Every year there is the FDR memorial award for the rewriting of history. FDR didn’t rewrite history except in real time (the lying bastard). But leftists re-wrote history for the benefit of FDR. They made him out to be this big success and hero. When the reality was that he was a spectacular failure in all things; vote-winning and vote-buying alone excepted.
So due to the efforts of journalists before his death and historians after his death, the FDR memorial award for the re-writing of history was inaugurated.
Most years there is a lot of tension, and the list is not compiled in any formal way, until the late days of December. The deliberations go on well into February and can spill over into March, such is the competition, and particularly amongst those who want to make out that they had 20-20 vision in-advance.
This year it has only taken to August to find what I think will be a clear winning entry.
Steve-of-Brisbane has made a statement that is unlikely to be topped anytime soon. This blog is able to reveal that Steve-Of-Brisbane is currently in an uncontested position of front-runner with the following statement:
“d_b, Queenslanders all ran to vote for Rudd and I thought they were wrong and easily conned. Now they have run to Tony, and my feelings are much the same. NSW is so sick of Labor at the State level they would vote for Mussolini. Those two factors alone probably account for the election results.”
Steve from Brisbane is probably Liam. The incredibly moronic leftist who performed a snooty walkout for the stupidest reason imaginable. It was his inability to comprehend that history doesn’t happen retrospectively. So that joining Barborossa could not be considered to be an evil thing at the time people joined. This guy is such a moron that he could not comprehend this.
Anyhow Liam walks out while I’m there. Steve From Brisbane, with the same mental handicap, but with a more feeble tone of voice, shows up as soon as I am banned. Just about the first thing he says is “I’m allergic to Graeme Bird.”
The allergy works both ways. I’m allergic to stupid people. They make me blue in the face and I break out in a nasty rash. They are the disease. From a wider social perspective I am the cure.
Today it has come to light that the worst Finance Minister Australia ever had, has got himself a part-time gig at Melbourne University. Is there any doubt that 1.we are falling into cronyism and 2. Stupid people are being accepted and rewarded? He is alleged to be there in an advisory capacity …. advising on research project priorities. As it turns out this is something I would be very good at. Whereas Tanner is an idiot and he’ll just get in the way.
Lindsay Tanner is a complete loser. He went so far as to choose bad economics by hiring two bad economists to help cover his own stupidity and to promote his anti-economic ideas. Were it not for this tendentiousness, he would have had a harder time putting over his financial nuttiness. No-one has damaged our finances as quickly as this clown. Keating doesn’t come close for two reasons … 1. Before Keating hurt the Federal finances he helped them to a truly massive degree as treasurer. 2. When Keating hurt our finances he did so through tax cuts, which surely left an economy that was bigger than if he had done so through spending increases, and so it made it a little bit easier for Costello to pay those debts off than if Keating had followed the Tanner stupidity.
This is what is going on all the way down the line. Barnaby Joyce kicked out of Finance because he understands finance only too well. Dennis Jensen overlooked for the big jobs because he is too smart. And it goes all the way down to the factory floor, don’t doubt it.
This is a scary trend. This promotion of stupidity is a really scary thing. It was not a thing of such prominence even thirty years ago. Because we may have our problems with Hawke and Keating. But there is no question they were smart guys. Ego-men who acted like they were born to be Nietzschean superheros. But there is no questioning the sharpness of these two people of questionable character. One cannot think of Keating without thinking of the phrase “grudging admiration.” I mean I spent most of my time pissed off with Keating. But he was not an example of the ubiquitous and new cultural habit we have adopted, of the promotion of the stupid …… Of the stupid being upwardly mobile.
That we are thinking of putting this proven incompetent Julia Gillard back in the job of Prime Minister, and we are thinking of turfing out a proven winner (that I disagree with about half the time) like Tony Abbot …… this is part of the love of stupid that this culture has adopted.