Have you noticed how out of touch politicians, Hollywood actors and actresses, NFL athletes and certain TV commentators are with the American people? Are you noticing that the rhetoric coming out of their mouths is more and more desperate and just plain untrue?
Tom Hanks, In the 1994 film Forrest Gump, used the phrase “stupid is as stupid does.” Wiktionary defines the proverb as, “A person’s lack of intelligence may be judged by the lack of wisdom of their actions.”
It seems we are seeing a lot of “stupid is as stupid does” these days.
From Hollywood making politically correct films, to comedians making politically incorrect gestures, to NFL players taking a knee, to Hollywood actors and actresses saying stupid things, to politicians using taxpayer money to pay off those they have abused in what is now known as “The Swamp.”
During a recent interview English actress Daisy Ridley, when asked if she will continue to play the role of Rey in future Star Wars episodes, said, “I honestly feel like the world may end in the next 30 years, so, if in 30 years we are not living underground in a series of interconnected cells …”
In 2016 American actress, writer, producer and two time Golden Globe Award winner Lena Dunham said, “Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.”
Perhaps the quote that best makes our point is from American rapper Kanye West.
In a Harper’s Bazaar interview West said, “I actually don’t like thinking. I think people think I like to think a lot. And I don’t. I don’t like to think.”
Honesty is sometimes the best policy?
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) expressing concern during a congressional hearing that the presence of a large number of American soldiers might upend the island of Guam stated, ”My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.”
Or perhaps former Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy saying, ‘They don’t call me Tyrannosaurus Sex for nothing.” If alive today Ted would be welcome bookend to Senator Al Franken?
Remember then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talking about President Obama’s healthcare law saying, ”But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.” Of course now Minority Leader Pelosi is concerned about Congress not reading the Senate Republican Tax Cut and Jobs bill.
Or former Vice President and climate expert Al Gore noting that, “A zebra does not change its spots.”
In the below video former Republican Congressman now MSNBC show host and TV commentator Joe Scarborough went on a rant about President Trump being mentally unfit.
John Michael Chambers wrote, “The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s fear.” All of those listed above and many more are fearful. They fear that their world is collapsing because fly over Americans elected a President who speaks truth to the swamp. A President who keeps his campaign promises and does what he says. They fear the truth.