Are we dumb, or are you?

Biden thinks the supply chain is just too complex for we lowly citizens to understand.

What — like, for example, if I had — if we were all going out and having lunch together and I said, “Let’s ask whoever the — whoever is at the next table, no matter how — what restaurant we’re in — have them explain the supply chain to us.” You think they’d understand what we’re talking about?

I think they’d probably have a better chance of understanding what the problems are than an ageing, mentally declining professional politician who’s never had a real job in his life…unless you count his teenage lifeguard job where he met his nemesis Cornpop.

When I saw this story what immediately came to mind was a quote from someone who most likely understands exactly what’s going on with the economy and the supply chain:

“Much of what sophisticates loftily refer to as the “complexity” of the real world is in fact the inconsistency in their own minds.”
–Thomas Sowell

Joe is projecting. What he’s really saying is “get off my back, I don’t understand the supply chain or how to get it back on track and I’m way smarter than you, so if I don’t understand what the problems are and how to fix them, there’s no way you mere citizens could.”

Liberals never seem to be able to figure out why their “unicorns and rainbows for everyone” plans never seem to work out…possibly because they never matured to the stage of development most people reach where they realize that intentions are way less important than results.

“Well, maybe I did crash the economy, cause crushing inflation, contribute to shortages, throw millions of people out of work, saturate the nation with unvetted, untested and unvaccinated illegal immigrants in the midst of a pandemic we’ve been hyping as an existential threat (and that we may even have caused by funding illegal research by our enemies), abandon American permanent residents and even citizens to the tender mercies of a violent, totalitarian Islamist theocracy, and completely destroy any respect America had left on the world stage…but I meant well.”

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4 thoughts on “Are we dumb, or are you?

  1. “….but I meant well”

    What proof do you have of that?

    Other than it may offer a clue as to how soon, and how fast, we’ll all have to shoot our way to and from the grocery store *, and except for those who have inextricably linked their futures and fortunes to Slow Joe, Princess Kneepads, and whomever is running them, I can’t think of a single reason to pay attention to anything they mutter.

    * Waiting for the local gummint employment office to list a position for “F-150 door gunner.”

  2. Good point. I was being flippant. I really don’t think they mean wall at all, which is the point of my “it’s a feature not a but” posts. In the interest of being pithy, I kind of undermined my own past premise.

  3. I didn’t mean to sound critical (the internet really needs a sarcasm font…..) but IMHO what they’re doing is not accidental, it’s deliberate. I don’t understand what they think they’re accomplishing – it’s beyond reason to me – but I fail to understand (which may be one of my problems) the why of their decisions and resultant actions. From my (substantially biased viewpoint) I see several possible outcomes, but the two most likely are: subjugation or revolt. I suspect some, perhaps many, will choose “subjugation” because it’s the simplest, and easiest choice, and too many have already been trained to merely be a spectator (the “not my circus, not my monkeys” option). With the “revolt” option, it’s Larry Correia’s switch and we provide a whole new definition for the word “pogrom.”

    My perception is that it’s frog boiling, each day bringing something more stupid, more ridiculous, more….well, just “more.” At some point the ridiculous and sublime become “normal” and what the old normal was becomes the outlier. I don’t think they’re that smart, however, to have done the necessary planning, laying in of supplies (willing dumb workers) and orchestration of interlocking interdependent sequential results ( think: “if, then” programming statements). That stuff takes a lot of work, and the work is based on lots of really deep thought. Not that some on the other side are incapable of it, quite a few are, but their base is oriented toward instant, or near-instant, gratification (stuff like Alinsky’s Rules and Cloward-Pliven indicates that there is a brain trust over there, but it’s not well distributed. Maybe it doesn’t have to be; we thrashed the Germans with only one Eisenhower and Churchill.

  4. I didn’t take it as critical, you raised a valid point, but I agree with you on the sarcasm font.

    I’m also convinced that this is all on purpose. I’m guessing the why is the same as it is for all would-be dictators…power. The ones on top want to run the world. The minions…well…there are perks to being one of the party faithful. I bet the Soviet NKVD never had to wait in a bread line, and they got to order around and sometimes torture the little people as a side benefit.

    That’s the thing…they’re perfectly OK with the economy being shit, inflation being sky high, no jobs, no food, no electricity, no gas…because they don’t think any of it will affect them…and they’re probably right…at least for a while; and in the meantime, they get to play “lord of the manner” and rule over the rest of us. Which is the ultimate goal. Power.

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