Has America reached Peak Stupid yet?
I didn’t make up “peak stupid” — I stole it from Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo. But the term is so descriptive, I had to think up a post where I could use it.
America’s SQ (Stupid Quotient) has been rising steadily, but it reached a boiling point after last Thursday’s incomprehensible mass murder in Newtown, CT. Personally I don’t think this tragedy should be used as a political football for anyone’s agenda, whether it’s fewer guns, more guns, more prayer rituals at the office, whatever.
But some of the scapegoats people are coming up with are just plain, well, Peak Stupid. Or at least we can hope this is the peak. You’ve probably seen some of this garbage. The tragedy in Newtown was caused by: allowing same-sex marriage and other permissive ungodly behavior; kicking God out of our public schools; steamy sex scenes in movies and on TV; using birth control; you name it.
And some of the “solutions” are even wackier: arming students and teachers, and/or training grade school students to rush the gunman in the middle of his shooting spree (described in the linked article). Other “solutions” include Special Ops training for all teachers — plus arming them to the teeth — so they’ll be trained to react automatically during an assault weapons attack. The teaching credential program would probably look more like Navy SEAL training, with that there booklarnin’ being just an afterthought.
And there are other examples of Peak Stupid besides the retarded “solutions” to last week’s mass shooting. Just one example: in Arizona, GOP leaders are STILL dredging up Obama’s fake birth certificate.
If we haven’t reached Peak Stupid yet, what will the real Peak look like?