[ExI] Reign of Idiots

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Tue May 2 14:39:16 UTC 2017

So - just how did we get government by idiots?  Not in a coup or military
takeover.  Oh no.  We elected them.  Now just who qualifies as idiots?
Maybe I reading the wrong things. but I don't see any support for all of
this except in those it benefits - i.e. - not us - not anyone but the rich

bill w

On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 8:56 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:

> Reign of Idiots
> Apr 30, 2017  By Chris Hedges
> <http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/reign_of_idiots_20170430>
> Quotes:
> The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations.
> Idiot generals wage endless, unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation.
> Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and cutting
> social service programs for the poor, and project economic growth on
> the basis of myth. Idiot industrialists poison the water, the soil and
> the air, slash jobs and depress wages. Idiot bankers gamble on
> self-created financial bubbles and impose crippling debt peonage on
> the citizens. Idiot journalists and public intellectuals pretend
> despotism is democracy. Idiot intelligence operatives orchestrate the
> overthrow of foreign governments to create lawless enclaves that give
> rise to enraged fanatics.
> There is a familiar checklist for extinction. We are ticking off every
> item on it.
> ---------
> I don't agree with all of his rant, but it is a refreshing bucket of
> cold water over the mainstream propaganda.  :)
> BillK
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