Sunday, April 24, 2011

Americans are so Stupid

How stupid are they?  Very!

I dislike having to point this out but someone has got to tell the American people their fly is down. It's become so obvious that the average American can be led by the nose to anything... and fleeced over and over again with such ease that Lennie Small, the mentally challenged character from Steinbeck's novel "Of Mice and Men", looks like a genius next to them.

Just put an "expert" in front of them, let's call them "Expert D" and half of the voting populace will be convinced of the necessity. Combine that with a second "expert", "Expert R", that asks for a sliver less, and the other half of the populace will immediately go to arguing with those who favors Expert D's advice. This may go on for several months until a compromise is "hammered out"... and then everyone is congratulated for the compromise. For those at the top it's like taking candy from a baby. Needless to say, success breeds imitation and over the years, every industry and every field of expertise has become much wealthier going to the politicians at the capital and putting on this theater... than figuring out a better way is looked down upon.

The problem is... this has gone on for 100 years... and the giant vault of money that represented the economic wealth of the American economy is practically empty. The final scraps now are being fought over fiercely. But that is a fool's game and the fools are out in numbers!. Anyone willing to step back and look at the system will realize that the system is so unusable that it's foolish to use it for anything. Like a fire hose that has so many holes in it that no matter how big the fire truck pump... and how massive the water supply... only drops come out the nozzle at the fire.

Where's the Water?
As one example, at the Federal level, if we just went back two years to the last George W. Bush budget of 2009. Subtract out the $750 billion TARP fiasco and compare it to the 2011 budget, we would find nearly $1 trillion in addition spending. That's a thousand billion folks! How hard would it be to go back to 2009? Most state budgets have cut back to levels seen in 2003, 04, or 05 and the world hasn't ended.

The fact of the matter is government is really just a Three Card Monte game. Very few benefit, but people are constantly suckered into believing this is the way to their fortune. In a typical Three Card Monte scam, there is three parties... the dealer (the politician), the shill (the media) and the mark (the American voters). It certainly helps if the mark is as ignorant as possible to the process... so it would probably be wonderful for the scam if the dealer was in charge of educating the mark as to what to look for (our public education system).  And just to be sure the mark is completely oblivious let the shill be in charge of  the mark's entertainment. Now the mark is enticed to believe that winning is possible by watching the shill "win". And in so doing the stakes appear to be raised... the game continues until the mark is completely emptied of everything of value.

It would seem that after a few of these experiences the mark would wise up. Certainly after 100 years of this! But so far... the mark, the American taxpayers, seem to be oblivious to the real reason why their pockets are empty. And somehow they still believe that Three Card Monte, the government, will somehow deliver them a fortune.

Idiots! Bless their hearts.

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