so, the bad kitty looked at this and said “i am literally amazed that half of humanity manages to get itself dressed in the morning.”
it’s rare i find myself saying that señor malo is being too generous, but i think maybe looking at this guy, even the getting dressed part looks like it was probably a pretty close call...
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that." - George Carlin
Bonhoeffer on stupidity:
“Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against stupidity we are defenseless. Neither protests nor the use of force accomplish anything here; reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict one’s prejudgment simply need not be believed- in such moments the stupid person even becomes critical – and when facts are irrefutable they are just pushed aside as inconsequential, as incidental. In all this the stupid person, in contrast to the malicious one, is utterly self-satisfied and, being easily irritated, becomes dangerous by going on the attack. For that reason, greater caution is called for than with a malicious one. Never again will we try to persuade the stupid person with reasons, for it is senseless and dangerous.
“If we want to know how to get the better of stupidity, we must seek to understand its nature. This much is certain, that it is in essence not an intellectual defect but a human one. There are human beings who are of remarkably agile intellect yet stupid, and others who are intellectually quite dull yet anything but stupid. We discover this to our surprise in particular situations. The impression one gains is not so much that stupidity is a congenital defect, but that, under certain circumstances, people are made stupid or that they allow this to happen to them. We note further that people who have isolated themselves from others or who live in solitude manifest this defect less frequently than individuals or groups of people inclined or condemned to sociability. And so it would seem that stupidity is perhaps less a psychological than a sociological problem. It is a particular form of the impact of historical circumstances on human beings, a psychological concomitant of certain external conditions. Upon closer observation, it becomes apparent that every strong upsurge of power in the public sphere, be it of a political or of a religious nature, infects a large part of humankind with stupidity. It would even seem that this is virtually a sociological-psychological law. The power of the one needs the stupidity of the other. The process at work here is not that particular human capacities, for instance, the intellect, suddenly atrophy or fail. Instead, it seems that under the overwhelming impact of rising power, humans are deprived of their inner independence, and, more or less consciously, give up establishing an autonomous position toward the emerging circumstances. The fact that the stupid person is often stubborn must not blind us to the fact that he is not independent. In conversation with him, one virtually feels that one is dealing not at all with a person, but with slogans, catchwords and the like that have taken possession of him. He is under a spell, blinded, misused, and abused in his very being. Having thus become a mindless tool, the stupid person will also be capable of any evil and at the same time incapable of seeing that it is evil. This is where the danger of diabolical misuse lurks, for it is this that can once and for all destroy human beings.
“Yet at this very point it becomes quite clear that only an act of liberation, not instruction, can overcome stupidity. Here we must come to terms with the fact that in most cases a genuine internal liberation becomes possible only when external liberation has preceded it. Until then we must abandon all attempts to convince the stupid person. This state of affairs explains why in such circumstances our attempts to know what ‘the people’ really think are in vain and why, under these circumstances, this question is so irrelevant for the person who is thinking and acting responsibly. The word of the Bible that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom declares that the internal liberation of human beings to live the responsible life before God is the only genuine way to overcome stupidity.
“But these thoughts about stupidity also offer consolation in that they utterly forbid us to consider the majority of people to be stupid in every circumstance. It really will depend on whether those in power expect more from people’s stupidity than from their inner independence and wisdom.”
—Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from “After Ten Years” in “Letters and Papers from Prison” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works/English, vol. 8) Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2010.
someone should tell him, one swim in the sea and he'll be exposed to about 10k different viruses
As a retired veterinarian, I used to wonder daily how some people, who could not figure out how to take care of a pet, could manage to raise children without killing them. I assumed they had help.
Just got back from a hike in the hills in Pacifica, Ca. Saw one other guy on the trail and he pulled up his mask as we went by...people here are SO brainwashed.
How many people didn't get the memo put out well over a year ago that surface transmission of the Cough IT 1984 was negligible? I figure around the same number of people who missed the memo that the offensive, vulgar, filthy, useless, worthless Fauci Diaper is/was also negligible!!
I'm a dietitian who, despite my education and hospital training, has been questioning the true motives of the government, pharmaceutical companies, and health care industries for about ten years now. After a full decade of worrying that maybe I'm too cynical, I have recently come to the grim conclusion that I have not nearly been cynical enough.
Now I can't decide if the story of COVID is actually about to break or if I just have a decade-long, head-start on my friends and family.
Recently, my friends were openly mocking CDC guidelines, which I guess was briefly en vogue on Instagram a couple of weeks ago. Minutes after reading off the funniest memes, they started talking about people they know who had "breakthrough" cases.
My friend said, "Well, thank god they were vaccinated and boosted, or else it could have been a lot worse!" I jokingly replied, "According to who? The CDC?!" thinking I had a unique opportunity to join them in mocking The Narrative. I received only dirty stares and awkward silence in response.
So, long story short, I don't know where else to ask this: Is there any evidence that vaccines reduce COVID severity? I can't imagine how it would be possible we have that kind of data given the... well, everything.
Thanks for any clarity on this. This community makes me feel less alone.
The anti-Hitler German general Kurt Gebhard Adolf Philipp Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord had a somewhat jaundiced view of his fellow officers. I think it applies well to our health bureaucrats, all too many of whom fit the "stupid and hardworking" category.
I distinguish four types. There are clever, hardworking, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. Some are clever and hardworking; their place is the General Staff. The next ones are stupid and lazy; they make up 90 percent of every army and are suited to routine duties. Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the mental clarity and strength of nerve necessary for difficult decisions. One must beware of anyone who is both stupid and hardworking; he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always only cause damage.
Humans???? what are they???? I'm living among ALIENS from what I can gather. King among the ALIENS are those wearing a surgical mask while they drive alone on the back roads in Australia.
I saw a woman doing a beach yoga class in Florida wearing a mask. One in person in a group of about 200. I think that adequately represents the proportion of these loud obnoxious idiots to regular thinking people. They are just so much louder now.
I have always thought most people not stupid. Today, in a small town in MT (less than 9000 people), I saw 3 people on the street in masks. I can promise you that these people did not pass 3 other people. Which made me think that maybe the masks are a good way to identify stupid people in advance. It sort of depressed me. I liked it better when I assumed the best of people.
We don't really know the context, which could make this photo make sense. Perhaps he's spraying linseed oil as a weather protectant for the wood and doesn't want to breath in the spray 🤔😜
"California OSHA guidance states that employers should require employees to clean and disinfect their personal work areas and provide employees with the necessary cleaning products to do so. The guidance recommends that employers use cleaning products that are approved for use against COVID-19." Dude is just following orders. Befehle sind befehle
I saw the picture, read your first sentence, and said to myself, "Pretty sure that guy can't even do the getting dressed part on his own."
Then I read your second sentence...
I prefer getting a shopping cart from outdoors, where it's sterilized by sunlight
What is ironically stupid is how so many people thinking they are really smart were, in actuality stupid, while the not so intelligent, those of us who realize our intellectual limitations, asked questions because we did not know the answers and, when we did not get an answer that made sense we mistrusted and continued to question while those smart people inferred we were stupid.....circular logic is a 'thing'.....
In his defense, I would probably wear a mask too when spraying chemicals.
Why all the chaos of the last two years? Blame politicians/media if you want, but they can only do what they do when the people allow it......and this covidian in the picture, and others like him, is the source of their power
He won’t be saving me.
A little more humor to celebrate the SCOTUS decision. H/t to Mike Rowe. https://imgflip.com/i/616h7e
Has to be Australia.
Clearly he?she? has never heard of ultraviolet light from big lamp in sky belong Jesus and ‘sunlight is the best disinfectant’.
Hey now...maybe he's just trying to remain anonymous. After all, he probably gets recognized by thousands of Baywatch fans EVERY day! That's probably Axe body spray in that pesticide sprayer. :)
As my husband is fond of saying "they're lucky to tie their shoes in the morning."
Maybe they’re putting stain on the wood?
We could collect “portraits of stupidity”
A few days ago I started reading this booklet. See for yourself. It states that the virus (which was, according to Dr Martin already present in the environment) only carries a poison into the body. Very interesting, and so plausible I think this might be right. https://www.globalresearch.ca/our-species-genetically-modified-witnessing-humanity-march-toward-extinction-viruses-friends-not-foes/5763670
Runner up, at least: An elementary principal in Dallas, TX yesterday announced over the PA that teachers were not to allow students on the playground equipment because it had not been sanitized.
Wow! Just when I thought I'd seen it all. This is what happens when people attend public school and get their "continuing education" from corporate and social media.
i agree about the fashion sense. but not having any idea of what the guy is spraying, i say that maybe the mask could be doing some actual good here.
See THE BASIC LAWS OF HUMAN STUPIDITY
by Carlo M. https://web.archive.org/web/20130216132858/http://www.cantrip.org/stupidity.html
Unbelievable breaking news in archeology.
The Romans suffered from a Fauci-like character who also was exposed as a phallus with a god complex.
Nothing new under the sun.
Looking at his hair, its all blowing back into his face and then gets trapped in his mask. Pure brilliance.
not so much stupidity as willful ignorance, which is worse, because there's shame and guilt underneath which makes them work harder to justify their behavior.
Oh, the virus...me thinks an unpublicized side effect of catching it is you become "Bat Sh** Crazy" , literally.
Just press the button and you will get a pellet. Good boy.
Djokovic might ‘excite anti-vaxxers’. An update on what’s going on down under.
Just goes to prove you "can't fix stupid"!
I'm streaming the Test Match (cricket!) in Hobart, Tasmania. Island's been locked down most of the Covid times. Glorious clean air, it's near the sea, so breezy. Extraordinary how many pods are wearing masks.
My momma always says, stupid is, what stupid does
Lotsa brane surgeons work as lifeguards to get through school.
Oh, Toi-Mites? Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk.
He just wanted to avoid the fumes while cleaning off the zinc oxide the last guy smeared all over the chair.
After all, no one wants to get greasy white stuff all over his best tank top.
Great pic. lol
I have said it more than once. It is trite to say. Yes, I will most assuredly say it lots more times.
It's over. Get the lights on the your way out. Damn.
I have to admit that at the very beginning I did some stupid things. One member of my family was in a delicate situation and we did not want to take any risk.
So we followed several rules, just in case.
Now we need to pay attention to the predictive programming for the possible next stage: Get Ready For The Next One The Next Plandemic: Smallpox, Marburg, or both? https://lionessofjudah.substack.com/p/get-ready-for-the-next-one
Did it happen in the states that the waiters cleaned every chair between one patron and the next one?
he seems kinda chunky to be a lifeguard. Okay maybe he is just the chair sanitizer hahahhaha
Where is this New York? or California