Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Thanks, Diva - Now I'm Depressed

Today, a friend of mine posted a link to a website I'd not heard of for the reading pleasure of her Facebook friends.

(The Customer is) Not Always Right

So I spent some time (OK a lot of time) reading through the stories posted. I must say, I'm thoroughly disgusted - not just with the rudeness but also with the complete idiocy of people.

After reading through a half dozen or so pages, the song Idiots are Taking Over by NoFX started running through my head.

it's not the right time to be sober
now the idiots have taken over
spreading like a social cancer, is there an answer?

Mensa membership conceding
tell me why and how are all the stupid people breeding
Watson, it's really elementary
the industrial revolution
has flipped the bitch on evolution
the benevolent and wise are being thwarted, ostracized, what a bummer
the world keeps getting dumber
insensitivity is standard and faith is being fancied over reason

Darwin's rollin over in his coffin
the fittest are surviving much less often
now everything seems to be reversing, and it's worsening
someone flopped a steamer in the gene pool
now angry mob mentality's no longer the exception, it's the rule
and i'm startin to feel a lot like Charlton Heston
stranded on a primate planet
apes and orangutans that ran it to the ground
with generals and the armies that obeyed them
followers following fables
philosophies that enable them to rule without regard

there's no point for democracy when ignorance is celebrated
political scientists get the same one vote as some Arkansas inbred
majority rule, don't work in mental institutions
sometimes the smallest softest voice carries the grand biggest solutions

what are we left with?
a nation of god-fearing pregnant nationalists
who feel it's their duty to populate the homeland
pass on traditions
how to get ahead religions
And prosperity via simpleton culture

the idiots are taking over [x8]

Subsequently, I searched on youtube for a video to go with the song because...well...I love the song and want you to love the song too1. I found this video that, while isn't exactly pertinent anymore as it references the presidency of W, is still pretty compelling.

I love punk rock. Bands like NoFX are part of the reason why.

It makes me feel better to know there are lots and lots of people out there who, like me, are disgusted and aren't the people written about on that website, aren't the people in the song, aren't the people in the movie Idiocracy or Religulous, aren't the people who embrace ignorance/incompetence/idiocy.

Gawd I'm glad I'm me.

!: No, Mom. I don't expect you to love the song but you might surprise me. You did with Guns 'n Roses back in the '80s.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From Mom: The message is great--the delivery is a wee bit noisy . . . (I liked having my own footnote!)