In the Land of Stupid, Albert Einstein’s funny tongue-in-cheek remark resonates like some prophetic theory of political relativity that gauged the 2016 election. Einstein then suggested that while the universe might have an end, stupidity is boundless.
America is in a serious crisis, more grave than the Zika and the Ebola viruses.
The country is inundated with tens of millions of people who have the attention span of Rhesus monkeys and the intellect of slugs going up drainpipes.
It’s no secret. The Nigerians have known this for decades, and they are smart enough to tap into American stupidity by duping its obese, dumb and fickle morons as though they are digging for diamonds in an African mine.
It’s simply too easy. Send an email that states I want to send a million dollars to America. Can you please allow me to use your bank account to do this?
If someone wants to quickly make a lot of money in America, it would be dumb to rob a bank. It’s too risky.
Just lift a page from the Nigerian playbook, open a P.O. Box and select one of the dozens of scams like phony land deals, get-rich-quick schemes, a pyramid scheme, a loose weight magic potion, miraculous medical cures or some other con.
Then, there is this jaw-dropping statistic: One out of five high school graduates can’t read. Which begs the question, how can Americans enter public school buildings for 12 years, and in the end be awarded a piece of paper, a diploma, that he or she can’t read?
Well, these grads aren’t alone. They are among 32 million Americans can’t read.
Being unable to read or write doesn’t necessarily equate to being stupid. But it is a contributing factor along with the lowering of academic standards and expectations.
Maher’s Stupid Comment
Comedian and HBO Real Time Host Bill Maher said during a TV interview in 2009 that, yeah this country was stupid enough to vote for Sarah Palin as president of the United States.
But Maher’s remarks apparently offended many. But he backed up what he said with statistics.
America not only has a bumper crop of stupid people, millions of them serve on juries and vote. Lately, many have been mesmerized by the lies and sleight of hand of a political con man with serious mental health issues, Mr. Donald Trump.
It’s mind boggling and now, it threatens the security, stability and safety of the United States and the rest of the Free World.
This is because Trump is thin-skinned, has the impulses of a 5-year-old and his ego is easily bruised. He should never get his hands on the nuclear launch codes.
On CNN, it’s the Trump Circus 24/7 and listening to this Billionaire Buffoon speak at one of his rallies can only lead a rational human being to conclude that this man is an alphabet soup of mental disorders.
However, millions of hardcore fans, aiders and abettors and enablers along with political party cronies believe that he should have access to the nukes. Others like the Nazis, rednecks and angry white guys agree but are more enamored to Trump’s doom and gloom messages because it fits their narrative about why they are losers and failures.
America is never in short supply of scapegoats, especially during a political season.
Up until last week when Trump entered into the Land of Crazy at breakneck speed, he was tied with Hillary Clinton in the polls.
Never mind that many prominent Republicans like the Bushes and Mitt Romney stayed away from Trump and warned others to do likewise.
Last week, the warning seemed to go to Defcon 3 when a guy who understands the spy game and has been privy to America’s Top Secrets made rare political appearances to oppose Trump.
Former CIA Director Michael J. Morell wrote in an Op-Ed in the New York Times that Trump is dangerous and unfit to be president.
“During a 33-year career at the Central Intelligence Agency, I served presidents of both parties — three Republicans and three Democrats. I was at President George W. Bush’s side when we were attacked on Sept. 11; as deputy director of the agency, I was with President Obama when we killed Osama bin Laden in 2011.”
“I am neither a registered Democrat nor a registered Republican. In my 40 years of voting, I have pulled the lever for candidates of both parties. As a government official, I have always been silent about my preference for president.” Morell wrote.
To read the rest of Morell’s NYT editorial click here: Morell
But up until last week, Trump had a good chance of occupying the Oval Office.
If Einstein were alive, he would have said that America’s stupidity just shot through the stratosphere and is in now heading to Star Trek territory where no man has ventured.
On the home front, however, Trump’s head campaign engineer Paul Manafort commented last week to quash a report that Trump’s campaign was “suicidal” and imploding after a disastrous week.
“Everything is fine,” Manafort said.
Manafort sounded like the captain of the Titanic speaking to the GOP gullible while the crew is putting on life vests and some other passengers are screaming and jumping overboard or getting into lifeboats and rowing to shore as fast as possible.
Meanwhile, Commander-in-Chief is Donald “Duck” Trump is whistling like Steamboat Willie and arguing with his crew and the voices in his head that the ship can safely navigate around the icebergs.
“Believe me, I can do. I know how. Nobody knows more about icebergs than I do,” Commander Trump is repeatedly saying.
Recently, Newt Gingrich indicated that Trump’s kids were going to do an “intervention” on dad and “restart” his political campaign. Soon the world would see the new and improved and well-scripted Trump with a fresh set of instructions.
May I suggest an exorcism.
But can he stay on message after taking on a Gold Star Mother?
I don’t believe so.
Earth to those who are still hanging on to hopes that their political messiah will rise from his self-made political grave and establish his Trump Tower kingdom on American soil, that is very unlikely.
The latest tracking poll on Saturday indicated that Clinton leads Trump by 15 points.
By why is it so difficult to understand this one key point? America cannot allow a cartoon character to occupy the White House because it would be disastrous.
Trump recently asked his advisors: “Why can’t we use nuclear weapons?” I don’t know Donald. It’s probably for the same reason people shouldn’t use shotguns to exterminate rats in the basement?
The GOP is on it last death throes, courtesy of The Donald.
When this is all over, the GOP’s Godzilla will have single handedly badly crippled the Republican Party, and what will be left are the gray-haired ladies who yearn for the days of poodle skirts and hula hoops; the Nazis; angry and aging white men; racists in search of scapegoats and an odd assortment of losers, gun-show groupies, and remnants of “Christians for Trump” crusaders.
Minorities, especially Hispanics, are unforgiving on issues after being disrespected. Former California Gov. Pete Wilson knows this better than anyone else.
Also Hispanics, Blacks and Asians are growing and registered to vote in record numbers, and guess what, we aren’t going anywhere and have long memories.
A decade or so and a couple of flu seasons later, the Republican Party will be on life support, and in the year 2424, I predict that the closest that a person will come to a Republican convention will be at the Smithsonian Museum.
It’s best to just chalk up this Donald Run for President Thing to a bad political experiment gone awry that began months ago with the creation of the GOP monster at Fox. Most would say that it began when the Trumpster claimed that Obama was born in Kenya.
That got snickers and winks from Republican congressmen along with these gentle and well placed, elbow nudges. They fell in love with Donald after he demanded to see Obama’s birth certificate and sent his investigators to go look for it.
Yessss. Grins and stiff thumbs up went up.
BTW: On a curious note, whatever happened to those investigators?
Meanwhile, Trump is gorging on all this publicity and attention that he is getting.
Trump will do an interview inside a phone booth and say crazy things if he was certain that he’d get top billing on CNN or secure bold headlines in the New York Times’ or Washington Post’s stories.
I will say this without reservation or hesitation. Trump is a one-man Twitter Wrecking Crew, and I’d put him against any teen-aged girl at the mall.
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