Stupid Is As Stupid Does

“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.

“A stupid person should keep silent. But if he knew this, he would not be a stupid person.” – Muslih-ud-Din Saadi
Below: Rick Santorum

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are so confident while the intelligent are full of doubt.” – Bertrand Russell
Below: Michele Bachmann

“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

“Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.” – John Stuart Mill
Below: Sarah Palin

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

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One Response to Stupid Is As Stupid Does

  1. neilhall says:

    Huxley and Russel are two of the architects of the scientific dictatorship that United States of America has become. Lets look at some of their other quotes:

    I think that insofar as dictators become more and more scientific, more and more concerned with the technically perfect, perfectly running society, they will be more and more interested in the kind of techniques which I imagined and described from existing realities in Brave New World. So that, it seems to me then, that this ultimate revolution is not really very far away, that we, already a number of techniques for bringing about this kind of control are here, and it remains to be seen when and where and by whom they will first be applied in any large scale. – Aldous Leonard Huxley bragging in a speech given at Berkeley just before his death

    more from the demented mind of Huxley –

    I do not pretend that birth control is the only way in which population can be kept from increasing. … War, as I remarked a moment ago, has hitherto been disappointing in this respect, but perhaps bacteriological war may prove more effective. If Black Death could be spread throughout the world once in every generation survivors could procreate freely without making the world to full. … The state of affairs might be somewhat unpleasant, but what of that? – Bertrand Russell thinking about how great it would be to unleash black death on the population of earth (The Impact Of Science On Society)

    Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and the ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organized insurrection of the sheep against the practice of eating mutton. – Bertrand Russell on becoming Hitler’s master race (The Impact Of Science On Society)

    More on the “Nobel” Russell

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