No, it’s not bad form

From the Washington Post:

In the punditry business, it’s considered bad form to question the essential wisdom of the American people. But at this point, it’s impossible to ignore the obvious.

It’s not bad form. It’s the truth.

The article is a well-summed up sigh of annoyance with a public that, election after election, demonstrates their appalling lack of collective “essential wisdom” by using the following thought process to determine their vote:

Step 1. I voted for (x) last time.

Step 2. How am I doing financially right now?

Step 3. If I’m doing fine, vote for (x) again. If not, skip to Step 4.

Step 4. Vote for other party.

And that’s it. After all the debates and punditry and dinner table arguments, that’s what it comes down to – how full is my wallet right now?

Back and forth, over and over, rinse and repeat, the same dumbfoundingly dumb reasoning and rationale from an unreasonable, irrational and flat out dumb American public. And it’s the refesual to call them dumb that this article speaks of that contributes to them being so dumb, because dumb people are too dumb to realize they’re dumb – they have to be told they’re dumb.

“The essential wisdom of the American people” is bullshit, and it’s always been bullshit. With few exceptions, the American people have been, at the time of implementation, behind the curve on nearly every single societal leap forward this nation has ever taken. It’s been the visionary progressive leaders of our time that dragged this nation ahead on contentious issues like slavery (Lincoln), Social Security (FDR), military integration (Truman) and Medicare, civil rights and education (LBJ) as the American people in their “essential wisdom” kicked and screamed in protest against such overhauls that today are so self-evident in their essential wisdom that to question them is rightly looked at as a sign of severe mental deficiency.

Where was I again? Oh yeah, the essential dumbfuckery of the American people, who in less than two months will go to the polls, consult their Four Step Plan, vote for whoever’s got an R next to their name and grind this country to a halt for at least the next two years.

Happy fucking Labor Day. Crappy days are here again.