“People Are Just Fucking Stupid”

Apparently, if you Google the title of this post, it can lead you to my blog.  Which is… telling?  Unsettling?  I don’t think people are just fucking stupid.  I think some people are just fucking stupid.  George Will, for example.

But, right, so I Googled it to see if I came up in the Top 10.  I didn’t.

But I did find an essay from 2002 called Why I Hate Personal Weblogs.  A sample:

Weblogs suck ass. What the fuck is up with this shit? Fuck. Who the fuck cares what these people think about oatmeal or what the UN did last week? Nobody! Who reads these weblogs? Nobody! Maybe fellow weblog authors read each others weblogs out of a sense of desperation…the feeling that if they read someone else’s weblog, someone will read theirs. It’s kindof like cooperative advertising too, people will cross-post, linking weblog entries to each other’s weblogs. How fucking pathetic is that? I hate weblogs. There are so few reasons to keep a weblog, and so many of these are fucking stupid while so few of them are legitimately non-brainfucked. The problem of course, is people. In general, people are fucking stupid, so many of the things they do are fucking stupid. I fucking hate weblogs, they are so fucking stupid.

[…]

As we can see, clearly weblogs are fucking retarded as a general rule. Most weblog authors either think they have something important to say (self-centered and egotistical authors), or believe that they have an audience that cares what they think (delusional and irrational authors.) What can be plainly seen is that most weblog authors need something to push them back into the real world from the self-centered and delusional world they have created for themselves.

I wonder if the author of this article has committed suicide yet.  Maybe he’s just sending death threats to Andrew Sullivan.

My point is that this is a person who thinks “people are just fucking stupid.”  To reiterate, I think that some people are just fucking stupid.  To reiterate again, George Will would be one of those people.  (There are many others).  Just fucking stupid people aren’t really worth talking to most of the time, and usually they don’t acquire and maintain positions where their opinions are taken to be consequential by the population at large.  But when they do, you have to talk to them, or refute them, or make weblog posts about how stupid they are.

That’s the point of this post.  To call the guy who wrote about weblogs back in 2002 just fucking stupid.  So hey, Donald Brook, you’re just fucking stupid.

And you’re not very prescient.

Random picture of what I imagine Donald Brook looks like.

Random picture of what I imagine Donald Brook looks like.

Aw, snap.

**UPDATE**

There’s construction downtown that’s cutting off access to power, so the show got canceled last minute.  PDXers:  DO NOT GO TO THE PARK BLOCKS EXPECTING TO SEE MY BAND!  But you’re already there if you did.  Shit.  Sorry.

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