GORDON DUFF: AMERICAN DUMB, WHEN “STUPID” BECOMES DANGEROUS
STUPIDITY, ONE THING ALL AMERICANS AGREE ON, BUT WHO IS REALLY STUPID?
By Gordon Duff Senior Editor
“hopelessness, fear and hate and a case of world class “stupid” has made the world’s greatest military power, not only a threat to world stability but an outright embarrassment”
The French think Americans are stupid. The French think everyone is stupid. However, when the French changed from the Franc to the Euro, watching them taking change out of their pockets, looking at the new coins, it was as though they had a live scorpion in their hands. One of the things I always say about the French, “they are the only country with nuclear weapons that never invented the wheel.” Now half the Americans I know want to live there and most talk about moving anywhere, anywhere but America. Americans say they can’t stand living here anymore, the country with the cheapest food and gasoline, clearly the best television and definitely the the best looking women.
This isn’t one political side, one race, one religion, its everyone. At first the complaints talk about a government nobody can stand but it all comes back to one thing, stupidity.
All Americans believe that all other Americans are stupid.
That belief causes feelings of alienation, loneliness, frustration and, most of all, anger. Americans are angry.
Every two years there are elections, state, local and federal with a presidential election every four years. The presidential elections are worst of all. They are increasingly dreaded by all Americans with daily polls telling them their candidate is hated for this or that no matter how ahead they may be. Polls are simply made up, one polling company works for one party and another for the opposition. Instead of information, they are meant to confuse, dismay and make the public feel helpless. This is the key to everything, helplessness.
Thus far, we have hit on two feelings, anger and helplessness. These feelings are driven by what Americans are told. The question is, who is actually doing the “telling?” This may be where the “stupid” comes in. Americans never ask who is telling, government, news organizations, industry or is there really some secret organization running everything, some backroom cabal of devil worshiping war mongers and cannibals? This brings another card into play, the internet. Americans generally accept that news organizations are controlled by some evil force. Many Americans believe that Fox News, the pro-Israeli and ultra-right wing network is the purveyor of all that is good and true. Others follow CNN or ABC, perhaps MSNBC. However, even the most rudimentary investigations show ownership and management of all these sources, newspapers, magazines, all are intertwined. They are all the same and any imagined differences are just that, imagined.
Thus, the internet is supposed to represent real freedom somehow. If there is any real truth, the economics of the internet could make it possible. A website could run on donations or be financed for next to nothing. Investigative reporters could work for nothing, simply out of honor and decency. This is happening and “the truth is out there” but the internet is hardly a safe environment for “the truth.” The internet may be where “stupid” really takes root, using methodologies no other media would attempt. Even, assuming corporate control of the media, a control that has a distinct Israeli face representing over 90% of all media executives and a similar percentage of ownership, the systematic presentation of disinformation and mythology as news doesn’t come close to that seen on the internet.
Where a few thousand dollars a year can manage an internet site offering real freedom of speech, a few million dollars of corporate money can manage dozens of sites, promote them in search engines and, as we have seen, not only take over that medium also but tell the same message as the controlled “corporate” press and do it without any accountability whatsoever, without any restraint. In fact, things go much further than that. Where “normal” news is designed to cause fear and hopelessness, pretty-much everyone has caught onto this one by now the internet goes so much further. The same forces, the villainous cabal, whose financial stranglehold on media and entertainment has “dumbed down” America, uses the internet to drive many to the edge of insanity, the edge and well beyond the edge.
Stupid is one thing but when combined with outright insanity and the inherent paranoia and lack of judgement that go with it and the utter lack of discernment that stupidity is famous for
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