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How Stupid Can Stupid Get?



When one's own native language,
Is not understood to comprehend...
There is much more than illiteracy,
Missing.
Allowing appearances to deceive.

Not always but often enough to notice,
There is someone to claim to know more
Than others with hands-on experience.
To later have their followers discover,
Someone like this...
Is in need of assistance.
And instructions as to how to use a key,
That opens a door...
To demonstrate what they know.
More to have claimed others do.

And those 'others' to have long known,
The difference between a dawning...
Of the Sun in the morning.
Arising upon the horizon.
And that same Sun beginning to set.
Created by a rotating Earth,
Giving this visual effect.
To notice by those conscious to observe.
Can be for some considered,
An obvious use of common sense done.

However...
There are many who will pay everyday,
To get as close as they can to accept...
And smell B.S.
Then volunteer their butts to kick.
As if this to receive,
Is the height of Honor to publicly witness!

'Tell me...
Why are people standing in line,
Awaiting to pledge...
Their allegiance to be humiliated?'

'Loyalty and devotion expressed,
For many is a blinding obligation.
Besides, not one to be living,
In this part of town?
I am still trying to understand,
How can so many folks live committed...
With entitlements given to them.
Not one to earn.
Yet still,
They seem unable to comprehend,
What to them is being told.
Or where to go,
To receive free opportunities.
Free!
And handed to them to begin,
The creating of their own success.'

'And...
Disbelieve this or not,
Those pledging for more humiliation...
Claim they are upset and protest against,
The ones they blame...
Taking jobs away from them,
They do not want and refuse to do.
How hard do nuts have to get,
Before that crap in their heads...
Become cracked open to release,
The rotting...
Of that rust collected nonsense!'

'It's a political social illiterate thing.
You know...
Who or whomever sits with a title?
No longer has to impress,
With a having of rehearsed intelligence.
Even those sitting in leadership positions?
Are determined to prove,
Themselves clueless.
And stupid decision makers.
Blessed to dupe.
As a gift received from God!'

'Oh?
And which God would that be?'

'That depends upon,
Political and religious affiliation.
Fraternity or sorority membership.
And the latest fictioned hero created.
To have created big buzz and bucks,
At some high priced box office.
With a doing to sellout...
Movie theaters across all continents!'

'Would you stop exaggerating,
With your cynic criticism.'

'Okay!
We'll just observe this together.
And not argue over a price to pay,
To sleep through an over hyped...
Attention grabbing pile of manure.'

'Great.
Talking about it,
Is a waste of time anyway.
And besides,
Arguing over the obvious is...
What's a better way to say stupid?'

'Depends.'

'On what?'

'The past, present or future tense of it.'

'What?
Stupid is stupid.
But how stupid can stupid get?'

'I was never good with verbs.
And...
Isn't stupid a noun?'




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