“Stupid”: From the Latin “stupere” – “to be numb.”
I think that it would be a good idea for readers interested in contemporary politics in the United States to keep this definition in mind as I offer a few quotes from intelligent people on the subject of stupidity.
“At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice, and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism, and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.” – Aldous Huxley
Below: Rick Perry
I close with a quote on the subject of stupidity that thoughtful members of the American electorate would be wise to remember as the 2012 Presidential election approaches, especially those who have not been numbed by the rhetoric of political and intellectual imbeciles:
“You can’t fix stupid.” – Ron White, American comedian