How Stupid Can We Be? commentary on common sense

uh…what a loaded question is that!

In the past half hour, tops, I began to wonder anew…how stupid could Stupid Be?   I turned on CNN fully expecting to getting some clues to that question, and was not disappointed.  (No dig at CNN…the completion is much worse.)

One– American fighter pilots have been told to ignore “agressive” Russian pilots over in Syria.  Actuallly, I thought they had been instructed to avoid each other.   Just as an aside, has anyone else recently become of the opinion that Washington, the U.S. military…maybe even the Rrussians…and especially the news media led by internet news are almost giddy at the prospect of renewed Cold War hostilities?

I have seen Top Gun numerous times, its one of my favorites, and I saw those bad boys making obscene gestures to other fighter pilots…while flying upside down, no less!

Since the Iron Curtain lifted in 1990, an entire generation has missed out on the Cold War daily horror…may we say terror…heaped upon the American public.   I have written elsewhere about this era of watching anxiously for the world to explode.…my-life-part-3/      this post is written pertaining to my experiences as a child living in the shadow of Nuclear Bombs.

Two, the news is presenting shocking reports that hackers have invaded the files of the heads of the CIA and Homeland Security!   WHAT? is no one’s email or private secret records sacred? Furthermore, the alleged hacker has SPOKEN to CNN.  Good grief…  One would think that the secret service agencies could locate the hacker…maybe even recruit him to work for us.  Don’t they watch cable news?.

And Three… DRONES.   CNN reported that there are now a MILLION drones in use by the private sector.  Flying around in air traffic lanes, scaring military pilots who are minding their own business…and they have managed to approach critical facilities like…almost…the White House!    And—there is no regulation or registration, or anything.   Just go in, pick out yer drone, and send its on its merry way doing gosh-knows-what.  Law enforcement agenices like the police have been able to apprehend drones which have crashed or otherwise fallen into official hands–but they just have the DRONES, which remain anonymous.  If ya ask me, anything that resembles an electronic mosquito should be closely monitored by the Feds.

So that was it for the six o’clock news.   Rather amazing, I think.



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20 responses to “How Stupid Can We Be? commentary on common sense”

  1. calensariel Avatar

    It’s really discouraging to listen to the news. I don’t any more. But I hear about it from Drollery and my son. Yes, I do think people are getting more and more stupid. Isn’t that amazing when we’re living in an age of constant technological growth? How did all this kind of thing play out during the industrial revolution, I wonder… I didn’t pay attention in history.

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      There are always “smarter” people to take advantage of the slackers. That’s a darn good question about the Industrial Revolution. how indeed? It isn’t stupidity as much as it is just a lot easier to go with the flow than it is to try to change things…just say “whatever.”

  2. oneta hayes Avatar

    Right on. Perhaps one modification: Commentary on Lack of Common Sense. I also stand/sit amazed at the deception passed on to the “don’t-bother-me-now-I’ve-got-better-things-to-do”public.

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      as a Historian I know that anything that occurs is based on something else that happened before. History does repeat itself.

  3. Opinionated Man Avatar

    People often forget that WW I and II did not start with a major battle or a missile… it started with a seemingly insignificant “conflict” in an equally insignificant area made significant only by who was there. A person being shot or a Rhineland being invaded will now be replaced by the triggers of a downed drone. I have felt like WW III is around the corner and Afghanistan and Syria provide the perfect breeding ground. =

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      They just wait for someone to tell them what to think…then depend on it. What you say is true, but getting through the dittoheads is something else. Unfortunately there isn’t much to be done over there in keeping with US policies of who we support and who we don’t. Hope they don’t try to beat up the Russians.

  4. Bushka Avatar

    Sad, even Tragic but the Masses must be fed to satisfy that greed for ‘blood and gore’ and the Media Bosses have an insatiable appetite for Money and Power! 👹👹👹

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      oh yes, this is true. And the media just makes it worse…its interesting to hear an initial report of an incident and then plow through all of the “updates” trying to find any truth that is there.

  5. Bekkie Avatar

    You write so well and I enjoy your narratives in your stories. I am so distressed about this world it seems so foreign to me now. Even at work the way people act and treat each other it’s obvious people have lost their minds much less their common sense. Can’t expect crazy people to have any sense! Lol!

    Love this blog I’ll be back to read more! Enjoy your Tuesday.

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      Thanks so much! I love to write, and always happy when someone says they enjoy it.

  6. mescalime Avatar

    To answer the question in the title, I’ll paste a quote from Albert Einstein “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”
    How fascinating can that be? 🙂

    1. Gradmama2011 Avatar

      how cool, thanks for that! it could be said that human stupidity may be what wipes out the universe….

      1. mescalime Avatar

        It is incredible, after all 🙂

      2. mescalime Avatar

        We all have to thank Einstein for those brilliant words. All the best!

      3. Gradmama2011 Avatar

        I like Einstein, can’t do much math though

      4. mescalime Avatar

        Same here 🙂

      5. Gradmama2011 Avatar

        I can do math better just in my head

      6. mescalime Avatar

        It’s not something I’m keen on… Always have a calculator near by 🙂

      7. Gradmama2011 Avatar

        me too…I don’t try to do anything fancy

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