GodFather Politics If youâ€™re like me, I listen to talk radio whenever I can. My wife and I just came back from a five-day trip to the coast of Georgia. We have a three-month trial of Sirius Satellite radio in our car. We listened to hours of people calling into shows on numerous political topics. I want to say that a lot of people are stupid, but itâ€™s not true. There are a lot of intelligent people who are ignorant. They havenâ€™t studied an issue in depth.
A good number of them have been brainwashed by academic gobbledygook similar to a scene in Back to School starring Rodney Dangerfield. Dangerfieldâ€™s character is sitting in a business class where the professor is setting up a fictional company that makes widgets. Dangerfield, a prosperous businessman, asks, â€œWhatâ€™s a Widget?â€ The exchange between Dangerfield and the professor is priceless. You can read it here (start with â€œThere are two kinds of people in business todayâ€¦â€) and see it here. Notice the response of the students. Being book-smart does not make a person wise.
Then thereâ€™s the self-interest group. Smart people know enough that a policy might affect them personally, so they vote, not out of principle, but out of how they can benefit from a program even if that program is unconstitutional. We often wonder why millionaires vote for liberals. They know that liberal policies throw money at certain sectors of the economy. They want a piece of the action.
Then there are the Ostriches with their heads in the sand. They want to know why weâ€™re â€œattacking the president.â€ They whine that we should â€œgive him a chance.â€ These people, who are generally conservative, believe a problem will go away if we donâ€™t make trouble. â€œCanâ€™t we all get along,â€ they ask. â€œIf weâ€™re nice to people,â€ they reason, â€œtheyâ€™ll be nice to us.â€ These people have no cultural awareness. They live in a fantasy land of their own making where they canâ€™t make distinctions.
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