My Lord, but things have taken a nosedive into the crapper lately, haven't they?
Rush Limbaugh denied the right to waste his money the way he sees fit, but Geroge Soros is deemed a respectable business partner. The Dow hits 10,000 again in a sucker's rally, and people point to it as a sign that 'the worst is over' without noting that unemployment continues to rise. Barack Obama wins a Nobel Prize for being black. Illegal Aliens have the gall to complain about a Halloween costume of some outer-space creature which reads "Illegal Alien." Sarah Palin can hint at writing a book and it hits #1 before it even prints. Al Gore leaves blizzards in his wake as he harangues the faithful with his Global Warming nonsense, and few take notice. Congress mulls legislation to give tax breaks to people who own budgies and goldfish.
I have advocated this before -- and I shall again -- because it is now even more necessary than it ever was:
We should line everyone on the planet up, pick every third person, and give them a high-pressure enema. Then beat the snot out of them.
It's now official; stupidity is epidemic. I think it always was, but at least in the Old Days, stupid people were conscious of their stupidity and so kept quiet. Nowadays, with this new-fangled Internet, cell phones, and whatnot, people are encouraged to give reign to their stupidity, which rapidly goes 'viral' across the electronic spectrum, encouraging even more stupid people to join the chorus of retardation which now infects our public discourse and is beginning to ooze into every nook and cranny of American life.
It's time to start culling the herd.
I don't mean killing people. I wouldn't advocate killing anything that wasn't Muslim, or useless, like cats. No, I mean it's time to start rebuilding the barriers in American life that kept stupidity at arms length, and left the serious business of life to serious people able to chew gum and walk simultaneously without a government program. Some drastic solutions that have entered my diseased braincase:
No more Affirmative Action. It has often resulted in the very worst of society being rewarded out of all proportion to their actual contribution. It was once a quaint idea, intended to reverse the damage done by centuries of discrimination, but now it's become a sacred cow that exists solely to be milked at Whitey's expense. Time for America, particularly the so-called 'liberal' bunch, to drop their phony paternalism of African-Americans (you know, the people they continuously scam for votes and cash while they imprison them on the new Plantation of the Mind?), and put their money where their mouths are; either African-Americans are capable of 'making it' on their own, or they aren't. Save the rest of us some taxpayer dough. You've gotten your black President, and so the old excuses no longer apply (by the way, he's only half black, and you keep forgetting it).
No more Birthright Citizenship for the children of Illegal Aliens. Another group that is manipulated for political ends. You know, I've recently noticed that many small businesses are no longer owned by the white Mom and Pop couple of old, and are in the hands of immigrant minorities. While I find this to be an amazing phenomena, proof that the American Dream still exists, I've also come to find out that many of these small businesses were sometimes started with seed money obtained from the US Taxpayer by people who originally came here illegally. The government handed them money specifically to start businesses. By the way, many of them 'qualified' for that cash because while they may have been 'illegal', they had the foresight to ensure that their children were born in American hospitals (I wonder how many paid their bills?), which means the entire family becomes eligible for welfare in all it's myriad forms.
No more College Loans. If someone really wants to go to college, let them work for it or obtain a scholarship. The Bachelor's Degree is the most overrated commodity in America today, and having one simply means you went to a building that had all the trappings of education (books, desks, uneducated educators, beer and football games), but none of the substance. It's my opinion that half the people in college now shouldn't be there, and 90% of the people who should be there will emerge (in six years) markedly dumber than when they went in. And then default on their loans, anyways.
Change the laws to allow us to beat the snot out of truly stupid people. Whenever there's a G-20 summit, and some brain-dead college kids show up to break windows, allow the cops to beat the snot out of them. Whenever Al Sharpton arrives to stir up racial animosities for personal profit, allow someone to beat the snot out of him. Whenever Nancy Pelosi speaks in public, allow someone to beat her into a deeper state of brain damage. Yeah, I know, I'm getting awfully close to provoking some stupid person into actually doing it just by writing about it here, but don't worry -- we'll beat the snot out that person after he's done, just to be fair and consistent. We police our own.
It's time for the American people, I mean the REAL American people, the ones who believe in individual rights tempered by public responsibilities, the entrepreneurs, the people willing to roll up their sleeves and work towards a better life for themselves, the ones who can think without the New York Times and (P)MSNBC telling them what to think or how to think it, the ones who find Charles Schumer to be an arrogant and obnoxious asshole, rose up. Rise up and start taking your nation back. Take it back from the people who believe YOU are the stupid ones, just because you happen to be silent.
Tea Parties are all well and fine, but to what end? If just to vent your frustration and 'send a message' then we're doomed. How about we take a page from the other side's book: think globally, act locally? Get rid of the stupid people near you at the ballot box, pressure them in public to keep their mouths shut when they haven't anything constructive or useful to say, bring back the useful social device of stigma. When the other side 'protests' (i.e. buses in paid stooges to pretend to stand for something), meet them with derision and superior intellect --then cross the street and beat the snot out of them.
This shit has gone on long enough. I'm sick and tired of listening to it, and I'm pissed off at having to be surrounded by it. I'm going to engage in a campaign of walking around my neighborhood and publicly outing other people's stupidity for everyone else to see. I think I'll post pictures, too, just as soon as I come up with a brilliant technique for getting it done without getting myself shot, since stupid people get rather touchy about having everyone else know how stupid they are.
I'm working on it.
Update: It didn't take long to get a response to at least ONE thing written here. A poster, who wishes to remain anonymous, complains that I have made a gross error when I imply that illegal immigrants get government money for the express purpose of starting businesses. She goes on, and on, about how people work hard, and save their money, and so forth, and attempts to give me a lesson in Economics. She's wrong in this regard: the government often does give money to groups of favored immigrants (usually at the behest of a Congressbeast who has responded to a small-but-vocal constituency) .
Granted, some people actually DO work for what they have. And my hat is off to them. However, perhaps this woman should talk to the Russian liquor store owner I spoke to three days ago who bragged about how he claimed refugee status in order to push himself to the front of the line for a visa to enter the US, and then was amazed that not only would the American government be more than happy to welcome an ex-Soviet citizen, but showered him with actual cash grants and stipends just as soon as he got off the airplane, which he parlayed into his first store.
Come visit these parts, and see how many Russian immigrants there are who pull up to the local supermarket in an Escalade, wearing enough gold to choke Cortez, who then produce food stamps to pay for several hundred dollars worth of groceries. Oh, and then some will come and knock on your door, unbidden, and offer you CASH in an attempt to buy your home, right on your front doorstep. Especially if you have beachfront or near-beachfront property.
Another thing: Last week, when I was in Tribeca, I had occasion to pass by my old place of business (Citigroup). There seems to have been an explosion in the number of Indians at the office. Naturally, most would say that many Indians in the same place merely indicates that Citi does a lot of business in India, but I wonder how many of them are here on H-1B's, working for 50% or less of what their American counterparts might make?
Update-Update: Heather MacDonald at National Review has more on the subject of illegal immigrants being given the right by the Obama administration to fight legal deportation.