June 19, 2010

Idiots of the Week: Americans

congratulations-idiot.gifI realize this one is long overdue, but it is high time to honor the American people. And yes, this includes me. Sure, we've done plenty of stupid things, and our religiosity alone warrants this award each and every week. But the idiocy I want to highlight here is a bit different. Okay, not really, but I'm going to pretend it is to make the point I want to make.

According to CNN, there was a problem with President Obama's disappointing speech about BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. And no, they weren't referring to the problems I noted here recently. No, the problem was that most Americans are too stupid to understand what he was saying.


It isn't that our president uses a lot of big words; it is that he uses too many of them per sentence. Can you imagine what would have happened if John Kerry had been elected?

Yeah, I know I'm making light of a serious problem with what passes for education here in the U.S. But sometimes it is either laugh or go crazy. Know what I mean?

There were all sorts of things wrong with Obama's speech, but come on! If we reached the point where we can't understand it, we should be in the streets demanding adequate funding for public education. How can we hope to understand our own Constitution if we can't make it through a brief speech? Are we really getting that stupid?

Have you seen the 2006 movie Idiocracy (you can see the trailer here)? Why do I have the feeling that it is coming true?

H/T to Library Grape

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