STUPIDITY, ONE THING ALL AMERICANS AGREE ON, BUT WHO IS REALLY STUPID?
By Gordon Duff
“hopelessness, fear and hate and a case of world class “stupid” has made the world’s greatest military power, not only a threat to world stability but an outright embarrassment”
The French think Americans are stupid. The French think everyone is stupid. However, when the French changed from the Franc to the Euro, watching them taking change out of their pockets, looking at the new coins, it was as though they had a live scorpion in their hands. One of the things I always say about the French, “they are the only country with nuclear weapons that never invented the wheel.” Now half the Americans I know want to live there and most talk about moving anywhere, anywhere but America. Americans say they can’t stand living here anymore, the country with the cheapest food and gasoline, clearly the best television and definitely the the best looking women.
This isn’t one political side, one race, one religion, its everyone. At first the complaints talk about a government nobody can stand but it all comes back to one thing, stupidity.
All Americans believe that all other Americans are stupid.
That belief causes feelings of alienation, loneliness, frustration and, most of all, anger. Americans are angry.
Every two years there are elections, state, local and federal with a presidential election every four years. The presidential elections are worst of all. They are increasingly dreaded by all Americans with daily polls telling them their candidate is hated for this or that no matter how ahead they may be. Polls are simply made up, one polling company works for one party and another for the opposition. Instead of information, they are meant to confuse, dismay and make the public feel helpless. This is the key to everything, helplessness.
Thus far, we have hit on two feelings, anger and helplessness. These feelings are driven by what Americans are told. The question is, who is actually doing the “telling?” This may be where the “stupid” comes in. Americans never ask who is telling, government, news organizations, industry or is there really some secret organization running everything, some backroom cabal of devil worshiping war mongers and cannibals? This brings another card into play, the internet. Americans generally accept that news organizations are controlled by some evil force. Many Americans believe that Fox News, the pro-Israeli and ultra-right wing network is the purveyor of all that is good and true. Others follow CNN or ABC, perhaps MSNBC. However, even the most rudimentary investigations show ownership and management of all these sources, newspapers, magazines, all are intertwined. They are all the same and any imagined differences are just that, imagined.
Thus, the internet is supposed to represent real freedom somehow. If there is any real truth, the economics of the internet could make it possible. A website could run on donations or be financed for next to nothing. Investigative reporters could work for nothing, simply out of honor and decency. This is happening and “the truth is out there” but the internet is hardly a safe environment for “the truth.” The internet may be where “stupid” really takes root, using methodologies no other media would attempt. Even, assuming corporate control of the media, a control that has a distinct Israeli face representing over 90% of all media executives and a similar percentage of ownership, the systematic presentation of disinformation and mythology as news doesn’t come close to that seen on the internet.
Where a few thousand dollars a year can manage an internet site offering real freedom of speech, a few million dollars of corporate money can manage dozens of sites, promote them in search engines and, as we have seen, not only take over that medium also but tell the same message as the controlled “corporate” press and do it without any accountability whatsoever, without any restraint. In fact, things go much further than that. Where “normal” news is designed to cause fear and hopelessness, pretty-much everyone has caught onto this one by now the internet goes so much further. The same forces, the villainous cabal, whose financial stranglehold on media and entertainment has “dumbed down” America, uses the internet to drive many to the edge of insanity, the edge and well beyond the edge.
Stupid is one thing but when combined with outright insanity and the inherent paranoia and lack of judgement that go with it and the hpw utter lack of discernment that stupidity is famous for, an opening is created, more like a festering wound. The same forces that have used the media and entertainment industry to foment fear and hopelessness have been able to control, not only thousands of internet sites but have recruited “bloggers” by the thousands also. Using rewards like trips to Israel, access to politicians and, particularly, admission to tightly controlled and carefully orchestrated “media events” these automatons of the internet, the “robotic bloggers” accept “talking points” on a daily basis, working their own blogs along with comment sections of news sites and the personal networking groups as well.
This could be considered a type of harvest, one where the ripened fruit comes to you. There is a science to this. Let’s take a look at how it works. Some of the concept used is layering.
Network news established, through repetition, an addiction to information, a need to feed something inside, a feeling of drama based on anger not unlike the methods used by Joseph Goebbels to enrage the German people at the Jews. Where, at one time, the airwaves couldn’t be used for blatant political manipulation, the destruction of the “fairness” rule during the Reagan administration allowed financial entities to take control of, not so much just the media, but all perception. “Facts” established by a media that simply “makes up” the news are taught in schools as history and current events. We now have a generation raised entirely on information fed them by financial organizations, an international “cabal” as it were, with an agenda inconsistent with democracy and peace.
“Stupid” has allowed public education, even at university level, to become little more than indoctrination. The baseless mythologies pushed forward, the real government conspiracies and the lies used to cover them up, become an “unquestioned” part of our national history, the real heritage of an age of stupidity and unreason. Up becomes down, right becomes wrong and truth becomes lies. More accurately, truth becomes “conspiracy theory” and the wildest conspiracy theories, the really dangerous ideas, are parroted across the airwaves, and even make it into our schools and text books.
When Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld were allowed to stay in office and out of prison after the Iraq invasion and the deluge of incontrovertible proof of treason on their parts, America announced to the world it was a nation of gutless morons. Bibi Netanyahu jokes about this constantly as does all of Israel and much of the rest of the world, those not being bombed or invaded anyway, those that can still laugh. Stop any Israeli in the street, ask them what they think of America, even Israelis that are American citizens.
Another definition for idiot:
An American who doesn’t know that the term “goyim” means “stupid cattle.”
The agenda is clear. Fear and hopelessness are meant to push the public to seeking “strong leaders.” However, the same controlled media also controls the message and defines which leaders are “strong” and which leaders are “weak.” Thus, “strong” is defined as favoring continual war, eliminating constitutional rights in the name of “national security” and supporting total deregulation of financial markets, creating a “pirate” class of “banksters, scamsters and manipulators” who systematically restructure the alignment of national assets. By assets, we we mean your retirement funds, the value of your home and even your job.
By “realign” we mean steal.
This is where “stupid” becomes even more dangerous. When simple “dumb” can bring about, not just the elimination of the middle class, suppression of human rights, but cost America the lives and health of an entire generation of our young adults who have been pushed into military service, some by misguided patriotism, some to avoid poverty and homelessness, “dumb” is inexcusable. When “stupid” is more dangerous than any terrorist, any ‘false flag” attack or any extremist political movement, “stupid” is the real enemy.
Gordon Duff is a Marine Vietnam veteran, and Senior Editor at Veterans Today. His career has included extensiveexperience in international banking along with such diverse areas as consulting on counter insurgency, defense technologies or acting as diplomatic officer of UN humanitarian groups. Gordon Duff’s articles are published around the world and translated into a number of languages. He is regularly on TV and radio, a popular and sometimes controversial guest. He is a regular contributor to Opinion Maker.