A Nation of Idiots


Americans are idiots, with intellects that are, at best, intellectually equal to the average four-year old.  They have to be told what to eat, how to dress, how to speak, how to think and what to think.  They are utterly incompetent and completely incapable of caring for themselves.  And if they don’t do exactly what they’re told, they will need to be punished.

At least that’s what Progressives and Big Government Democrats apparently think.

The irony is that the same people who espouse this view are also utterly dependent for donations from the members of the teachers unions (who generally share the Progressive view) which provide huge amounts of financial support to their campaigns.  Aren’t members of the teachers unions the ones who are supposed to make sure that Americans are competent?  Are they supposed to teach our kids HOW to think, even when WHAT they think isn’t politically correct in the Progressive/Democrat weltanschauung?

I can’t be the only person who sees something wrong with that.

In the world of Progressive/Democrats it seems that is perfectly reasonable and acceptable to terminate the patriarch of the TV show “Duck Dynasty” because he voiced an opinion that twelve or thirteen people found offensive.  This is a perfect example of failure on the part of the teachers unions.  They failed to teach this man WHAT to think.  So the man must be punished.

Thankfully, America’s First Lady volunteered to show teachers what Progressives think that they should be doing when she said (and this is a quote) “If you’ve got grandkids, make it a Christmas treat around the table to talk about a little healthcare.”

A treat?  Seriously?  Was the First Lady making sure that the government was happy with what your said to your children and grandchildren around the dinner table?  While the nation is celebrating a religiously based holiday, was she defining the only acceptable subject matter for your family and loved ones is her husband’s disastrous health insurance law.  Really?

Of course that shows that the teacher’s unions failed again with me, too. If they had been successful, I suppose I’d have never even questioned what Michelle Obama was saying.

Apparently in the Obamas’ Progressive/Democrat world, propagandizing one’s grandchildren is the true test of raising the little tykes properly.  It also happens to be a striking symptom of out of control narcissism.  Just because Barack and Michelle Obama are highly visible members of the political elite gives neither one of them the special standing that should be required to pontificate as to what should be thought or discussed on any topic.  Any standing they might have regarding what you should discuss with your grandchildren exists only in their own narcissistic fantasies.

What she is apparently trying to do is convince grandpa and grandma to con their kids and grandkids into sacrificing their own financial health to make sure that the old folks are able to get significant savings for their own healthcare by spending more on their own health insurance to subsidize older and sicker people.

The Obamas just aren’t that smart.  If they were (and keep in mind that they were both trained to be lawyers – another Progressive/Democrat rent-seeking political support group) they would realize that the laws of eminent domain most certainly do not apply to your own children or grandchildren regardless of any blather about “It takes a village.”  The only thing that a village’s groupthink can produce are useful idiots who really are incapable of thinking. Period.

It-takes-a-village groupthink will only produce millions of “Stepford children” who will provide low wage worker drones for staffing the companies owned by Obama’s “bundlers” and cannon fodder for Progressive/Democrats to use for their own ends.

I thought about talking to my grandkids, but since both my son and my daughter started their families late, I doubt that my seven-year old and  four-year old grandsons are going to do much to support me as I get older, which seems to be happening at an accelerating rate.  Both my kids are covered by employer provided health insurance, so they’re not going to be chipping in for my coverage either.

That being said, I thought that I’d simply start my Christmas dinner conversation the way I have every year — by thanking God that we were all together, all reasonably healthy, and all hopeful that our futures do not include busybody political wives, czars, Senators or Congressmen for any reason.  And for that, we should all be grateful.

Sorry, Michelle, but you’ll just have to cope with your husband’s epic failure some other way.

 

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About Jim Yardley

Retired after 30 years as a financial controller for a variety of manufacturing firms, a two-tour Vietnam veteran, and independent voter.
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4 Responses to A Nation of Idiots

  1. Occam's Other Razor says:

    From the article:

    “The only thing that a village’s groupthink can produce are
    useful idiots who really are incapable of thinking. Period.”

    Spot on, Mr. Yardley.

    Dead solid perfect.

    Yours in Christ,
    Occam’s Other Razor

  2. Good Morning and Happy New Year. Thank You For Your Service. Enjoyed reading you piece on ‘A Nation of Idiots’ — although surely not every single one of us; but on the whole, it’s an accurate reading. Since my own aging seems to be accelerating at a quick clip, I can relate. Well, why not blame the whole mess on the teachers union with fond New York memories of Albert Shanker! On the other hand, somehow those humans evolved into members of the Teachers’ Unions–learned the big union lingo (which they were taught at the granddad’s knee–back when union wasn’t a bad word, having not as yet been usurped by the ‘elite?’ commie socialists. While trite, yes, “those who can’t do, teach”–not sure where that leaves the rest, except there seems a wild abundance of them in statist positions; and as expected, wide eyed and incompetent! Onto to the 2014 elections; keep an eye on who is rigging what and how — gotta watch out for the firm from Spain which seems to be counting the electronic votes in our “Free” Republic; guess they don’t need to count the ones that have already been electronically altered! Gotta ‘Keep-on-keeping-on’, which this American Patriot does daily! God Bless America! “God Bless The Child That Got His Own”!

  3. Pete Morin says:

    Reading this article brings in a stark reality as to how far this country has gone towards the progressive sink hole. We are indeed dealing with elites and narcissism beyond anything previously experienced in our history. Elitism, in and of itself, isn’t necessarily bad, but can become debilitating to a society if not viewed with an amused skeptical wit. Elites should be viewed as eccentric, bumbling nitwits unable to tie their own shoes, not as potential leaders with abnormal abilities to pontificate on how people should lead their lives.

    Enough big words, lest I be accused of being a nitwit.

  4. kathy says:

    Michelle coped with her husband’s epic failure by extending her taxpayer paid stay in Hawaii to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    This is a great article and a reminder that this nation was founded on Scriptural principles. Thank you, Jim!

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