Sunday, July 22, 2007
Lern Two Spel
Looking at this picture, it's easy to see why the President, or even the Republicans still have support in this country: the people who still do are a bunch of morons (that's morons, not morans). These people, who I'm sure lots of tax payer dollars were spent to give them an education, decided that looking intelligent wasn't as important as looking cool. How hard is it to spell "momma"? There are two preferential spellings, the previous example I gave, or Mama as evidenced in Mama's Family, or in the myriad of "Mama____" Italian food/pizza restaurants that dot the country.
What's even worse than having a bunch of of window-lickers proudly displaying their ignorance is the politicians who exploit the spell-challenged to garner votes for themselves. These are the same people who believe Saddam had something to do with 9/11, the war in Iraq is winnable, or Rudy Ghouliani is "America's Mayor". Basically all you have to do is tap into their fear factor, and they'll respond in kind, which is why they have somehow linked "Osama" to Obama, even though the two have nothing to with each other (and the fact that Osama has been dead quite a while surely is lost on them ).
Now I'm not advocating a literacy test for voters, as that would be a violation of the Voting Rights Acts, nor I do I think we need to spend more on public education, since this person went through the system and didn't gain any rudimentary skills so it's too late for them anyway. Maybe if the media did a better job of informing people, instead of acting like the propaganda branch of the government, there might be hope for our society.