Some things must be seen and heard to be believed, like an “Energy Secretary” laughing about skyrocketing gas prices:
If the rapid increases in energy products have affected you, I’d bet you’re not laughing. Homeowners whose homes will cost twice as much to heat this winter won’t laugh either. But why did Granholm laugh about them?
Short answer: Because it’s in the script.
Slightly longer answer: Because she can’t say openly that it’s the fully intended and fully expected result of the Usurper Regime’s policies.
Yes, there’s a senile, incoherent stooge in the Oval Office. And many have hoped that he doesn’t understand the consequences of his regime’s energy policies. But when attempting to assess the level of comprehension of members of the Regime, Biden included, it’s not the way to bet.
They do understand. The policies were instituted to produce exactly the results we’ve seen, are seeing, and will see much more of. Villainy, not ignorance and not stupidity.
What, did you expect the villains who openly stole the White House not to impose villainous policies upon us? Welcome to our planet! We hope for friendly and profitable relations with your planet, too!
From time to time I get tired of writing this crap. I feel as if I’m talking to myself, a practice for which others have been certified in the past. Then again, it’s an old habit. As an old favorite math teacher once said, when you talk to yourself, you can be confident that you’ll be understood, and you won’t get any backtalk.
(When I was a wee lad, one of my aunts found it particularly funny. “You got money in the bank?” she’d jibe. I, not yet fully aware of the relationship between solvency and incarceration for lunacy, simply went on talking to myself. For completeness, I suppose I should mention that that aunt was a millionaire. Draw your own conclusions.)
But I keep on. Partly, it’s because there are Gentle Readers out there who claim to benefit somehow from my drivel. Also, it’s my version of the scream of cleansing rage:
Whatever. I’m here, I write, and that’s the end of it. I do hope someone gets at least the occasional Blinding Flash of the Obvious® from it. But back to the point from which the title came: Some assumptions are superficially kind but deadly in effect. Here’s one, from a Nobel Laureate in economics who dedicated the greater part of his life to writing about it:
Ponder it while I refill my mug.
“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” – Robert J. Hanlon
“You’re really fucking naive, Hanlon, you know that?” – Me.
Yes, Virginia, there are stupid people in the world. Moreover, we’ve made a nation so prosperous and comfortable that in the main, they’re not unduly discommoded by their intellectual deficits. But there are also malicious people in the world. Plenty of them. They’re disproportionately represented in politics. And it is a survival requirement that you learn to tell the malicious from the stupid.
The task is actually rather straightforward. Let me draw you a flowchart:
Is there anyone out there who found that confusing? Vague, perhaps? I hope not. The flowchart is a well-proven technique for guiding decisions and actions. It’s not just for us software weenies. If you don’t know how to read one, find a ten-year-old and have him explain it to you. The one who programmed your VCR for you would serve nicely.
This technique leaves few destructive actions uncategorized. With politicians, the answer is nearly always “Malicious.” They are not, as a rule stupid. Neither are they ignorant of basic economics or the ways people respond to economic incentives and penalties. Yet many buy into the deflections and rationalizations – not because stupidity is a plausible explanation, but because we have become uncomfortable with the very concept of evil. We’re massively reluctant to call anyone evil, regardless of the evidence. It’s just too…impolite.
But evil is real.
There are evil men.
Evil men pursue power.
They balk at no effective tactic.
And they intend the consequences of their actions.
Ergo, the Usurpers, from Joe Biden on down, are evil.
If they are not stopped, they will do still more evil, intentionally.
To assume otherwise, with the future of the nation at stake, is deadly.
Your move, America.