Tue Jun, 24 2008
Oh, Yes They Can
For the first time since Friday, really, I've been rolling around the 'net and seeing the sights. (I spent the weekend at a hayfield with a big mud puddle where people got drunk and crashed cars. No shit.)
So, I'm looking around, and taking in the comments here and there, and then I get to here, and it occurs to me as I'm reading:
An enormous swathe of "the American people" (as they're commonly put) are obviously disqualified to wield any sort of political power if their literary abilities are any semblance of their ways with actual thoughts -- which I maintain they are. It makes my skin crawl in horror to realize that these cripples and defectives are authorized to vote when they're not thinking straight and often not making even a pretense to thinking at all. More: I do not believe that the percentage of the population who try to write online about affairs and ideas is disrepresentative of the herds at large. I think they're probably a pretty good picture of the presumptions of mal-educated shard-basket intellects who slosh out of schools of all sorts now, ready to eat their corrosive ways into the world.
They cannot think, and for that reason they are not candidates for reason.
Ponder that, in its political dimension, ladies and gentlemen.