Recently Bill Maher took a lot of heat for saying Americans are dumb. Funny, because he's right. If you don't believe me do a little research. Select 5 to 10 people you know at random. Now ask them some simple questions. Who is the Secretary of State? Name 3 of the amendments that make up the Bill of Rights. Why do we have winter and summer? Now ask who won American Idol? Who won dancing with the stars? What channel is Jon and Kate on?
I've done this. I have a co-worker who can not tell me who the Secretary of Defense is but can name all the backup dancers are on some TV show he watches. I don't even know the name of the show but he has a poster of them on his wall.
When John Kerry ran against the moron I heard a woman about 25 say she was going to vote for the boy idiot. Why? Because he accepted Jesus as his personal savior. I asked who his VP was. She didn't know! No wonder he got elected twice! She voted for the dumbest president we ever had because he was a born again Christian and he would outlaw abortion! Let me ask you this. In 8 years did he do anything to change the law? No. It amazes me how people can be upset because abortion is murder but have no problem with Bush's Iraqi war that killed as many as 1,000,000 people.
Every civilization reaches an apex then declines. We're in our decline. We think life is hard now but even with the economy struggling we live better than most people in the world. We have it so easy we don't fight for what's right. We're too content to sit on increasingly fat asses and watch the dumbest crap to ever be aired! Bush and his fellow neocons took away our most fundamental right, Habeas Corpus, and there was barely a peep! Anyone who did say anything was called un-American! Folks, there is nothing more American.
According to a Newsweek poll done in march of 2007:
Only 13% of Americans believe in naturalistic evolution (that is that God had no part in evolution)
However, 48% of Americans believe that God created "humans pretty much in the present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so"
See? How can we solve the problems of global warming, cure diseases and improve our technology so we can compete with other nations economically when we're so damn stupid?
Not only are most Americans dumber than a box of hair they're outright proud of it! I heard people say they voted for Bush rather than Al Gore because Gore was a know-it-all and Bush more like them! WTF people! I want the leader of the most powerful nation on earth to be smart! I wanted to puke when Bush was described as a regular guy, one you'd want to have a beer with. I have plenty of friends I can go have a beer with. A don't want to have a beer with him! I want him to the smartest fucking guy we can find when the shit hits the fan! Anyone who doesn't know that GW was fucking clueless is even more clueless. The guy said so many stupid things they could find enough to make calendars with a dumb quote for every day!
Bill Maher was dead on correct. Americans are dumb! So dumb the Republican party counts on it to get elected! How else can you convince enough people that John Kerry (Two Purple Hearts and Silver Star) was not a war hero and Bush was (Texas Air National Guard AWOL)?
Americans are so dumb someone like Sara Palin can actually be considered for president.
I rest my case!