Some days, I really find it difficult, in the face of absurdity, to remain calm and ask myself, “What would Buddha do?” Let’s face it, I’m not as Zen-like as I want to be and when faced with unbounded absurdity and absolute stupidity, my gut reaction is to shout out, “What the fuck are you people thinking!” Such reactions are not good for my blood pressure or my spirit.
Has thinking been outlawed in the United States of America? I apparently didn’t get the memo. I know thinking was actively discouraged and sometimes subject to persecution under the Bush administration but he and Cheney have been out of office for nearly 10 months now. I guess old habits die hard and most Americans have forgotten how to exercise the gray matter between their ears.
Come on, folks! This is a new day and age. We have brains, let’s use them for their intended purpose. In all of human history, I don’t believe there has been as much stupid amassed between two oceans as there has been between the Atlantic and the Pacific in the last decade. How soon before we reach critical mass and explode? Maybe there will be a mass implosion from the accumulated vacuum of 300 million or more empty heads.