Not everyone can become a great
artist, discovered, inventor, or thinker, but is that an excuse for
scores of people to pursue the IQ of potted plants, all while being oh
so damn proud to be … stupid? I’ll examine this fetish for ignorance
that is becoming the Achilles heel of the West.
At the risk of
sounding like a stuck record, I’ll enunciate, again (for any new readers
my scrawl may have attracted), that I have been a resident of
South-East Asia now for three years.
To say that I have
witnessed changes in culture, mentality, and mannerism is a tragic
understatement. I have been shocked by just how much difference a
12-hour-per-day regiment of education promotes in the general
Provided you don’t step on anybody’s exposed
cultural toes or try to reclaim the title as Colonial Master—something
we white devils are still notorious for— it is very difficult to incite
any Asian audience into a comments-box riot. Even when one pushes the
boundaries (something I, personally, excel at), thoughtful and
intelligent responses reflecting the facts of the matter usually follow.
Audiences here in Asia seem to ‘get’ what the writer is alluding to,
without being distracted by their own sense of insult at every single
statement that does not ring of the politically-correct clichés Western
society has been brainwashed with. With such and readership, ideas can
be enhanced and even effecte, as those who read try to implement some of
the new wisdom they’ve been exposed to.
But back in the liberal
West, where freedom reigns supreme (even freedom from a proper
education), no such treatment exists for any non-conformist writer.
Every article draws its own mob of insulted peasants frothing at the
mouth, their spelling crippled by their intensifying sense of urgency to
respond with insults. So prevalent is phenomenon that you can see proof
of it developing in the comments box below, over the next few days.
Rest assured, someone will discover a deep, personal insult, embedded
somewhere in this article of mine, and aimed directly at them—as if I
have the time to waste or interest in giving any individual my personal
Joking about it or trying to cover up the fact also
does not help the situation. There is now a desperate need in the West
to cover up the cultural gangrene our frigid ‘free-thinking’ liberal
society has allowed to manifest in the extremities of Western
civilization. Everyone tries to write off Western stupidity as ‘trailer
trash syndrome.’ This is a blatant PR distraction by the West and does
not fool the rest of the world, which does not have this ‘trailer trash’
phenomenon with which to dismiss their own incompetence. The truth is
that many in the West, irrespective of which social
class/region/university they hail from, are about as cerebrally
empowered as the average pot plant thanks to decades spent wandering
about the landscape, being fed grand conspiracies about how they are
victims of some or other political incorrectness sweeping Western
Education does not seem to do much to help the
individual escape this swamp of ignorance, and this is clear when one
looks at the masses of Western ‘experts’ who say stupid, irrational.
They are just as numerous as the trailer trash whose faces the media
uses to associate Western idiocy with. The day the average Westerner can
vote for a president without worrying whether or not he believes in
god, what his ex-wife has to say about his performance in bed, or whose
politically-correct jargon he will parrot to woo and impress the
ever-offended, that is when Western civilization will again grab hold of
the reigns of global leadership.
But back to the issue of what
causes this rampant spread of mental retardation in the West. I’ve
thought about this many months now, and I think I finally realise what
is to blame for the West’s fascination with moronism. And here it is:
Western preoccupation with rebelling against authority has bred scores
of people who are utterly convinced that their opinions—no matter how
shallow or devoid of fact—are, in fact, flawless.
help you if you dare to be the lone voice in the woods crying out
against this cancerous tumour of ignorance that practically every
Westerner now has sprouting from his/her forehead. The average Westerner
is of the opinion that if they personally don’t know what is potting,
then nobody on earth can know any better! Their five senses, feeding
sensory information to their ever-expanding egos, and resulting
opinions, make them all-knowing, all-seeing, and all-pervasive. They
have no need for books or facts, just pure friggin assumption and
obstinacy will do.
Western parents seem all too willing to be
the punching bags on which their toddlers can hone their lifelong
rebellion against being instructed or educated by ‘authority figures.’
When you grow up with the idea that if you shout loud and long enough,
you will eventually get your way, you really have no incentive to
justify your position and negotiate a condition where you get, at least,
some of what you want, or—better yet—accept the fact that you can’t win
every argument or give every authority figure the finger.
with its largely conservative mindset and respect for tradition, still
introduces each new generation to the concept of authority. Parents
aren’t punching bags for their children, teachers aren’t trolls fit to
be pelted with peashooter pellets by their students, and authority
figures through society are not targets for the riotous fits of the
disgruntled few. Here, you damn well obey authority if you want to avoid
the swift and severe consequences of resorting to that Western
Don’t get me wrong, I still call myself a
Westerner; I am still proud to be a product of liberty, and, if I may
be so vain, I’ve demonstrated that the intellect need not necessarily be
ruined by the freedom to rebel—and rebel I did, too. But I am not the
norm, and much of the West is stuck watching Jerry Springer, Honey Boo
Boo, and the other delinquent flop stars paraded on Western television
as the example of excellence the West wishes to subject its own children
to. And you would be surprised to see how many ‘educated’ Westerners
are infatuated with this cultural excrement that liberal societies
The result is that much of the West will argue without
even caring to glance the facts or the data and actually spending a
little bit of their personal time trying to absorb and make sense of
such sources. Here in Asia, people actually read—as is evident from the
packed public libraries filled with people of all ages. This is personal
obsession with knowledge and understanding is beautifully reflected
when the public voices its opinion on all kinds of matters. It is a
thing of beauty to see people who can think, reason, and are slow to
take unnecessary offence.
Another sight that inspires here in
Asia is the fact that celebrities (stars) who fall leave craters so deep
that they become permanently entombed in them. Scandals actually have
negative repercussions here in the East. It’s a pity that in the West,
disgrace is now the main gateway to obscene levels of fame, wealth, and
America, Europe, South Africa, and the remaining
nations of the Western world had better rectify this flawed
understanding of what it means to suspect authority. Suspecting is not a synonym for disregarding.
It had also—and bloody rapidly at that—stop this fascination with the
filth the Western entertainment industry produces. The conduct of people
like Miley Ray Cyrus and Justin Bieber only erodes the prefrontal
cortex of the adolescent Western audiences that think this is how one
attains the attention and wealth the rest of the world is still earns
through merit, skill, and talent.
I paint this dire picture of
the West’s need for a cultural reform because there is more at stake
than just feeling embarrassed for the inane members of Western society.
The East has been catching up at an astonishing pace in the last five
decades. If the white West does not become organized within one
generation, then we will become the uneducated, impoverished, barefoot,
snot-nose, and ass-scratching villagers who follow the Eastern masters
in much the way scores of Asians were once following us around.
of these days it will be white prostitutes, hardly able to speak a few
words of English, standing in Shanghai, Beijing, etc. going sukky fukky
five dorrar (actually, its $120 now), ruv you rrrrooooonnng time!
coming my pale Western compatriots. Rest assured, it’s coming. I
already see white waiters serving oh so proud Malay, Chinese, and Indian
madams here whose children, comparatively, are highly skilled and
wealthy engineers, businessmen, and lawyers. Asia is now full of what I
call white economic refugees, many barely educated, incapable of
speaking their own damn language, and willing to do anything to earn a
salary in the local currency.
When freedom becomes the very
thing that shackles us to ignorance and poverty, that is the day when
freedom has become worthless. Liberty, indeed, has its drawbacks.
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