Clever Idiots

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mnaz
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Clever Idiots

Post by mnaz » January 13th, 2019, 7:18 pm

Clever Idiots
rule the World,
at least for now.
That is all.

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Re: Clever Idiots

Post by stilltrucking » January 13th, 2019, 10:45 pm

“The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”

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nothing to do with your post, a meaningless coincidence, I just like the INC part of their name. Clever corporations with their god given right of free speech.
CLEVER IDIOTS INC



Speaking of clever I always like this bit from Barbara Ehrenreich.
"Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous."

pardon the ramble
I got a new jacket from Melania's boutique, with the slogan on the back,"I don't really care, do you?"

I must be senile.

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Re: Clever Idiots

Post by mnaz » January 14th, 2019, 7:29 am

Twain would set new quote records- even for him- if still around. Stuff like: "we're either being ruled by smart people putting us on, or imbeciles who mean it" ... or "if voting made any difference, they wouldn't let us do it" (which Snopes says Twain never actually said, btw) ... And then there was Churchill: "the best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter"...

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Re: Clever Idiots

Post by theirishsea » January 14th, 2019, 8:26 am

mnaz, I like your comments. Sadly too true.
The Irish Sea Is Always In Turmoil, Even When Calm.

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Re: Clever Idiots

Post by stilltrucking » January 15th, 2019, 1:31 am

It is not Trump that worries me so much as his base. The True Believers
I carry from my mother’s womb

A fanatic heart.

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Re: Clever Idiots

Post by mtmynd » January 16th, 2019, 1:27 pm

Poverty, greed, thieves and liars are always following the scent of money, the more wealth the more following it.
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Re: Clever Idiots

Post by Doreen Peri » January 18th, 2019, 3:09 pm

How did we allow this to happen?

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