With The Exception of Stupidity….

Stupidity“American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity.” – Will Rogers, 24 February 1924

I don’t know Will I think you might be a little off track here at least in terms of today’s America. We don’t seem to be able to forgive our neighbors of anything. We are constantly bickering with each other as to how to do this or that. We seem to be just so afraid of each other that we find it acceptable for one person to kill another if they just feel threatened. Too many of us are of the mentality that having a gun is the answer to all our problems with those “other” people.  When did most of us become “other” people?

Stupidity seems to almost be the norm now instead of a “possible exception” as you say.  When the politicians among us spout the most absurd political beliefs we just seem to take it in without any thinking. If that is not stupidity I don’t know what is.

Now before any of you start accusing me of “painting with too broad a brush” I want to add some exceptions here.  Yes, there are those among us who still have a lick of sense and can see through all those wild claims by others. They can see through it and mark it off as trash that it is. I think this is more true for all us Midwesterners than it is for all you folks huddled around our coastline. 🙂

Finishing up here Will, I guess we have devolved as a country since your day. We no longer seem to be willing to forgive anyone of anything and there doesn’t seem to be any weakness that we are willing to give a pass on….