Saturday, September 19, 2009

Stupid Does as Stupid Is



Take ten minutes out of your day and watch this hilarity. The best part about really dumb people is that all you have to do is point a camera and a mic at them and wait for them to hang themselves. It never takes very long.

(Update: Sorry about the privacy issues with the video; they were put into place after Cesca and I posted it. I'll leave it up and still suggest that you double-click it and sign in to view the thing [it's worth it], but obviously it'll take you a little longer than the ten minutes I'd originally advertised.)

(h/t Cesca)

12 comments:

Ron said...

I loved how speechless they became when confronted with the truth. Priceless, yet somehow terrifying to watch as they extrapolate all kinds of fantastical plots/conspiracies with the robotic efficiency of a mind-map written by someone suffering from Alzheimer's.

Jen said...

i watched this the other night. hilarity is right. my favorite, though, was the lady who admitted she was learning more about republicans, including that she may not want to be one anymore. shows at least 1 of them may not be as stupid as we think. can't speak for the rest of them, though.

Jeremy said...

I'm struck by how often we are hearing "we don't know...", when the information is readily available. They spout some semantic nonsense about deciphering the mystical meaning of Obama's name and how Czar, derived from Caesar, and we don't have those in America, but they are more upset because they "don't know" what the roles of these czars are, they "don't know" what is going to happen with healthcare. They don't know, and they are scared, and instead of informing them, the media throws them lies wrapped in tidbits of trivia and screaming sound bites.

This video... we need more of this.

Steve said...

Oops...not watchable.

"This is a private video..."

Ted Hardy said...

looks like the video was made private. anyone have another link to it?

zombiestories said...

cant view it, says its a private video?

Withnail said...

the video doesn't play when I click on it. It says "It's a private video. If you have been sent this video make sure you accept the sender's friend request."

Should we be friends first?

Withnail said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUPMjC9mq5Y

this is the link to a working version (the original version)

Michele said...

I logged in, but was still told it is "private."

Just as well. It is way too early for me to be that annoyed and ire'd about the dumb-asses.

(Oh, who am I kidding, I live in a constant state of annoyance at the dumb-asses, mainstream America.)

Anonymous said...

The problem with the "they're all so stupid" argument is numbers. The same argument was made during the Civil Rights movement. All black people were stupid, ignorant. They couldn't be trusted to control their own destiny much less that of the country.

Except if they cobble together a majority, they WILL control it all. So will the "stupid" people on the right. This is the genius of America. You have to make an argument that moves people, who are not in your camp, to be something other than nasty snobs. You have to make an argument that can coalesce into political action.

The people on the right that James Carville has called "classless" (where is his mind???) have not done that. Yet.

Chez said...

I agree with you 100%, and I have no doubt that I'm guilty of taking the cheap shot over extending an olive branch. But here's the problem -- and it's really the problem these days: The people featured in this piece, they won't listen to facts no matter which way you give them to them. They're not stupid and ignorant because of who they are, where they're from, or, in theory, what they believe. They're ignorant because their opinions are absolutely firm despite the fact that there's mountains of contradictory evidence. They've been amped up by a guy on TV and very few of them actually know anything about what they're complaining about.

Anonymous said...

Well, I know. But the human animal is not much different than it's always been. One truth about people is that you cannot get them to move toward you by attacking them. Another is that no matter how set one's mind is, he is still a part of the herd. He may not want to listen to what's going on around him, but he often can't help it.

The Democrats need to seize this challenge as the President seems to want to do. They've fallen back into elistist mode in the past and as a result lost a couple of generations of voters.