Idiots abound in the news this week. Usually, I don’t naturally think of Americans as idiots but to be quite honest a lot of them are. For years countries have believed Americans to be arrogant and not the sharpest tool in the shed. Well the more people I run into and the more reality TV I see, the easier it is to understand.
Not to mention the news. One of my favorite sections of online news is the weird news because it always has ridiculously stupid stories that no one cares about but most people can get a laugh out of it. But almost every single time I read it I shake my head and ask myself "Are these people really that stupid? And the answer is pretty consistently: yes.
These people must have a few brain cells that were either killed by drugs or alcohol or else there were way to many cousins intermarrying in their family line. One example of this was in Louisiana. There was a 52-year-old woman who was the guardian to two children ages four and five. The woman sold the two children to a couple for $175 and a cockatoo.
To start off a cockatoo? That’s the most annoying kind of bird you can buy, so I’d rather have the kids than the stupid bird. And second of all $175 is nothing. This lady is on her way to retirdment so she should be saling them for more than $175 and then save it. She could have gotten much more money than that, not to mention the fact that everything about the situation is disturbing and morally wrong. What kind of woman sells two children? But at least they’re out of her hands and in state custody now or until their parents claim them.
Then there was a man in Ohio who’s bank was about to foreclose on his $350,000 home so he bulldozed it. Not only was the man going to lose his house but the ITS had liens on his business so he had no way out. But the fact that he completely knocked his home down out of spite and the fact that he might lose his business is frightening but it only makes things worse. Now he definitely won’t have a job or a home whereas before at least he had a business while he sorted out his IRS problems.
Apparently there are some Americans that are completely insane. And the unfortunate thing is that they probably have children and are passing those genes down to future generations. So as you can see it’s a continuous cycle and it’s no wonder many people think Americans are stupid. Because the people they read and hear about on the news and TV are not a very good representation of who Americans really are.