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We’re too broke to be this stupid

Back in 2008, when I was fulminating against multiculturalism on a more or less weekly basis, a reader wrote to advise me to lighten up, on the grounds that “we’re rich enough to afford to be stupid.”

Two years later, we’re a lot less rich. In fact, many Western nations are, in any objective sense, insolvent. Hence last week’s column, on the EU’s decision to toss a trillion dollars into the great sucking maw of Greece’s public-sector kleptocracy. It no longer matters whether you’re intellectually in favour of European-style social democracy: simply as a practical matter, it’s unaffordable.

How did the Western world reach this point? Well, as my correspondent put it, we assumed that we were rich enough that we could afford to be stupid. In any advanced society, there will be a certain number of dysfunctional citizens either unable or unwilling to do what is necessary to support themselves and their dependents. What to do about such people? Ignore the problem? Attempt to fix it? The former nags at the liberal guilt complex, while the latter is way too much like hard work: the modern progressive has no urge to emulate those Victorian social reformers who tramped the streets of English provincial cities looking for fallen women to rescue. All he wants to do is ensure that the fallen women don’t fall anywhere near him.

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If Supidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out?

"If Stupidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out?" Will Rogers

"The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right." Mark Twin

Mark Twain and Will Rogers Agree w/ Ron Paul
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/135632#comment-1454172

Mark Twain Autobiography Available 100 Years Late. Wrote This One Myself. Procrastinated.
http://www.dailypaul.com/node/135632

This includes a "Top Secret" US Government Archive confirming our tax dollars created lighting, burst dams, and worse. Official archival copy. Mark Twain annotation in the margins.

Several points mad related to fools and their stupidity.
This link includes the previous link.

Roughing It,

Mark Twain

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul