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Friday, July 22, 2016

The rampant stupidity of being

I have spent a lot of time on this vacation dealing with stupidity.  Stupid maps, stupid road construction.  There was a lot of stupid about the RNC convention too.  We have our alleged leaders playing grade school tricks on each other, while we their minions compete to be just as stupid.  I have seen Donald Trump accused of being ready to exterminate the black race and vaporize all foreigners.  I have seen Hillary Clinton accused of wanting to abort every baby and confiscate every gun.

In the mean time, we have even stupider people who think their "God" given main goal in life is to kill others, starting with those farthest from agreeing with them and working their way to the right-handed man fighting the left handed man for whatever's left.  Of course, the latest example is the deal in Munich, where either a hairy skinhead or a patriotic Muslim shouted some combination of, "Allah Akbar!  F the Turks!" and killed a bunch of people whose main crime was wanting a Big Mac.  (Or groß Mac, if you like.)  And even in this welter of tragedy, stupidity raised its hoary head.

I made the mistake of pointing out that stupidity to somebody on Twitter who says the reason people are dying in Germany is that Syrians are failing to dodge US bombs over there.  In fact, this person's logic almost had me until they brought up that we "kill millions and support oppressive dictators."  Um, excuse me, are we not trying to help rebels trying to bring DOWN that oppressive dictator?  In fact, another gentleman pointed out that the Russians and Chinese were going out of their way to ASSIST that same dictator- and it's not like Russia is dodging "innocent civilians" either- but it is, we were told, all the west's fault and we should "read our history, it's common knowledge."

Frankly I am a little tired of people who get their information from just a few ideologically very similar sources telling me I don't know what I'm talking about.  Just sayin'.

Just moments ago, this end of the conversation occurred:

THEM: (Not giving out names) (directed at person I was debating) Don't reason with them, these people don't care, don't you see it? THEY ARE THE ENEMY

ME: I'm nobody's enemy.  Never lifted a gun to you.  Wish we could both raise kids in the sun. Problem?

THEM: (Edited for cleanliness) Chris, if you're wondering why Muslims don't give a f*** about your dead, that's why, f***face

Like I said, no names, but let's have a look at our furious friend's profile:

I'm a Front-end Web developer, UI/UX Designer, Interactive Designer,
IT Guy and SEO Expert.
Trying to make the web a better place.

Uh huh.  Odds on being an ISIS web hacker?  Anyway, it has gotten me more activity on Twitter than I've ever had- about 20 likes when I told the first person that I would be more than happy to step away from Syria and let them kill each other.  At a certain point, we have to say, why are we wasting time on these people?  Those of you that are so opposed to Trump's stance on refugees, tell me WHY would you want any of these people here?  You can give them all the kindness in the world, but unless we replace all American flags with Crescent and stars, and replace all churches and gay bars with mosques, the Muslims over there are not going to be happy, and they are NOT going to come here and live a peaceful life.

And that is NOT saying there are not peaceful Muslims, Muslims who are sick to death of terrorism.  People that realize that there is NO difference between the Muslim killer in Nice and the possibly German whackjob in Munich.  For example:

There is no us & them in this war. It's humanity vs heartless barbarians. All extremist are same.


They are killing linking the most beloved thing in my life,The Islam, with their animal desires .. I hope they burn in Hell.


Just the fact that one human being can watch another die in cold blood brings shame to our species.

But still the BIG news is Obama made a joke in his statement on the attack, and Hillary is taking a walk instead of flying to Europe to "monitor the situation."   I reacted to several people making political hay on this as well.  For every right-winger thinking Hillary was not doing enough "monitoring" because she has the gall to be out exercising when it happened, you have left wingers saying that Trump inspires people like the "alleged skinhead" who allegedly did this.

And the sad thing?  EVERYONE is talking about how we should live in harmony.  Overcome the divisions and work together.  But you look in the mirror and tell me- do you want the change that comes with YOUR part in that overcoming?  Or just want it on YOUR terms?

I know I want it on MY terms.  And God help all of you if I get my hands on the Tesseract... BWA-HA-HA-HA!


  1. Chris:
    And this is precisely WHY I cannot (with good conscience) buy into ALL the social media (expletive deleted)..."stuff".
    It took me years as a child to become a "people person", and now, I'm finding myself going back to a time BEFORE I came out of my "shell".

    Sure, I will still treat damn near anyone CORDIALLY (from a Biblical perspective), but it takes a bit more to get me to be as "open" as a lot of these people online seem to be.
    Many are too verbally cavalier as there's no face-to-face contact (or consequences).

    That might be a good thing, for I find their "openness" narrow-minded (at best).
    And, as for hypocrites?
    Well, we all got a tad of that in us, but the chronic ones are folks (and especially politicos) I don't have ANY time for at all.

    Trying to even debate most of them online is (to me) like shooting an unarmed person). And I will tell them that to their virtual face (lol).

    In some perverse manner, it's like a slice out of the DIVERGENT series.
    (only too many think themselves an Erudite, when they are actually factionless...heh).

    BTW, good luck with the Tesseract...I'm holding out for the...INFINITY GAUNTLET!


    Very good post.
    Thought-provoking as all get out - I love it.

    Stay safe & stay cool up there, brother.

    1. Normally, I might have scrolled past all of it. But sometimes you are to blame if you leave stupidity unchallenged... and it pays to "know the enemy". Just to understand how wrong headed and in which wrong direction they are gives you a BIG advantage that they are too single/simple minded to realize.

  2. I, too, ran afoul of hateful pissing and moaning (but on Facebook). You may have seen it. Anyway, it all made me sad. I thought, once the primaries were done, this kind of nonsense would cease (oh, naive me). Stupid will be with us forever, I'm afraid. Including murderous stupidity.

    1. Saw it, participated therein. Too many people are saying, "I'm a republican/democrat, I MUST believe thus and so", and no one wants to see the monster behind the mask. And then, when I try to see both sides and educate the single minded, I'M the one who needs an ejukashun.

  3. The world has become a frightening place! I posted an article about the Munich tragedy to my Facebook page and two American friends completely hijacked it for a discussion on U.S. politics. How rude! There's a time and place for everything and that was totally out of line! :P I just hope everyone eligible to vote in the U.S. gets out there this November. We here in Canada are waiting with bated breath and trying not to panic.

    1. You'd be surprised how the best of intentions can go awry on Social Media... well, maybe YOU wouldn't, but you know what I mean.