Friday, July 29, 2011
We are idiots
Well, here we are. Roughly 96 hours away from a Federal credit default. And doesn't it seem fitting?
This predicament is completely of our own making. We, the citizenry of the United States of America, have entrusted our government to ignorant primitives enslaved by outlandish superstitions. Earth is 7000 years old. Cutting taxes raises revenue. Global warming is a hoax.
To tell you the truth, I can't make up my mind whether to hope that Congress can somehow turn us back from the abyss or if it might not be better to just let the whole house of cards come down. After all, even as the castles crumbled, there would be some mighty beautiful flame-outs --corner office swindlers, robber barons, captains of embezzlement roasted and destroyed publicly. That would be a glorious sight. But, of course, the rest of us will burn too.
If the national election of 2004 didn't already prove it, this self-inflicted debacle ought to sweep aside any lingering doubts. We are a nation of idiots. Thank you, Tea Party.