Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Looking For An Antidote For The Bacteria Of Stupidity

There has just been something about Tony Blankley that I have liked for a long time. So I wanted to read his August 30, 2006 Townhall.com column, "The bacteria of stupidity" before I went to bed this morning. Even before I got to the part in the column that says, "We have all been attacked by the bacteria of stupidity.""We have lost our sense of direction and we don't know where we're headed." I had started to think this is not just a regional thing he is talking about here, this is a world wide epidemic. I think this bacteria effects people in different parts of the world differently. For instance, every election year here in the United States it could cause people to make comments like, "Well I'm just going to vote for the lesser of the two evils",(they feel they can't vote for a candidate that doesn't have a Rep. or Dem. before their name) and really believe they have no other choice. That doesn't mean these people are stupid, it just means the bacteria is starting to effect them. I believe it can be beat. It will take some hard work on your part if you have started to feel it's effects. What I feel you need to do is sit down and read every article you can find on independent or third party candidates. Find out what their positions are on issues that interest you. Study the platforms of the third parties, see if you agree with them. Then when Election Day rolls around see if you still have that uncontrollable urge to vote for a candidate just because of that Dem. or Rep. before their name.

If you know of any other antidotes or home remedies for this fast moving bacteria please leave them in the Comment Section. I'm afraid there is very little time left before it becomes unstoppable.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

7 Comments:

Blogger Elizabeth said...

We always have third-party candidates here in New York City but they never actually get elected...I think part of the problem is that a lot of people don't really understand how bad the party they belong to is...I come across people who say they like Hillary Clinton, or they like our Rep. in Congress, and then I start telling them the truth about Hillary or about our Rep. (Carolyn Maloney) and they are shocked. They somehow had thought that because these people are "Democrats" it means they have supported justice, peace, equality etc. when often the EXACT OPPOSITE has been true...we need a MASSIVE voter education project.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

You're right, David. My remedy for this particularly nasty bacteria is VOID.

It tough to get people to look beyond the "lesser of two evils," but unless we want our children and grandchildren to grow up in an evil nation, we're going to have to exactly that. And finding third-party candidates you could support is an excellent first step!

5:02 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Elizabeth,

Check out VOID. It's not massive yet, but we're a fairly young organization and are still a bit wet behind the ears. Still, voter education is the purpose of VOID, and educating people about the corruption of their elected officials is what we concentrate on most strongly. You just might be a kindred spirit.

5:05 PM  
Blogger American Crusader said...

I don't agree that it's worldwide. The Islamic world certainly has retained its focus and drive. It's the free world that has been struck by the bacteria of stupidity. Unless we regain our sense of purpose we might as well start learning Arabic. Iran is making a mockery of United Nations and the European Union and America as well.

5:54 PM  
Blogger American Crusader said...

David..I am mostly posting at http://yanksgohome.blogspot.com/.
I have added your blog to my links.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Stephanie, I took a look at the VOID site. It looks interesting...

5:46 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Stephanie, thanks for the link to VOID. I've got it bookmarked.

6:53 PM  

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