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Stupidity Will Be America’s Undoing | By Louie Overstreet

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Stupidity Will Be Americas Undoing

BY LOUIE OVERSTREET

Louie Overstreet

Each mindless political event increases the risk of America destroying itself from within. History documents that most great societies were destroyed by natural disasters, foreign invasions, famine, and disease. However, America may well be the first nation to destroy itself by overdosing on stupidity.

Here are my reasons why I believe this is likely to occur (past and present):

1. Founding documents provided accommodations for slavery and gender bias

2. Reconstruction abandoned, shortly after a civil war

3. Legalized discrimination

4. Military/industrial complex

5. The wealth-gap

6. Political parties are now armed ideologically camps

7. Believing lies, not the truth

Most of us have an appreciation of the facts accompanying 1 through 5. However, 6 and 7 are recent phenomena and pose a clear and present danger to our democracy. We have got to kick stupidity — cold turkey! If we continue to consume stupidity in copious doses, it is going to be fatal to America.

The Portland Gazette noted in 1820, “Falsehood will fly from Maine to Georgia while truth is pulling her boots on!” Nowadays, it’s from Maine to Hawaii and Florida to Alaska. I have heard more lies in the last five years than in my entire life. The lies are concentrated around economic wealth, health, politics of insurrection, denying climate science, and tribalism. It is equally troubling to me for public figures to lie and dullards to believe the lies.

Dullards have been brainwashed by America’s economic caste system; they believe it is wrong to demand a living wage. Dullards refuse lifesaving vaccinations and as a result are suffering through consecutive pandemics. Dullards do not believe an attempted insurrection occurred on January 6, 2021. You could run a hose from an exhaust pipe to Dullards’ noses or have them sleep in a chimney and they would still deny science. Dullards believe it is in their tribal interest to behave in ways that conflict with the laws of our democracy.

Sadly, I must conclude our national character is no longer capable of withstanding the onslaught of stupidity.

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