Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Stupids 'R' US, says Times Columnist

My fellow Americans, we can’t continue in this mode of “Dumb as we wanna be.”

"we must make certain that every bailout dollar, which we’re borrowing from our kids’ future, is spent wisely."

Except we want to be dumb, and are dumb, right Tommy? So, who exactly is going to provide the wisdom we must have?

You exhort without having found your way to anything resembling an analysis. Failing to locate the cause of national stupidity, you soapbox your rant du jour into submission.

Tommy -- son, brother, monster, frere: get this clue, if you never get any other: it's not that 300 million humans one day decided it liked them well to be stupid.

If they don't have good cell service, it's because they were defrauded. If they don't have decent nourishing food, it's because they were defrauded. If they don't have decent schools, or electric trains, or healthcare, or literacy, it is because they were defrauded.

By whom, you ask? By you, Tommy, for one, because you keep telling them they want to be stupid.

There are reasons why this fraud happens, it is called unconflicted corporate capitalism. That's where corporations become the artists who design the world we have, and the desires we have, and the ignorance we have, all with great zest, for the sake of profit and nothing else. There 'tis. Right there, Tommy boy. Look at it carefully -- not too close or it might chew right through your mustache into your chubby wubby cheeky weeky. 

How stupid would that be?

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Blogger Phil Cubeta said...

Public intellectual - is that Tom Friedman, Mr. Dumb it Down?

12/25/2008 6:50 PM  
Blogger Tom Matrullo said...

It's unclear whether he is doing that intentionally...

12/27/2008 9:34 AM  

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