When did Stupid become the New Smart?

The plastic perfection of a Kim K. made her famous for being famous.

This country is a place where supposedly education and intelligence is praised and held up as things to be emulated and admired, but that’s really just lip service.  America is a profoundly stupid country and stupidity is celebrated, rewarded and put on a pedestal where the rubes hope they can get a glimpse of some brain-dead “celebrity” who went outside forgetting to put any underwear on.

Case in point:  When Jon “Don Draper” Hamm, of Mad Men fame called out the utterly dismal black hole of SUCK that is self-made media whore,  Kim Kardashian,  he struck a blow for common sense  in a country kidding itself that a big butt must mean big talent.

“Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f***ing idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly.”

I defy anyone to tell me Kim Kardashian has any discernible talent.  Can she sing?  No.  As this video amply proves.  Can she dance? No  Prince kicked her dead ass off the stage during a concert because she moved like her feet were nailed to the floor.  Can she act?   No.  Even a notorious suck-up like Barbara Walters snarked, “You don’t have any talent.”

Which is undeniably not true.  The Kardashians are talented in whoring themselves out for entertainment of the easily amused  masses.  Set aside making sex tapes, banging Black jocks and generating an empire estimated to be worth $65 million, there isn’t a talented bone in the entire Kardashian Krew.

They’re stupid people and if not for Kimmy’s pillow biting playtime in front of the camera, all she would be known as if Paris Hilton’s equally plastic ex-gal pal.   However, the suckers who buy their books, clothing line and other crap are even stupider.

Which makes me wonder how many Karadashian fans live in Mississippi, a backward dead zone, where 52 percent of those polled believe President Obama is a Muslim.   Maybe Mississippians aren’t as hot and bothered over Kimmy K. as other outposts of imbecility since she does have a noted taste for the brothers and 29 percent of residents of the cradle of the Confederacy say interracial marriage should be illegal.

There are a handful of places in this country I have been where I would never return for neither love or money and Mississippi ranks in the top spot.  I hated everything about it when I was there.  It was unfriendly, depressing, creepy and most of all, dark.  Even in daylight, It seemed as if the sun was too embarrassed to shine there and I could not wait to leave .  The imbecility of the state is surpassed only by its rancid racism.  Mississippi is The State Time Forgot and the doltish beliefs of its right-wing residents is an embarrassment to the nation .

Appeals to stupidity might account for Rick “Obama is a snob for wanting everyone to go to college” Santorum winning the majority of support from his fellow Troglodytes of the Magnolia State.  Or it just proves stupid is as stupid does.  Santorum is just as aghast at an uppity Black Muslim in the White House as the good citizens of America’s poorest state are.

It’s a race to the bottom where the dumbest views must be equally weighed and considered as though they were coming from M.I.T. scholars instead of dopes too dumb to come out of the rain and accept the President of the United States is every bit as much as citizen and a Christian as they are even if he does have more melanin in his skin.  These people look at Barack Obama and see their worst nightmare come true:  the unholy spawn of an African and a White woman who is smarter than they are, more accomplished than they are, and has the audacity to look them in the eye as someone just as good as they are.

It used to be the news was a safe harbor from the yammering of the ignorant.  No longer.  Now the news isn’t about interviewing experts for their informed opinions.  It’s about “newsmakers” who haven’t succeeded, but failed miserably, holding forth as if they were wise men and women.   Nowhere are miserable failures celebrated and revered than Fox News where a loser and quitter like Sarah Palin can have her narrow ass kissed by a professional ass kisser like Sean Hannity to babble nonsense about subjects she knows nothing about.

The picture that launched a million boners for conservative men.

Sarah Palin: “Our President is one who is trying to divide our country,  He is not in this to unify America and to solidify our place as the exceptional nation in the world. He is trying to divide us based along lines of gender, of religion, of income, even of race. Look at his embracing of Derrick Bell, the radical college racist professor who he, you showed in a video last night, embraced literally and figuratively, asking others to open their hearts and minds to the radical agenda of a racist like Derrick Bell who believed that white men oppress blacks and minorities. And Barack Obama, evidently at least at the time, believed what Derrick Bell believed.”

You’d have to be stupid to believe Palin ever knew a thing about Derrick Bell before one dead man,  Andrew Breitbart, tried to futility slime another one from the grave.   Palin has no clue who Bell was, what he believed or what he stood for.  Stupidity is a no impediment for Palin.    Conservative White men think she’s hot even if she’s one point above being brain-dead..

I refuse to play along with the idiot game of entertaining the asinine assertions of know-nothings reveling in their appalling ignorance.   “What if” questions are boring and arguing hypothetical scenarios is a waste of time.    Kim Kardashian isn’t worth expending one more moment of thinking about her utter uselessness and neither is acknowledging unhinged and racist lunatics who buy into the Birther bull crap because they are intellectually incapable of imagining any scenario where they would have to regard a Black man as a figure of authority and respect.

Obama Derangement Syndrome is a sickness and Birthers are among the most terminally ill infected.  The entire belief the president is an alien subversive is no different from any other apocalyptic cult and those that believe are imperious to evidence or reason.  So why entertain their fantasies and feed their sickness?  The best way to handle these zombies is by starving them of the attention they feed off.

It's like coming home. If home is racist, fat and stupid.

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5 thoughts on “When did Stupid become the New Smart?

  1. You hit the nail on the head. But I don’t fault the Kardashians and Palins of this world for making a lot of money from ignorant consumers. It takes some smarts (and I am stretching the definition here) to make tons of money while having little talent or the ability to form a coherent sentence without interpretation. There will always be consumers who follow trends or will swallow hook line and sinker whatever inaccurate claims are made by politicians or radio hosts.

    This adage is so true –“You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.”

    Just wish there was a larger majority, which consisted of folks who can’t be fooled.

    • Monique, I don’t think they’re the smart ones. It’s their handlers and marketing that are using them to make money. If the Palins and Kardashians of the world even had a clue, they’d be embarrassed off the stage. Or at least I’d like to think so.

      65 and still living in that fantasy world,
      JustNosy

  2. It really is appalling, America’s obsession with the Kardashians. Good for John Hamm speaking his mind, saying what so many of us are thinking. Wait: You’re famous because everyone got to see you having sex? How admirable. A real talent.

    There’s so much stupidity out there. The folks bashing Obama — I can’t wrap my head around it. The other day I read a comment, someone said something ignorant like, “Obama is the worst president ever, even worse than George W. Bush.” Really? Poor Barack had the misfortune of following the worst president in history and the very bad luck of taking the reins at our country’s lowest point (as far as I can remember). I think he’s done a pretty decent job of keeping us from going straight off the cliff.

    That anyone listens to a single word SP says is mind boggling.

  3. “Even in daylight, It seemed as if the sun was too embarrassed to shine there and I could not wait to leave.”

    What a PERFECT description! I would imagine it applies to most of the south.

    Strange that Santorum disses higher education since he went to 3 colleges himself and holds a JD. WTF? Ohhh, wait, I know; college is only for conservative white males. That’s it. The conservatives would love to have a happily clueless, ignorant, uneducated voting majority, because that’s the only kind of voter who would eagerly swallow their lies whole and feel good about it. Well, them and the rich folk.

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