19 Mar. 2008

The Stupidest People On Earth?

“Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald.
It may be a new record low, and a 40-point drop since the Iraq War began, but how is it even possible that 31% of the USA still thinks George W. Bush is doing a heckuva job?

In related polls, only 3 in 4 US citizens believe the USA is now in recession, and only 70% believe that spending on the Iraq War is contributing to the USA's financial problems. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?

You have to assume that it's the same core 30% who are in denial about all these things simultaneously. And then you have to ask, "What planet do they live on?" How do you get through to them?
What's it gonna take to do it? How's it gonna feel?
Remember, these people are probably all going to vote for John McCain, if they bother to vote at all. They don't care that he pretends Al Quaeda is entering Iraq through Iran. They don't even know what he's talking about. They don't care.

That's it, really, isn't it - they just don't care.

F. Scott Fitzgerald identified these people a long time ago:
“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”