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All The Ways I’m Told I’m Stupid Everyday

1earth4Every day I’m told I’m stupid. Repeatedly. It can be exhausting and difficult to handle, but I’m sure it’s for my own good.

Governments practically scream how stupid I am from the rooftops. Apparently lying about everything and making rich people richer is more important that taking care of all the citizens, more important than eradicating poverty, feeding the hungry, affordable housing, good jobs, education, healthcare, ending wars and conflict, or treating people with dignity and respect. If I don’t agree, that’s because I’m stupid, I don’t understand their brilliant plan, which seems more like an overly elaborate Scooby-Doo plan that never turns out properly and if it does, it’s quite by mistake.

I don’t understand why so much money is spent on politicians, their cronies and bagmen; on ads promoting themselves; red tape, then again, what do I know, I’m a delicate flower, I do declare without all these rich men telling me what’s right I doubt I could put on my own shoes in the morning. Thank goodness I now understand how stupid I am.

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Today is Earth Day, why does anyone even bother? I used to think it was important to try and save the planet, but luckily I now understand how stupid I was. Turns out climate change isn’t real and even if it is, it’s not that bad. I should stop whining about the environment.

I should understand that all this extreme weather is simply an opportunity to rebuild cities, towns, and homes over and over again when they get destroyed by weather events.

I stupidly used to think oil was bad for the planet too, but now I’ve been enlightened and feel much better. I even thought fracking was bad just because it wastes a massive amount of clean water, causes earthquakes, contaminates groundwater and air, etc. I should have understood that fracking is a fun way to invade the Earth on a fundamental level that causes it to shake, rattle, and roll.

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I’m so out of it, I used to think when I read product reviews they were real. Duh, no, most are not even done by real people. Many were written by computers programmed to make spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, to appear as though they were done by real people not corporations (but aren’t corporations people?). Isn’t that clever?

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I’m being lied to by everyone, all day, every day…even my memory lies to me, probably because it knows I’m too stupid to know any better.

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I was so stupid when the Occupy Movement started, I thought they were protesting the corruption of democracy, and how the banks and corporations control our governments and every aspect of our lives. Luckily the news, who would know because they’re run by those same corporations, told me it was a poorly organized joke.

Whew, what a relief, I thought this movement might actually challenge the corrupt system and bring about positive changes. Thankfully the news and the government keep explaining to us, I’m sure because they love us, that anyone who doesn’t agree with them are: radicals, flakes, terrorists, idiots, kooks, hippies, felons, drug users, and uneducated trouble-makers.

I hope they keep explaining it because what if people actually start to believe they don’t have to live in a society run by the rich who only care about the rich?1funny171
What if we actually believed we should expect our leaders to do what’s right for all of us?

Thank goodness I have people to set me straight, to tell me how stupid I am for believing we can have a good economy and a good environment, or believing that we are worthy of an equal, kind, and fair society, that we are worthy of the truth.

I’m sure someday I’ll look back at this and laugh, if I can understand it.

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106 thoughts on “All The Ways I’m Told I’m Stupid Everyday

  1. I feel you. I’ve gotten condescend looks too, if I ever dream aloud about a better place to live. What do I know after all!

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  2. Great post. I too am constantly reminded how stupid I am. Embrace it! Perhaps being stupid is not such a bad thing. Maybe believing in impossible things serves a purpose in the world. Sometimes people can be just too smart for their own good.

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    1. The White Queen (Through The Looking Glass) says that in her youth she could “believe six impossible things before breakfast” and counsels Alice to practice the same skill.

      Sage advice that, as well as being a brilliant career move in today’s reality.

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  3. It’s not the Earth we need to save. The Earth will survive the poor treatment by our particular species. Rich and poor alike, will leave the Earth a toxic mess but it will cleanse itself over time – after we are gone,

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  4. Donna- you echo my thoughts today. So much. I’m at a complete loss as to what to do about this government situation. I have written letters/sent tweets/emails to everyone I can think about C-51 (and some other stuff) and received nothing in response to my concerns.

    Isn’t it interesting that the media isn’t talking much about that particular situation? Or the fact that the brand new budget intends to throw excessive money at the Isis ‘issue’?

    But I can put up to $10K/year into my TFSA, so that should make me happy…

    So glad, indeed, that we have Harper’s Cons to tell us just how stupid we are.

    Great post.

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    1. Sure, because most of us have an extra $10,000 every year to put into savings, don’t we?
      The tax breaks are for the rich and only for families, heaven forbid if you’re single in Canada these days.
      But it’s always the same, they make promises, lie, put money into one pocket and take it out of the other all while cutting services.
      I miss my Canada.

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  5. Seems like the stupid gene hits as many men as women and has even crossed the oceans because believe me, I feel pretty stupid too. I asked a politician to vote a certain way on something and he assured me he would because he believes in it. Did he vote for it? Nah, It seems his party used a whip and told him not too. It involved constituents being able to sack politicians they didn’t think were doing their job.
    It appears I’m silly for thinking he’s there to do what we want him to.
    I feel so silly right now, just before an election too but I bet the lying b*****d gets back in.
    xxx Huge Hugs Donna.xxx

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    1. I think that’s a wonderful idea and I think politicians should be penalized for lying, breaking promises and yes, fired if they don’t do their jobs. I don’t know too many politicians that would vote for that, sadly.
      Oh they all just keep getting in. Scary.
      Massive hugs David and I hope this day is good to you…how’s the leg, any better?

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  6. You tell ’em Donna.
    But regarding the reviews “computers programmed to make spelling mistakes and grammatical errors”… Where i work, they have people to do that, and not intentionally. People making well over $100K to make those errors… :/
    Hugs. I know you’re one smart cookie. And don’t worry — i won’t tell. It’s a bad thing to let them know how smart you really are. 😉

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    1. I’m on my soapbox again. 😉
      How do I apply? 😉
      Let’s just keep that our little secret. 😉
      Hope this week is going well, Teagen, all things considered.
      Megahugs

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  7. Ah, yes – it’s the beginning of the “we say it, it’s the truth, even if we’ll say something entirely the opposite tomorrow. Today it’s the truth.” I’m not so sure they’re trying to convince us we’re stupid – just beings with extremely short term memories! Great post.

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  8. Each time I open up and read the newspaper, I slam my head on the table. How stupid of me to think all is not right with the world. I’m just a worry wart and should making waves in the big pond of the powers that be.
    Happy Earth Day, D.P.
    This is a fantastic post! ❤

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  9. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    COUNT ME IN….I MUST BE STUPID FOR STILL BELIEVING AND PRACTICING LOVE, COMPASSION, GVODLINESS, MERCY, RESPECT FOR ALL PERSONS, ACCOUNTABILITY, BEING BASICALLY LAW-ABIDING, BELEIVING IN A GOD WHO HELPS US GROW INTO HIS LIKENESS AND WON’T BREASTFEED US FOREVER! 🙂

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  10. Hot post because it hits so many targets. 🙂 You should live in NH where the political races start two years prior to the election. It is enough to gag you. With regard to the Earth, if we really carried in and carried out she would be much better off. I always wonder why that fast-food meal that came in a bag has to be thrown out the window in six pieces onto someone else’s property. 🙂

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    1. Sadly here in Canada our politicians are always in election mode, nothing is done to actually help or fix anything, it’s all about their bases, raising money, getting elected, and staying in power.
      I was just out picking up stuff that ended up on my lawn, sidewalk, and street so I understand what you mean. 🙂

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  11. Campaign spending is ridiculous especially since the internet makes reaching people much less expensive than television ads. If a politician can’t run a modestly priced, well thought out, positive campaign, why should anyone think that politician will spend the public’s money responsibly or do a good job running the country?

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  12. Hi!
    You have a really funny blog! Each time I come, there is something so funny here. Today is it was the quote on Mitt Romney–why don’t they just buy more money? Hysterical.
    Thanks for visiting my site this weekend. Nice to see you.
    Janice

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    1. Isn’t it amazing that we could find each other, Janice, and so nice to be able to virtually visit. 🙂
      I loved that Romney one, it tickled my funny bone too. 🙂
      Hope this week treats you kindly. 🙂

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  13. Please adopt me – cousin, sister, daughter whatever doesn’t matter, I just want to hang out with you on holidays and secretly bitch about our crazy ass relatives while they all say we’re the crazy ones behind our backs…..ah but we know better…..don’t we 😉

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  14. Donna, maybe I’m stupid to think I can be a writer or I am a writer or I’m a good writer. And often I don’t feel the LOVE from people around me saying OKAY, you done good, good writing. But you know what, I’m me and I won’t stop and so–that gets rid of the stupid. Hey Romney, maybe I could buy an agent!! Beth

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    1. I know I was a bit heavy-handed on the sarcasm, but sometimes all these people telling us what’s right for us gets boring. 😉
      Hope this weekend treats you kindly. 🙂

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  15. What I’d really like is a politician who believes in telling the truth even if the truth shoots him or her down. That’s stupid as it is impossible that any politician would but what’s wrong with dreaming?

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  16. Another gem, Dorothy. Social media is making me feel even stupider because now I have random strangers telling me I am stupid too in addition to politicians and the mainstream media. 😉

    Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

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