I'm goin' to my high school reunion. I'm hopin' my teachers are there. 'Cos I got a question. "Why didn't you warn me that learning would make me an oddball?"
School should have a warning label. "Caution: America is full of people proud to be dumb. Knowledge will make you a freakish outsider for life."
And I'm not that smart. I'm just smart enough to make dumb people uncomfortable.
"Hey, didja see that movie Jarhead?"
"No, I read the book."
"What are you, some kinda fag?"
And that was my mom.
America is collapsing under the weight of its own stupidity. Vietnam and the civil rights movement was so violent we all escaped into the warm embrace of dumb.
"We need to get along with each other. We need to find something in common."
"How about stupid?"
"Yeah, let's try that."
Enter disco, Shanana, Good Times. The list goes on.
I envy dumb people. They have so much in common. Fast food, television, political opinion. Kill 'em all! Git 'R' Done! The stupid are never alone.
How do we get smart again? We need to raise our kids...hold on folks, here it comes....We need to raise our kids to be ashamed of being stupid.
I know, it hurts, let it sink in.
Self-esteem is destroying our nation's youth. My parents taught me to accept myself as I am, with all my personal limitations. Fck that sht. You think parents in China and India accept their kids' limitations?
"Prakesh, you got a B in calculus. Shame! How dare you sht in the mouth of your ancestors! Now go sit outside in that rice paddy and think about what you've done."
Prakesh'll be a billionare. Vote for Prakesh.
That was Basil White's WeirdStupidHardScary for Today. Feel free to add your own.