Twice this week I've seen TV morons emphatically declare you can't call people stupid, as if everyone deserves a participation trophy just for being born. Well, you know what I think of that? I think it's STUPID! It's an idiotic attempt to strip meaning from our choices, that there are no good or bad ones, and - by inference - there can be no intelligent people if we're all on the same plane. I'm a genius, you're a genius.

Don't get me wrong, I know what Tweedledum and Tweedledee are driving at. "You have to get yourself elected! Can't be catering to honesty! Lie to do good later!" With this line of thinking next thing you know you have your nose up Mrs. Jones' ass telling her her shit don't stink - just as God intended life to be. Well, that's a plan, just not a viable one. Stupid needs to be called stupid if you want to serve your fellow man.

"I wants finger my on stove hott!"

"Didn't you do that before and it burned you and was very painful?"

"So thats what?"

"Well, I would hope you wouldn't want to repeat that experience."

"You librul fashist telling me wot to doodoo!"

"No, I'm simply making an observation to see if you find any benefit to it. I remember you screaming quite loudly last time."

"Butt now is smartster! I heared preeching say attitude good do anything! So I ain't taking no attitude vibrants bad from ewe!!"

"The truth should never be taken for an insult. You're acting like a moron."

"Don't me call stoopids! Not dare no! I's stikkin' up myself from likes of yoo! I got friend really, name Duck. Duck, stoopid I is?"

"Absolutely not!" encouraged the Duck. "You do what you think is best. You're a fine fellow, an upstanding world citizen, and a beacon of enlightenment in a dark world."

"Seeee? Good me feels him! Not likes ewe!!!"

Then the moron stuck his finger on the hot stove, screamed loudly, and ran from the room blaming it all on the "librul fashist." So yes, the Duck gets elected because stupid people want to feel good about being stupid because their goddam conscience keeps telling them something else. Everybody votes themselves to be Jesus in the voting booth!

More on (moron) this later.

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Comment by cheshyre on September 24, 2017 at 6:18am

People pick who wins elections. Nature picks who wins reality.

Comment by koshersalaami on September 24, 2017 at 6:57am

The reason I don't usually call someone stupid to their face is that they can't do anything about being stupid, so I talk instead about the stupidity of their actions, figuring there's an outside chance that that they can correct. 

Comment by Boanerges on September 24, 2017 at 7:32am

@Kosh: a verrrrrry outside chance.

People don't want to admit they made a mistake, so they won't. Hence the continuing support of sTrump among roughly 35 per cent of the US population. Until, of course, he starts a shooting war. Then it'll skyrocket. Stupid is as stupid does.

(Skips off, humming "There's another Georgie deep inside....")

Comment by koshersalaami on September 24, 2017 at 7:44am

It's easier to admit a mistake while not being attacked for it

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on September 24, 2017 at 7:49am

The reason I don't usually call someone stupid to their face...

...but calling them that behind their backs (or via PMs) is perfectly okay, right?  ::roll eyes::

As for stupid people...  come ON natural selection!

Comment by cheshyre on September 24, 2017 at 7:51am

Calling people stupid behind their back I guess is another plan. But I really do believe the truth is never an insult even when taken as such. It's every person's duty to honor the truth, no free rides. Speaking well of stupidity only encourages more of the same, which is a betrayal. Anyone can be stupid at any given time.

That people won't admit their mistakes is every politician's dream! And, yes, she's an angel singing that song so I went ahead and put it in my Netflix queue.

Comment by Ron Powell on September 24, 2017 at 8:26am

"The truth should never be taken for an insult."

Stupid people don't know that they're stupid and will always feel insulted when called out for their stupidity and called or characterized as stupid.

You can't insult intelligent people  by calling them stupid because they know better.

You can, however, insult an intelligent person in this vain by treating her/him as though she/he were stupid.

Good post on a topic that is becoming more and more vital to the political and social health of this country.

Comment by koshersalaami on September 24, 2017 at 2:17pm

Not calling someone stupid doesn't mean going easy on them. I'm not suggesting not giving someone a hard time for doing something stupid. 

Keep in mind that when you call someone stupid, you absolve them of responsibility. A stupid person can't help being stupid. It's a form of disability. If, on the other hand, you assume a person is capable of better, you can hold them responsible for what they say and do. "That was boneheaded" says Bother To Pay Attention And Add Two And Two, or Don't let your ideology interfere with your analysis. 


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