I posted this on myspace and I thought I would share it here. As you can tell it was directed at the bible thumpers and not my friends on Nexus. As always comments are welcomed and any advice for improving my approach to blogging are encouraged. I for one am interested in learning and improving myself, quite an un-american practice I know, lol.
According to the Bible, the original sin was seeking knowledge. I am constantly amazed at the number of Americans that are still today determined to never commit this sin. Stupidity and ignorance are celebrated and rewarded on a daily basis in this country.
Just what is stupidity? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary being stupid is having 1, a : slow of mind : obtuse b : being given to unintelligent decisions or acts : acting in an unintelligent or careless manner c : lacking intelligence or reason.
Being ignorant is defined as...1 a : destitute of knowledge or education ..; also : lacking knowledge or comprehension of the thing specified .. b : resulting from or showing lack of knowledge or intelligence.
Why is this a state that our government officials, and all religious leaders strive for? It has been shown that the smarter a person is, the less likely that person is, to accept without question, anything fed to them. It is easy to see the benefits of ruling an ignorant population. These people will without question accept that all Islamics, Jews, Homosexuals, Buddists, Humanists, Atheists, Republicans, and/or Democrats ect. are an inferior people, and deserve to die.
By embracing and glorifying stupidity it is considerable easier to convince the masses of anything that puts money in their pockets. Where are the Weapons of Mass Destruction that the religious cleric Bush convinced you had to be destroyed. How easily did he convince the majority of Americans we weren't in Iraq, simply to make the war profiteers and oil companies wealthier. How many Americans still believe that the terrorists are no different than the majority of Islamic people. How many of you disbelieve that the separation of Church and State was a primary principal this country was founded on. How many of you will take the time to see if that statement is true? Very few I will venture to guess. The majority will repeat what they have been told by their parents, friends and pastor/priest.
Of the many things that have influenced world events thru out history number one is Capital, (money for those who don't understand) number two is Violence, and number three is Stupidity. These three forces have been crucial in determining the actions of humanity thru out mankind's history. Look around and realize just how often stupidity and ignorance are being rewarded.
It is not your fault you got fat from a steady diet of Whoppers and Big Macs. It is not your fault you didn't know that if you put a styrofoam cup filled with hot coffee, in your lap 1, it might spill and 2, it will burn you. The latest example of our Government's attempt to promote and encourage stupidity is the new self extinguishing cigarettes. 600 to 700 hundred people a year die from fires caused by falling asleep or otherwise ignoring a lit cigarette. In an effort to save the stupid from their own stupidity, they now have required that all smokers begin to inhale sodium silicate.You can make sodium silicate from drain cleaner and those little gel beads you find packaged with electronic items for humidity control.
The addition of this dangerous chemical is in response to 21 states passing laws with no attempt to understand what they were asking 55 million Americans to inhale daily. There has never been any testing of what a prolonged period of inhaling this chemical will cause. This is of little concern as long as we can save 600 to 700 stupid people from the stupidity they are so damned proud of. Again I repeat, this is another case of glorifying and protecting the stupid from themselves, at the risk of the rest of us. Non-smokers please refrain from stating the obvious...all smokers are stupid and deserve to die. That simply re-inforces my statement about killing those who think differently than you.
At no time in the history of the United States has there been as much knowledge available to all Americans. We have thousands of Universities, millions of books, and untold numbers of websites available to anyone posessing a desire to learn. All of this knowledge is there for the taking and yet the majority of Americans will discount that for which there is proof while at the same time celebrate and pass on as knowledge, that which cannot be proven, and defies any attempt to prove. By refusing to question anything you are told, you are helping turn America into the land of the ignorant and stupid. If you will accept that there will always be stupid people and stop protecting them from themselves, this country and planet may have a chance to survive humanity.
This country has lost the desire to think for themselves and by doing so have made it clear to our Government, the majority are willing and ready to accept whatever they feed us. Our Government and those in control of it have correctly assumed that the more Religion they can work into their cash cow, the more willing you will be to continue accepting dogma as truth. They know for a fact that they can continue to promote, encourage, and utilize American's love of stupidity simply by promoting religion. American's refuse to think for themselves and cheer for and continue to re-elect those who keep you stupid for their own gains.
Trevor Strong is the author of a book titled "Get Stupid". This book contains the "The Seven Steps to Bliss", which teaches how to find happiness through ignorance. These steps are:
1, Stop thinking...empty your brain.
2, Shift the blame...nothing is your fault.
3, Lose touch with your feelings...don't feel love or compassion as it will force you to think.
4, Build walls...Keep out everything but you.
5,Avoid challenges...never fail by never trying.
6, Believe in yourself...love you and only you.
7, Deny, deny, deny...you truth is the only truth.
I will give an example of each of these rules as it has been adopted by religion and or our government.
1, Stop thinking...This is too easy, evolution.
2, Shift the blame...all of our problems are due to the rest of the world. America does not posess the ability to be wrong.
3, Lose touch with your feelings...Islamic people, homosexuals, Jews, Atheists, ect. are not humans and therefore deserve to die so you can get to heaven and recieve your virgins, sorry eternal life, my bad.
Build walls...by attempting to force your religious beliefs on the rest of the country you have shown that you desire to live in a country populated by like minded people. If no one questions your beliefs you have a better chance of enjoying your ignorance.
5, Avoid challenges...have you ever attempted to discover the facts that science has given us concerning evolution. Also do you really believe the earth is round?
6, Believe in yourself...if you love only yourself you leave room for nothing but hatred of those who think differently than you do. This makes it easier to kill them in your god's name now doesn't it?
7' Deny, deny, deny...Others thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. That others are human means nothing to you and their life is worthless in your eyes and heart. This one is the most commonly shared load of crap in this world today, and I would venture to say in all of mankind's history. At least since the invention of religion that is. Why do most Christians fear another's point of view so much?
The ignorant and stupid will finish reading this and be subjected to fits of anger. Rather than find out for themselves if there is any truth to what I say, I will be dismissed as a worthless atheist and therefore not worthy of anymore consideration. Please by all means, prove me right. By doing so you have utilized 5 of the 7 steps mentioned above, I will leave it to you to figure out which ones.
All things are simple to a simple mind.