Georgie is not a man incapable of thought. He was not born without a capacity for intelligence. No, W. is a man who chooses not to think. He is a man who does not take time to research the details, does not consider his options carefully, does not take advice from others. He "listens to Jesus" or "goes with his gut", making decisions quickly, and then displays "conviction" by sticking to his decisions in the face of all reason.

It's not because he's daft. It's because he's lazy. And because he despises those who are more successful than him.

Does this sound familiar? It should, because George W. Bush is 75% of America. The vast majoriy of anti-intellectual, mouth-breathing, can't-wait-til-the-next-episode-of-Survivor slugs out there identify with this man. Like W., they sneer at the hard-working, the intelligent, the successful. They despise anyone who is above average. They long for the easy way out, and the lack of personal responsibility that comes with being told what to do by someone else. They may not admit it, but they look at W. and they see themselves.

So get ready, because I don't believe that W. is an aberration. I think he's just the first of many anti-intellectuals that will sit in our highest office. George W. Bush is democracy in action. He's what the forefathers were trying to prevent when they created the Electoral College. He is everyman, and therein lies our destiny.

And so we go on with our lives
We know the truth, but prefer lies
Lies are simple, simple is bliss
Why go against tradition when we can
Admit defeat, live in decline
Be the victim of our own design
The status quo, built on suspect
Why would anyone stick out their neck?

Fellow members of
Club "We've Got Ours"
I'd like to introduce you to our host
He's got his, and I've got mine
Meet The Decline


At 8:06 AM, Blogger sparrowlegs said...

Here is my favorite:

Paul O'Neill, former treasury secretary: "The only way I can describe it is that, well, the President is like a blind man in a roomful of deaf people. There is no discernible connection."


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