Friday, June 25, 2010

Fred Reed For President

But then, common sense has not been in demand in the Oval Office for quite some decades!
Retired veteran expat to Mexico confirms Galt-in-Da-Box's theory that, as far as life in the real world is concerned, the talking heads are empty:
"...Denizens of this class know that if they decided to learn, say, classical Greek, they could. You get the book and go at it. It would take work, yes, and time, but the outcome would be certain.

They don’t understand that the waitress has an IQ of 85 and can’t learn much of anything.

Conservatives think in terms of merciless abstractions and liberals insist that everyone is equal. Not even close. Further, people with barely a high-school education and low-voltage minds regard any intellectual task with utter discouragement.

Some commentators urge letting people invest their Social Security taxes in the stock market. To them it is a question of abstract freedom and probably the Federalist papers. The commentators are smart enough to invest money. I’ll guess that at least half the population isn’t. Go into the tit bar (does it still exist) in Waldorf, Maryland, and ask the dump-truck drivers and nail-pounders what NASDAQ is.

Liberal commentators want everyone to go to college, when about a fifth of people have the brains. Conservatives think that people can rise by hard work and sacrifice as certainly many people have. Thing is, most people can’t. Commentators only see those who made it."

If you've ever found yourself wondering why Michael Moore and Glenn Beck both sound like they're from another planet, now you know...

You're welcome!

3 comments:

hoosierboy said...

I remember a few years ago I had a discussion with a young engineer right out of school. he was as liberal as possible. He believed all people were equal like your waitress. I tried to point out that some people are smart, some dumb. he maintained that it was a matter of opportunity.

When I tried to point out that I could train 20 hours a day with the best coaches in the world and I still could not be an Olympic sprinter. He did not agree.

Liberalism is just a fucking disease of the mind.

hb

Ted Amadeus said...

The political FOOLosophy that "all men are created equal" is a distortion of the words of Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence that has arisen by mixing it into Marxist-Leninist bullshit.
All Jefferson meant was "we brought nothing into this world, and it's certain we will carry nothing out", but that liberty provides the best opportunity for each human being to develop their talents and ability, if they choose to do so.
Since the majority on the left are atheist, the common replacement religious dogma is that
1. Government is God.
2. Therefore, it is the responsibility of Almighty Government to guarantee equality of successful outcome to everyone.
This is impossible!

texlahoma said...

Yep, I think I know what you mean. If you plant a garden, and do everything right, you give the seeds a chance to grow. Some seeds will produce beautiful plants that grow and thrive. Other seeds will produce sickly little plants that will never amount to anything. Some philosophies would have you cut back the big healthy plants down to the size of the worst ones. They would call that "Fair".