I think it’s time we started letting them get rid of themselves – clean up the gene pool a lot. I think it’s time we started letting stupid people do the things that get them killed, and stop rewarding them for their own stupid behaviors.
As an engineer I spent a LOT of time (and company money and resources) protecting the stupid. Machine safety guards, rules to follow (not that the truly stupid ever follow them) – it was everywhere: “What is the most stupid thing a person will do with this machine or item?”
Take those little silica packets they put in everything. It would be ‘stupid’ to try to eat one – but there they are, marked: “Not for Consumption”. Ditto the instructions on TV: “Don’t try this at home”, or “Do not attempt” something which is obviously (at least to the more intelligent of us) something you should not do.
We’re a society that rewards the stupid – paying them huge sums when they do something that hurts them, providing them medical care, awarding them humongous lawsuits (e.g. a certain woman who spilled coffee in her lap – and got rewarded millions of dollars for her own stupidity).
The fact is it is our intelligence which separates us from the animals in nature. It is our intelligence which allows us to survive. Why should we reward and give the more stupid of us awards for their own destructive actions when their actions threaten themselves?
I watched a woman wander into the street, her face buried in her cell phone. She wasn’t paying any attention to anything around her – she just angled off the grass shoulder into my way.
I should have hit her instead of slowing down, dodging traffic to protect her from her own stupidity. It might have done the gene pool some good.
Facing facts these people breed MORE stupid people – even more stupid than they are, lacking reason or even common sense. They need put down – quick! – before they do something even more stupid, like spawning another generation like them.
The fact is us humans require a certain level of knowledge to get around. Then there’s that barrier between what you know and common sense things, like not texting while driving, or watching videos behind the wheel. I about fell out of my seat when I saw they were putting TV’s into cars. What’s a driver to do? Ignore them, of course, but some don’t. I watched one woman driving, her head cocked back so she could get a good look at the screen, with several children behind her.
In my opinion they should die.
Stupidity used to be something which would get you killed. Not any more – our society goes out of its way to protect them. I used to see operators bypassing safeguards – some got injured – and then they would attempt to sue the company they worked for. How stupid is that? And as an engineer I would have to “do something” to try to protect them, make sure it didn’t happen again. Usually that meant more ‘safeguards’, most of which didn’t work when the operators, stupid human beings, kept trying to bypass them.
So I think the next time someone does something stupid (I wish I drove a big ugly truck) – I’m just going to go ahead and run them over, let them do that thing. When somebody wanders into my lane because they are looking at a cell phone – I’m gonna hit them. When someone reaches into a machine while it’s running, I’m gonna just stand back and think: Go ahead.
We need to do something about this, this gradual dumbing down of human beings. For all too long we have coddled them and coached them, trying to break the cycle, pointing out the error of their ways. (“Hey buddy, that sign is there for a reason!”) I think we need to stop stepping in and start stepping out of their way. Wanna do something stupid? Just go ahead.
And don’t expect us to save you.