Most people are told that they’re special as children. I was. You probably were, too. Unfortunately, what most people actually are is really stupid. Few are told this when they’re little, and even fewer ever figure it out at all.
I actually was special. I’m not saying that to brag, it’s just a simple observation. Most people are really stupid and I’m not really stupid. The overwhelming presence of stupidity has lowered the bar for special so far that simply not being really stupid is all it takes. We’ll need to come up with a new title for people that rise above even that. Maybe we can call them Teh Genius!
Oh sure, I have my moments, like the time I asked “When’s the baby due?” to a woman that was not pregnant. Or the time a friend asked me what I thought of his spiritual endeavors and I told him, honestly. Even those of us who are not really stupid screw up from time to time.
Really stupid is different. Really stupid requires effort and constant vigilance to prevent common sense from sneaking in. It’s tricky that way. Even something as seemingly innocuous as reading a book can wreck everything.
You are probably one of the really stupid ones. Take it personally, if you like; the numbers are against you. For instance, if you think the war on terror is an enterprise worth even the cost of the ammunition and ordnance being wasted, not to mention the cost of the disastrous reconstruction scandals, and certainly not to even consider the cost of human lives lost individually and the irreparable damage to each family torn asunder thereby, then you are really stupid.
It’s simple. If you fell for any of that shit, if you believe the that the war on terror is defending your freedom rather than destroying it, then all those people that told you you were special as a child were horribly wrong. You are actually really stupid and not at all special.
Again, when you hear those assclowns conflate what happened on September 11th, 2001 with our military presence in Iraq, if you hear that and think to yourself something like, “We’ll teach those Iraqi bastards!” while picturing the twin towers in flames, then you are really stupid.
Should you do anything about it? Well, by remaining really stupid you are going to enjoy more of everything: larger social network, greater job opportunities, chicks will dig you more, the forms at the DMV, hospital, pretty much everywhere are always written with you in mind, same goes for the warning labels that cover most products for sale anywhere today, television and radio will be more entertaining to you, you may even find the spam filling your inbox to be interesting and useful, the list of benefits is almost infinite.
When it’s your turn to bend over and take it up the ass so that the feckless child of some politician can get a free ride (perhaps all the way to the White House), you’ll be so much happier if you’re really stupid. Hell, you’ll probably turn around and vote for the chump while his come’s still dribbling out of your butt. Hooray for you!
It’s almost idiotic not to be really stupid. Life is so much easier that way.