Phoenix Bird


Where Did All These Stupid People Come From?

"Can it, then, be thought improbable, seeing that variations useful to man have undoubtedly occurred, that other variations useful in some way to each being in the great and complex battle of life, should sometimes occur in the course of thousands of generations? If such do occur, can we doubt (remembering that many more individuals are born than can possibly survive) that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and of procreating their kind? On the other hand, we may feel sure that any variation in the least degree injurious would be rigidly destroyed. This preservation of favourable variations and the rejection of injurious variations, I call Natural Selection. Variations neither useful nor injurious would not be affected by natural selection ..."

~ Charles Darwin, Origin of the Species

What happens when we interfere with Natural Selection? What happens when we preserve the "injurious variations" alluded to by Darwin? I was about to add a disclaimer to the effect that I'm not a scientist - but I am. Therefore, what I have to say must be considered an embryonic hypothesis, totally untested. It is the logical progression of an inquisitive mind seeing the forces of entropy succeeding in the pursuit of chaos. It is, in other words, an attempt on my part to explain the inexplicable, to understand the unfathomable, to make sense of nonsense.

I'm about to embark on a journey into enemy territory, the stronghold of the BHL's....

Stupid People

There are more stupid people now that I can ever remember. Where did they come from? It is my untested hypothesis that we are creating a new breed of human being, a breed which lacks intelligence, common sense, good judgment, respect for others and common decency. We are creating this injurious variation of homo sapien by protecting, defending, and exalting common stupidity. If you read below, you'll get an idea of some of the stupid people I've encountered lately. What, you ask, is my definition of "stupid"? I'm using "stupid" as a blanket category which includes, but is not limited to, the following:

We are preserving the injurious variations. Criminals belong behind bars; repeat offenders belong behind bars forever (or permanently removed by execution). People who get injured due to lack of common sense should not be rewarded for being stupid. People who set themselves up to be role models and examples of this nation's "best" should be expected to conform to higher standards - or they should be removed from office. Politicians who have accepted campaign donations from foreign countries and subsequently granted special favors, especially the transmittal of advanced technology, to those same countries should be tried for treason and executed if convicted. Violent adults and children should be removed from society - permanently if necessary to protect other citizens. People who are dependent on the welfare system should refrain from having additional children as a condition of their continued support.

What would happen to all these disenfranchised people: the politicians who are unemployed and discredited due to their own stupidity; the people with self-inflicted injuries who incur major medical expenses due to their own stupidity; the criminals who languish in prison forever and ever due to their own stupidity; violent anti-social people who can't be trusted to live in "normal" society; people who aren't admitted to Ivy League schools because their academic performance isn't up to par; people whose children are maimed or die under the wheels of some motorist due to their parents' stupidity; people who have no means of support and can't receive welfare benefits because they insist on having more children for the taxpayers to support; people who are without food or shelter after a disaster occurs simply because they had no reserves to fall back on due to their own stupidity; people who find themselves enslaved because they valued temporary security more than freedom?

style="text-align:justify;font-weight:bold;">I am not a racist. I am not a bigot. I believe we should be treated as equals under the law, with neither prejudice nor favoritism based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnic origin or degree of stupidity. I believe in judging each person as an individual - and I retain my inalienable right not to like, respect or associate with people whom I have judged to be unsuitable company. For those who wonder what will happen to all the stupid people, the answer is simple. They will either get smarter, or they will die off, as injurious variations are meant to do. Those that have been selected by nature for extinction should not be artificially propagated by well-meaning do-gooders.

They will, in other words, sink or swim.

~ Warrior Woman

"Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity."

~ Robert A. Heinlein

Cultural Cleansing by "William Wallace"